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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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Great view, rushed preparation, fellow tourist pushy and afraid to lose mentality

The experience of preparation to board the helicopter was chaotic and very rush. Perhaps due to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SingLai
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Singapore, Singapore
Amazing experience!

My husband and I didn't know exactly what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised with the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nicole V
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Los Angeles, California
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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” (326 reviews)
“ice climbing” (62 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience of preparation to board the helicopter was chaotic and very rush. Perhaps due to the bad weather forecast in the afternoon, the rush for time was very real for our trip in the morning. Fellow tourists were rushing and jostling to get pants,...More

Thank SingLai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I didn't know exactly what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised with the service and the information provided by the amazing tour guides. We saw so many incredible things and learned so much. Being that we don't know how long this...More

Thank Nicole V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did glacier walk. As we had 7 years old son with us, we couldn’t go for Hely Hike. Glacier walk was good. It was around one and half hours walk. They provide shoes, rain jacket and a bag pack too. Our tour guides gave...More

Thank Maithili S
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Did the half day heli hike. Definitely worth the money. Had about 3 hours up on the glacier. Our guides Larn and Mitch were knowledgeable and friendly. Very well staffed and organized. Highly recommended

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This is an amazing experience so as long as your budget allows it, you should definitely go here. Make sure to have a bit of a flexible schedule as the heli-hikes are often cancelled because of the weather. After three failed chances we were lucky...More

1  Thank Rudolpher
Reviewed 30 October 2017

To be able to marvel at one of nature beauty is breathe taking. Never more when you have a Highly experienced guide like Lisa from Fox Glacier. Her Knowledge understanding of the environment that she took us through was outstanding. Plenty of time for Photos....More

Thank Scarmmens
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We drove from wanaka to Fox Glacier, just for the Heli-hike, it’s a long drive and usually wet and raining. The hike was cancelled due to weather conditions, which is understandable and it’s better to be safer than sorry. Apparently this trip gets canceled a...More

2  Thank JMCM19
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Fox Glacier Heli-Hike which is the most brilliant experience, and extremely impressive. I love this hike, and the guides are very professional and responsible. Very recommendable.

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I did the trail fox tour with the most friendliest guide Mi Chi ever. This actually came as a surprise since I did this only because my heli-hike got canceled. But to be able to see the surface of the glacier was an amazing experience....More

Thank jessiec0815
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner did the full day Extreme Fox heli hike. It was one of our best experiences in New Zealand by far! The heli ride in itself is an awesome experience, then spending the day on the glacier, hiking, climbing and abseiling was...More

1  Thank Chris C
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David R
20 November 2017|
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Response from Katie K | Reviewed this property |
Not fit at all. If you can walk and keep your balance you will be fine. The guide goes at a very moderate pace and you are constantly stopping to look at ice formations and climb in caves.
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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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