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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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"ice climbing"
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"full day hike"
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"unique experience"
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

Had our first experience of walking on a glacier. A wet and windy day but due to their credit the staff fitted us with boots and wet weather gear. We were bused to the glacier a short distance away. This was one of the best...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2012

Friendly, experienced, knowledgable guides (ours had a PhD in Geology). Awesome service. Fantastic full-day trip onto the glacier.

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Reviewed 4 April 2012

I went on the flying fox trip with my husband on our holiday. What a great experience! The helicopter flight up onto the glacier was breathtakingly exquisite! Flying over the ice and huge waterfalls put in to perspective what an enormous entity the glacier is....More

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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Very well run trips with guides who have passion and knowlegde about the glacier. Great that they give you the boots, jacket and crampons you need for the hike. And even better that every hike is different as it is based on the guide's knowledge.

Thank NoneyJ
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

My boyfriend and I did the Fox Trot and had the most amazing time, we had a great group and our guide, Sam, was helpful, knowledgeable and fun. The view was beautiful and it was a good mix of easy walking and something a bit...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2012

I had been a bit worried about suggesting walking on the glacier as we are both in our 60's but we were both so pleased we went - it was probably the highlight of our holiday. Fox glacier guides are very professional - they equipped...More

Thank Derrysal
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

I did the fox trot on 21st Feb 2012 and even though it was a dreadfully wet morning I had a terrfific time. The equipment made sure that I stayed dry despite the awful conditions and the guides were superb - at each stage of...More

Thank verneEngland
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

Well all I can say was this was the highlight of our 2 week trip to the South Island. The trip in the helicopter took in some wonderful scenery on the way there, but went directly back to the starting point at the end. We...More

1  Thank Abbykat
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

We arrived in Fox Glacier in pouring rain and very low cloud (so what's new?) so we were not overly looking forward to our walk to the terminal face. However our wonderful guide, Bia, some cheered us up with totally waterproof coat, over trousers and...More

Thank Tony N
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

It was a pleasure to be guided by very experienced guides who looked after us so well. Very professionally run and a great half day. Everyone should try and experience this wonder, especially before it recedes any further. I would recommend the attraction to all...More

Thank Lorraine W
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Geoffrey_Chapman
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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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