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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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  • Average3%
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“heli hike” (363 reviews)
“ice climbing” (67 reviews)
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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 29 January 2018 via mobile

At first I thought this was a bit pricey, do worth the money. The tour provides clothing and shoes, the helicopter ride was such fun, however the seeing the glacier left us all astonished. The tour was brilliant I would do it again in a...More

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

Thank you for coming to visit our little slice of paradise! We were happy to read that you enjoyed our Flying Fox Heli Hike experience and have taken away some gorgeous photos to look back on and share when you get home. Thank you also...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

We went on the heli-hike tour of Fox Glacier and it was excellent for several very good reasons: a. Very professional and safe service - I don’t normally like heli flights having done a lot in my job, but the airframe was quality and the...More

2  Thank Neil T
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

An unbelievable experience for the whole family. Levi was a great guide. Pure adrenaline from the helicopter ride and then tramping across the glacier with clamp-ons. Worth shelling out for.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Our Fox Glacier Heli Hike was one of the highlights of our trip, and our trip was full of highlights! Yes, it is expensive but if you can afford it, do it! Nothing compares to being on the ice and actually interacting with the glacier....More

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

Great advice, our alpine environment is totally weather dependent so flexibility is key. Thanks for taking the time to post your review, we feel very satisfied to hear when our visitors appreciate the place we call home as much as we do. Enjoy your memories....More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We did the heli-hike and had an amazing time. The helicopter ride was so much fun, the views were stunning, the guide was really knowledgable (Mitch? Can't remember his name!). One of the more expensive things I've done here but absolutely worth it for what...More

Thank Ema R
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

An experience like I have never had before. Spending several hours hiking the glacier with our incredible guide Tim. On the trip we saw ice caves, waterfalls and crevasses on the glacier. The Heli ride up and back was also great!

Thank Patrick C
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed the Heli-hike guided by Beth. She was a phenomenal experienced glacier guide. Would highly recommend Fox Glacier for anyone looking for an out of this world experience.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We did the heli-hike last week when we were in NZ and it was amazing, the highlight of our time in NZ! All of the guides were excellent and very helpful and knowledgeable, and the scenery was spectacular. Would highly recommend!

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

I had a blast doing this. I went on my own and we had a group of 6 plus our guide. It was nice having a smaller group. Our guide was Lucas and he was kind, funny, personable and was able to answer any and...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Initially as you drive in it is more spectacular than the Franz Jose glacier but that’s where it ends. The fox glacier is much harder to get to, the walk not as pretty (forest vs grey stones) and the glacier itself further away. Did not...More

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Geoffrey_Chapman
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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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