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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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Top 3 activity in NZ

I have tried many things in New Zealand. It is one of the best activities I have ever done. It was... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
hannah z
Christchurch, New Zealand
via mobile
Better to do this walk with a guide

We had been told not to go on a guided tour because you could see the glacier if you took the walk... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Cairns, 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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State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0825
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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
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had been told not to go on a guided tour because you could see the glacier if you took the walk on your own. We chose to do the guided tour and our guide Simon was awesome. Very knowledgable and fun. He took us...More

1  Thank russdon3
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Larn was our guide on Tuesday the 4th of April. We had a fabulous time and lots of sunshine and got some amazing photos as well. thanks for the awesome experience.

Thank wardie5
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It was my 1st time on a helicopter and the close up view of the glacier was amazing. 5 things i love about this tour: 1. Close up view of the Magnificent Glacier. Just go and u will be speechless. 2. Lots of ice caves...More

Thank Shila A
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We had booked a helihike but it was cancelled due to the weather therefore we went for a guided tour of the fox glacier valley. It was interesting to see the glacier from a different perspective. Our guide was Jules and she was amazing -...More

Thank rachbb1
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Professional and efficient staff safely get you up to fox glacier via helicopter. They provide you with boots, jackets, and crampons. Guides safely show you around the glacier, offering historic and scientific facts and data throughout the tour.

Thank Baukus19
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Our tour had to be rescheduled due to w eather but well worth the wait. Our tour guide Kat was awesome and gave us the best experience. Definitely recommend it to everyone.

1  Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Philip Cadzow - amazing guide but needs to work on his stair building ability. However, forget being an icebreaker. Philip is the ultimate heartbreaker. He melts hearts faster than global warming melts glaciers. But this is all okay, because his tour of the glacier was...More

2  Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Did the flying fox heli tour. We were lucky enough to spend around 3 hours on the glacier. We had Jude to lead our group whilst walking on the ice and he was great and able to answer all of our questions informatively. Jude also...More

Thank salew123
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We did a half day heli-hike with Philip. He was friendly, enthusiastic, and talkative. I felt very safe in his hands. The helicopter was awesome and the pilot was friendly. Be aware that the actual ride is only about 3-5 minutes. They get you all...More

Thank cmk042288
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Questions & Answers
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