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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 half-day tour

We did the 'Flying Fox' tour with Zach and really enjoyed it. The helicopter ride up gives you a... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
pboropixie
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Incredible

Fox Glacier Guiding were fantastic. We booked a couple of months in advance to do a half day... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
amandaclark56
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Melbourne, 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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“heli hike” (319 reviews)
“ice climbing” (61 reviews)
“full day hike” (26 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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+64 3-751 0825
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

We did the 'Flying Fox' tour with Zach and really enjoyed it. The helicopter ride up gives you a great view of the glacier. It was then a fun couple of hours walking around on the glacier learning about it. An experience that is well...More

Thank pboropixie
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Fox Glacier Guiding were fantastic. We booked a couple of months in advance to do a half day guiding on the glacier, and the day of our tour, the weather was horrendous. The company would not compromise on safety. We were efficiently booked onto the...More

Thank amandaclark56
FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thank you for your review and accentuating our level of safety. Safety is indeed non-negotiable and paramount throughout everything we do. It was fantastic to read that the weather cleared enough so you got to explore the delights of Fox Glacier and even see one...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We lucked out and had a perfect day to fly into the Glacier with the heli-hike tour. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life! The ride was fantastic and our time on the glacier was wonderful. Checking out the caves and...More

Thank Becky M
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We booked this tour a day before the trip and was lucky to be able to get 2 last remaining slots. There were 2 trips a day during winter (8:50am or 11:50am) and we took the later slot at 11:50am. Everyone were punctual to arrive...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We were unlucky enough to get some bad weather on our first attempt to get on the glacier. We stayed around till the following day and we were lucky to get a stunning day. From the staff to the experience it was A1. What an...More

Thank MattyAspinall
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

When friends and family ask what was my favorite thing I did in NZ, I tell them: “The day we went ice climbing on Fox Glacier!” Seriously, we had the time of our lives on the all-day “Fox It Up: Heli Ice Climbing” tour. There...More

Thank Bana J
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We were unable to do a helicopter ride, instead we saw the glacier from the viewpoint close to Lake Matheson. Really impressive, albeit from a distance- still great though. Don't bother with the Valley Walk, there's an uphill section that is quite strenuous and for...More

Thank LauraEvans88
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Supposed to go on the 850am Heli hike but it was cancelled due to rain. Decided to wait till 1050am session to see if there's any improvement of the weather. Thank God.. the weather improved and the 1050am heli hike was a go! The helicopter...More

Thank Philsonneo
FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Awesome, you did it! You have also given great advice too about being flexible with your time with us. One thing is for sure about operating in an alpine environment, the weather changes fast and it's worth keeping an eye on that weather forecast. Thanks...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

we did the 4 hours heli hike with them and it was absolutely amazing..if u hv the money for it i highly revomment doing the heli hike in either fox or franz josef glaciers..also keep in mind the weather can b really bad suddenly so...More

Thank Megha C
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Our guide Thomas was informative with details about Fox Glacier. Don't think that the guided tour had anything really special included, which is really why you book on a guided tour. Save yourself some money and visit at your own leisure.

Thank Matt T
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jojo255061
31 July 2017|
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Response from pboropixie | Reviewed this property |
There are more people in a heli-hiking group than can fit in one helicopter so they do several flights to get everyone up on to the ice. Also the weight in the helicopter has to be balanced, so groups may be split up for the... More
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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
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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
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