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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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07:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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 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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Unique experience not to be missed!

We did the 4 hour Flying Fox Heli/Hike. The whole experience lasted 4 hours, but 2 and 1/2 of those hours were spent on the Glacier. The trip included waterproof boots, warm... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Grafton, Canada

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Grafton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the 4 hour Flying Fox Heli/Hike. The whole experience lasted 4 hours, but 2 and 1/2 of those hours were spent on the Glacier. The trip included waterproof boots, warm socks, waterproof jackets. We spent almost an hour sorting out the 4 groups of 5-6 people with clothing, registration, security etc. Tip, wear layers of clothing as it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time w the fox glacier guide..showed us so many blue ice..arch n caves..a must do in the area

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a incredible and insightful walk-a-hike with my two awesome and fantastic guides - Phil and Zach. It was the most amazing and thrilling hike I ever had. We went up this waterfall (yellow fall or something?) and covered areas that not many who joined the tour had covered. :) They had made my day and my trip a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I did the flying fox helihike. I could not recommend more highly. It was a once in a lifetime experience that we will never forget. We could not even Phaethon the beauty of being on top of the glacier. We had an incredible guide that was really knowledgable and fun. We were so lucky to get to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From briefing at the assembly centre, you will start feeling that you paid worthy. The staffs and tour guides will provide clear and straight forward elaboration to us. No hidden terms & conditions. They always emphasize the priority of safety and make sure the tourists have our maximum satisfaction. 👍👍👍👍👍

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I took part in a heli hike. It was a great experience walking on the glacier. The team of Fox Glacier Guiding has the trip extemely well structured and organized. Especially getting everybody the equipment (jackets, shoes) needed and how to board the heli was very disciplined. I personally cannot wear leather or wool and my up-front... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome day! Booked the 10.50am flying Fox heli hike and luckily got a beautiful day for it. Having never been in a helicopter before we thought the flights were fantastic, and such beautiful scenery! On the Glacier were spilt into 3 groups of around 10 people with 2 guides. Our guides, Philly and Lisa, were great. They made... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been in snow before but glacier is totally different experience. Tough we couldn't take the guided tour but still enjoyed from very close distance.The weather was bit cloudy but the place itself it so beautiful to enjoy. if anyone is planning to take guided tour try to book early as possible. otherwise you might miss the true beauty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had some reservations about this activity due to cost, but it was well-worth my money and the time. In addition to covering gear rental, you get a cool - although short - flight up to the Glacier. You cannot walk onto the Glacier, so the helicopter is your only real option. All told, I spent about two hours on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went Heli-Ice climbing on the Fox Glacier. Sam and Larn were spectacular guides. The trip had four guest, myself, my daughter and a lovely young couple from the UK. Sam and Larn were patient and worked to make sure that everyone had a good time. They continued to set up harder and harder climbs to challenge the group. They... More 

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