The decision to close the Fox Glacier access road has businesses worried.
The road to Fox Glacier was destroyed by a major landslide in March preventing foot and vehicle access.
An engineer's report has shown no practical solutions to fix the landslide.
The government has pledged nearly $4 million to the region to help.
Patricia Benson is a co-owner of Ropatini's Bed and Breakfast in Fox, she spoke to Susie Ferguson.