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Fox Glacier Guiding

1,428 reviews
About Fox Glacier Guiding
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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Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I took the heli Ice climbing trip and it was amazing !! My first time ever to ice climb and it was a great experience our guide was so helpful and nice We also hiked up to more places than the heli-hike...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Madawim30
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an amazing experience. Me and my partner enjoyed every minute. Our tour guide Jacob was fantastic and told us a lot about the fox glacier

Thank 452jadeh
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great to see the amazing Fox Glacier & surrounds both from above in the helicopter transfers and on the ground on the hike. Guides & other staff all friendly, knowledgeable and safety-conscious. Well-organized & professional. Quite easy fitness-wise while still such a different and dramatic...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AMPauckland
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We drove across from near Christchurch just to do the Heli-hike. Definitely well worth the drive. The company is super well organised, getting gear and getting on to the helicopters etc very efficiently. Once we were on the Glacier the actual hike was amazing. Guide...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maecyn
Reviewed 5 days ago

The helicopter flight in itself would have been a highlight, but the hike with our knowledgeable, helpful and supportive guide Jacob was unbeatable. Had a lot of fun, perfect weather with great visibility of the surrounding area and discovered some beautiful ice caves. Perfect day...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dennisallacross
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 3 did the Heli hike on 8th Jan and it truly was the best way to end the amazing 2 week South Island holiday. Fox Glacier Guiding made our trip extremely memorable. Their booking is very easy on the website and we...More

Thank Shubh0B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So worth the money! This was probably a once in a lifetime experience! There was a little concern regarding weather conditions but it was well explained to us. We had to leave the glacier a little earlier than scheduled as the weather conditions worsened but...More

Thank K3263AAjamesp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do... The weather had played havoc with their schedules so I was really lucky to be booked on a day when we could fly. Really good safety briefing. All the staff seemed professional and knowledgeable. You must change your footwear into...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pf1sh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic experiance. Got very lucky to book on with short notice to an ice climbing day out. The weather was'nt looking hopefull until the day arrived to set off! Meant to be a group of four however it dropped down to one group member... myself!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChrisT307
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having rained for 2 solid days, we (party of 3 including 13 year olds) finally made it on to the glacier and boy was it worth the patience. Guided by 2 exceptionally friendly and informative guides who were super keen to ensure we experienced as...More

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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