The average price of a 7-day trip to Fox Glacier is $2,548 for a solo traveler, $4,576 for a couple, and $8,579 for a family of 4. Fox Glacier hotels range from $62 to $281 per night with an average of $109, while most vacation rentals will cost $250 to $830 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Queenstown Airport (ZQN) are between $1,273 and $2,515 per person for economy flights and $3,995 to $7,892 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $43 to $99 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Fox Glacier, NZ

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to ZQN and stay in a Fox Glacier hotel:

  • February 12th to March 18th
  • May 7th to June 24th
  • August 6th to October 7th
  • October 22nd to November 11th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Fox Glacier is usually mid May.

 

Average Fox Glacier Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Fox Glacier for a week is $1,450-$3,959($207-$566 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $43 to $99 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $681 to $2,264 for economy

Lodging: $78 to $104 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $137 to $167 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Fox Glacier for a week is $3,616-$7,418($517-$1,060 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $86 to $198 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,362 to $4,528 for economy

Lodging: $78 to $104 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $137 to $167 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Fox Glacier for a week is $4,864-$13,232($695-$1,890 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $172 to $396 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,724 to $9,056 for economy

Lodging: $156 to $208 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $206 to $234 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Fox Glacier

How cheap can you make a vacation to Fox Glacier? The cheapest trip to Fox Glacier is about $162 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $254 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $49.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Fox Glacier for a week is $1,136-$4,357($162-$622 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $23 to $47 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $681 to $2,264 for economy

Lodging: $49 to $62 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $254 to $294 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Fox Glacier for a week is $1,978-$6,950($283-$993 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $46 to $94 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,362 to $4,528 for economy

Lodging: $49 to $62 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $254 to $294 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Fox Glacier for a week is $3,956-$13,192($565-$1,885 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $92 to $188 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,724 to $9,056 for economy

Lodging: $98 to $124 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $406 to $470 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Fox Glacier cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Fox Glacier Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Fox Glacier.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Fox Glacier for a week is $3,010-$18,477($430-$2,640 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $95 to $198 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,505 to $6,135 for first class

Lodging: $140 to $281 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $830 to $1,826 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Fox Glacier for a week is $5,180-$25,998($740-$3,714 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $190 to $396 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,010 to $12,270 for first class

Lodging: $140 to $281 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $830 to $1,826 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Fox Glacier for a week is $10,360-$45,420($1,480-$6,489 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $380 to $792 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $6,020 to $24,540 for first class

Lodging: $280 to $562 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,162 to $2,556 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Fox Glacier Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Fox Glacier is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Fox Glacier due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Fox Glacier Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Fox Glacier hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Fox Glacier.

 

Flight Costs to Fox Glacier

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,515 average in late December to a low of $1,273 in mid May. Median flight price is $1,481. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Fox Glacier our data includes 84 originating airports, and 52 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Fox Glacier from an airport like Henry E. Rohlsen (STX) in Christiansted, VI (the United States) for an average $7,946 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Wellington International (WLG) in Wellington (New Zealand) at an average of just $89.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Fox Glacier, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,243, so you can easily save about 98% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Fox Glacier can easily cost $350 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $23 per person. Private tours can cost $701 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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