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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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Highlight of our NZ trip!

I can't recommend the Fox Glacier Guiding heli-hike enough! It was so cool. My wife and I both... read more

Reviewed yesterday
mttx0408
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Austin, Texas
Perfect day

Took the helicopter up to the glacier and then had 3 hr hike over glacier Brill trip . Guide on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ian f
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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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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“heli hike” (319 reviews)
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“full day hike” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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 yesterday

I can't recommend the Fox Glacier Guiding heli-hike enough! It was so cool. My wife and I both agreed it was one of the best things we have ever done. We were originally booked at Franz Josef but got canceled there for weather. Fox is...More

Thank mttx0408
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took the helicopter up to the glacier and then had 3 hr hike over glacier Brill trip . Guide on glacier was brilliant . All team from check in to support was outstanding . Cant recommend enough

1  Thank ian f
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our original booking was cancelled due to the weather & as the following day was fully booked, were booked on the Wednesday morning flight. The weather was a bit unstable so we were lucky to actually get onto the glacier, even though the time was...More

Thank LDS1959
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Words cannot really do this experience justice. Wonderful to actually walk on the glacier, crawl into ice caves and learn about the nature of the glacier by an experienced guide. Highly recommend this trip.

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really awesome tour , a must do in fox glacier. I will definitely recommend do it if you stay in fox. The guide Alex is really funny and helpful . We find so many ice caves and took many great pictures.

Thank Duidui Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently travelled NZ and were told that a trip to the glaciers is a must do. having seen the glacier up close i can now see why!! There are few words to describe it other than "out of this world". from the moment you...More

1  Thank Pete U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome day out, did some climbing, abseiling and great sight seeing. Our guide Sarah was great she gave us information about the glacier and we always felt safe.

2  Thank Narelle G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For someone who doesn't really exercise all the time, this is the perfect way to get to know and get closer to Fox Glacier. Our tour guide, Sky was very nice and he fed us with so much information about the glacier and its environment....More

2  Thank christmasweien
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We did the Fox Glacier Heli Hike tour which lasted about 4-5hrs that include a helicopter ride up the glacier and a hike around the trails on the glacier. The experience was fantastic and worth every penny of it! The view was breathtaking and you...More

1  Thank Wan S
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Had an awesome time up on the glacier. Felt safe. Even the helicopter was awesome and I'm terrified of heights! Once in a lifetime experience. Our guides, Tim & Simon were great. Excellent banter :) Would love to go back and do the full day...More

1  Thank Natalie H
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jojo255061
31 July 2017|
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Response from pboropixie | Reviewed this property |
There are more people in a heli-hiking group than can fit in one helicopter so they do several flights to get everyone up on to the ice. Also the weight in the helicopter has to be balanced, so groups may be split up for the... More
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Irene C
22 July 2017|
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Response from Talitha B | Reviewed this property |
The glacier is covered with ice at the level the heli-hike goes to but as far as the weather goes you wont have snow as it is in the middle of the NZ summer. However the weather can play a major fact in accessing the... More
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Ryan F
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
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