We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Spectacular scenes! Precious life experience with passionate guides!”

Fox Glacier Guiding
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Fox Glacier
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Spectacular scenes! Precious life experience with passionate guides!”
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We’re in group of 6 people from Hong Kong and Taiwan. With no doubt, the Fox Glacier Heli-hike was the most memorable experience in our New Zealand holiday!
From gear up with boots, coats, backpacks and showing how to wear the crampons, we've met passionate and professional staffs all along at Fox. We're so much appreciate the warm welcome from the staff- Sam, and our guide at glacier- Philip for his kindness and doing his best to show us different aspects of the glacier.
If you decide to experience a glacier walk, I trust Fox glacier guiding would be your best choice!

我們4人來自香港,與兩位台灣朋友參加Fox 冰河健行活動,這絕對是我們行程中最深刻最懷念的經歷!
從整理裝備,到指導我們穿冰爪鞋,Fox的團隊都充份展現他們的專業與熱誠。特別感謝Sam對我們6 人熱情的接待,與及在冰河上的領隊Philip,不斷帶領我們去窺探冰河不同的面貌,也對我們非常的親切!
如果你計劃要作冰河健行體驗,我相信 Fox glacier guiding 會是你必然的選擇!

Greetings and comments from Taiwan:

"We strongly recommend Fox Glacier. Simon know we are afraid of flying up to the glacier so he draw a smile face on our hand. He is so professional that ease the tension. Furthermore the tour leader Philip, he is also very kind and professional. This experience is so wonderful and the staff are all so good at their job. We even can see the passion on them. All in all,our first time of this glacier tour is full of enjoyment and also give us a beautiful memory during our honeymoon. Thank you all again."

Thank you to Fox team with Love from Hong Kong❤
Miranda :D

Visited February 2017
Review collected in partnership with ASUS 6 Stub App Smartphone

Helpful?
1 Thank 美蓮達
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,158 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    926
    158
    48
    14
    12
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
1 review
“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
Helpful?
Thank Annie W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“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
Helpful?
1 Thank DeepanjanChat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“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
Helpful?
Thank Connie W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
165 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“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
Helpful?
Thank Marcin_Mentel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Fox Glacier Guiding also viewed

Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
 
Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
 

Been to Fox Glacier Guiding? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing