Heading south, we arrived at Franz Josef glacier first, but decided to keep going to Fox Glacier since it's bigger. We arrived too late for a tour that day, so we decided to stay the night and take one the next morning. Spent the afternoon on a hike from our holiday park to the base of Fox Glacier (along the Glacier Gateway trail) to get a preview. Nice walk rain forest at the foot of the glacier. It rained, we got drenched. Later found a great little bar, Cooks, with a warm fireplace and cold beer. Got up early the next day for a half day tour, using Fox Glacier Guiding. We were in a group of 11, and had to suit up with boots and socks from the tour company, for walking across 2 streams on the way to the glacier. Once we got on the ice, we also had to strap crampons onto our boots. The glacier provided tons of photo ops.