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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
07:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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One of the best things I've ever done!

We as a family of four (2 kids under 12), had a fantastic time on the half day Fox Trot. Scottie and Alissa were our guides, and they were a wealth of knowledge about the area as... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2010
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Reviewed 2 November 2010

We as a family of four (2 kids under 12), had a fantastic time on the half day Fox Trot. Scottie and Alissa were our guides, and they were a wealth of knowledge about the area as well as being really friendly and patient. The glacier in just so stunning it is hard to describe. The sheer enormity of it... More 

1 Thank US4kiama
Millinocket, Maine
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Reviewed 28 October 2010

I chose the "Nimble Fox" guided hike and was far and away the oldest person there (62) so was a bit aprehensive. Well our guide made it all a walk in the park by taking lots of breaks, cutting steps in the ice, and giving a hand to anyone that needed it. He took us places that I never dreamed... More 

Thank Weatherbeast
Strathalbyn, Australia
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Reviewed 27 October 2010

After climbing some 850 + steps you get to the glacier, we wore too many clothes as we had a warm day, usually its cold aparently. The walk was exhausting, dont believe that it is only climbing for 30 minutes as it says in thye brochure, as it is way more, however if I can do it, almost anyone can!.I... More 

1 Thank TanW
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2010

The walk to the terminal face was an experience we will never forget and it was made even more special by your guide Scott that made it far more enjoyable than we could have asked for. Scott was endearing, approachable and informative – he even made time to teach our 8 yo son Ryan how to skim rocks across the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 October 2010

We did the Half Day Fox Trot with Alpine Guides and had a great day. The title is slightly deceiving - it's not a trot, it's quite physical so be prepared for some huffing and puffing! The trek takes you up the side of a mountain and down again to get onto the glacier. You are provided with boots, socks,... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 October 2010

We had concerns the walk may have been too difficult for our 8 year old, but he coped tremendously with the support and care shown by the guiding team, he was up the front taking in the great views and learning all about the galcier and geology. A memorable adventure.

Thank TasmanTangerine
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2010

I'm not the most stable on my feet, don't like rivers with stepping stones or climbing steps & I've never been good on the ice so I'm not really sure why I signed up for this BUT... I'm so glad I did!! The guide (Sam) encouraged me through the 700+ steps (which I nearly pulled out of) & seeing the... More 

1 Thank Mel560370
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Reviewed 31 August 2010

We (me, my 12 and my 7y.o) hiked the half day fox trot up the mountain (apparently 800+ stairs) and then onto fox glacier - loved every minute of it. Our guide was excellent - informative, mindful of our groups safety/ progress/ fitness/ ability levels and very friendly. Reccomend this to everyone who visits NZ.

Thank bobmcbob
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 August 2010

We were so lucky to have a one day walk up the Fox Glacier on such a sunny Sunday. We got a nice guide Rob from Fox Glacier Guiding, who is responsible, patient and knowledgable. The glacier is unbelievable amazing.

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London, UK
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Reviewed 24 August 2010

My husband and I did the full day ice climbing in Feb this year. My husband has done quite a bit of climbing before, but I hadn't done any. The guides were fantastic - they encouraged me and pushed me to be more daring than I would normally be! The equipment was excellent and the professionalism of Fox Glacier Guides... More 

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