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Fox Glacier Valley Eco Tour provided by Glacier Valley Eco Tours

Fox Glacier Valley Eco Tour

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Itinerary
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    Fox Glacier South Side Walk
    Stop: 2 hours
    View the Fox Neve and surrounding mountains while walking through lush historic rainforest. Stop for a cup of tea break and a chat with your guide, with a view. Please note we cannot get near or see the terminal face of the glacier due to safety reasons (NZ's largest active landslide is currently stopping us!). Learn about glaciology, geology, geothermology (inc a tiny hot pool/spring), native flora & fauna, native moss
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Departure Point
Glacier Valley Eco Tours, 20 Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand Department of Conservation - Fox Glacier Area Office, 6 Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand
Duration
3–4 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Afternoon tea
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Wet weather gear
  • Umbrellas
  • Walking poles
  • Baby Backpack/carrier
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
7Reviews
3Q&A
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Lynne A wrote a review Nov 2020
Rangiora, New Zealand1 contribution
Very worthwhile tour, we really appreciated that the tour was still on even though only two of us had booked - many companies would have cancelled the tour due to lack of numbers. Guide David was very knowledgeable, pleasant, attentive and helpful - highly recommended!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Tash G, Owner at Fox Glacier Valley Eco Tour
Responded 23 Nov 2020
Kia ora and thank very much for your great review of our little family company, so much appreciated & glad you enjoyed your tour. We hope you enjoyed the rest of our travels in our beautiful Glacier Country NZ :)
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Kerry W wrote a review Sep 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
A great tailored experience! Cliff was an amazing tour guide, with great chats and in depth knowledge. We loved going off the beaten track, and what's not to love about tea and biscuits beneath two stunning glaciers?! Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Tash G, Owner at Fox Glacier Valley Eco Tour
Responded 10 Sep 2020
Kia ora and thanks for your amazing review of our little family company, much appreciated! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful Glacier Country :) Nga mihi
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Marc H wrote a review Feb 2020
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Unlike the promise, you can't see the glacier from close. You won't be able to go further than anyone else. The two hours walk at Fox was nice and the guide gave his best. But for that simple walk, a guide is waste of money.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Tash G, Owner at Fox Glacier Valley Eco Tour
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Hi there, thanks for your review. unfortunately due to Climate change we can't safely get close to the glaciers anymore. We believe our tour is still excellent and informative nature tour, and if you want to get close to the glacier then you need to do a Helihike. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful Glacier Country NZ
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Renee wrote a review Jul 2019
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Awesome local guide, extremely passionate about the area and it’s history. We enjoyed the off track adventure. Highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Tash G, Owner at Fox Glacier Valley Eco Tour
Responded 23 Jul 2019
Hey thanks so much for submitting a review for us for this new tour, much appreciated! We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels in our beautiful Glacier Country NZ :0 Nga mihi Tash and Cliff Goodwin
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HundredWattBulb wrote a review Jan 2019
Hofheim am Taunus, Germany25 contributions10 helpful votes
In case you wonder whether spending money on a tour of the easily accessible part of Fox Glacier is really worth it: It definitely is! The tour with our friendly guide Cliff felt like being on a hiking trip with a friend who happens to know a lot about glaciers, their history,
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Response from Tash G, Owner at Fox Glacier Valley Eco Tour
Responded 10 Jan 2019
Hey thanks for your great review! means a lot to our little company :) we hope you enjoyed the remainder of your travelling in NZ :)
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Maggie-N-Poon
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Excellent tour
I fully enjoyed this tour despite the weather. I learnt heaps about the history and rare plants in this forest from
Shari208
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Epic! Just Epic
It was an amazing day with all gear that was needed fully supplied as part of the deal - if needed ie boots wet wea
CraigClaire2019
CraigClaire2019
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Glacier tour
Our guide David was excellent. Very knowledgeable and showed us places off the main track. Very enjoyable morning.
walkertalk27
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Glazier Walk
A must visit because in time, it'll be gone. David was very knowledgeable and helpful and the off track time added
Vacation636959
Vacation636959
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Franz Josef Eco Tour Walk
Fantastic guided walk with David - we had an awesome time. David was so informative and we learnt so much. Also enj
ard222017
ard222017
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Great tour of Franz Josef
The tour guide, Cliff was very knowledgeable about the glacier, its history, and the native plants. The tour also t
Gilgr097
Gilgr097
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Informative adventure
My wife and I had a great adventure with Cliff. We explored a waterfall then took the path less trodden through the
39neil
39neil
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Amazing View
It was fantastic and the view of the glacier made our day. Our guide Cliff was very knowledgeable and helpful. Woul
buffykc
buffykc
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Amazing tour - Cliff rocks!
We had a brilliant morning out at Franz Josef Glacier - we walked to the base, Cliff showed us things that we would
buffykc
buffykc
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Stunning Morning watching the Sunrise
It was a very early start for the drive out - but we were rewarded with the most beautiful sunrise over the lake.
llr22020
llr22020
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Glacier Valley Eco Tours
Our tour of the Franz Josef Glacier was well done, incredibly interesting and beautiful. The guides were personabl
Grootieli
Grootieli
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Amazing
It was really interesting with great views. We saw many cool animals and plants and of course the glacier. Cliff w
Tyranny1057
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Lake Matheson Tour, Fox glacier and Franz Joseph glacier
Our transport to Lake Matheson arrived bang on pick-up time at 6am and we were swiftly transported to the village o
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whohasthis
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Enjoyable tour with knowledgeable guide
As a family of 4 with children 7 and 9 we were concerned that this might not hold their interest. This was not the
YorkParent
YorkParent
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Brilliant informative tour
Brilliant 1/2 day walking tour to along the Franz Josef valley. Very informative we learnt a lot about the trees an
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