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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
  • Ground transport
  • Leather boots and socks
  • Crampons
  • Walking poles
  • Wet Weather Jacket and Over trousers (if required)
  • What to 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
  • Your own boots and raincoats may be suitable
  • 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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Popular mentions
Stuart M wrote a review Apr 2020
11 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and i did the Fox Glacier Heli Hike in mid March 2020, it was a simply stunning experience and i would highly recommend it. The whole trip was really well organised and we had about 2-2.5hrs up on the glacier. We were very fortunate with the weather as it was a stunning
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Date of experience: March 2020
eaterofallthingsgood wrote a review Mar 2020
Lubbock, Texas821 contributions87 helpful votes
this is nice thing today if you can get a nice day to do it successfully . you can sit there for days while you Waite for it to happen
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Date of experience: March 2020
Grant L wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia6 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and i took a Fox Glacier heli hike this week - an amazing trip not be missed - we can highly recommend the experience - superb day, unbelievable photos, a great guide and a memory never to be forgotten. Thanx to all at Fox Glacier Guiding
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Date of experience: March 2020
Kristen H wrote a review Mar 2020
9 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I took a 11:50 heli hike with Fox Glacier guides. The weather shifts from hour to hour and they can’t guarantee that they can go. I had planned an extra day there in case the weather didn’t cooperate. Somewhere I had read that the late morning time slot had a
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Date of experience: March 2020
Sean wrote a review Mar 2020
14 contributions
This guided tour was amazing!! The staff is super nice and took such good care of us including our safety. They are loaded with information about the area, and do their best to show u so many different parts of the glacier. Definitely recommend this to everyone. I’m not a winter
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Date of experience: March 2020
About the operator

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By: Fox Glacier Guiding
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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Ice climbing dream!
Wow what a amazing day! This ice climb was for my 40th on my bucket list and it was incredible !!! Andy and Floe we
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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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