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“Experience of a lifetime”

Fox Glacier Guiding
Ranked #1 of 17 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The guides were great fun, informative, and took safety very seriously, whilst clearly enjoying their jobs and time with tourists. I LOVED my first trip in a helicopter and it was a treat and an experience of a lifetime to be able to trek across a glacier. The online booking was easy, location easy to find, the town has accommodation and a mini-mart. Bonus that the guides have all the equipment you require when your packed for your sunny holiday! Book at least 1-2 days in advance online to avoid disappointment.

Thank EmilyU7H8B
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

2017, Feb 18, We, my wife and I , no experience on climbing and glacier hiking, have a good time on glacier and have a lot of fun, its a unforgettable experience, we are so happy and lucky to joint "extreme fox" and spend 6 hrs on ice....

we are normal people and not athlete, we can finish the hiking, no problem at all!

Strong recommend joint "extreme glacier hiking" , you won't regret !

Friendly and good tour guide, Cam!

Thank toluene w
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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

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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。

Thank Annie W
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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.

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