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Fox Glacier Guiding

State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0825
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We did the half-day heli-hiking on Fox Glacier. First rate company all around, from responsive... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jim H
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Northern California
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Loved every single minute of our tour!

We got extremely lucky and got to go out on the first tour that had been offered in about a week... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ahollowa
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Bartow
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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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“heli hike” (326 reviews)
“ice climbing” (62 reviews)
“full day hike” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the half-day heli-hiking on Fox Glacier. First rate company all around, from responsive communications, to friendly guides and safe handling, to a fantastic experience on the glacier. Fox Glacier is highly varied and interesting because of its steep topography. Highly recommend. Well worth...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We got extremely lucky and got to go out on the first tour that had been offered in about a week due to recent inclement weather. The helicopter ride, albeit a bit short, as it wasn't far to the destination was absolutely gorgeous and we...More

Thank Ahollowa
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A quick helicopter ride that is amazing on its own takes you up onto the ice. The guys made sure we knew what to do and that we did the right thing. A nice long time on the ice with crampons. Lucas might remember I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I did the Extreme Fox all day experience. It was so cool! Our guide (Pershang? Spelling...sorry!) was super friendly and funny and made us feel very safe. It was cool to hear all of his climbing and mountaineering stories. He took the...More

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the heli hike. Very good expirience, yes very expencive but is worth it. Our guide Jon was just an all round good guy with very much knowhow an humour. The hike is just breathtaking. And the flight over also very good. Just be...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to time constraints, were were only able to do the terminal face walk. After checking in, they company hooked us up with hiking boots and socks! Probably read in the fine print, but was great as we didnt have our with us at the...More

Thank friggest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a spectacular way to spend a day if you like to hike and want a bit of adventure. We took a helicopter to Fox Glacier donned our crampons and with the help of our amazing guide Tim had a wonderful afternoon hiking the...More

Thank Gardenguru15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked the Heli Hike for the morning as recommended by the Staff when I was emailing with questions, reason being that the weather can change on a dime and flights can get cancelled. Book the morning and then better chance for the rest of the...More

Thank maccy78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have never been in a helicopter but have walked on a few small glaciers before in Colorado. This tour was very cool! The group was a little big (20) and of all experience levels hiking wise. Not everyone was comfortable walking...More

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fox Guides are a very professional and competent team. Everything from the booking to the introduction on security etc. , while providing equipment and in gettting us up to the glacier with the Heli was clearly professional and efficient as well as in a very...More

Thank Konrad E
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David R
19 November 2017|
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Response from Katie K | Reviewed this property |
Not fit at all. If you can walk and keep your balance you will be fine. The guide goes at a very moderate pace and you are constantly stopping to look at ice formations and climb in caves.
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jojo255061
31 July 2017|
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Response from pboropixie | Reviewed this property |
There are more people in a heli-hiking group than can fit in one helicopter so they do several flights to get everyone up on to the ice. Also the weight in the helicopter has to be balanced, so groups may be split up for the... More
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Irene C
21 July 2017|
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Response from Talitha B | Reviewed this property |
The glacier is covered with ice at the level the heli-hike goes to but as far as the weather goes you wont have snow as it is in the middle of the NZ summer. However the weather can play a major fact in accessing the... More
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