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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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Supposed to go on the 850am Heli hike but it was cancelled due to rain. Decided to wait till 1050am... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
keep extra day if u dont wana miss the heli hike

we did the 4 hours heli hike with them and it was absolutely amazing..if u hv the money for it i... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Megha C
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
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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” (305 reviews)
“ice climbing” (58 reviews)
“half day trip” (25 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0825
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Supposed to go on the 850am Heli hike but it was cancelled due to rain. Decided to wait till 1050am session to see if there's any improvement of the weather. Thank God.. the weather improved and the 1050am heli hike was a go! The helicopter...More

Thank Philsonneo
FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Awesome, you did it! You have also given great advice too about being flexible with your time with us. One thing is for sure about operating in an alpine environment, the weather changes fast and it's worth keeping an eye on that weather forecast. Thanks...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

we did the 4 hours heli hike with them and it was absolutely amazing..if u hv the money for it i highly revomment doing the heli hike in either fox or franz josef glaciers..also keep in mind the weather can b really bad suddenly so...More

Thank Megha C
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Our guide Thomas was informative with details about Fox Glacier. Don't think that the guided tour had anything really special included, which is really why you book on a guided tour. Save yourself some money and visit at your own leisure.

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Yesterday I took part in the "Fox it Up" ice climbing trip and it was the best experience of my trip to New Zealand. My Guide was Sarah from Canada and she was fantastic. She is friendly, patient, and confident in her skills. For a...More

Thank Marc K
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This is definitely a must do! There's no way of getting the proper glacier experience without the proper tour either. We did the heli-hike tour, where you are flown via helicopter on a fun little trip to and from the glacier. And are guided on...More

Thank mietta f
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Helihike, different from the terminal face walk, can really get you immersive into the wonder of nature. From the instant of getting into the helicopter, and looking down to the massive icecap in the middle of the valley would pump up your body immediately, regardless...More

Thank Fei_Wu1
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Walking up to the Glacier was a beautiful & dramatic walk. Our guide Philip was great, very knowledgeable about the Glacier & the geologic processes that form the whole area. Going on a guide pd walk got us closer to the face of the Glacier...More

Thank HeidiAussie
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We loved the heli-hike with Fox Glacier Guiding! Our guide, Jude, was friendly and knowledgeable, and we saw lots of cool ice features on the glacier.

Thank Maia Z
Reviewed 20 April 2017

A friend and I decided to use Fox Glacier Guiding for our heli/hike trip and they were fantastic. Our guide John was brilliant and having had this down as one of the highlights of our trip we were not disappointed. John made sure of our...More

Thank Talitha B
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I have tried many things in New Zealand. It is one of the best activities I have ever done. It was even more impressive than the helicopter trip in Mount Cook. The weather was very supportive and the glacier walk last more than 3 hours...More

Thank hannah z
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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
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