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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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Worth every penny

We did the heli hike. Very good expirience, yes very expencive but is worth it. Our guide Jon was... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
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Company was amazing, hike was average

Due to time constraints, were were only able to do the terminal face walk. After checking in, they... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
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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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State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0825
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

We did the heli hike. Very good expirience, yes very expencive but is worth it. Our guide Jon was just an all round good guy with very much knowhow an humour. The hike is just breathtaking. And the flight over also very good. Just be...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Due to time constraints, were were only able to do the terminal face walk. After checking in, they company hooked us up with hiking boots and socks! Probably read in the fine print, but was great as we didnt have our with us at the...More

Thank friggest
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This is a spectacular way to spend a day if you like to hike and want a bit of adventure. We took a helicopter to Fox Glacier donned our crampons and with the help of our amazing guide Tim had a wonderful afternoon hiking the...More

Thank Gardenguru15
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Booked the Heli Hike for the morning as recommended by the Staff when I was emailing with questions, reason being that the weather can change on a dime and flights can get cancelled. Book the morning and then better chance for the rest of the...More

Thank maccy78
Reviewed 20 November 2017

My husband and I have never been in a helicopter but have walked on a few small glaciers before in Colorado. This tour was very cool! The group was a little big (20) and of all experience levels hiking wise. Not everyone was comfortable walking...More

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Fox Guides are a very professional and competent team. Everything from the booking to the introduction on security etc. , while providing equipment and in gettting us up to the glacier with the Heli was clearly professional and efficient as well as in a very...More

Thank Konrad E
Reviewed 19 November 2017

The experience of preparation to board the helicopter was chaotic and very rush. Perhaps due to the bad weather forecast in the afternoon, the rush for time was very real for our trip in the morning. Fellow tourists were rushing and jostling to get pants,...More

Thank SingLai
Reviewed 19 November 2017

My husband and I didn't know exactly what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised with the service and the information provided by the amazing tour guides. We saw so many incredible things and learned so much. Being that we don't know how long this...More

Thank Nicole V
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We did glacier walk. As we had 7 years old son with us, we couldn’t go for Hely Hike. Glacier walk was good. It was around one and half hours walk. They provide shoes, rain jacket and a bag pack too. Our tour guides gave...More

Thank Maithili S
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Did the half day heli hike. Definitely worth the money. Had about 3 hours up on the glacier. Our guides Larn and Mitch were knowledgeable and friendly. Very well staffed and organized. Highly recommended

Thank Michelle H
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fay m
11 January 2018|
Response from LovetheOrient | Reviewed this property |
Minimum age for the heli hike is 9 years. Not sure about the guided hike since we didn’t do that you can send an email to the company, they are pretty good at responding
jan d
2 January 2018|
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Response from SingLai | Reviewed this property |
For fox glacier, the end of the self walk is up a slope which is still very much far away from the glacier. Though the view along the way is great. If it rains, the path may be closed. I experienced that due to fallen trees... More
sagar s
14 December 2017|
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Response from DavidMelb | Reviewed this property |
You meet in the middle of the town and they provide a bus for the short trip to the helipad.