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Fox Glacier Guiding

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“heli hike”(374 reviews)
“ice climbing”(70 reviews)
“full day hike”(26 reviews)
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...more
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State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0825
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Reviewed today

We went to Alaska in August of 2018. Really looking forward to the beauty of Fox and Frans glacier. Don't waste your time here. It was a big disappointment,

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fabfoura
Reviewed yesterday

This is probably the best activity in the Fjordland park. Franz Josef glacier is very organized and each tour is identical, while this adventure on Fox Glacier is so much nicer. Our guide Steve, custom tailored our day according to the group, ice conditions and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Framptonxx
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our whole family (incl grandma and kids aged 9 and 11) went on the 4 hour helihike and had an unforgettable experience! The entire experience was great - from check in, safety briefing, the gear provided (raincoat, waterproof boots, ice spikes for the boots), helicopter...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chu Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides and the experience were exceptional. So knowledgeable and once in a lifetime! You must do this if you come through Fox Glacier.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hayley W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the Flying Fox Hell Hike and it was such a fun experience!! The guides were amazing and told us tons of fun fact about the glacier which was interesting. Got to hike into a ice cave which was spectacular and the glacier up...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank treecia
Reviewed 1 week ago

GO FOR THE EXTREME! Trust me, its not even that much more expensive then the normal helihike and you really do get a full day and so much time on the glacier. Ross and Luca were so awesome and made our day so special. Ill...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank j8887
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just one great experience! The heli, snowlanding, seeing the other heli's coming. Walking with experienced and enthousiastic staff. The glacier itself such a beautiful experience!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank elma12082018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guides were really friendly and made the effort to engage us in conversations. They also checked on us frequently to see if we’re all doing alright. Crampons are provided, and so are hiking poles, overcoats and waterproof boots. Our guide brought us to interesting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank clement941
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came all the way to Franz Josef to do the heli hike with Franz Josef Guides but when we went to check in this morning, we were told that the heli hike is cancelled due to bad weather (too windy), and the next availability...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gwen1001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unreal day! Ross our guide gave as 6.5 hours of glacier time and it was epic! Tailored the day to what we wanted to do! Ice climbing, crevasses, hiking, caves, scrambling - tremendous day!

Date of experience: November 2018
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14 August 2018|
Response from BamaClark | Reviewed this property |
Fully enclosed; pilot plus five to six passengers in two rows. Full harness restraints.
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
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