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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
Phone Number:
+64 3-751 0825
07:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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My party of 7 'young at heart & reasonably fit' 60 years old went on the helihike! It was absolutely fantastic and one of the highlights of our 4 week tour of New Zealand. All of... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

My party of 7 'young at heart & reasonably fit' 60 years old went on the helihike! It was absolutely fantastic and one of the highlights of our 4 week tour of New Zealand. All of the staff were very friendly and equally efficient. At all times we felt safe and confident in their guiding. It's a must do when... More 

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FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments about your time with us and the recommendation. We appreciate the acknowledgment of our team as a whole and the level of safety you felt. How fantastic for the 7 of you to be taking a trip together around New Zealand for a month. We hope that you have taken away a wealth of... More 

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I took this trip on a great sunny Saturday in mid- February. Kelsey our guide was brilliant - taking us on the most wonderful walk on Fox Glacier after a helicopter flight from the village to the glacier. She was knowledgeable and great fun, encouraging all members of the group to join in. This really was a... More 

Thank Denise S
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

I'm so glad that the weather cleared enough for us to do this tour. There was a little bit of juggling at the start trying to get correct weights for the helicopter flights (which is understandable) but after that everything ran really smoothly. As it was my first helicopter flight it added to the fun and it gives a good... More 

Thank Victoria R
Sarsfield, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

It was a glorious sunny morning this morning. The day was made better by our guide Paige who was sensational. She had a great personality, was knowledgeable and made our guided experience of Fox Glacier personal and memorable. Great work Paige remember to look up the East Gippsland Adventure Festival love to see you there in Australia. Regards Joe (Mayor... More 

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Upper Moutere, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

A memorable family adventure on the glacier, we took the heli-hike option and our 9-year-old daughter loved the helicopter ride as much as the two-and-a-half hours spent exploring the ice. It's not a cheap trip but once you've done it you appreciate that it provides excellent value for money. All helped by very slick, efficient, friendly staff and our guide... More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had Sara (Sarah?) as our group's fox it up heli climb on a beautiful sunny day. She was on point with safety and instruction during the whole trip. She told us that we were lucky in being the second full day group in the summer that went all the way through without having to go back due to weather conditions.... More 

Thank James S
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Only 33 hikers on the glacier at any one time (plus guides and a few ice climbers) meant that we weren't tripping over each other. Transported onto the glaciers in groups of 6 although as it happened there was just the two of us plus the pilot and guide for our flights. Very well guided tour on the glacier -... More 

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Thanks to our guide Sarah for being so awesome! If your second guessing yourself about doing this heli hike your stop and book it right now! Such a great experience and had a fantastic time. It's a once in a lifetime experience! Must do! Thanks Sarah and the team for the day we will recommend it to everyone!

Thank SxcSarah23
Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is definitely my favorite part in New Zealand. The tour I booked is Fox it up(IceClimbing), which takes more strength but with thrilling experience. Before we departed for this trip, the reception told us that the trip might end earlier because of the bad weather. I hesitated for a while but eventually still wanted to give it a try.... More 

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Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

My teen daughter got to go on the four hour heli hike and had an amazing time. The staff were friendly, organised and very safety conscious. This will be a memory that will last a life time.

Thank Jodi H

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