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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
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+64 3-751 0825
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07:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Two of us did a terminal walk and were so grateful we paid for a tour on a rainy day. Guides took us further than general public, provided wet weather gear and were very friendly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2017
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Bendigo, Australia
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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Two of us did a terminal walk and were so grateful we paid for a tour on a rainy day. Guides took us further than general public, provided wet weather gear and were very friendly and knowledgable. Highly recommend especially if the weather is sub-par.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Very nice experience with Heli-Hike Fox Glacier : very friendly guide, amazing views. We had the chance to see it under a nice blue sky ! I highly recommend. The only '-' is for some helicopter pilots who are not always really friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We booked the flying fox heli hike and absolutely loved every second of it. We were told the weather had been bad for many weeks leading up to our trip and most tours had to be canceled for safety reasons. We were extremely lucky with the weather and took the 1:00 tour. This was my friends first helicopter ride and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

You come to Fox Glacier town to see its namesake glacier of course, and this tour does not disappoint. Of course, you hear horror stories of crashing helicopters on this glacier, but Fox seems to be a very safety conscious and professional outfit but for those like me, uneasy flying, it was a bit of a leap of faith but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We did the extreme heli hike and had a fantastic time. The day started sunny and we explored ice caves, saw the waterfall, and had a go at a variety of ice climbs. The provided lunch was excellent (you get a voucher to exchange for your choice of food before you go; sandwiches, cakes etc.) Our guide Cam was knowledgeable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I was travelling with my friends and they have an infant so we opt for the guided hike up to terminal point. Our guide was helpful and knowledgeable and we could feel his passion for the glacier. He explained how the advancing and retreating glacier has affected the landscape.He also taught us which plants were poisonous and which were used... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We managed to re-book this after it was cancelled because of poor weather. We changed our plans to be able to fit it in and it didn't disappoint!! It is such a unique experience and the guides were professional and informative. We had a brilliant hike and loved every minute!! Thank you to Jude who was our brilliant guide!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic walk to view Fox Glacier. Guides Jon and Kirsten were very knowledgeable and helpful. Would recommend to everyone!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic half day on the glacier today. The weather was great and the hike was lots of fun. Our guide Larn, and everyone else from the crew were knowledgeable and helpful and friendly. The landscape on the glacier is from out of this world. We saw archers, climbed into ice caves and saw ice rivers tens of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

After checking in to the motel nearby, we wanted to do this Helihike but we were asked to come back the next morning to do the Helihike as the weather did not permit helicopters to fly that day. And so, we were booked on the next morning's group where we were told that if the weather still remains bad, they... More 

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