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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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Amazing!

This was possibly the highlight of our holiday. We did the 4 hour heli hike & couldn't recommend it... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2012
van_kent911
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Darwin, Australia
One-day tour went SO far beyond our expectations!

I never thought we'd get so much time actually on the glacier and be able to actually climb in and... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2012
Mary T
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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“ice climbing” (66 reviews)
“full day hike” (26 reviews)
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State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

This was possibly the highlight of our holiday. We did the 4 hour heli hike & couldn't recommend it highly enough. The view from the helicopter & then from the glacier was incredible, we had a fantastic guide who was very helpful & great to...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2012

I never thought we'd get so much time actually on the glacier and be able to actually climb in and around things. Margret, our awesome guide, did a great job of making it a fun trip whilst being very professional and keeping everyone safe. Her...More

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FoxGlacierGuiding, Guest Relations Manager at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2012

Thank you for your great review, we are very glad to hear that your glacier experience went beyond your expectations!

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Reviewed 4 May 2012

My boyfriend and I did the half day fox glacier walk and felt that it was an amazing experience. It was certainly like nothing we had ever done before. The guide was very informative and we were kitted out with the right gear. I am...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2012

We enjoyed a stunning hike with Marius's team on the ice preceeded by an exhilerating helicopter flight to get there. We're elderly & a bit nervous, our guide was very considerate, thankyou. Chris & Judy Johnstone, Hamilton

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Reviewed 2 May 2012

We had a wonderful time on our helihike with Scott and Bea! We booked an early Saturday AM helihike in case it was canceled, thinking we could go on a later helihike. Turns out the weather was perfect. I did appreciate how upfront they were...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2012

This is a MUST DO when on the west coast of the Southern island! Even if the weather changes to really bad, it's ok because they refund the cost in case of cancellation of the trip. They provide good quality safety instructions and gear. We...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2012

Bia made our tour terrific. From the momment we sat down to get our boots etc. she was so engaging. On the glacier of course she was so knowledgeable and a top safety professional. We will highly recommend this tour to all.

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Reviewed 28 April 2012

With Franz Josef closed down for the moment, Fox is the only game in town these days. We had a fine time out on the ice, thanks to our friendly guide Daniela and to the fine weather we were lucky enough to enjoy. Ours was...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2012

Bia our guide was wonderful - taught us an amazing amount about the glacier and made sure that the pace was not too fast for anyone not as confident with the crampons, which do take a bit of getting used to. This was a wonderful...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

Ice climbing with Fox Glacier Guiding is definitely the highlight of our trip to NZ! There was only 4 of us + guide participating the activity. I must say that I was bit stressed and anxious as I've never done ice climbing before, however Scott...More

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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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11 January 2018|
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Response from LovetheOrient | Reviewed this property |
Minimum age for the heli hike is 9 years. Not sure about the guided hike since we didn’t do that you can send an email to the company, they are pretty good at responding
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Response from SingLai | Reviewed this property |
For fox glacier, the end of the self walk is up a slope which is still very much far away from the glacier. Though the view along the way is great. If it rains, the path may be closed. I experienced that due to fallen trees... More
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