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

In March 2009 we went on the Flying Fox tour with Fox Glacier Guides. The tour includes two helicopter rides and a 2.5 hour hike on the ice. After the short bus trip to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 April 2009
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2009

In March 2009 we went on the Flying Fox tour with Fox Glacier Guides. The tour includes two helicopter rides and a 2.5 hour hike on the ice. After the short bus trip to the helipad we were provided with hiking boots to wear and split into groups for the helicopter ride. The helicopter trip is relatively short, less than... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2009

If you want a totally amazing experience, join Fox Glacier Guiding for one of their professionally run trips. On day one I joined the Helihiking trip which completely surprised me in every way. Fox Glacier has many hidden treasures. On day two I joined the Nimble Fox trip which again took me to a different level. Walking with crampons became... More 

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melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2009

Thanks to the Fox Glacier guides especially Richard we had a great day on the Nimble Fox all day hike on Monday March 30th. We walked through amazing ice tunnels and saw crevasses which we dropped rocks into and heard them drop 5 or so seconds later at the bottom of the cravasse, Richard was a wealth of information and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2009

We had made reservations months ahead and took the Alpine Guides/Fox Glacier Guiding half day heli-hike. The glacier was interesting. This tour company was APPALLING! Never have I had a more untrustworthy, unsafe, awful guiding experience in all of our worldwide travels. Do the heli-hike and glacier walks at Franz Josef, as this is the only company that operates at... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2009

My husband and I did a 1/2 day hike at Fox Glacier on Wednesday, March 25th in the morning, and Jerm was our guide. His dedication to his job is obvious, as he is going above and beyond his job duties to keep the path clear not only for us but others coming behind us. He is an ice hacking... More 

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new york
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2009

Had a wonderful time!! We did the Nimble Trot (full day hike). The sights were beautiful and I didn't think the hike was difficult (though we're in decent shape). We had a great guide and everyone was so helpful and knowledgeable. One of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2009

I would reccomend the one day hike to any person wishing to see nature at its grandest. The guide was very professional and explained everything asked of. We were very tired after an exhausting day (tip get fit before attempting this day!!!) but it was more than worth it , it is a day i will remeber for the rest... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2009

We did the Nimble Fox Hike, Fox Glacier Guiding's full-day option. Our guide, Paul, was both knowledgeable and friendly. We were a one of several small groups on the glacier that day, all in our borrowed gear (raincoats, pants, fleeces, etc). It had been raining heavily for a few days when we took our trip, this makes the glacier more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2009

We (family of 2 adults and our 15 year old teenage daughter) did the glacier walk called fox trot. Wow, what amazing views. I am not used to doing a lot of exercise, although I wouldn't have classed myself as particularly unfit. You do need to be of a good reasonable fitness for this walk to enjoy it fully. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2009

I took the 1/2 day hike to the glaciers and would highly recommend anyone take this unique trip. It is a lot of steps to climb and the gaps at time can make one struggle and run out of breath, but once you are there the views and experience was amazing. Great local and foreign guides with common sense and... More 

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