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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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Really Wonderful Experience and Guides - Don't Miss It!

We took a half-day hike with our kids. Really enjoyed our guide (gal from Argentina) and Malcolm. They shared an abundance of knowledge and appropriate humor and we felt we were... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2010
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New York
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Reviewed 28 December 2010

We took a half-day hike with our kids. Really enjoyed our guide (gal from Argentina) and Malcolm. They shared an abundance of knowledge and appropriate humor and we felt we were in good hands from the start. Only wish we'd done the full day, though with the constantly unpredictable weather you never know. If you're decicing between Fox and Franz... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 December 2010

My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic full day hike with Fox Glacier Guiding in November 2010. We were so happy that we opted for the full day trip. Rather than just getting on the ice with the half day trip - with the full day hike you get plenty of time to explore. The groups were small, our guide... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 December 2010

We took the morning heli hike and it was brilliant. Really well organised, good equipment and great guides. The guides (Tom and James) were friendly, knowledgeable but also conscious of safety. We enjoyed walking on the glacier and experiencing ice caves. There were many photo opportunities. This is a relatively pricey option but it was well worth it. All i... More 

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Albuquerque
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Reviewed 13 December 2010

Great guides, long hike through rain forest portion to reach the glacier to start climbing. Wear breathable clothing, not jeans. Very, very safety conscious. Layers are essential.

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Australia
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Reviewed 8 December 2010

We took a while to decide whether to hike on Fox or Franz Josef and were happy we chose Fox. It was relatively quiet and our guide was a champ - full of enthusiasm and knowledge. We'd originally thought about doing the heli-hike but ended up doing the full day hike - lower on the glacier but not so weather-dependent.... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 5 December 2010

I did the full day of ice climbing and it was, hands-down, the best guided trip I have ever been on. I normally am not a fan of guided trips because I like to do things myself. These guides taught us how to ice climb, then let us go for it. All they did was set up the climbs and... More 

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Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 30 November 2010

Great tour even though the weather was not very good. The guides were nice and funny and the entire day was well organized. After a good hike up Franz-Joseph glacier, my expectations were quite high but I did not get disappointed. I won't start comparing the two glaciers and tours as they were different and I enjoyed both of them.... More 

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arizona
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Reviewed 30 November 2010

It was hot in the forest, the nice and cold on the glacier. Its a great time, kind of a hike to get there, but well worth it. Wish we did maybe a full day, but only did the half and had a great time. Guides were great and had a real good time.

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Sucre, Bolivia
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Reviewed 30 November 2010

We decided to take the 'Fox Trot' half day tour on the Fox lacier. After a brief pep talk from Pasang (an ex-Himalayan sherpa who'd got bored of working in Nepal and moved to NZ for a change of scenery) we were issued with sturdy ice boots, thermal socks and crampons. We then piled on to a big old Bedford... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 22 November 2010

So cool! My husband and I did the heli-hike. It is sooo worth the money. We were the only group on the glacier in the morning. There were 5 tourists (us included) and 2 guides who were super awesome. I can't describe how cool it was hiking on a glacier. The helicopter ride was pretty cool as well. We would... More 

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