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Keywords:Fox Glacier, glacier, Location, New Zealand, Westland, wilderness
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Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date modified18-May-11 20:29
Terminal moraine near the Fox Glacier, West Coast

Terminal moraine near the Fox Glacier, West Coast

The Fox Glacier is a 13Êkm long glacier located in Westland National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Fed by four alpine glaciers, Fox Glacier falls 2,600m on its journey from the Southern Alps down to the coast, with it having the distinction of being one of the few glaciers to end among lush rainforest only 300 metres above sea level. Although retreating throughout most of the last 100 years, it has been advancing since 1985.