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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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Excellent experience but office staff let them down

We popped into the office the night before our walk to ensure we had the correct details. We were... read more

Reviewed 29 February 2012
SJB0703
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London
Fascinating and challenging

Decisions about whether these trips go ahead or not are left to the last minute so we were very... read more

Reviewed 29 February 2012
LaDolceVita27
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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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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“ice climbing” (66 reviews)
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State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

We popped into the office the night before our walk to ensure we had the correct details. We were met with indifferent staff who were only interested in chatting to each other, which we put down to end of the working day fatigue. When we...More

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FoxGlacierGuiding, Guest Relations Manager at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2012

Thank you for your review, firstly we are pleased you enjoyed your glacier guided trip and Bia your guide was "Super". We are sorry that the customer services team were not completely focused on you. We have since held a team meeting to ensure and...More

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Reviewed 29 February 2012

Decisions about whether these trips go ahead or not are left to the last minute so we were very relieved that after 2 days of cancellations the weather had improved considerably. The only down side to this was that the company was obviously keen to...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2012

We did the half day guide on the glacier. It was really enjoyable and worth the money. We had a lovely guide (Bia) and she seemed to know her stuff and was really friendly. The tour is about 5 hours from the moment you sit...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2012

This tour was amazing! The Fox Glacier Guiding Co. has everything you need; sturdy boots, thick socks, crampons & hiking poles. The guides are well-informed, energentic and made us feel safe while on the glacier (thanks Scott and Megan!). Our guides pointed out items of...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2012

My friend and I did a half day tour (full day was booked out) and we both really enjoyed it. I guess you have to be lucky with any glacier tours (weather wise and especially since glaciers change all the time and sometimes there simply...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2012

We went on the "Fox Trot" guided trip, lasting about 4 hours in total. Allowing for coach transport to the end of the road, walking to the glacier and back, and the time for getting boots etc, you get maybe less than 2 hours on...More

Thank John L
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

We did the 1/2 day walk. took a good 4+ hours, which was great. our guide was excellent and the glacier was cool. i almost gave this place 4 stars because of price but everywhere in NZ is expensive and they are no different than...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2012

We did the full day tour of 160 nzd. We had a great day. Fox glacier is cheaper and much less crowded than franz josef glacier. We're really glad we chose fox. Bear in mind that both glaciers are not just beautiful blue ice but...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2012

I would certainly recomend the "Fox Trot" half day hike to those with at least moderate fitness. Its worth the hike to experience a glacier in its raw and jaw dropping state. The guides are fantastic. 5 star.

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Reviewed 8 February 2012

Our day of heli hiking on Fox Glacier with Fox Guides was the highlight of a month long hiking(aka tramping) trip in New Zealand. Fox Glacier Guides is an extremely professional outfit with very knowledgeable guides and very helpful personnel. We spent 4 hours on...More

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Jli1006
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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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11 January 2018|
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Response from LovetheOrient | Reviewed this property |
Minimum age for the heli hike is 9 years. Not sure about the guided hike since we didn’t do that you can send an email to the company, they are pretty good at responding
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Response from SingLai | Reviewed this property |
For fox glacier, the end of the self walk is up a slope which is still very much far away from the glacier. Though the view along the way is great. If it rains, the path may be closed. I experienced that due to fallen trees... More
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