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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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Fantastic time on the glaciers

Activity is VERY weather-dependent, which is why they refrain from promising us anything from the... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
xeno_13
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Singapore
Fox Glacier Heli Hike

Absolutely wonderful experience. The weather was perfect with blue skies and no wind. We were a... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Breesesubs
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Armidale, 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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  • Average4%
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“heli hike” (222 reviews)
“ice caves” (86 reviews)
“full day hike” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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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+64 3-751 0825
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Activity is VERY weather-dependent, which is why they refrain from promising us anything from the beginning (not even the duration of time we were expected to spend on the glacier). But it is all done in the name of safety, so it's all good. And...More

Thank xeno_13
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Absolutely wonderful experience. The weather was perfect with blue skies and no wind. We were a little cold at first, but we soon warmed up when the sun came over the cliffs and we started walking. Our guides Passang and Alex were brilliant. So professional...More

Thank Breesesubs
Reviewed 21 August 2017

My partner and I opted for the heli hike up fox glacier. It was the best experience we had while in NZ. The helicopter flight, for one, was absolutely amazing! We had never been in a helicopter before, and for our first time to have...More

2  Thank Unibum4lyf
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had been looking forward to the heli hike for months and we were not disappointed. Extremely well organised trip with a great guide that seemed to enjoy his job and sharing his knowledge with us. Chopper flight was amazing, the pilot...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

An exhausting and rewarding day with Fox ice climbing guides! The day starts with getting fit for gear (climbing boots, crampons, outerwear, etc), then safety briefed, and flown on a beautiful heli ride to the center of the glacier. At this point, you already feel...More

Thank Sebastian L
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This trip was one of the best tours we had till date and we are thankful to "Fox Glaciers Guiding" and it's staffs for giving us some of the best moments in our life. The tour was adventurous, informative and fun filled. We would like...More

Thank GopinathRao
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Really had a good time with Fox Glacier Guiding. Staffs are very friendly, and the company provides good quality of equipments. Tour guides are knowledgeable and thoughtful. They are welling to share everything they know and answer any questions. You really can enjoy, have fun...More

Thank Rain L
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Had an awesome experience with Fox Glacier Guiding on the ice climbing trip. The guides were very welcoming and knowledgeable and ensured everyone had a great experience regardless of their level of ability. Fantastic job guys! We went on a beautiful winters day and now...More

1  Thank 13fes
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Absolute best day on the Ice. Landed high up and explored the ice caves for 3 hrs. Best day. Guide Zac was awesome. Low fitness level needed. A must do in NZ

Thank Ratchew
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Had a really nice time walking down the valley and learning more about the glacier. Our guide was very nice and informative and we really appreciated the equipment Fox Glacier Guiding provides to go out. However, i must say that i was really disappointed by...More

Thank rrrooxxee
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jojo255061
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
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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
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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
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