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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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We did the fox trot, you need to be fit, it was amazing!

After climbing some 850 + steps you get to the glacier, we wore too many clothes as we had a warm... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2010
Strathalbyn, Australia
the terminal face walk

The walk to the terminal face was an experience we will never forget and it was made even more... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2010
Brisbane, Australia
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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” (305 reviews)
“ice climbing” (58 reviews)
“half day trip” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 19:00
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 27 October 2010

After climbing some 850 + steps you get to the glacier, we wore too many clothes as we had a warm day, usually its cold aparently. The walk was exhausting, dont believe that it is only climbing for 30 minutes as it says in thye...More

1  Thank TanW
Reviewed 13 October 2010

The walk to the terminal face was an experience we will never forget and it was made even more special by your guide Scott that made it far more enjoyable than we could have asked for. Scott was endearing, approachable and informative – he even...More

Thank LynelleMartin
Reviewed 12 October 2010

We did the Half Day Fox Trot with Alpine Guides and had a great day. The title is slightly deceiving - it's not a trot, it's quite physical so be prepared for some huffing and puffing! The trek takes you up the side of a...More

1  Thank RhiannonW
Reviewed 7 October 2010

We had concerns the walk may have been too difficult for our 8 year old, but he coped tremendously with the support and care shown by the guiding team, he was up the front taking in the great views and learning all about the galcier...More

Thank TasmanTangerine
Reviewed 6 October 2010

I'm not the most stable on my feet, don't like rivers with stepping stones or climbing steps & I've never been good on the ice so I'm not really sure why I signed up for this BUT... I'm so glad I did!! The guide (Sam)...More

1  Thank Mel560370
Reviewed 31 August 2010

We (me, my 12 and my 7y.o) hiked the half day fox trot up the mountain (apparently 800+ stairs) and then onto fox glacier - loved every minute of it. Our guide was excellent - informative, mindful of our groups safety/ progress/ fitness/ ability levels...More

Thank bobmcbob
Reviewed 26 August 2010

We were so lucky to have a one day walk up the Fox Glacier on such a sunny Sunday. We got a nice guide Rob from Fox Glacier Guiding, who is responsible, patient and knowledgable. The glacier is unbelievable amazing.

Thank TiffaSU
Reviewed 24 August 2010

My husband and I did the full day ice climbing in Feb this year. My husband has done quite a bit of climbing before, but I hadn't done any. The guides were fantastic - they encouraged me and pushed me to be more daring than...More

Thank nikkijonno
Reviewed 6 August 2010

Initially thought we'd do the half-day hike, but changed our minds and sprung for the heli-hike. We loved every minute of it. It's expensive, but from what I understand you spend more time on the ice itself. It's just beautiful on the glacier, and our...More

Thank ontario_flutist
Reviewed 29 July 2010

I think going to the glacier while in New Zealand is a MUST, but we were limited on time so we only could do the 1/2 day hike or the Heli Hike. Unfortunately the weather was bad so the Helicopter wasn't flying on the day...More

Thank Athex
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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
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