The ultimate way to experience one of New Zealand’s most renowned glacial attractions!
This popular and spectacular fly-in, fly-out Flying Fox gives you the once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal to the remarkable beauty of the Fox Glacier, by helicopter and on foot!
You'll be equipped with leather walking boots and other equipment then transferred by helicopter onto the largest and less crowded West Coast glacier, giving you access to explore a remote area where the dynamics of the glacier often create stunning ice arches and caves. You will also see the Victoria falls which is the melt water from the Victoria glacier hidden high in the mountains.
Join us for an experience of a lifetime. Our heli hike is voted the best “out of the ordinary” experience in the world - book with us to find out why!
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Thank you for your review, We are sorry to hear that our Flying Fox: Heli Hike did not meet your expectations. The Fox Glacier and our heli hike location is at 900 metres which is the central and safest part of the glacier as the terminal (or end that you have mentioned) is simply unguidable and not possible. While it might have felt like a shorter helicopter trip the actual helicopter transfer flight time is approximately 6 minutes each way. The guide cuts steps for the safety of the whole group and the amount are dependent on how firm the ice conditions are on any given day and is an important part of the experience of exploring the glacier. Thank you again for the feedback and we hope you enjoyed your holiday. The Fox Glacier Guiding team
Hi and we are sorry to hear that your recent experience with us did not meet your expectations. You are quite correct that the guide cuts step for the groups safety which is important for everyone. Our guide ratio is 1 to 11 customers, and we always adhere to this as it’s a requirement for our operating safety certificate. The Heli Hike does not require the use of helmets or ice axes by customers as the guide will only take the group to safe locations on the glacier. As the glacier is a dynamic continually changing environment ice features are constantly changing so we always try our best to access safe ice features. We are a Carbon Positive business operation through Ekos NZ. This accreditation was recently achieved and we will soon be placing more information about this on our website. We appreciate the time you have taken to share your comments with us. Rob & the team at Fox Glacier Guiding
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