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Fox Glacier Guiding

State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

We went on the whole day Extreme Fox heli-hike and our guide's names were Sky and Julia. If you are considering going to the glaciers, I highly consider this package. There is some requisite fitness required but as someone who exercises once a week, this...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Four of us in the group had pre-booked before leaving the UK. An utterly excellent day! Great organisation, helicopter onto the glacier was fab. Trek over the glacier, going into ice caves was a brilliant experience. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable with a typically great...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

This was one of the more expensive excursions we undertook in NZ, but, it was definitely worth the money. Do this trip whilst you still can. These glaciers are receding very fast due to global warming. I’m so grateful we had the chance to experience...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

When we visited New Zealand, we knew we wanted to do some glacier hiking. We booked with this company for the standard hike, but changed last minute to a more "extreme" tour they had just started offering. We helicoptered up to the glacier, hiked, and...More

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TravelAddictToo
27 June 2018|
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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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Geoffrey_Chapman
30 March 2018|
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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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Australian2000
22 March 2018|
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
We did the helicopter hike so I can’t really comment. The heli hike was brilliant though.
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