Fox is the slightly longer glacier, at about 13 kilometres long. Named after Sir William Fox (NZ Prime Minister from 1869 to 1872), Fox Glacier describes both the glacier and the nearby village. Things to do in Fox Glacier. To see Fox Glacier, you can walk to the terminal face, arrange an ice-hiking adventure or book a sightseeing flight. On ... Answer 1 of 10: We are driving from Queenstown to Fox Glacier and have only one night there before pushing to Hokitika. Wondering if someone can suggest places to stop , explore take pics . Answer 1 of 10: Hi everyone, I'd appreciate any advice you have on our itinerary. We will be driving from Christchurch (leaving around noon) to Fox Glacier, then staying overnight in Fox Glacier. Day 1 - Queenstown to Fox Glacier After early morning pickup from your Queenstown hotel, travel by comfortable scenic bus to Fox Glacier township, with rest stops and photo ops along the way. The terminal face of Fox Glacier is just five kilometres from the township that serves it. The road to the walking track crosses ancient moraine from earlier advances and retreats. Fox Glacier was named after an early New Zealand Prime Minister, William Fox. Overview; Day 1 : Queenstown to Fox Glacier; Day 2 : Fox Glacier to Greymouth GreatSights Greymouth - Fox Glacier BUS Schedules. Timetables, route maps, stops & times, and trip planner for Greymouth - Fox Glacier, GreatSights.