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Fox Glacier Guiding

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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...more
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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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Reviewed 13 September 2018

We made this tour on August 13, 2018, my wife, my daughter and me. We are older 65 and 63 years old, and this trip seemed unique to us. The person who accompanied us, who was from Taiwan, did everything possible so that we would...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

The Fox Glacier Heli Hike was the highlight of our holiday in New Zealand. Walking up and down ice steps, into ice caves and crevasses felt surreal. I was initially concerned that I would slip over, but quickly got used to the crampons attached to...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Pros : Very nice, patience, informative Guide who speaks Chinese & English intermittently to accommodate us and the other Chinese couple. Cons : A little pricey. Not-so-friendly ladies at counter. There're 22 people listening to briefing at FG Guilding Building - crowded & too noisy....More

Thank Kykel72
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I'd just like to thank the Fox Glacier staff who were all so friendly. You're a big operation, I would've spoken to at least 10 staff, and everyone were great to deal with. The Glacier itself is natural beauty at its best. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

Read lots of reviews about Fox and Franz and so happy we went with Fox. The day we booked for the heli-hike was rainy/ cloudy so there were delays in going, but we were kept well informed and the cafe was cosy. Eventually we were...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

A very informative and professional activity. Our guide Sky was able to answer every question including some we didn't think to ask. We spent 2 1/2 hours exploring the glacier after a spectacular helicopter flight to get there. Highly recommend this trip..... don't forget your...More

Thank Lynne B
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

I wanted to start my review with my one disappointment of this experience. I was hoping for a proper half day trek around the ice but instead we didn't really walk too far and stopped every five minutes for everyone to take like a twenty...More

Thank Helvin3
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We did the Extreme Fox trip. Wow, probably the best activity we have done in NZ! The reception staff were so helpful in booking and planning it for us with the weather and best days to go. Once we sorted a date we got kitted...More

1  Thank DPH1234
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Yes, it is expensive. But it was really worth it! Very professional, from start to finish. The experience itself is incredible. Our guide Andy was great, took us to some incredible features, told interesting facts, and is a very nice person. Friendly and attentive with...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely worth it! Words cannot describe the awesomeness of exploring the glacier and the breathtaking scenery. A special thanks to the whole team and the amazing Ee Lin, best “Dorris” ever. Our fantastic guide Andy was top notch, professional, knowledgeable making the whole experience unforgettable....More

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apimentel
14 August 2018|
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Response from BamaClark | Reviewed this property |
Fully enclosed; pilot plus five to six passengers in two rows. Full harness restraints.
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TravelAddictToo
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Response from titwo | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, 1. We were there in early January. Weather was good enough to allow us to do the excursion but you never know until the last moment if up there is good enough for the helicopter to land; 2) I did have the... More
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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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