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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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Exciting and Scenic

Professional and efficient staff safely get you up to fox glacier via helicopter. They provide you... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
via mobile
Awesome glacier tour

Our tour had to be rescheduled due to w eather but well worth the wait. Our tour guide Kat was... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Kevin L
via mobile
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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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“ice climbing” (59 reviews)
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State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0825
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Professional and efficient staff safely get you up to fox glacier via helicopter. They provide you with boots, jackets, and crampons. Guides safely show you around the glacier, offering historic and scientific facts and data throughout the tour.

Thank Baukus19
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Our tour had to be rescheduled due to w eather but well worth the wait. Our tour guide Kat was awesome and gave us the best experience. Definitely recommend it to everyone.

1  Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Philip Cadzow - amazing guide but needs to work on his stair building ability. However, forget being an icebreaker. Philip is the ultimate heartbreaker. He melts hearts faster than global warming melts glaciers. But this is all okay, because his tour of the glacier was...More

2  Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Did the flying fox heli tour. We were lucky enough to spend around 3 hours on the glacier. We had Jude to lead our group whilst walking on the ice and he was great and able to answer all of our questions informatively. Jude also...More

Thank salew123
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We did a half day heli-hike with Philip. He was friendly, enthusiastic, and talkative. I felt very safe in his hands. The helicopter was awesome and the pilot was friendly. Be aware that the actual ride is only about 3-5 minutes. They get you all...More

Thank cmk042288
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The glacier itself is a little dissapointing for who had seem others such as Perito Moreno, but the guide was very good and provided interesting information about it.

Thank Renato L
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Best day ever exploring Fox Glacier with tour guide Jude. What a amazing place with fantastic views, it felt so surreal. Jude was chatty and gave us heaps of information about the glaciers and made the experience feel like we were really exploring another world.

Thank Glen B
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I am glad that I brought good hiking shoes for the uphill and incline path to the foothill of the Fox Glacier. On the trek the surrounding area was not as scenic as Franz Josef Glacier. Upon reaching the end of the allow path to...More

Thank Philip E
Reviewed 28 March 2017

it was a exciting trip. Our group of 4 had fun. The guide to participants ratio was just nice. We were happy we made the choice to climb up fox glaciers with Fox Glacier Guiding. One of our highlights in New Zealand!

Thank bluregg
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We actually booked for heli-hike from Fox Glacier Guiding, however the helicopter could not operate on that day due to the weather. We were so disappointed, but we join the walking trail instead. Our guide gave us wonderful time with knowledge and he is very...More

Thank Mollymoon_26
FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

We are sorry to hear of your disappointment about the bad weather day for your heli hike but are pleased that you took advantage of the walking trail. We hope that you will be able to return again one day to try again. Best Regards...More

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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
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
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