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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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lifetime experience

Helihike, different from the terminal face walk, can really get you immersive into the wonder of... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Fantastic scenery, great guiding

Walking up to the Glacier was a beautiful & dramatic walk. Our guide Philip was great, very... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Canberra, Australia
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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 28 April 2017

Helihike, different from the terminal face walk, can really get you immersive into the wonder of nature. From the instant of getting into the helicopter, and looking down to the massive icecap in the middle of the valley would pump up your body immediately, regardless...More

Thank Fei_Wu1
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Walking up to the Glacier was a beautiful & dramatic walk. Our guide Philip was great, very knowledgeable about the Glacier & the geologic processes that form the whole area. Going on a guide pd walk got us closer to the face of the Glacier...More

Thank HeidiAussie
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We loved the heli-hike with Fox Glacier Guiding! Our guide, Jude, was friendly and knowledgeable, and we saw lots of cool ice features on the glacier.

Thank Maia Z
Reviewed 20 April 2017

A friend and I decided to use Fox Glacier Guiding for our heli/hike trip and they were fantastic. Our guide John was brilliant and having had this down as one of the highlights of our trip we were not disappointed. John made sure of our...More

Thank Talitha B
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I have tried many things in New Zealand. It is one of the best activities I have ever done. It was even more impressive than the helicopter trip in Mount Cook. The weather was very supportive and the glacier walk last more than 3 hours...More

Thank hannah z
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had been told not to go on a guided tour because you could see the glacier if you took the walk on your own. We chose to do the guided tour and our guide Simon was awesome. Very knowledgable and fun. He took us...More

1  Thank russdon3
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Larn was our guide on Tuesday the 4th of April. We had a fabulous time and lots of sunshine and got some amazing photos as well. thanks for the awesome experience.

Thank wardie5
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It was my 1st time on a helicopter and the close up view of the glacier was amazing. 5 things i love about this tour: 1. Close up view of the Magnificent Glacier. Just go and u will be speechless. 2. Lots of ice caves...More

Thank Shila A
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We had booked a helihike but it was cancelled due to the weather therefore we went for a guided tour of the fox glacier valley. It was interesting to see the glacier from a different perspective. Our guide was Jules and she was amazing -...More

Thank rachbb1
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Professional and efficient staff safely get you up to fox glacier via helicopter. They provide you with boots, jackets, and crampons. Guides safely show you around the glacier, offering historic and scientific facts and data throughout the tour.

Thank Baukus19
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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
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