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Fox Glacier Guiding

State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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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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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 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended activity when you are at Fox Glacier for two days trip. We arrived one day before and booked through the TripAdvisor. We were lucky, the trip was not cancelled because of good weather. Our guide named Ross who came from Scotland, is very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely people, our tour guide Lucas was very friendly and informative. He took us an extra 200m up the mountain for a better view. If you did not have a tour guide then you would not be able to do this. The views were breath-taking....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw their video before booking and were impressed with it. The hike was exactly as advertised and the entire tour was very professionally managed. Fiona was our guide and was at her professional best. She had to hack away at ice and made steps...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Going to Fox Glacier with Fox Glacier Guides was the most incredible experience. After a safety briefing learning about the helicopter and equipment, we had a quick drive to the Heli pad and took the helicopter into the mountains to the glacier. This was our...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

It’s difficult to convey the grandeur of this tour in a review. Guides Steve and Fiona were safety conscious, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The helicopter ride up was short and smooth but one of the highlights of the tour. The tour was challenging without being...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Did the Glacier walk with the Fox Glacier Guides team ( cannot walk on the glacier because the entry place has collapsed few years ago). Walked around few places and view points. It was really nice and the guides were friendly.

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TravelAddictToo
26 June 2018|
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Response from titwo | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, 1. We were there in early January. Weather was good enough to allow us to do the excursion but you never know until the last moment if up there is good enough for the helicopter to land; 2) I did have the... More
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Geoffrey_Chapman
30 March 2018|
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Response from HanFlamez | Reviewed this property |
Hi, when i visited around end of February, both the road & the track to Fox Glacier was closed due to the cyclone. So i'm not sure if that hike is open at this point. The only hike available i know off is the Franz Jozef... More
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Australian2000
22 March 2018|
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
We did the helicopter hike so I can’t really comment. The heli hike was brilliant though.
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