Fox Glacier / Te Moeka o Tuawe is a 13-kilometre-long (8.1 mi) temperate maritime glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. It was named in 1872 after a visit by then Prime Minister of New Zealand Sir William Fox. It is one of the most accessible glaciers in the world. It is packed with ice caves and surrounded by rainforests. It starts at the Southern Alps, falls 2,600 meters over its 13-kilometre length, and then ends near the coast in temperate rainforest.