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“An eventfull day”

Fox Glacier Guiding
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Fox Glacier
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Sydney, Australia
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“An eventfull day”
Reviewed 11 August 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 lightning and hail . Oh did I mention rain, bucket loads of it. But we got to the base of "Fox" in one piece and had a great time getting there and back . A great experience for us on what would have been a boring day otherwise because of the weather. Thanks to "Jess" and her partner for the memorable day.

Visited July 2014
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“The only way to see a glacier”
Reviewed 6 August 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 was brilliant and helped everyone in the group whilst still making it a fun and informative tour. Would highly recommend the Helihike and can't imagine a better way to explore the Glacier. Money we'll spent.

Our tour guide was also able to recommend a great place for dinner and lunch.

Thanks for the memories

Visited August 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“One Word - Amazing”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This was our first experience to the Glaciers. We did the Heli Hike. The price sounds expensive, however it is worth every cent. We went to the glacier on a sunny day, the conditions were perfect. We took off in the helicopter for some beautiful views of the mountains, valley and then the glacier. We were then fitted with the crampons and started the walk. We spent up to 3 hours, walking on the glaciers and hen into the beautiful ice caves. The colour was just stunning. The guide was very informative.

The best part of the hike was the amazing pure blue colour of the ice and the landing of the helicopter on the glacier,

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Interesting and fun”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I would highly recommend this. The guide was very friendly, safety conscious, and made it fun. He knew a lot about the glacier which made it very interesting- much better than just going by ourselves.

Visited July 2014
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FoxGlacierGuiding, Sales and Marketing Manager at Fox Glacier Guiding, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Thank you for being a great ambassador for our guides. They are very a dedicated group who are focussed in providing high quality interpretation so it's great to have this recognised.

We also appreciate that you made the time to review us.

Travel well and best regards from the Fox Glacier Guiding Team
Jo
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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“Stunning glacier view”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

1st time see the glacier in so closed up position. Very good tour guide and it is very fruitful trip. Glacier were melted into quite inner place so unable to really walk on glacier was a disappointment.

Visited July 2014
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