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Glacier toilet question

25 Jun 2009 Sweetjodie said

Okay this is an extremely random question, but I was wondering, with the Fox Glacier hikes, and especially the fly-in fly-out ones where you spend the whole time on top of the glacier (they last around 4 hours+) are there any public toilets or restroom facilities?<BR>I really doubt it, as it is a giant frozen river, but really, what happens if you need to pee? 4 hours is a long time!! <img src="" alt="Eeker" width="15" height="15"><!--graemlin::eek:--><BR>Anyone who has been on one, I would love to hear your experiences...
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  • 19 Nov 2011 AlexG said


    id like to know if you did go on the glacier and what happened with the toilets :)

  • 20 Nov 2011 Jen_au said


    I did the hike up there a few years ago instead of the helicopter and tbh didn’t need the toilet so I didn’t really think about it at the time but now that I do, no there are no toilets up there but a lot of bushland so i guess if you’re desperate……… :P

  • 28 Jan 2012 WorldTraveller25 said


    haha OMG. so i guess bring a shovel and bring some toilet paper on the hike incase you do have to go. Haha.

  • 28 Jan 2012 AlexG said


    ill def be bringing a stack of tissues just in case! lol

  • 29 Jan 2012 WorldTraveller25 said


    haha definetly – its like hiking. I hated using a shovel to dig a hole and squat..ew gross memories. Oh well you gotta do what you gotta do. Plenty of tissues or toilet paper – bring a whole roll i say! Haha ill definetly be grabbing the one from the hotel room bathroom before i do this optional extra on the tour.

  • 14 Mar 2012 LTay said


    I went in December last year and honesty, you wont need to bring anything, just go before you head out! And although there is bush, its still pretty open. Don’t stress, its such an awesome hike just enjoy it!

  • 14 Mar 2012 chris003 said


    You are in the wilderness, not many other humans around … !

  • 15 Mar 2012 WorldTraveller25 said


    haha thanks chris003.

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