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Fox Glacier Guiding

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State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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Heli Hike Fox Glacier
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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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“heli hike” (363 reviews)
“ice climbing” (67 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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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Great experience! I did the Heli Hike Tour in February 2018 and it was amazing! The guide were very friendly and helped you with everything. You can borrow waterproof pants, jackets and bags. You also get boots for the hiking. The helicopter flight to the...More

Thank 1lary8
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

This was a unique opportunity to walk on a glacier. After a short helicopter ride to the glacier we joined our guide Ross for a 2 hour walk on the ice. We really enjoyed learning about Fox Glacier and had a great experience overall.

Thank Rosemary M
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We did the Extreme Fox Heli Hike, and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The flight up the glacier was beautiful, and our pilot was informative and professional. The glacier hike itself was amazing. Our guide taught us the basics of crampon...More

Thank Rachel D
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

The ice climbing was absolutely the best. Very beautiful, very grand, you’ve never seen anything like it. And our guide Kelsy, she did a great job. She was a yuuuuge help. A real class act. You couldn’t think of a better guide, really. The best.

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Great experience, well worth it if you are in the area. Short trip up in the helicopter but the view of the glacier is amazing. Was able to spend plenty of time on the glacier and got to try so fun stuff and was well...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Without hesitation, the heli hike was my favorite part of our NZ trip. Lisa and Julia were incredible guides and the experience of being inside an ice cave was something I’ll never forget. Be sure to drink some glacier water. I’ll be dreaming of jumping...More

Thank Lilly L
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Such an amazing day! There are so many adventure and adrenaline activities to choose from in New Zealand but I'm so glad we chose this one. We did the 7:30 tour with Fox Glacier Guiding for the 4 hour hiking trip. We were the only...More

2  Thank Roxanne-Baker55
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

My friend and I have been travelling for 4.5months around the world and we absolutely loved our Heli-hike! Originally scheduled for the day before, the staff on reception were so good about keeping us informed about the weather conditions and moving us onto a trip...More

1  Thank TravellerM2
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

This is the second time we have done this trip with this company, the first being 10 years ago. Both times the company have been professional and take safety seriously, at the same time making the trip fun and informative. The glacier itself is incredible,...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Though the glacier itself was a wonder, and the organization of the heli-hike good, I was extremely disappointed with the company's attitude and reaction (or lack of) to an incident at the beginning of the hike. Already on the glacier, while putting on my crampons,...More

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FoxGlacierGuiding, other at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

It is with regret we have read your review about the incident involving your camera during your Heli Hike with us on the Fox Glacier. As per our email thread with you we would like to reiterate that we are extremely sorry that this occurred....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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Jli1006
23 January 2018|
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Response from H D | Reviewed this property |
Would not be concerned about that. Easy hike adapted to the group young or old. 9 years is a great age ti explore and will love it going through the 'caves'. More challenging for 50+ than for 9 years ...do take different... More
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