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Fox Glacier Guiding

Fox Glacier, New Zealand
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 we are 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.
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On a helicopter tour you can get a close-up look at the Fox Glacier and go beyond what you can see on a simple walking tour. Be amazed by the spectacular views of the mountain, glacier, and ice falls, before landing and hiking through the hard-to-reach terrain. All necessary ice-hiking equipment will be provided, including sturdy leather boots, so you don't need to worry about safety or comfort.
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Gracie R wrote a review Jul 2021
Perth, Australia3 contributions
Amazing experience! Our guides were knowledgeable and made it so much fun. A must do, definitely recommend Fox Glacier guiding!
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CSTravelBugs wrote a review Jun 2021
Coffs Harbour, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
An awesome day greeted us on arrival to Fox Glacier and the awesomeness didn't stop there! From the exhilarating heli flight to the ice trekking it was a truly fantastic experience. We were lucky enough to have the ice all to ourselves (a couple) along with our amazing guide Lucas, who was super knowledgeable and showed a real passion for the glacier, the area and sharing the best of it all with us by exploring the ice and caves. AN ABSOLUTE MUST DO while in NZ! This our second experience with Fox Guiding and both have been outstanding!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Lisa J wrote a review Jun 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic experience!!! An absolute must do. I was petrified of the helicopter ride but it was actually quite good. The glacier was incredible and the staff were so informative but made it so much fun. We didn’t plan on doing it and it was a last minute decision because we were wanting to be careful with our money. We didn’t regret it a bit. Worth every cent
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Nathalie wrote a review Jun 2021
Nyaung U, Myanmar4 contributions
I did the ice climbing with fox glacier guiding and what an amazing incredible experience!!!! 100% the coolest thing I've done in NZ. Lucas was an amazing and experienced guide and even though we all never did Ice climbing before we felt super safe. He clearly is very passionate about his job. We were in a small group of 3 and had a mix between climbing and exploring the glacier. Even the other staff of fox glacier guiding was super nice to me. Kathy the woman that does the bookings was super friendly and made sure that even as a solo person I could come on a trip. Sarah the other guide was clearly super passionate about her work too and talked and explained a lot too us, even though she was not even our guide. Thanks so much guys!
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Date of experience: June 2021
Rondy99 wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand54 contributions13 helpful votes
Nothing compares. It is truly the best value best tourist attraction that we have done as a family. The safety brief was pitched perfectly and honest. The borrowed kit was high quality - the boots were so comfortable they felt like my own. We had perfect weather conditions. After a quick 5 min helicopter trip to the glacier, put your crampons on and follow your guide ( in our case stretch). Simply spectacular. This was not ‘moderate exercise’ it was easy slow paced stopping all the time to view the extraordinary sights (we walked 1200m in @2 hrs on the ice). Our guide even built (well pick axed) stairs for us. Safety was paramount but we entered ice caves of various sizes and just had fun looking feeling and seeing a glacier first hand. Go ASAP - it’s melting faster than I imagined
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Date of experience: March 2021
Response from FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding
Responded 28 Apr 2021
Thank you Rondy99 for your amazing review! We are super glad to read that you and your family rate your experience as "the best value tourist attraction that you have done as a family". We are happy to have been a part of making special family memories for life! Great to also read that you appreciated the gear and our safety practices, we do pride ourselves on taking your safety and comfort very seriously. Thank you for choosing us for your family adventure! Stay safe The Fox Glacier Guiding team
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