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Fox Glacier Guiding

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Address: 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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07:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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It's our privilege to guide you on the West Coast's largest and less...

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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We actually booked for heli-hike from Fox Glacier Guiding, however the helicopter could not operate on that day due to the weather. We were so disappointed, but we join the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We actually booked for heli-hike from Fox Glacier Guiding, however the helicopter could not operate on that day due to the weather. We were so disappointed, but we join the walking trail instead. Our guide gave us wonderful time with knowledge and he is very friendly and helpful.

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We are sorry to hear of your disappointment about the bad weather day for your heli hike but are pleased that you took advantage of the walking trail. We hope that you will be able to return again one day to try again. Best Regards Jo On Behalf of the Fox Glacier Guiding Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fox glacier heli hike is awesome! Try it and experience it for yourself. Group size is around 1:11 and are scattered around so you feel good being in your own space at a comfortable pace for the hike. It didn't took us long to get used to walking with crampons on the ice. There're several "cave" like ice formations there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a fun trip! One of my husband's NZ highlights. We did the half day trip, and for those interested, be prepared to be grouped with varying levels of ability. There were some folks who certainly could have moved faster, and some folks for whom the trip was exhausting. Our guide Sarah (from the US, in case there's more than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heli-hiking to the glacier is definitely worth the money. Our guide Sarah was enthousiastic and made sure the group was safe. Weather conditions can change and in our case it meant staying on the glacier for a longer time. Sarah filled that time with extra fun and discovery of the glacier. Make sure you pack some warm clothing in your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic tour, guide was amazing, very informative and the helicopter experience was great. We had a great day. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed our heli-hike. Everything was very professional with an emphasis on safety. Sarah from Quebec was a great guide. Note that a lot of the trips get cancelled due to weather. We were originally scheduled for an 9:00 flight that got cancelled but were able to make it on the noon flight. You should try... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guides were great fun, informative, and took safety very seriously, whilst clearly enjoying their jobs and time with tourists. I LOVED my first trip in a helicopter and it was a treat and an experience of a lifetime to be able to trek across a glacier. The online booking was easy, location easy to find, the town has accommodation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2017, Feb 18, We, my wife and I , no experience on climbing and glacier hiking, have a good time on glacier and have a lot of fun, its a unforgettable experience, we are so happy and lucky to joint "extreme fox" and spend 6 hrs on ice.... we are normal people and not athlete, we can finish the hiking,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’re in group of 6 people from Hong Kong and Taiwan. With no doubt, the Fox Glacier Heli-hike was the most memorable experience in our New Zealand holiday! From gear up with boots, coats, backpacks and showing how to wear the crampons, we've met passionate and professional staffs all along at Fox. We're so much appreciate the warm welcome from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our time at Fox Glacier was absolutely wonderful, largely thanks to our amazing guide, Blake! We did the Heli-Hike at -- Our 2 hour hike flew by, and was filled with just the right balance of adventure and not-too-intense hiking; anyone with a decent tolerance for walking in boots can do it! All throughout our hike, Blake did an amazing... More 

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