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Fox Glacier Guiding

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“heli hike”(352 reviews)
“ice climbing”(68 reviews)
“full day hike”(26 reviews)
It's our privilege to guide you on the West Coast's largest and less crowded glacier. It is one of New Zealand's truly natural wonders. Whether you are walking, heli-hiking or ice-climbing with us in this incredible environment, we can promise you a...more
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State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0825
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was a fantastic hike. Glacier beautiful and Matt our Aussie guide was excellent. We are older than the average customer at 62 and 57 but didn’t struggle . Big question is was it worth it ? Well at 250 quid each probably not but it...More

Thank BernieG692
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did the heli hike which took ~4hrs. Helicopter ride is rather short <5mins each way to get to the glacier. Bulk of the time is spent on the glacier walking / climbing - moderate difficulty with breaks so anyone with avg fitness can do...More

Thank whoami345
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were originally booked to do Franz Josef the day before but it was cancelled due to weather and fortunately there was space the following morning at Fox. We did the 7:50am trip and were so lucky with the weather - blue sky and glorious...More

1  Thank Emily R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Heli flight was excellent and the glacier hike was stunning. The guides esp Fiona were superb. Very fortunate to get on (and off!) the glacier due to the very changeable conditions. A great day!

Thank John G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gotta stay frankly, the heli hike is expensive for our budget. But the whole experience is worth it. It's the first time for us to take a heli and walking on glacier. What an experience. Tour guide is professional and always put everyone's safety first....More

Thank Tulang_B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was truly a once in a lifetime experience. My husband and I were in New Zealand for our honeymoon and I loved the combination of time spent on the mountain, the glacier, and in the "rainforest"/alpine terrain. We had an amazing guide, Martin, who...More

1  Thank ChristineIsPink
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time hiking on ice. The view itself was not as stunning as we expected. It's a bit pricy compared to the whole package. Our guide Julia was very knowledgeable and responsible. It's a pity that day we couldn't really go into a large scaled...More

Thank KeshuH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very rare experience to go up and hike in the glacier. Very informative guides who make sure everyone is safe and comfortable. A very well run tour. Definitely an incredible experience that’s a once in a life time! Thanks so much!

Thank ShellBaird
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Couldn’t fault the friendly, efficient and safety conscious crew and pilots from Fox Guides. Highly recommended experience. We were fortunate to have fantastic weather but a special thank you to Blake our on-glacier guide. Fantastic knowledge of the glacier, history and area.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent day. Heli-hike to the glacier after an 8.50 false start (we rolled the dice and re-booked straight away for the 9.50) we had a fantastic few hours on the glacier in an environment that was unique. Thanks to Kat from Perth (lots of snow...More

Thank Keith R
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14 August 2018|
Response from BamaClark | Reviewed this property |
Fully enclosed; pilot plus five to six passengers in two rows. Full harness restraints.
27 June 2018|
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Response from titwo | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, 1. We were there in early January. Weather was good enough to allow us to do the excursion but you never know until the last moment if up there is good enough for the helicopter to land; 2) I did have the... More
30 March 2018|
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Response from HanFlamez | Reviewed this property |
Hi, when i visited around end of February, both the road & the track to Fox Glacier was closed due to the cyclone. So i'm not sure if that hike is open at this point. The only hike available i know off is the Franz Jozef... More