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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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Hiking on a Glacier, WOW!

We liked Fox Glacier better than Franz Josef Glacier because it is less crowded. We chose a... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Gregory S
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
Truly unique

One of the coolest things I've done. The helicopter ride up was soooooo cool. Maybe because it was... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
DamoTravels23
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Ballarat, Australia
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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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+64 3-751 0825
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

We liked Fox Glacier better than Franz Josef Glacier because it is less crowded. We chose a helicopter trip up onto the glacier. We got out and did a guided hike of the glacier for a couple hours. It was truly amazing. They give you...More

Thank Gregory S
FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Your trip sounded like the ultimate as in seeing, touching, feeling, listening and learning about the place we call home. Good on you for being so engaged in what we had to offer,...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

One of the coolest things I've done. The helicopter ride up was soooooo cool. Maybe because it was my first ride in a chopper but loved it. The workers are really organised and get you all set up for your hike straight away. We had...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing adventure, we had a beautiful day, sunny, not to cold. The shop where you leave from is really well equipped, got great sunglasses that fit comfortably over my eyeglasses. Guides were relaxed, but there to help you at anytime. Our guy was an encyclopedia...More

Thank opal43
FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

We're really pleased to hear you were so engaged with the educational value of our experience, it sounds like we could have taken advantage of your reciprocal knowledge about US glaciers! Just call us "glacier geeks". Thank you for sharing your time with us on...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Fox Glacier Guiding has helped us to turn our pre-wedding photos into reality with amazing natural glacier background that i have never seen before. The manager Jo communicated our plan very well until the D-day when everything had been prepared for us. We only can...More

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FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hi Criest Thanks for choosing our team to be involved in your pre-wedding photo shoot. We love having the opportunity to be trusted with something so important to the happy couple and very heart warming for us. As you found out a private heli hike...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

My young niece and myself (late fifties) had such fun on the Heli Flying Fox Hike in April. The weather was kind to us, quite mild around 12-14C and frequently sunny so we enjoyed the great views around us. The hike on the glacier was...More

Thank Lai Chin L
FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

How special to be sharing experiences with your niece. We hope that you got some great photographs to complement the memories you took away and thank you for choosing our team to help you create them. We hope the rest of your holiday has or...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

did a half day helihike. first time on a helicopter for the both of us so its probably not surprising that we were thrilled about that. it is not as scary as that depicted in the movies. calm and steady all the way. it was...More

Thank snll88
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

On a brilliantly chilly and calm morning we ventured to the heli hike with Fox Guiding Guiding. The anticipation for the trek was palpable after we were designated the first Heli up to the glacier. Once on the glacier we slipped and skidded our way...More

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FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thanks for spending the time to give us your indepth account of your time with us. Ultimately experiences are subjective so we love to get insight into how people see their individual trips. To this end we are quite curious about a couple of comments...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

The Fox Glacier Guiding team provides a safe, informative, and fun experience. From the adventure of flying up to the glacier via helicopter and the spectacular views, to the lessons on safety and techniques, to the amount of time you get to explore on the...More

Thank Balfour S
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

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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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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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