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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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Not enough time on the ice!

We went on the Fox Trot; the 1/2 day hike at 2:35pm. The guide was not very informed about the... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2011
Sydney, Australia
terrific experience

unoque experience of walking around on ice . the equipment supplied and the guides are top class... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2011
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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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State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0825
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Reviewed 17 January 2011

We went on the Fox Trot; the 1/2 day hike at 2:35pm. The guide was not very informed about the glacier as she had started only 4 months ago but kept us in good humour. The equipment provided was not that great. Walking through glacial...More

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FoxGlacierGuiding, Guest Relations Manager at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2011

Thank you for your feedback, sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your glacier experience. We take your comments very seriously, and would appreciate if you could provide us with any more details of your experience/guide, so that we can improve our services. Please...More

Reviewed 12 January 2011

unoque experience of walking around on ice . the equipment supplied and the guides are top class and well worth the money

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Reviewed 4 January 2011

I took the 4 hour Glacier Hike 'Fox Trot' and loved it ! I had been concerned about hiking up the glacier and took it would be too icy or difficult. However, the pace was perfect and our guide provided a lot of information about...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2010

We took a half-day hike with our kids. Really enjoyed our guide (gal from Argentina) and Malcolm. They shared an abundance of knowledge and appropriate humor and we felt we were in good hands from the start. Only wish we'd done the full day, though...More

2  Thank kartwoman
Reviewed 28 December 2010

My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic full day hike with Fox Glacier Guiding in November 2010. We were so happy that we opted for the full day trip. Rather than just getting on the ice with the half day trip - with the full...More

Thank t0ddr4fun
Reviewed 18 December 2010

We took the morning heli hike and it was brilliant. Really well organised, good equipment and great guides. The guides (Tom and James) were friendly, knowledgeable but also conscious of safety. We enjoyed walking on the glacier and experiencing ice caves. There were many photo...More

Thank albiejnr
Reviewed 13 December 2010

Great guides, long hike through rain forest portion to reach the glacier to start climbing. Wear breathable clothing, not jeans. Very, very safety conscious. Layers are essential.

1  Thank BJ-HJ
Reviewed 8 December 2010

We took a while to decide whether to hike on Fox or Franz Josef and were happy we chose Fox. It was relatively quiet and our guide was a champ - full of enthusiasm and knowledge. We'd originally thought about doing the heli-hike but ended...More

1  Thank njk17
Reviewed 5 December 2010

I did the full day of ice climbing and it was, hands-down, the best guided trip I have ever been on. I normally am not a fan of guided trips because I like to do things myself. These guides taught us how to ice climb,...More

Thank Jubben
Reviewed 30 November 2010

Great tour even though the weather was not very good. The guides were nice and funny and the entire day was well organized. After a good hike up Franz-Joseph glacier, my expectations were quite high but I did not get disappointed. I won't start comparing...More

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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
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