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Fox Glacier Guiding

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State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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Heli Hike Fox Glacier
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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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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 4 weeks ago

I had never been on a glacier before but have been on several helicopter rides, but the heli-hike is really impressive. For those who haven't taken a helicopter that portion is short but fun and the actual hike on the glacier is wonderful. We got...More

Thank genex
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have tried to do the Heli-hike a few times in the past and were thrilled to finally be able to do it. It’s an expensive activity but how often do you get to walk on a glacier, especially one that’s disappearing too quickly? All...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were on a trip last week and were really disappointed. Half of the time was spent in the visitor center and waiting to get a helicopter. The helicopter does not fly over the glacier, so it is possible to see how...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A big thank you to Beth, Steve and Tim who gave us a great experience on the Fox glacier. We did the "flying fox Heli Hike" and had an amazing time. I was a bit hesitant at first as it is not a cheap excursion...More

Thank Mark J
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I baulked at first at the cost of the ticket for the helihike... NZD$450! But consider that the glaciers are not only rare, but they are disappearing!! 20 years ago Fox Glacier was about 20km long and now it's only 5km. So get in while...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Their pictures don't lie. This was totally fun and an amazing experience. Everything needed was supplied, even waterproof outer layers. Friendly and informative staff and guide. Really like the town of Fox where this heli hike is located. Franz Josef is very busy.

Thank Terri R
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I've done the Heli Hike at Fox Glacier with the guys over at Fox Glacier Guiding and it truly was an amazing experience. Our guide Anna was so friendly and the details she gave about Franz / Fox glacier were so informative. We really had...More

Thank HanFlamez
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We were booked on a 9.00am flight and luckily the sky was clear - they have a few no go days due to cloud. The boots , crampons and wet weather gear is good quality and the instruction and guides are good. We had a...More

Thank KentHazel
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is an amazing track view from up top where you may feel really up top! Just the heli ride going up is already an experience....

Thank Adriano O
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Socks and leather boots provided. Short drive to helicopter and short flight to glacier. Crampons added to boots and then an amazing walk on the glacier. The guides were very knowledgeable. Some sliding about on the ice when going through openings, a guide each end...More

Thank Lucyleak
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Geoffrey_Chapman
30 March 2018|
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Response from HanFlamez | Reviewed this property |
Hi, when i visited around end of February, both the road & the track to Fox Glacier was closed due to the cyclone. So i'm not sure if that hike is open at this point. The only hike available i know off is the Franz Jozef... More
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australian2000
22 March 2018|
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
We did the helicopter hike so I can’t really comment. The heli hike was brilliant though.
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Jli1006
23 January 2018|
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Response from H D | Reviewed this property |
Would not be concerned about that. Easy hike adapted to the group young or old. 9 years is a great age ti explore and will love it going through the 'caves'. More challenging for 50+ than for 9 years ...do take different... More
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