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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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Great! Even for those that have been on glaciers before

We were with group of 10 friedns on a helihike. Almost each one of us used to walk on glaciers in... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Marcin_Mentel
Fantastic morning on Fox glacier

Helihike with guide Danny was outstanding from start to finish. We were blessed with perfect... read more

Reviewed 3 March 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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  • Average4%
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“heli hike” (300 reviews)
“ice climbing” (57 reviews)
“flying fox” (37 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 19:00
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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+64 3-751 0825
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We were with group of 10 friedns on a helihike. Almost each one of us used to walk on glaciers in Himalayas but still tour was one of highlights of whole NZ road trips. Perfectly organized, informative guide and a lot of fun on the...More

Thank Marcin_Mentel
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Helihike with guide Danny was outstanding from start to finish. We were blessed with perfect weather: not a single cloud and no wind. Danny was informative and safety-conscious and showed us some wonderful features on the glacier including a beautiful ice arch. Highly recommended.

Thank herebedragons
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We took a heli-hike on Fox Glacier a couple of weeks ago. Our guide was Phil, such a friendly, lovely and professional young guide! We are tight on money so considered the heli hike for a long time, but I can assure you that it...More

Thank Sevy S
FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

We appreciate the effort and thought that went into considering the value of our Flying Fox: Heli Hike experience prior to your decision to join us. We appreciate that it is a big investment and glad to read you have taken away some lovely memories...More

Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Went on the 2 hour walk to the Glacier. Our guide Fei, was considerate, knowledgeable and careful on our behalf. Two hours turned into 3.5hrs, so we got a lot more for our money. Fascinating trip.

Thank Shirley B
FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank you for your review about the Fox Trail: Terminal Face Walk and your comment about your guide Fei. We will make sure he sees it, we know he will appreciate it. Kind Regards Jo On Behalf of the Fox Glacier Guiding Team

Reviewed 28 February 2017

Fox Glacier, also known as Glacier Country - the wild side of the west coast / South Island New Zealand. With Fox being the second of the 2 most accessible Glaciers in the country and sadly as it continues retreating, the 13km Glacier is now...More

Thank Norman H
FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Welcome back! What a day you had on the Flying Fox: Heli Hike with Cam. You're right that the Fox Glacier township has a more village feel as opposed to the larger tourist centre of Franz Josef. We also find that some people do not...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017

My top rated experience with my wife in all of New Zealand. Just know going in that there is a 50/50 chance the weather will cooperate with you, and hope for some luck! We were not so fortunate at first, our first reservation was canceled...More

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FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

You're welcome! Thank you for your lovely review and feedback about the video walk-through on how the glacier is formed. You're right a picture is worth a 1000 words. We'll take this suggestion back to our next team meeting for discussion. Your advice about allowing...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Did the Heli Hike tour today and our guide Jules was fantastic! It's a short helicopter ride to the glacier and from their you get your spiked shoes and off you go. She explained how the glaciers move and change and answered all questions we...More

Thank Jason P
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Great experience with the short helicopter ride and hike on ice. Amazing guides who were friendly & informative and helpful with photo-taking. Total ice time was ~3hours which includes sliding around in the ice caves.

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Our guide was Allison and she was great! We had a total of 4 people in our group. My husband and I were slower than the other two people, and she made sure we felt comfortable. She sets up 2 climbing ropes (usually a hard...More

Thank Amelia B
FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your ice climbing experience and hearing the elements of tailor-making for the various abilities as this is what this trip is all about. Challenging yourself. Thank you for letting us know it was the highlight of your trip and acknowledging your...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great morning heli hiking today on the Fox Glacier. A big thank you to the whole Fox guiding team, friendly and good fun but serious about what they do. Zak you were brilliant! Informative, funny and cool at the same time, not an easy trick...More

1  Thank Mike G
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Ryan F
Is there likely to be ice/snow in late October? If not is it still worth the trip
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
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Maribcost
We wish to see ice caves. We will be there mid April. Is this possible and is there a lot of walking/climbing involved?
16 March 2017|
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Response from J S | Reviewed this property |
There is about 2.5 - 3 hours of walking, but in my mind it was relatively easy walking. They will give you leather boots and thick socks that are comfortable and good for the hike--I brought my own, but elected to use... More
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