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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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Got to be on anybody's bucket list- top attraction

On our honeymoon we were going to do all the things that you would do on a holiday of a lifetime... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2010
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Best Experience in New Zealand

New Zealand is known for its stunning scenery and awe inspriring panoramas, but in order to... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2010
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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 10 January 2010

On our honeymoon we were going to do all the things that you would do on a holiday of a lifetime and this was on our list and boy it didn't disappoint. God must have known we were on our holiday of a lifetime because...More

Thank MrsFaris
Reviewed 7 January 2010

New Zealand is known for its stunning scenery and awe inspriring panoramas, but in order to understand the processes which shape this landscape, you have to experience the forces which created it at first hand. A full day hike on Fox Glacier with Fox Glacier...More

1  Thank daveyt223
Reviewed 4 January 2010

We did the Heli Hike which was just incredible. ( roughly 10 min ride in helicopter in total and 2.5 hours on the ice). Expensive but well worth the money given the great sights and experience. The helicopter ride is very fun - we happened...More

1  Thank McSweety
Reviewed 27 December 2009

Admittedly it was pouring with rain which is what happens in a rain forest but this half day trip was poor value and not worth it for the very short walk on the glacier itself. I wish we'd just driven up to the car park...More

2  Thank taffy_on_the_road
Reviewed 4 December 2009

Wow what an experience! I did the day trip and yes it was tough work but the best day I had in my whole time in NZ. The views are like no other. Where else can the rain forest meet the ice. Loved it!!!!!

Thank box83
Reviewed 15 November 2009

We were blessed with good weather and got to see various glacier formations and features (i.e. crevasses, moulins, low-ceiling cave) which left me deeply in awe of nature's wonders. The helicopter ride was short at around 10 mins (because Fox Glacier extends out into the...More

1  Thank OOOtraveler
Reviewed 9 October 2009

We had pre-booked a heli-hike which was canceled due to poor weather, so we did the half day Fox trot walk (?climb) on the lower part of the glacier. It was an awesome adventure and we had a great guide (Tasma), but it was very...More

1  Thank sandi28
Reviewed 26 September 2009

my husband and i did the half day hike since we decided to do this the same day we drove from queenstown. the drive up to fox glacier was beautiful! nadine was our guide. she had only been guiding for a month, but she was...More

Thank iv425
Reviewed 31 August 2009

We wanted to hike across the glaciers and see the ice caves so we took the helicopter ride to the glacier and did the day trip. We spent more time waiting for the helicopters then actually hiking. The view from the helicopters was wonderful. We...More

Thank Redlands66
Reviewed 10 August 2009

Can't say enough good things about our experience on the Fox Glacier and with these guides. We actually stayed in Franz Josef, and were assured by the guide company there that we wouldn't need to reserve ahead of time. When we got there and called,...More

Thank abacabdan
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Ryan F
Is there likely to be ice/snow in late October? If not is it still worth the trip
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
Hi, if we decide to do the hike unguided, how to reach the starting point? Is it accessible by foot from main Fox area (near heartland hotel) or we need shuttle to reach that point (we wouldnt' have car) ? Any idea where to get the shuttle or how much it costs? Thanks for help.
17 March 2017|
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We wish to see ice caves. We will be there mid April. Is this possible and is there a lot of walking/climbing involved?
16 March 2017|
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Response from J S | Reviewed this property |
There is about 2.5 - 3 hours of walking, but in my mind it was relatively easy walking. They will give you leather boots and thick socks that are comfortable and good for the hike--I brought my own, but elected to use... More