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Fox Glacier Guiding

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Address: 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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07:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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It's our privilege to guide you on the West Coast's largest and less...

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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Brilliant experience

We managed to re-book this after it was cancelled because of poor weather. We changed our plans to be able to fit it in and it didn't disappoint!! It is such a unique experience... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We managed to re-book this after it was cancelled because of poor weather. We changed our plans to be able to fit it in and it didn't disappoint!! It is such a unique experience and the guides were professional and informative. We had a brilliant hike and loved every minute!! Thank you to Jude who was our brilliant guide!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic walk to view Fox Glacier. Guides Jon and Kirsten were very knowledgeable and helpful. Would recommend to everyone!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic half day on the glacier today. The weather was great and the hike was lots of fun. Our guide Larn, and everyone else from the crew were knowledgeable and helpful and friendly. The landscape on the glacier is from out of this world. We saw archers, climbed into ice caves and saw ice rivers tens of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

After checking in to the motel nearby, we wanted to do this Helihike but we were asked to come back the next morning to do the Helihike as the weather did not permit helicopters to fly that day. And so, we were booked on the next morning's group where we were told that if the weather still remains bad, they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The four of us went on a heli hike at fox and it was a wonderful experience. The helicopter ride was a highlight. The guides were knowledgable, funny and made sure everyone is safe. This is a must do for everyone with a low/moderate fitness level. Not recommended for the elderly as you can slip easily on ice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

There are two glaciers in Franz Josef. One of these is the Fox glacier. Both of them are unique since they grow in this part of NZ which is actually a rainforest. We arrived in the evening at about 4 pm and started the trek to the glacier. It's a good 40 min walk and very easy to do except... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We did the heli hike first thing in the morning, as tends to cloud over in the afternoon. Professional in every sense and although 30 of us were booked on .. the way they got us up yo the Glacier in groups was effective and efficient. Our guide was good and allowed plenty of time for photos. Great experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We were so incredibly lucky to go on a perfect sunny day! Our guide was amazing and the glacier had so many little pockets to look through and shimmy down. The helicopter ride there was great too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The tour met at the Fox Glacier Guiding building beside the Hobnail café in town. We were outfitted by a well-organized and trained crew. It was rainy the day we went and they supplied us with hiking boots, socks, backpack, hiking poles and full weather rain pants and hooded coat. The quality of garments was very good and I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We did the half day heli hike, it was absolutely amazing. The guide was really informative and the helicopter ride was spectacular. Landing on ice is definitely a unique holiday experience. Make sure to bring a sunscreen, and dress appropriately. We went in the beginning of summer and while it starts of cool at the top, you'll warm up very... More 

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