Fox Glacier Guiding New Zealand

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New Zealand's most experienced glacier guiding company, offering spectacular guided glacier walks, heli-hikes and alpine heli-treks on the West Coast's longest and less crowded glacier - the Fox Glacier.

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Take a breathtaking guided trip on the West Coast's longest glacier amidst fascinating ice formations with New Zealand's most experienced glacier guiding company.

Fox Glacier is situated on the West Coast of the South Island, only 23 km's south of Franz Josef.

Early bookings recommended.

Tour types

We offer a range of glacier trips including Heli Hikes, combining the excitement of exploring a stunning and remote part of the glacier with the thrill of 2 helicopter flights (min age 9 yrs), and Heli Ice Climbing adventures.

Fox Glacier Guiding also offer expertly guided day and overnight alpine trekking trips with superb views of New Zealand's highest peaks.

To assure your safety, our guides are trained through the internationally recognised New Zealand Mountain Guides Association.

New Tour! Fox Glacier Valley E-Bike & Hike

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Explore the untamed natural wilderness of the Fox Glacier Valley, tracing the steps of a retreating glacier, with our Fox Glacier Valley E-Bike & Hike. Ride through ancient podocarp rainforest on E-bikes and hike a secret track. Grab stunning photos of the Fox Glacier that is sure to impress family and friends.

Leaving Fox Glacier Village on E-bikes, enjoy the flowing cycleway. After making easy work up the hills on your E-bike, we’ll park them up and on-foot, slowly gain height as we find our way up Mills Creek past Cone Rock and pass New Zealand’s largest active landslip. Our high point is a viewpoint with the closest views of the terminal face of the Fox Glacier. We return the same way back to the bikes and enjoy the descent back to the village.

Along the way, your guide will share with you the local natural history and fascinating stories of explorers past. They will coach you with how to use the E-bike equipment and fit you out with walking boots and raincoats.


Any Essential Medication

1-2 layers of warm upper body clothing

Sunglasses and sun protection

A drink and snacks are useful

A warm hat and gloves

A Camera

NO Drones


Leather Boots


Bike helmet

Waterproof Jacket


Pristine Views!

A great day exploring!


Up to 4 hours


Up to 4 hours




Must be able to fit the E-bikes frame sizes we have and ride an E-bike on-road and on cycle trails


12 years


8:30am and 1:00pm
Check in 10 mins. before



Tour departure times

Flying Fox Heli Hike

  • 8.50am/11.50am (All Year).
  • 2.50pm (on demand).
  • Additional departures on demand.
  • Duration 4 hours.

Extreme Fox All Day Heli Hike

  • 8am.
  • Duration 8-9 hours.

Fox It Up Heli Ice Climbing

  • 8am.
  • Duration 8-9 hours.

Browne Fox Chancellor Dome (Day) Heli-Trek

  • 7.45am.
  • Duration 8-9 hours.

Browne Fox Chancellor Dome (Overnight) Heli-Trek

  • 7:45am (Seasonal 1 October - 31 May).
  • Duration 2 days.


State Highway 6, Fox Glacier 7859, West Coast, New Zealand

In the Fox Glacier Guiding Building on the Main Rd (State Highway 6) of the Fox Glacier Township. Approximately 4.5 hours drive north of Queenstown and approximately 3 hours drive south of Greymouth.

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