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Fox Glacier Guiding

State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0825
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Heli Hike was AMAZING

Went on a heli hike in June, and it was my absolute favorite activity of my 2 week trip to New... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Silver Spring, Maryland
Half day helihike

Was definently the highlight of our trip The staff were amazing, friendly and very informative, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 memory you'll cherish. We have a long guiding history on the glacier (guided walks first started in 1928). Those years of accumulated knowledge and experience mean weare able to guide you with complete confidence. You can rest assured we take your safety and comfort very seriously. Come and enjoy our friendly West Coast hospitality, experience the mighty Fox Glacier with us and create a lifetime memory. We have glacier trips suitable for most fitness levels and ages including children from 9 yrs. Our informative Glacier Terminal Face walk is suitable for children from 5 yrs or for those who would find the walks onto the glacier too strenuous.
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  • Average4%
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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 1 week ago

Went on a heli hike in June, and it was my absolute favorite activity of my 2 week trip to New Zealand. It is a little costly but worth every penny and this company had the best rate we could find to get on the...More

Thank mvonbarg12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was definently the highlight of our trip The staff were amazing, friendly and very informative, and showed a variety of the special formations made on the glacier Cant thank these guys enough on the experience they provided which my boyfriend had organised with them to...More

Thank nete093
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Flexible with our booking due to weather. Professional guide with a fun and laid back approach (John) Time on the ice was perfect for us. Would recommend this trip to anyone.

Thank Andrew Lucinda F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great ice climbing experiences with the fox it up deal. Myself along with my wife and our daughter had wonderful experiences, great time in the hands of professional guides. We started off with been equipped with well care top of line climbing...More

Thank Dharama S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I organised the Glacier Terminal Walk, the walk was very scenic and beauriful but out tour guide, Jon made the trip that extra bit special for us! The trip was not only scenic but so informative as well!! Would highly reccomend the...More

Thank Brianna T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic day. The weather was perfect. The guides Lisa and Kate were exceptional. My claustrophobia and unsteady feet on the ice were no problem. They couldn't of been more helpful. My husband really enjoyed the new ice cave. We would recommend it to...More

Thank Kim N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this trip to experience something I haven't done before, and the trip just exceeded all my expectations. The service was fantastic. Our guides Lisa and Callum were very experienced and also had a great sense of humour which made the trip more enjoyable....More

Thank Raj K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time on a glacier, and it will be hard to beat. We did the heli hike, and it was so cool to fly up and land on the glacier. We walked around for a couple of hours and our guide showed...More

Thank Mallory M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the 'Flying Fox' tour with Zach and really enjoyed it. The helicopter ride up gives you a great view of the glacier. It was then a fun couple of hours walking around on the glacier learning about it. An experience that is well...More

Thank pboropixie
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Fox Glacier Guiding were fantastic. We booked a couple of months in advance to do a half day guiding on the glacier, and the day of our tour, the weather was horrendous. The company would not compromise on safety. We were efficiently booked onto the...More

Thank amandaclark56
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Ryan F
Is there likely to be ice/snow in late October? If not is it still worth the trip
20 March 2017|
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Response from FoxGlacierGuiding | Property representative |
Hi there, Thanks for your question. Our Heli Hike operating area is only 800 metres above sea level so we don't get much snow here as a general rule. Late October is springtime so very rare but not out of the question... More
We wish to see ice caves. We will be there mid April. Is this possible and is there a lot of walking/climbing involved?
16 March 2017|
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Response from J S | Reviewed this property |
There is about 2.5 - 3 hours of walking, but in my mind it was relatively easy walking. They will give you leather boots and thick socks that are comfortable and good for the hike--I brought my own, but elected to use... More