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Fox Glacier Guiding

State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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Heli Hike Fox Glacier
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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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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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Reviewed 24 September 2012

One of the breath-taking experiences ever. They provided a very experienced fox guide for the half-day walk. There were also ample opportunity to take photos on the glacier itself. The company also provided snow caps, thick socks, boots and gloves. All were fresh and clean....More

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Reviewed 18 September 2012

Glacier climbing here was amazing! The tour group organized was excellent & professional. We had an amazing guide, a young lady from Iceland, if i remember correctly- her name slipped my mind at the moment. Anyway, she was very enthusiastic, energetic, fun, very informative and...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2012 via mobile

We decided on the half day hike as were a bit pushed for time and after enjoying it so much I wish we had done the full day hike. The advantage of this hike on the Fox you actually get on the ice unlike the...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2012

Booked the half day tour through Fox Glacier guiding. We decided to go with them purely on the basis that they were cheaper and as it turns out I would say they were great value for money. You are provided with a pair of walking...More

2  Thank Travelchicka2011
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

We did the half day tour. Our guide was Daniel (DAn) was very knowledgeable about his surroundings. He gave us great information geographical and historical about the area. He showed professionalism as a tour guide. Thank you for a lovely time.

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Reviewed 5 September 2012 via mobile

What a fantastic day. Couldn't get on the full day trek so had to settle for the half day. ( book ahead ) from the start to finish about 4 hours and about 1 hour on the glacier. Had a guide named Sam. Great guy....More

2  Thank Dermandtegs
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

We did a half day walk. Despite the rainy weather, the guides were cautious and professional throughout the walk. It was fun walking on the ice and getting so close to the glaciers. An unforgettable experience ! Do bring an extra pair of socks to...More

1  Thank Faith08_ng
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

Awesome experience. Professional organisation, very knowledgable tour guide Scotty who was friendly and lots of fun. We did the half day glacier hike which was more then enough for a decent price. The walk across the glacier was interesting and the ice caves we got...More

1  Thank Annika D
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

We chose the fly in fly out option to Fox Glacier which was expensive but highly recommended. It gives you plenty of time on the glacier and to see the most amazing ice formations that you would not see on the walk tour. Our tour...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2012

Recently I took a group of Queenstown Resort College students doing their Adventure Tourism Managemet Diplomaon a trip up the West Coast. While all the accommodation and activities we experienced were very good, our time on Fox Glacier with Fox Glacier Guiding was just so...More

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FoxGlacierGuiding, Guest Relations Manager at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2012

Thank you for your review! we are glad to hear that you and your students all enjoyed the glacier experience with us!

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Geoffrey_Chapman
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Response from HanFlamez | Reviewed this property |
Hi, when i visited around end of February, both the road & the track to Fox Glacier was closed due to the cyclone. So i'm not sure if that hike is open at this point. The only hike available i know off is the Franz Jozef... More
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australian2000
22 March 2018|
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
We did the helicopter hike so I can’t really comment. The heli hike was brilliant though.
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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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