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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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Amazing Fox Glacier

We lucked out and had a perfect day to fly into the Glacier with the heli-hike tour. It was one of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Becky M
via mobile
Once in a lifetime experience

We booked this tour a day before the trip and was lucky to be able to get 2 last remaining slots... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We lucked out and had a perfect day to fly into the Glacier with the heli-hike tour. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life! The ride was fantastic and our time on the glacier was wonderful. Checking out the caves and...More

Thank Becky M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this tour a day before the trip and was lucky to be able to get 2 last remaining slots. There were 2 trips a day during winter (8:50am or 11:50am) and we took the later slot at 11:50am. Everyone were punctual to arrive...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were unlucky enough to get some bad weather on our first attempt to get on the glacier. We stayed around till the following day and we were lucky to get a stunning day. From the staff to the experience it was A1. What an...More

Thank MattyAspinall
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

When friends and family ask what was my favorite thing I did in NZ, I tell them: “The day we went ice climbing on Fox Glacier!” Seriously, we had the time of our lives on the all-day “Fox It Up: Heli Ice Climbing” tour. There...More

Thank Bana J
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We were unable to do a helicopter ride, instead we saw the glacier from the viewpoint close to Lake Matheson. Really impressive, albeit from a distance- still great though. Don't bother with the Valley Walk, there's an uphill section that is quite strenuous and for...More

Thank LauraEvans88
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Supposed to go on the 850am Heli hike but it was cancelled due to rain. Decided to wait till 1050am session to see if there's any improvement of the weather. Thank God.. the weather improved and the 1050am heli hike was a go! The helicopter...More

Thank Philsonneo
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

we did the 4 hours heli hike with them and it was absolutely amazing..if u hv the money for it i highly revomment doing the heli hike in either fox or franz josef glaciers..also keep in mind the weather can b really bad suddenly so...More

Thank Megha C
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Our guide Thomas was informative with details about Fox Glacier. Don't think that the guided tour had anything really special included, which is really why you book on a guided tour. Save yourself some money and visit at your own leisure.

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Yesterday I took part in the "Fox it Up" ice climbing trip and it was the best experience of my trip to New Zealand. My Guide was Sarah from Canada and she was fantastic. She is friendly, patient, and confident in her skills. For a...More

Thank Marc K
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This is definitely a must do! There's no way of getting the proper glacier experience without the proper tour either. We did the heli-hike tour, where you are flown via helicopter on a fun little trip to and from the glacier. And are guided on...More

Thank mietta f
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Ryan F
Is there likely to be ice/snow in late October? If not is it still worth the trip
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
We wish to see ice caves. We will be there mid April. Is this possible and is there a lot of walking/climbing involved?
16 March 2017|
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Response from J S | Reviewed this property |
There is about 2.5 - 3 hours of walking, but in my mind it was relatively easy walking. They will give you leather boots and thick socks that are comfortable and good for the hike--I brought my own, but elected to use... More