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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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highlight of our trip tot he South Island

We have never seen a glacier before, so walking on one was definitely a new experience for us. The helicopter ride to the glacier alone was almost more excitement than we can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 April 2010
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Bangkok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2010

We have never seen a glacier before, so walking on one was definitely a new experience for us. The helicopter ride to the glacier alone was almost more excitement than we can take! The guide was very informative and protective of our safety. Onky one company organuze the Fox glacier tour so the crowd is well managed (ie no crowds).... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2010

The half-day glacier walk on Fox glacier was definitely a fun time. To be fair, we did spend at least as much time getting up to the glacier as we did actually on the glacier, but don’t let that dissuade you, the approach in both scenic and a nice rigorous walk. As you may have already read, there are about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2010

We had a group of 13 with two guides. The guides' enthusiasm was contagious. From talking about the history of the glacier to streams that turn into crevasses, to climbing the glacier to curving our way thru ice caves, the trip was a blast. No doubt about it, the trip is pricey, but it's fun. Kudos to Fox Glacier Guiding... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2010

We drove from Te Anau to Queenstown to Fox Glacier in a long half-day and arrived 7 minutes ahead of our scheduled 4 hour trip hiking up the lower part of the forest and glacier. Having traveled to Columbia glacier in Banff Natnl Park less than a year ago, we enjoyed the contrast. Columbia is larger, but very smooth and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2010

Highlight of our trip. We were lead by the insane Austrian, Walter. He was so enthusiastic we weren't sure if they paid him or he paid them! Loved every minute of our full day hike!

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2010

I went on an ice climbing trip with Jef. He was an amazing guide and took good care of our hike and ice climbing. The weather was "Primo" as Jeff kept saying all day long. He kept us safe and taught us the basics of ice climbing. I'd recommend Fox Glacier Guiding to everyone. Cheers! Aaron

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Geelong, Victoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2010

My husband, 3 kids (17, 19 and 11) and myself did the half day tour in January, 2010. Not having done alot of mountain climbing in my time, I was a bit worried I wouldn't make it. But not to worry, it was just the most amazing thing that we have all done! Our guide, Andrew, was not only helpful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2010

We did the "Nimble Fox" hike, and had a fantastic. time. Our trip was during the low season (Sept, 2009), so we were fortunate to have a very small group of only 4 people (us and another couple). Our guide, Rich, was excellent and surpassed our expectations. He went to great lengths to ensure that all of us had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2010

We got the ok beforehand to take our (mountain-experienced) 8 year old on the Helihike. If youre thinking similarly, this trip gives you a long time on the ice and though she grew tired by the end, she's a tough cookie and loved it all. The weather was mixed, changing from mist & drizzle to sunshine and back again in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2010

We did the half-day Fox Trot tour. We were lucky enough to get a break in the weather between torrential rain showers and gale force winds. A good level of fitness is required as there is a very steep stretch of steps that need to be climbed before getting on to the glacier. The guide, Jos, was knowledgeable and shared... More 

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