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South IslandWest CoastFox Glacier

The biggest and most accessible glacier on the West Coast is the Fox Glacier. Fox Glacier Guiding are proud to be NZ's most experienced glacier guiding company and aim to provide an intimate and special experience, so guide fewer people on the glacier.

To assure your safety our guides are trained through the internationally recognized NZ Mountain Guides Association. Your guide will remain with you for the entire trip entertaining and educating you about the incredible world of ice.
We offer a full range of trips to suit all fitness levels including:

Quick Fox: Terminal Face and Ice Walk
A popular walk and a great introduction to the frozen world of Fox Glacier.

Flying Fox: Helihike
Combine the thrill of 2 helicopter flights with a chance to explore a remote and pristine part of the glacier on foot. Ice caves are often seen.

Fox Trail: Terminal Face Walk
A short and informative walk along the Fox River valley floor to visit the final resting place of the mighty river of ice.

Fox It Up: Heli Ice Climbing Adventure
Day long course introducing the exhilarating sport of ice climbing on the spectacular walls of the Fox Glacier.

Browne Fox: Chancellor Dome Heli-Treks
Offering 2 helicopter flights, as well as an exciting climb of Chancellor Dome through alpine terrain whilst gaining superb views of NZ’s highest peaks.

Contact our helpful sales team or visit our website for more information.

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Flying Fox: Helihike

Flying Fox: Helihike

Fox It Up: Ice Climbing Adventure

Fox It Up: Ice Climbing Adventure

Email: info@foxguides.co.nz

Website: Fox Glacier Guiding

Phone: 0800 111 600

Phone (intl): +643 751 0825

Fox Glacier Address:
44 Main Rd, PO Box 38, Fox Glacier


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Tanya Davies


Ranking: 10/10

Even traveling on a budget this is a must do experience. All of the staff were wonderful. The experience was truly memorable. Thanks to our guides Ian and Sam.

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Danielle Stam


Ranking: 7/10

Awesome views and a great experience, but unfortunately very expensive.

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Ranking: 10/10

Fox Trot - Half Day Glacier Walk. Well worth the money, the guides were very informative and showed us things that usually only a full day tour get to see - cave and crevasse when available!

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Maria Camen Santos Lopez


Ranking: 9/10

Good activity, but you have less time than you pay for on the snow.

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Daniel Robledo


Ranking: 8/10

Spend a whole day walking on the ice. It is a shame it is melting down, too much dirt and rock in the ice. Really beautiful place.

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Marie Toulemonde


Ranking: 10/10

Excellent! Amazing full day on the ice with a very interesting guide! My best memory of New Zealand!

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Max Backelandt


Ranking: 9/10

All day tour was very good. Guide helpful. Wonderful experience.

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Ranking: 7/10

Provided good service, walking on the Glacier is a little bit overrated.

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Simon Tanguy


Ranking: 9/10

Helihike. Really good experience. The view and the helicopter trip was awesome but too short for me if you compare the price and the trip. Hiking on the glacier was nice.

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Ranking: 4/10

$120 for 30 minutes on the glacier..... not a good deal bit it is beautiful.

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Claudia Hillebrand


Ranking: 4/10

1/2 day guided tour lasted 2 hours instead of 3-4 described in the brochure and our guide did not seem to pay attention to his group and was in a hurry to get back to his base.

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Andreas Jarvel


Ranking: 9/10

Day walk on the glacier.

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Andrea Morello


Ranking: 7/10

Unique experience, a must to do for all the lovers of nature, learn a few interesting things about the glacier. Thanks to our tour guide Sofia, the only disappointing thing was that we spent only 1 hour on the ice.