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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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The best day of our entire 10 week trip

After an initial dissappointing booking experience with an unprofessional member of the front of... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2011
Ruthie3005
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London, United Kingdom
Unforgettable Experience

I joined the all day glacier walk/trek/hike. I would say it was a great tour and we were guided by... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2011
JemsonBaltazar
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Makati, Philippines
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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” (305 reviews)
“ice climbing” (58 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 29 May 2011

After an initial dissappointing booking experience with an unprofessional member of the front of house staff, we were not sure what to expect from our half day Flying Fox experience. However, I am very pleased to say that it turned out to be incredible. From...More

3  Thank Ruthie3005
FoxGlacierGuiding, Guest Relations Manager at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2011

Thank you very much for posting a review on your Flying Fox: Helihike experience with Fox Glacier Guiding. We really appreciate your comments, and we are very glad to hear that this was the best day of your 10 week trip! Thank you also for...More

Reviewed 2 May 2011

I joined the all day glacier walk/trek/hike. I would say it was a great tour and we were guided by very friendly guides Sam and Joe. It was my first glacier experience and I did love it. It was a bit hard to walk and...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2011

Our half a day at the fox trot was definitely the highlight of our trip to NZ, this an experience not to be missed and accessible to anyone (my 8 years old daughter had no dramas at all completing the tour). Especial thanks to our...More

1  Thank BillyOaks
Reviewed 27 April 2011

They offer various types of glacier trips with/without helicopter. We opted for the Heli-Hike which was a helicopter ride up to the Glacier, hike around with a guide and back again. In total it's about 4hrs, with 2hrs actually on the Glacier. The helicopter ride...More

Thank AdamCoole
Reviewed 26 April 2011

After debating whether or not to do a half day or a full day, i am so glad that i opted for the full day, despite the pounding rain the night before and a very wet morning. The guides for our trip were excellent -...More

2  Thank rporto
FoxGlacierGuiding, Guest Relations Manager at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2011

Thank you very much for your positve feedback, we are very glad to hear that you had such an enjoyable time on our Nimble Fox: All Day Walk. We hope that you do come back and visit Fox Glacier and give our Fox it up:...More

Reviewed 21 April 2011

Did the Ice climbing, full day with Lizi. Fantastic experience. Really good fun, good equipment. Highly recommend it!

Thank DeeKelly
Reviewed 30 March 2011

This is an amazing company. We did the short Fox Trot half day course and it showed you plenty. We were taken to the face of the glacier, past the tape that the day to day visitors can't go past and then given cramps to...More

1  Thank Poopyscoop
Reviewed 26 March 2011

Me and my husband booked on a scenic helicopter flight for Fox Glacier with glacier landing with Fox Glacier Guiding on 24th Feb 2011 However by mid afternoon and arriving at the helipad, the cloud had come down low and so no landing could be...More

Thank ToniBee
FoxGlacierGuiding, Guest Relations Manager at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2011

Hi, I am sorry to hear that you had a bad experience on a scenic flight while you were in Fox Glacier, however the company that you did your tour with was not Fox Glacier Guiding as we do not offer any scenic flights, the...More

Reviewed 21 March 2011

I spent 2 days in Fox Glacier & opted for a half day tour. I was absolutely amazing. Awesome & Challenging. The weather was nice with a cool breeze though it started drizzling while we were coming back. The guiding tour was very nice, guides...More

Thank Saurabh_Dua
Reviewed 14 March 2011

We did the Fox Trot one afternoon. The weather was great, a nice warm clear day. There were 3 of us including our 11 year old daughter. We were given boots and crampons and told to take a warm layer of clothing (we did need...More

1  Thank Shazza202
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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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