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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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We did the half day walk tour with Alpine Guides Fox Glacier on 30th December 2006. Price: Excellent View: Excellent Weather: Terrible (raining) Safety: Above average (big... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2007
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2007

We did the half day walk tour with Alpine Guides Fox Glacier on 30th December 2006. Price: Excellent View: Excellent Weather: Terrible (raining) Safety: Above average (big group) Exercise: Excellent (you have to be reasonbly fit) Staff: Excellent (very informative, thanks Rebecca & Martin) Clothing: Okay (their "waterproof" pants are not really waterproof, and their rain coats / boots are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2006

My adult daughter (30) and I (60+) signed on for a half-day heli-hike. Neither one of us is particularly the "outdoor adventure" type, but we managed this with only a minimum of fear and anxiety. The guides (We love you Mike and Sam!) were remarkably helpful and competent, and always there when anyone needed a little assistance. As requested, I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2006

Alpine Guides Fox Glacier is very professional company. Our guide made sure we were safe, wearing the crampons correctly and took many short breaks in the steeper areas where we needed to catch our breath. Felt like we were in good hands. Groups are kept small so the pace can be adjusted to meet the level of fitness of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2006

The half day glacier walk is definitely for the person that is somewhat fit! I made reservations for the walk ahead of time, but during the shoulder season there did not seem to be a problem of signing up on the day. Once you check in and the guide is ready for the group, everyone is given socks (thick woolen... More 

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