Fox Glacier: Up to 3 Hours Hike with Helicopter Transfer

4.8 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: Fox Glacier Guiding

Fox Glacier: Up to 3 Hours Hike with Helicopter Transfer

Activity provider: Fox Glacier Guiding
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From US$ 387.50 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy this helicopter and hiking tour that combines the excitement of walking on Fox Glacier with the thrill of a helicopter flight. Land on a glacier and admire natural ice caves and arches.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Enjoy a unique scenic flight over Fox Glacier
  • Experience a 3 hour hike over the ice
  • Marvel at ever-changing ice formations
  • Learn informative commentary from an expert local guide
Full description

Enjoy a thrilling hiking and helicopter experience on Fox Glacier. Marvel at dramatic landscapes from above, including spectacular ice caves, icefalls and Victoria Falls, which is the melted river from the hidden Victoria glacier.

Land on the ice in a remote part of the glacier. Get fitted with crampons that are specially designed for icy conditions. Follow the ice steps cut by your guide as you explore the amazing formations and ice caves.

Each departure is a truly unique experience as there are so many changing features. Depending on the weather, spend up to 3 hours on the ice before boarding your helicopter to return to the take off point.

  • Two helicopter flights
  • Expert guide
  • Ground transport
  • Leather boots and socks
  • Crampons
  • Walking poles
  • Wet weather jacket and overtrousers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 9 years
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 254 lbs (115 kg)

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Meeting point

44 Main Rd, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Food and drinks
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves
  • Personal medication

Not allowed

  • Jeans
  • Drones

Know before you go

  • All trips are subject to favorable weather conditions, it is recommended to book for the first available day in Fox Glacier to have maximum flexibility
  • The date and time of your trip may be different from the one requested, the tour provider will confirm your exact tour details by email after booking
  • A reasonable level of fitness and agility is required as the glacier terrain is variable and reasonably challenging
  • People with a weight of more than 116 kilograms (255.7 pounds) will be subject to restrictions, this may include cancelation of your experience
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 18 reviews

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Really interesting and enjoyable activity. Our guide (Jakey) was really knowledgeable about the glacier and helped us make great memories on our trip showing us some ice caves, arches and taking photographs for us. All safety equipment including boots, warm gear, cramp-ons and poles were supplied and distribution was well organised. The helicopter ride was only short (5mins each way) but offered good views of the glacier and was an exciting addition.

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January 22, 2023

As you are used to from GetyourGuide partner companies, super organized. Our glacier guide Moss was super nice. Was in a good mood, was very funny and tried to offer us so much worth knowing and action, as well as many beautiful photo backgrounds. (Climbing under crevasses, standing in front of water holes, picking up an ice ax, etc.) I would have preferred to use the time and hiked a little higher to the glacier, and flown a small curve up to the glacier on the return flight. Then it would have been perfect. It was still a dream because the weather cooperated.

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January 8, 2023

Excellent activity. All safety gear including boots and crampons and walk-in poles provided. Guides very knowledgeable and no hard sell on photos afterward. Heli ride excellent views. Glacier was friendly the day we visited and sunny. Worth the walk to cave at the top. Saw caves, crevasses, waterfalls and ice. Moderate exertion level. Awesome to see and do.

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January 3, 2023

Product ID: 257732