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Fox Glacier Guiding

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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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+64 3-751 0825
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our experience started with Ella in the office. She was extremely helpful and informative and managed to secure us a last minute booking for that day. She was very friendly and a great asset to the team. After our breifing and gearing up we headed...More

Thank A5hh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely awesome do not miss it. The helicopter trip is breath taking and also the experience walking on the ice playing with the recesses of the glacier.

Thank Ellie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's taken me a while to do this review, and its a hard review to write. We did the Extreme Fox in June. We felt like we made the right choice with extreme fox as it was just us two and our guide. The regular...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made this tour on August 13, 2018, my wife, my daughter and me. We are older 65 and 63 years old, and this trip seemed unique to us. The person who accompanied us, who was from Taiwan, did everything possible so that we would...More

Thank Francisco R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made this tour on August 13, 2018, my wife, my daughter and me. We are older 65 and 63 years old, and this trip seemed unique to us. The person who accompanied us, who was from Taiwan, did everything possible so that we would...More

Thank Francisco R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fox Glacier Heli Hike was the highlight of our holiday in New Zealand. Walking up and down ice steps, into ice caves and crevasses felt surreal. I was initially concerned that I would slip over, but quickly got used to the crampons attached to...More

Thank TahleaP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros : Very nice, patience, informative Guide who speaks Chinese & English intermittently to accommodate us and the other Chinese couple. Cons : A little pricey. Not-so-friendly ladies at counter. There're 22 people listening to briefing at FG Guilding Building - crowded & too noisy....More

Thank Kykel72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd just like to thank the Fox Glacier staff who were all so friendly. You're a big operation, I would've spoken to at least 10 staff, and everyone were great to deal with. The Glacier itself is natural beauty at its best. Highly recommend.

Thank digitour2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Read lots of reviews about Fox and Franz and so happy we went with Fox. The day we booked for the heli-hike was rainy/ cloudy so there were delays in going, but we were kept well informed and the cafe was cosy. Eventually we were...More

Thank SashLS
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

A very informative and professional activity. Our guide Sky was able to answer every question including some we didn't think to ask. We spent 2 1/2 hours exploring the glacier after a spectacular helicopter flight to get there. Highly recommend this trip..... don't forget your...More

Thank Lynne B
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apimentel
14 August 2018|
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Response from BamaClark | Reviewed this property |
Fully enclosed; pilot plus five to six passengers in two rows. Full harness restraints.
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TravelAddictToo
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
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Geoffrey_Chapman
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
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