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Fox Glacier Guiding

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Address: 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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07:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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It's our privilege to guide you on the West Coast's largest and less...

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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Iceclimbing was amazing!

Our guide was Allison and she was great! We had a total of 4 people in our group. My husband and I were slower than the other two people, and she made sure we felt comfortable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Amelia B
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide was Allison and she was great! We had a total of 4 people in our group. My husband and I were slower than the other two people, and she made sure we felt comfortable. She sets up 2 climbing ropes (usually a hard one and easy one) so everyone is always doing something! We got to walk around... More 

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FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your ice climbing experience and hearing the elements of tailor-making for the various abilities as this is what this trip is all about. Challenging yourself. Thank you for letting us know it was the highlight of your trip and acknowledging your guide, we feel like "the cat that got the cream." Best Regards Jo Wisniewski On... More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great morning heli hiking today on the Fox Glacier. A big thank you to the whole Fox guiding team, friendly and good fun but serious about what they do. Zak you were brilliant! Informative, funny and cool at the same time, not an easy trick to pull off. Jules deserves a mention too, chatty and friendly. Really recommend the trip.... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved the 3-hour Heli Hike to Fox Glacier. It's a bit pricey, but a once-in-a-lifetime experience. They provide leather hiking boots and socks for the trip, in addition to rain jacket if you need one. They also have crampons (for traction on ice) and walking sticks available up on the Glacier. The guides are superb and you'll love... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My party of 7 'young at heart & reasonably fit' 60 years old went on the helihike! It was absolutely fantastic and one of the highlights of our 4 week tour of New Zealand. All of the staff were very friendly and equally efficient. At all times we felt safe and confident in their guiding. It's a must do when... More 

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FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments about your time with us and the recommendation. We appreciate the acknowledgment of our team as a whole and the level of safety you felt. How fantastic for the 7 of you to be taking a trip together around New Zealand for a month. We hope that you have taken away a wealth of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I took this trip on a great sunny Saturday in mid- February. Kelsey our guide was brilliant - taking us on the most wonderful walk on Fox Glacier after a helicopter flight from the village to the glacier. She was knowledgeable and great fun, encouraging all members of the group to join in. This really was a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

I'm so glad that the weather cleared enough for us to do this tour. There was a little bit of juggling at the start trying to get correct weights for the helicopter flights (which is understandable) but after that everything ran really smoothly. As it was my first helicopter flight it added to the fun and it gives a good... More 

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Sarsfield, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

It was a glorious sunny morning this morning. The day was made better by our guide Paige who was sensational. She had a great personality, was knowledgeable and made our guided experience of Fox Glacier personal and memorable. Great work Paige remember to look up the East Gippsland Adventure Festival love to see you there in Australia. Regards Joe (Mayor... More 

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Upper Moutere, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

A memorable family adventure on the glacier, we took the heli-hike option and our 9-year-old daughter loved the helicopter ride as much as the two-and-a-half hours spent exploring the ice. It's not a cheap trip but once you've done it you appreciate that it provides excellent value for money. All helped by very slick, efficient, friendly staff and our guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had Sara (Sarah?) as our group's fox it up heli climb on a beautiful sunny day. She was on point with safety and instruction during the whole trip. She told us that we were lucky in being the second full day group in the summer that went all the way through without having to go back due to weather conditions.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Only 33 hikers on the glacier at any one time (plus guides and a few ice climbers) meant that we weren't tripping over each other. Transported onto the glaciers in groups of 6 although as it happened there was just the two of us plus the pilot and guide for our flights. Very well guided tour on the glacier -... More 

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