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Fox Glacier Guiding

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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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  • Average3%
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“heli hike” (363 reviews)
“ice climbing” (67 reviews)
“full day hike” (26 reviews)
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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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"ice climbing"
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"full day hike"
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"terminal face walk"
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

What a fantastic day. All gear provided, great , fun, helpful guides. Must do

Thank Deborah M
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

We did the Fox Trot half day tour with our 21yo son and 17yo daughter. Daughter was not keen on the idea but very soon changed her mind once the trek onto the glacier started. From the very outset the whole tour was run smoothly...More

Thank Annette C
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

My partner and I went on a a HALF DAY FOX TROT. 4 hours total this was a good afternoon activity. We had a great knowledgeable guide named Tom who was quite funny and chatted to everyone. I wouldn't like the groups to get any...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2012

I found it hard deciding which glacier and trip to join, but in the end chose the ice climbing adventure at Fox glacier - and I have no regrets! The staff at the front desk were really helpful and the guide was well experienced and...More

1  Thank thenew20s
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Management response:Responded 12 July 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your Fox it Up: Ice Climbing Adventure with us. We appreciate your positive feedback and are glad that you had a great experience! Enjoy the rest of your travels.

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Reviewed 5 July 2012 via mobile

My friend and I initially wanted to do the half day but then at the suggestion of the person in our backpackers, we changed to the full day. It was GREAT. My guide was Dan. His passion for the glacier and mountains really showed. Great...More

Thank Jessezrin
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

Tim was our tour guide and we had a great time. Very interesting to be able to walk on a glacier and learn some very interesting facts. Tim was very helpful with guiding the group and offered to take photos for us. Awesome experience.

Thank Miles B
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Management response:Responded 12 July 2012

Thank you for your great review. Hopefully you got plenty of awesome photos!

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Reviewed 26 June 2012

My friend and I visited fox glacier on our tour of the south island. We really enjoyed out ice trek and found the guides to be both knowledgeable and really great fun. It was one of the best things we did in out New Zealand...More

Thank Joannajane89
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

We did the fox trot half day glacier walk and it was awesome. The guide, zarah, was superb with a whole bunch of knowledge that went above and beyond what was expected. We had a good hour on the glacier including ice caves and walking...More

1  Thank Fionna88
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

my fiance and i spent 6 weeks exploring the country and this was easily the BEST thing we did! we did the "fox it up" ice climbing adventure and i would absolutely recommend it! well worth the money spent as we got a full day...More

2  Thank Katie S
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FoxGlacierGuiding, Guest Relations Manager at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2012

Thank you for your awesome review, it's great to hear that our Fox it Up: Ice Climbing Adventure was the best thing that you did while you were in New Zealand!

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Reviewed 9 June 2012

Great half day hike. Amazing helicopter ride up the glacier. Guide was very informative. While this is not a strenuous activity, you do need to be able to hike and navigate trekking on ice. Also, you can't be afraid of heights. We had two people...More

2  Thank MapleGrove4
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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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