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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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Awesome experience!

If you are in the Fox Glacier region, you HAVE to take the time to actually go on a guided... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2011
TravelGod82
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Brisbane, Australia
AWESOME!

The entire week we were in NZ, it snowed, rained and sleeted. We had hoped for good weather in Fox... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2011
4foolsofwonder
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Carlsbad, California
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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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“heli hike” (313 reviews)
“ice climbing” (60 reviews)
“half day trip” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 19:00
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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+64 3-751 0825
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Reviewed 5 October 2011

If you are in the Fox Glacier region, you HAVE to take the time to actually go on a guided hike/tour of the glacier. It is truly an amazing experience and really highlights the natural splendour of NZ. We went on the Fox Trot half...More

Thank TravelGod82
Reviewed 24 September 2011

The entire week we were in NZ, it snowed, rained and sleeted. We had hoped for good weather in Fox but found the same wet, miserable weather so we just made the best of it and ventured on for our half day hike up the...More

1  Thank 4foolsofwonder
Reviewed 18 September 2011

The Flying Fox Helihike was one of our favorite activities during our 3 week visit to New Zealand. The helicopter flight was fairly short, but awesome, with great views over the glacier and Victoria Falls. After landing and disembarking onto the ice, the helicopter flew...More

3  Thank Steven W
FoxGlacierGuiding, Guest Relations Manager at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2011

Glad to hear that our Flying Fox: Helihike was one of your favorite activities while you were visiting New Zealand! Thank you very much for your great feedback.

Reviewed 2 September 2011

You could spend your life trekking the globe for adventure.... or you could just visit fox glacier Guiding... Unreal.....

Thank kotadama
Reviewed 25 August 2011

We were in Fox for 2 days and went for half day fox glacier walk. Our guides, Tylor and Scott were really good and informative. They provided us with gloves, raincoat, shoes and crampons to walk on snow. The main attraction of the walk, apart...More

1  Thank NikD90
Reviewed 21 August 2011

Our family of 5 (children 18, 15 and 13 yrs) booked an all day glacier walk with Fox Glacier Guiding. Not a cheap day out and there were no family packages for the Nimble Fox all day guided walk. It was however a fabulous day...More

Thank PerthDeb
Reviewed 21 August 2011

Just visiting the glacier alone is enough to satisfy and far outweighs the associated costs of the tours. The awesome guides are an added bonus. Informative and generally great people. The ice caves are great photo ops too! I would recommend Fox Glacier Tours to...More

1  Thank Jessica G
FoxGlacierGuiding, Guest Relations Manager at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2011

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review! it’s great to hear that you enjoyed your Glacier hiking experience on the Fox Glacier with our team. The glacier sure is one of nature’s natural wonders.

Reviewed 18 August 2011

My husband and I decided while in New Zealand we could not pass up visiting one of the two glacier. We chose the Fox Glacier for a few reason and decided to spring the money to try ice climbing. It was amazing! It was a...More

2  Thank BBH49463
Reviewed 10 August 2011

We went on the half day tour ,the foxtrot,for moderate fitness. We went in the afternoon and were lucky to get a sunny afternoon. Our guide was Tyler and he struck a nice balance between being informative and making the experience fun. He went at...More

Thank BriannTam
Reviewed 9 August 2011

When I told friends I was going to NZ they all told me I 'had' to do a glacier hike. I chose the full day trip on Fox Glacier over Franzs Joseph simply because it was cheaper! Anyway, the actual trip was fine. You walk...More

2  Thank Philipstown
FoxGlacierGuiding, Guest Relations Manager at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2011

Thank you we appreciate your honest opinion!

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jojo255061
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
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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
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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
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