New Zealand contains many stunning glaciers, most located near the Main Divide in the Southern Alps in the South Island.

The Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers – some of New Zealand’s largest and most-visited – descend down from the Southern Alps and flow almost to sea level. Both easily accessible by foot, these glaciers are some of the most popular to visit. The largest glacier in New Zealand, the Tasman Glacier, is 27km long and covers an area of 101 square kilometres, sitting below our highest mountain – Mount Cook.