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Heli Hike Fox Glacier provided by Fox Glacier Guiding

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On a helicopter tour you can get a close-up look at the Fox Glacier and go beyond what you can see on a simple walking tour. Be amazed by the spectacular views of the mountain, glacier, and ice falls, before landing and hiking through the hard-to-reach terrain. All necessary ice-hiking equipment will be provided, including sturdy leather boots, so you don't need to worry about safety or comfort.
  • Hike with a professional guide who will keep you safe
  • Return helicopter transfers and ground transport are included
  • An ideal adventure for active travelers seeking a memorable experience
  • See parts of the glacier that most visitors miss by staying lower down
Important Information
Departure Point
44 Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Two helicopter transfers
  • Professional Guide
  • Leather boots and socks
  • Crampons and walking poles
  • Wet Weather Jacket and Over trousers (if required)
  • Bring 3 - 4 layers of warm upper body clothing
  • Sunglasses and sun protection
  • Jeans are not recommended - Cotton pants or trackpants are more suitable
  • A day pack is useful and a drink and snacks are a good idea
  • For winter trips bring a warm hat and gloves
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum Age is 9 years
  • Child Age is 9-16 years inclusive
  • Minimum numbers apply
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions, a weather call is made 10 minutes prior to check in so flexibility in your itinerary is desirable
  • Individual passenger weight limit is 116 kg or less due to weight and balance calculations of the aircraft
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Noah wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
Was pretty amazed by the scale of the glacier, and the stunning Heliflight to get there! Pack a towel in case there's a place on the glacier to swim ;)
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Date of experience: July 2020
Emilythinks wrote a review Jul 2020
Wellington, New Zealand38 contributions14 helpful votes
Omg what an amazing experience, my partner & I were lucky to be the only people on the glacier with our guides Kelsey & Tate. The whole trip was fabulous, we loved the slide through a cave. It’s not the cheapest of activities but the price is a bargain when you consider its
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Date of experience: July 2020
ymint2018 wrote a review Jul 2020
Southbridge, New Zealand5 contributions3 helpful votes
Unforgettable experience. The scene was stunning and amazing. The staffs were very friendly and the guide was very knowledgeable. I enjoyed the trip very much.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Terri-Ann S wrote a review Jul 2020
4 contributions
The trip was informative and well paced. Our guide Kelsey did a great job and we had a very enjoyable morning on Fox Glacier. The helicopter flights in and out offered terrific views too.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Pennylane wrote a review Jun 2020
72 contributions
Luckily we’ve successfully completed the heli hike! The only crew (7:50am) on that day due to the weather! What a memorable experience for me and my boyfriend. All the staffs are so nice and friendly!
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Date of experience: November 2019
About the operator

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By: Fox Glacier Guiding
Dominick C
Beautiful experience, highly recommend!
Ice Climbing. My partner and I we're first timers, and we had a great time. I have a bit of rock climbing experie
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Unforgettable experience
The heli hike was unforgettable ! The guides are really friendly. What an awesome morning with a beautiful weathe
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this is nice thing today if you can get a nice day to do it successfully . you can sit there for days while you Wai
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Helicopter flight
We had booked a helicopter flight for the Fox Glacier. At first, there was no helicopter flight because of weather,
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It's worth the visit
It was my first time of visiting a glacier and it's a awesome experience. It's not so distant to walk and the view
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Fox Glacier Heli Hike
The experience is none other than amazing. Alice our guide was full of life leading the way through the Glacier bre
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Just the best experience and worth every penny . The staff were all very friendly and professional , our guide was
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Ice Climbing!
Had an amazing time Ice Climbing with Kat and the rest of the crew making sure we were safe and enjoying ourselves.
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The glow of Flo is to keep the mojo
The Glacier is extremely spectacular and the Glacier guide Flo is very energetic and passionate. She is considerate
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Bridget E
Amazing heli hike
I cannot speak highly enough of this company, they went over and above to accommodate our family. The day before ou
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We spent our last day in the country doing an ice climb with Stretch and Kelsey and what a way to end things! They
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Coolest Glacier Experience You Can Have!
My friend and I came from the US, and made sure to book the Heli Ice Climbing Tour in advance. Fortunately we were
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Extreme Fox - loved it, great intro to ice climbing
We did the full day extreme fox adventure which was amazing. Max 4 people to a guide and we had Tuk as our guide wh
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John W
Long walk and up hill in stages . Pick a day when the weather is good and not to much wind . Remember the weather c
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Amazing experience!
I've always wanted to go in a helicopter and the fact we could team that with exploring a Glacier made this the per
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Key Details
  • Fox Glacier Guiding
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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