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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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Kind and helpful Guide

The guide very very kind and helpful, with informative and funny commentary. Nice to hav this tour... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
David L
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Unique experience, well organized (though build in some buffer as there was some delay)

We had a fun experience doing the half-day heli hike in December. Some pros / cons listed... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
kbun
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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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State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

The guide very very kind and helpful, with informative and funny commentary. Nice to hav this tour in our trip.

Thank David L
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We had a fun experience doing the half-day heli hike in December. Some pros / cons listed below: Pros: 1) Well-organized - they loan you hiking boots, crampons, jackets, waterproof bags to put jackets in, etc. Everything went smoothly and relatively on time 2) Helicopter...More

Thank kbun
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

From friendly, efficient service to wow factor helicopter ride to beautiful hike on Fox Glacier, i couldn’t fault this trip at all. Our guide Anna was funny, informative and really made our hike that much better. Worth every penny!!

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

I can't rave enough about this trip! It truly way the most enjoyable day I had all year. We booked the half-day Heli Hike for mid-December. When we arrived in the township, we found out that not enough people had booked the trip (I think...More

Thank Chris A
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The heli-hike tour was awesome. They flew us up onto the glacier, then our guide led us around through ice caves, across crevasses and to great picture-taking spots. The glacier is constantly moving and changing but our guide found all of the features we wanted...More

Thank Kenneth M
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We were initially disappointed when we found we couldn’t go on the Glacier by foot but the guided walk was well worth the fee. Our guide was really informative and was able to take us off the standard track. He answered all the kids questions...More

Thank Becky S
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We lucked out on our one day here that the weather cooperated so we could hike the glacier. Worth every penny! I would've liked to have gone a little slower during the hike so we could have taken pictures more comfortably but even with the...More

Thank Rebecca G
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

The Fox Glacier Heli Hike was such an amazing experience. Quick helicopter flight to the glacier with great hike to follow. The guides, Larn & Mitch made the experience one to remember, very informative with great personalities. Highly recommend if you visit Fox Glacier.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

This was the best experience (among many) on my tour of the South island. I've always wanted to do an helicopter flight and to combine it with hiking on a Glacier was just amazing. Or guides were great, really friendly, passing in loads of information...More

Thank Garry H
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We did the Terminal Face Walk, it's not worth the money at all. The paid tour trail is even not as good as the free Fox Glacier Valley trail. The tour guide is fun and nice, but the trail is too poor and significantly over...More

Thank Linzi Z
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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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fay m
11 January 2018|
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Response from LovetheOrient | Reviewed this property |
Minimum age for the heli hike is 9 years. Not sure about the guided hike since we didn’t do that you can send an email to the company, they are pretty good at responding
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jan d
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Response from SingLai | Reviewed this property |
For fox glacier, the end of the self walk is up a slope which is still very much far away from the glacier. Though the view along the way is great. If it rains, the path may be closed. I experienced that due to fallen trees... More
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