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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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Heli Hike a must do in Fox

Only 1 word can describe marvelous. Well done to Fox Glacier and special thanks to the guide... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
SleepySteven
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Great Guides

We did the Flying Fox Heli Hike and it was definitely a great way to see the glacier. It's a bit... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
dr_j_now
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Germantown, Wisconsin
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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.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“heli hike” (313 reviews)
“ice climbing” (60 reviews)
“half day trip” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 19:00
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 29 June 2017

Only 1 word can describe marvelous. Well done to Fox Glacier and special thanks to the guide Steve. Excellent service, amazing experience and best guiding tour. From the ground to the glacier even during the tour everything is perfect and the guide is so experience...More

Thank SleepySteven
FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thanks for your double thumbs up, we appreciate it. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us in our special part of the world and we hope that you got some great photos to go along with those special memories. Safe Travels. Jo On Behalf...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017

We did the Flying Fox Heli Hike and it was definitely a great way to see the glacier. It's a bit pricey, but they do take great care of you by providing a good amount of the gear necessary to keep you safe and dry...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent trip friendly and knowledgeable guides highly recommended if you are in this part of New Zealand

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Went on a heli hike in June, and it was my absolute favorite activity of my 2 week trip to New Zealand. It is a little costly but worth every penny and this company had the best rate we could find to get on the...More

Thank mvonbarg12
FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

We're humbled to read that we were your "absolute favourite activity" during your time in NZ. Thank you very much for that. Thank you also for you kind words about Kat and Lisa, we know that they will appreciate them and we will bring your...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Was definently the highlight of our trip The staff were amazing, friendly and very informative, and showed a variety of the special formations made on the glacier Cant thank these guys enough on the experience they provided which my boyfriend had organised with them to...More

Thank nete093
FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Congratulations on your engagement, we feel so privileged to be chosen as a venue for such a special occasion, thanks. We hope that we have left you with some awesome photography to remember the trip by and thank you for acknowledging our team or the...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Flexible with our booking due to weather. Professional guide with a fun and laid back approach (John) Time on the ice was perfect for us. Would recommend this trip to anyone.

Thank Andrew Lucinda F
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We had a great ice climbing experiences with the fox it up deal. Myself along with my wife and our daughter had wonderful experiences, great time in the hands of professional guides. We started off with been equipped with well care top of line climbing...More

Thank Dharama S
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

My partner and I organised the Glacier Terminal Walk, the walk was very scenic and beauriful but out tour guide, Jon made the trip that extra bit special for us! The trip was not only scenic but so informative as well!! Would highly reccomend the...More

Thank Brianna T
FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We always appreciate hearing about the value of our Fox Trail: Terminal Face Walk, our Fox Valley walk as there is a high level of focus on the information given by our guides. It's such...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic day. The weather was perfect. The guides Lisa and Kate were exceptional. My claustrophobia and unsteady feet on the ice were no problem. They couldn't of been more helpful. My husband really enjoyed the new ice cave. We would recommend it to...More

Thank Kim N
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I booked this trip to experience something I haven't done before, and the trip just exceeded all my expectations. The service was fantastic. Our guides Lisa and Callum were very experienced and also had a great sense of humour which made the trip more enjoyable....More

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FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Good for you booking a different experience! We couldn't ask for anything better than for your expectations to be exceeded by it. Thank you for acknowledging your time with Lisa and Callum, the guides always love to hear that they are appreciated. We hope that...More

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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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