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Fox Glacier Guiding

State Highway 6 | P.O. Box 38, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3 751 0825, 0800 111 600
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Owner description: Enjoy a breathtaking guided trip on the West Coast’s longest and most accessible glacier. We have a very long and proud guiding history ensuring... more » Owner description: Enjoy a breathtaking guided trip on the West Coast’s longest and most accessible glacier. We have a very long and proud guiding history ensuring safety by training our guides through the internationally recognised New Zealand Mountain Guides Association. When making your way through this incredible world of ice enjoy the educational interpretation our guides impart. We have trips designed to suit all fitness levels and currently we are the only West Coast glacier that has access onto the ice by foot or helicopter giving clients more options. « less
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We visited Fox Glacier as part of our honeymoon, and Fox Glacier Guiding made it the best part of an already amazing trip to New Zealand. Visiting at the beginning of the season, we had a very small tour group-only four of us, plus two guides. We took the half-day hike (apparently not available this coming season, unfortunately), which was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

When we were in the area we hadn't really planned to do the Fox Glacier but when we got there the weather was soo beautiful we decided it would be worth the Helihike up to the top of the glacier. And how right we were, not only was the helicopter great fun, but once on the ice there was lots... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A must do if you are going to fox glacier. A bit pricey but we had good fun. We went for helihike and we had lots of fun, Very interesting trip with nice scenery. Helicopter ride was good. We were lucky that the weather was good enough for us to go on the trip. We walked through the ice pathway,... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to review Fox Glacier Guiding and we were happy to read that your time with us was the highlight of your trip. Walking deep into a twisting, blue crevasse at varying widths is an other world experience. You also sounded like you had fun with the sensation wearing crampons brings - you certainly got the... More

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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Weather was perfect for the day of my friend and I's helihike. We booked over the phone two days previously and paid the $399 before we set off on the day we flew out. We were bused out to the helipad and got outfitted with equipment - I had my waterproof jacket and gloves which came handy for later! The... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Took the 850 helihike with Kat as our guide. She was knowledgeable, friendly and very enthusiastic. The walk itself was fun and the sights were great. The ?ice canyon walk at the end was highly enjoyable and was unfortunately it was rather short If you're willing to pay $399 NZD for this trip, the experience is a good one. Definitely... More

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Picton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I think it obvious that this is a truly great experience. And most thing like the Fox Glacier Guiding team are friendly and experienced crew as well as it begin a great thing are already said. I want to add is that dont be put thinking your not able to clime ice or walk long distance. This is a quite... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I totally enjoyed my glacier walk with Fox Glacier Guiding. The staff were professional and friendly. They even have staff out there on ice everyday carving and maintaining the ice just so that tourists would have as much enjoyable time as possible. Fox glacier itself is beautiful and majestic. It's bigger than Franz Josef and less commercialised. Hence I chose... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is probably one of the coolest things I've ever done. The tour guides were very good and looked after us well and we felt completely safe at all times. We did the helihike and really enjoyed all aspects of it. Would highly recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

With pooring rain all day we didn't think our hike would go ahead , but with a weather briefing from our guide "Jess" and a quick vote as to who is still keen, off we went. We had a small group which made things easier as the weather was not on our side to say the least. Rain, thunder and... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We booked the Heli Hike based on reviews and planned it into our South Island tour. We had planned for the 11:50 tour however having arrived the night before we were recommended to start at 8:50 as the weather was due to come in. We were not disappointed. Bright blue sky's greeted us in the morning. Our tour guide Kat... More

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