Experience Fox Glacier

Experience Fox Glacier: Hours, Address, Experience Fox Glacier Reviews: 4.5/5

Experience Fox Glacier
4.5
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Getting up on Fox Glacier is unforgettable, but there’s so much more to explore here too. Enjoy this amazing country on horseback, take in the incredible vistas, wind along the bush-clad Fox River or grab an e-bike and cycle through this remote wilderness on well-formed tracks. The air is different here, so fresh and clean. You’ll feel in touch with nature and a million miles from everyday life. These are authentic kiwi experiences. Arrive, stay and play in Fox Glacier. We look forward to sharing it with you.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Shari
2 contributions
A horsemen trek lol
Apr 2021 • Family
WOW what a really fun morning. My daughter and I are not totally novice riders but our guides were so amazing. Very knowledgeable guides that really knew their horses and all safety issues were covered. Horse and rider safety was very important to them. Loved the fact that some horses were rescued and destined for a better future. Loved hearing the stories about the horses and other treks fun experiences.
Written 23 April 2021
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Amy
2 contributions
A day in the sun...
Aug 2020 • Solo
I have heard so much about the horse tracking in Fox Glacier and although I am not the biggest horse fan I was keen to give it a go! From the moment I drove in I was sold with the well set up yard, very docile horses and how welcoming Chloe and Ang were. They kindly answered all my questions as they prepared the horses for the ride and then we were off! The trek was amazing, cruising along bush tracks, then out into the open by the incredible Cook River and right behind us were the stunning snow capped mountains, amazing scenery!! My horse was perfect, not a thing went wrong and I felt very safe and comfortable. I would highly recommend this trek to others who are keen to do something a little different and the team at Experience Fox Glacier are wonderful to work with! Thank you again!!!
Written 12 August 2020
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Mel
Hamburg, Germany3 contributions
Fantastic Introduction to Horseriding
Feb 2020 • Couples
It was our first time riding horses and we had really friendly ones (Willy and Ace), it was a lovely introduction, we loved it! Although it was a cloudy day we still enjoyed the landscape, was nice riding on grass and in the riverbed.
Our guide, Angela was very nice and had lots of information for us about the horses and about activities around the South Island.
We would recommend the experience!
Written 11 February 2020
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Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your experience with us. It's great to hear that you loved your first horse riding experience and that it was with us! We are very lucky that the west coast is still beautiful even when the clouds are present, glad to hear that you didn't let this put a damper on your time. We will make sure that Angela sees your lovely comments. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your travels around the South Island.
Written 13 February 2020
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Paul
Adelaide, Australia38 contributions
Fun trek
May 2019 • Couples
We decided to do something different and went for an hour long horse riding trek through the rainforest. Hannah was our guude and we had no horse experience but it was a fun ride. The whole trek was walking pace and nothing scary!
Written 3 May 2019
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Tm1
1 contribution
The perfect short trek for our little one
Apr 2019 • Family
We enjoyed to have a short trek (1h) through the fields and the rainforest. The staff is very friendly and also the horses are used to go with rookies like us.
Written 18 April 2019
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jerra9
Australia15 contributions
Wonderful scenery, beautiful quiet horses
Feb 2019 • Solo
I spent a wonderful 2 hours in the company of my guide, Hannah, riding their ex- pacer, 'B'. The scenery was stunning - one minute riding alongside a river fed from the glacier, the next meandering through lush green rainforest. Then when the countryside opened up to green paddocks, we even saw a deer in the distance. I felt really safe on my horse and was super comfy in a Western saddle which I'd never actually ridden in before! All the horses looked really happy and well looked after. A great way to spend a lovely relaxing couple of hours when in Franz Josef.
Written 28 February 2019
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Tasha H
London, UK45 contributions
Fantastic Scenic Ride
Dec 2018 • Solo
I had a fantastic 2 hour trek in a small group setting. The facilities and equipment are well taken care of and the horses are well looked after and clearly very happy. The staff were fantastic at the stables and then guiding on the trek. The ride took us through the rainforest, farm land, and the river basin where on a clear day you could get a peek of the glacier. It was overall very relaxing and a great way to see the surrounding nature and scenery in a peaceful and eco friendly way. Would recommend for all abilities as the horses are calm and matched to your ability. Thank you for a brilliant experience!
Written 6 January 2019
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kristyb58
Geelong, Australia25 contributions
Lovely afternoon
Sep 2018 • Family
Last minute decision to book our family in for a ride. Chloe was able to to fit us in with just an hour's notice - very much appreciated! The horses were a great fit for our inexperience and the kids (14,12,9) came away with massive smiles and asking to do it all again! Renae was our very friendly guide and was great with the kids. Short 1hr stroll was great timing for us.
Written 22 September 2018
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Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a reveiw. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We wish you all the best and safe travels for the rest of your time here in NZ! Kind regards, Glacier country horses
Written 24 September 2018
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Kevin C
1 contribution
fun horse trekking experience
Sep 2018 • Friends
The overall ride experience was good.

Weather was just right and definitely a to do thing in franz josef!
Written 12 September 2018
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Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a reveiw. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We wish you all the best and safe travels for the rest of your time here in NZ! Kind regards, Glacier country horses
Written 24 September 2018
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AFT92
6 contributions
Fun ride and amazing views!
Sep 2018 • Solo
I had a great time on this 2 hour horse trek! Amazing views of the glacier and rainforest from horseback and while this ride is great for beginners there are also some opportunities for more experienced riders to go a bit faster!

Renee was a friendly and informative guide. It was easy to arrange a pick up from Franz Josef, which was very helpful for someone travelling without a car!

This was a unique experience and a great way to spend a sunny morning in Franz Josef!
Written 9 September 2018
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Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your ride with us. We wish you all the best and hope you enjoy the rest of your travels in New Zealand. Kind regards, Chloe.
Written 11 September 2018
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