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Fox Glacier Guiding

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  • Poor1%
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“heli hike”(353 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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0825
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 September 2007

It was difficult for us to decide between doing the heli-hike on Franz Josef or Fox glaciers because we couldn’t find much information out there saying if one was better than the other. We ended up deciding to book a heli-hike with the Franz Josef...More

12  Thank Chicagotraveler18
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 April 2009

We had made reservations months ahead and took the Alpine Guides/Fox Glacier Guiding half day heli-hike. The glacier was interesting. This tour company was APPALLING! Never have I had a more untrustworthy, unsafe, awful guiding experience in all of our worldwide travels. Do the heli-hike...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were group of 5 (2 people 62 years) and had a great heli hike. We were booked on to go for a hike on Franz Josef but that got cancelled due to weather - but luckily we managed to get places for Fox glacier...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took the 4-5 hr Heli hike package. And we had a blast. Everything is well organized , the guides and pilots come across very competent and the experience ranging from the Heli lift to the walk around on the glacier is just awesome. You...More

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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 14 October 2018 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 14 October 2018 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!

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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