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“Great tour with the best guide!”

Fox Glacier Guiding
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Fox Glacier
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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.
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“Great tour with the best guide!”
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Our time at Fox Glacier was absolutely wonderful, largely thanks to our amazing guide, Blake! We did the Heli-Hike at -- Our 2 hour hike flew by, and was filled with just the right balance of adventure and not-too-intense hiking; anyone with a decent tolerance for walking in boots can do it! All throughout our hike, Blake did an amazing job translating in Mandarin so everyone in our group could understand -- his foreign language skills truly impressed us all and made us all feel welcome and safe on the ice!
我们在FoxGlacier很幸运能和一个会说中文的导游在一起 -- Blake的中文非常好,我们在冰川上玩地很开心,非常感谢Blake让我们一直都很安全,也得到足够拍照的机会。

Visited February 2017
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Bengaluru, India
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“Fantastic walk thru Fox Glacier with superb guides”
Reviewed 6 March 2017

As first timers on glaciers, we wanted a guided tour that could handle our shortage of experience. We found the perfect match with Fox Glacier Guiding. Everything was professionally handled, salted with the right mix of humor. We had an unforgettable trip and would highly recommend them to everyone. A special shout-out to Ross, our guide for the day. He provided us a lot of interesting info on the glaciers themselves, while ensuring the group's safety at all times. By the end of the tour, we were old hands at this :) Looking forward to our next trip.

Visited August 2016
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“An outstanding experience with phenomenal tour guides”
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

My group of six loved our Fox glacier hike. Blake was our guide and he MADE the experience! He showed us countless incredible ice forms including a waterfall, tiny geyser-like thing, a big ice cave, and a tiny ice cave we slithered through which made the exploring all the more exhilarating. My group included English and Chinese speakers, and Blake impressed us all with his outstanding Chinese while ensuring that everyone in the group had a jolly good time while staying safe on the ice.

Additionally, the helicopter ride was amazing, with breathtaking scenery all around. We were given all the gear we needed including legit thick socks, tramping boots, a waterproof jacket, and a waterproof backpack. The introduction/safety briefing was smooth and comprehensive, and when we returned to the site the wrap up was seamless as well.

Long story short, make sure you do the tour with Fox Glacier Guiding! It was easily one of the highlights of our two week exploration of the south island.

Visited February 2017
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Krakow, Poland
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“Great! Even for those that have been on glaciers before”
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We were with group of 10 friedns on a helihike. Almost each one of us used to walk on glaciers in Himalayas but still tour was one of highlights of whole NZ road trips. Perfectly organized, informative guide and a lot of fun on the glacier.

Visited February 2017
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“Fantastic morning on Fox glacier”
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Helihike with guide Danny was outstanding from start to finish. We were blessed with perfect weather: not a single cloud and no wind. Danny was informative and safety-conscious and showed us some wonderful features on the glacier including a beautiful ice arch. Highly recommended.

Visited February 2017
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