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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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A MUST-DO activity while in New Zealand

We did the Fox Glacier Heli Hike tour which lasted about 4-5hrs that include a helicopter ride up... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Wan S
via mobile
Heli Hike

Had an awesome time up on the glacier. Felt safe. Even the helicopter was awesome and I'm terrified... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Natalie H
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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“heli hike” (319 reviews)
“ice climbing” (61 reviews)
“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 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
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Fantastic 4 hour adventure. The oportunity to fly by helicopter to the glacier was really awesome. Our guides Simon and Lukas were so funny and time spending on glacier passed by so fast. They were real professionals, I felt safe and comfortable there. They made...More

2  Thank Anna S
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Words cannot even describe how incredible Fox glacier is and this experience has provided us with memories that will last a lifetime. Our tour was very small only 3 people plus our guides, Blake and Takuto. Our guides were extremely knowledge about the glacier and...More

1  Thank doubbleb
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I can't say thank you enough to the team at Fox Guides for this amazing opportunity to see the Glacier today! What a spectacular piece of New Zealand hidden down on the west coast! Absolutely stunning views and plenty of gorgeous ice formations to explore!...More

Thank 788heidir
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We did the heli hike with Fox Glacier Guiding. Our total group was about 16 persons so we got divided into three different groups to go in the helicopter. Very professional organised, shoes, socks, jacket and pants where available. The instructions on how to behave...More

Thank Dnies1986
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We had THE BEST time doing the full day Extreme Fox Heli Hike adventure. So memorable and one of our favorite parts of our trip to New Zealand. We got really lucky with the weather because apparently it had been raining for days and also...More

1  Thank Janice W
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We had a weather delay for our scheduled trip, and the company was willing to refund us fully or give us a trip the next day. We were able to go the next and and had an amazing time on the glacier. Our guide Sarah...More

Thank Kerry J
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Activity is VERY weather-dependent, which is why they refrain from promising us anything from the beginning (not even the duration of time we were expected to spend on the glacier). But it is all done in the name of safety, so it's all good. And...More

Thank xeno_13
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Absolutely wonderful experience. The weather was perfect with blue skies and no wind. We were a little cold at first, but we soon warmed up when the sun came over the cliffs and we started walking. Our guides Passang and Alex were brilliant. So professional...More

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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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