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“A great experience”

Fox Glacier Guiding
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Fox Glacier
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Myself, my husband and our 12 year old daughter did the Fox Trail Terminal Face Walk. Much of, though not all, of the walk is accessible to the public without a guide. We however decided to go with Fox Glacier Guiding in the hope that we would learn something about the glacier. We were not disappointed our guide was funny, interesting, well informed and really made the whole experience more than just another walk. We took our own walking boots and coats however boots, socks, coats etc were included in the price of the walk for those who did not have their own.
We really enjoyed the whole experience and would not hesitate to recommend it.

Thank LBEN25
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FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing Manager at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

We're pleased to read that you were happy with your decision to join one of our Fox Trail:Terminal Face walks and that you had a good time.

Thank you also for acknowledging the value of this informative walk and your guide. Guiding work very hard and it has such a positive effect receiving this recognition.

All the best.
Jo Wisniewski
On Behalf of the Fox Glacier Guiding Team

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We had this guy called Sean on our trip, and he was AMAZING! He knew his stuff, answered all our questions perfectly and knew all the cool caves to go in on the glacier.

Not only this, but he was an amazing guy, super friendly, and generally really fun to be around. He always had a smile on his face and seemed to love what he does.

We need more people like Sean in the guide business.
Just because of the calibre of guides, this trip is a 5 star. Don't even get me started on how beautiful the glacier is... ;)

Thank Thomas W
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Not necessary to do the guided tours. It is true that you do not get access to the "restricted" areas because they are deemed "unsafe" but still you will get a good hike which start from the Fox Glacier carpark. You will have access to a high point where you can see the Glacier. Even if you do the guided tours, you may not be able to walk on the Glacier so I'd rather just save 50 bucks and walk on my own.

1  Thank AloysiusMD
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This was definitely a trip highlight. Although it came with a hefty price tag, the experience of flying in a helicopter and seeing the glacier up close was a once in a lifetime experience. Our guides were friendly and knowledgable - would highly recommend this adventure to anyone visiting NZ!

Thank Bec D
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Two of us did a terminal walk and were so grateful we paid for a tour on a rainy day. Guides took us further than general public, provided wet weather gear and were very friendly and knowledgable. Highly recommend especially if the weather is sub-par.

Thank Jess C
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