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Fox Glacier Guiding

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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“heli hike” (365 reviews)
“ice climbing” (68 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We were a group of friends who did this trip together. Very well organised, safely managed and the hike on the glacier was amazing. Thank u!

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

We booked to full day experience which was tailored to suit our small group of four so a mix of hiking climbing and abseiling. Very experienced and very professional but friendly and fin so an excellent combination. as with all mountains you have to be...More

1  Thank Roland B
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I did the Extreme Fox experience which was 8 hours of absolute fun! The helicopter ride was great, very scenic and got interesting info along the short trip (~5-10 minutes ride). The glacier experience was simply epic! Climbing, abseiling, getting to know...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We had a brilliant time. Very well organised with fabulous guides ( Thank you Mi - Chi) Who really took time to ensure we were both happy and safe. Helicopter experience was very good. We landed right on the glacier. Protective clothing was provided to...More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We went on the heli hike and it was awesome! Yes, it is expensive, but considering the cost to fly a helicopter with NZ gas prices, it’s not too bad. Our tour was at 9:50 and we ended up being the last tour of the...More

Thank beentie
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

First off, we had a great experience on our glacier trip. You really can’t beat the feeling of being up there in that other worldly environment. Our guide Andy did a wonderful job showing us around the glacier. That said, I feel like there’s a...More

Thank sdballer25
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Firstly, these guys are excellent. Our booking on the Heli Hike was cancelled due to bad weather and they called us 45 minutes before and let us know. They offered 2 alternatives for the following day, or another day to suit us as well as...More

Thank errnie-the-greek
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We booked the heli-hiking trip, which was cancelled due to the unfavourable weather. Luckily I had read that this happens frequently, so we planned to spend also the next day in the area: and we had luck, we could rebook to a morning tour on...More

Thank Lengyelek
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

My wife & I had the pleasure of joining the 6.50am group, lead by our guide Levi, for an informative & fun exploration of Fox Glacier. The entire operation was thoroughly professional, & our guide's genuine love for this remarkable environment quite contagious. We would...More

Thank David H
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Great experience! I did the Heli Hike Tour in February 2018 and it was amazing! The guide were very friendly and helped you with everything. You can borrow waterproof pants, jackets and bags. You also get boots for the hiking. The helicopter flight to the...More

Thank 1lary8
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Geoffrey_Chapman
30 March 2018|
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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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