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Fox Glacier Guiding

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Address: State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-751 0825
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Description: It's our privilege to guide you on the West Coast's largest and less...
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 we are 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.
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Awesome experience of a lifetime!

We joined the heli-hike tour and had the best time of our life! We boarded the helicopter and it took us to the Glacier. What an experience! The guide was very engaging and always... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We joined the heli-hike tour and had the best time of our life! We boarded the helicopter and it took us to the Glacier. What an experience! The guide was very engaging and always ensured our safety. The hiking at the glacier was fun. He took us through caves and we had to squeeze ourselves out of some caves, walk... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went on a short helicopter ride just 2 weeks ago on 8th Aug and did a couple of hours walking on the glaciers and exploring ice caves which was such an experience for me as this was my first glacier experience. Our guide, Christine (or Christina) was really dedicated and she made sure we were all safe at all times... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We did a tour which included a helicopter onto the glaciers and 3 hours on the ice exploring the caves, hiking through the snow and sliding down little snow hills. It was amazing! Our guide was so fun and made sure we saw everything we could! After having our tour cancelled at Franz Josef glaciers, we were able to get... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went on the Helihike trip; absolutely incredible! The helicopter ride up to the glacier was awesome, you get to see the glacier from a very different perspective. Once we landed on the glacier, the tour guides were great helping us into our safety gear and giving us some very useful info about how best to walk on the glacier.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Went on the Flying Fox: Helihike trip and it was 100% amazing!! Our guide, Malcolm, was great fun, we spent the day exploring caves, blue ice everywhere and having fun sliding down the snow hills......Just stunning scenery too!!! We originally booked Franz josef with the other company but it was cancelled on the day (no notice just when we turned... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Well worth the money. Very safe and extremely enjoyable. Our guide was fantastic!! Weather was the determining factor in this trip going ahead but it's the only way to get on to the actual glacier and once you get used to the crampons you feel very steady. The views and surroundings are amazing.

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Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

After reading numerous reviews about what to do in Frans Josef and/or Fox and who do them with, we decided to stay in Fox and take the Flying Fox - Heli Hike with Fox Glacier Guiding. It was my partner's 50th Birthday and I wanted something to remember the day by, I have no doubt this did the trick! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It was an amazing tour. Our guide was really cool and knowledgeable. We had a great time on ice. The helicopter ride was cool too. You can see waterfall and the glacier from above. Experience of a lifetime. We recommend it by far !

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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Such an amazing experience! We had our experienced guides take us on an adventure up the glacier giving us options along the way of exploring uncharted areas and directing the group. Safety was always their priority along the way. The tour extended past its allocated time period making sure we got to climb through as many ice caves as possible... More 

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FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this review

It is a review like this that gives us such satisfaction to know we have successfully shared the environment we have the privilege of operating in. To say your time with us was "an incredible experience that you will remember for the rest of your lives" is plain and simply humbling. Thank you very much for taking the time to... More 

Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We chose the fox it up ice climbing adventure. We were so excited because the previous days tours were cancelled and the following day did not look good weather wise either. However our day was perfect!! We had sun and very few clouds. The helicopter ride was amazing! Our guide was awesome and so knowledgable. The ice climbing was definitely... More 

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FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this review

What great timing dodging the changeable weather that seemed to be around before and after your trip, well done! We're also glad to hear that you learnt a lot from your guide and your experience was unforgettable - high five! Thanks for taking the time to review us. Best Regards Jo Wisniewski On Behalf of the Fox Glacier Guiding Team More 

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