Welcome to Glacier Country
New Zealand's Glacier Country, on the South Island’s West Coast, is at the heart of the broader UNESCO World Heritage Area, Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand. From the mountains to the sea, you won’t want to miss any of it. Active adventure, relaxation or family fun all against the backdrop of spectacular scenery, Glacier Country offers something for everyone.
Create your own unforgettable Glacier Country experience from the wealth of things to do in Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, Okarito and the surrounding area.
•The mirror reflection of the Southern Alps including New Zealand's highest peaks, Mount Cook (Aoraki) and Mount Tasman (Rarakiroa) in Lake Matheson.
•The picturesque village of Okarito on the sea with its breathtaking views, magnificent birdlife and unique examples of local history.
And this is only the beginning…there is so much to explore in the pristine wetlands, beaches, grasslands, lakes, mountains and forests of Westland National Park.
This site will help you find information on the range of accommodation, cafes and restaurants, activities, walking tracks on offer.
Welcome! We look forward to your visit.