Voted the most extraordinary experience in the world.
Our helihike is voted the best “out of the ordinary” experience in the world. Book with us to find out why.
Be prepared for sensory overload as you walk and explore the glacier with our awesome guides. From the feeling of sublime to the sense of awe, the sights, sounds, and feelings as you encounter this sea of ice delivers you a unique and magical lifetime experience.
Because we have more guiding terrain and don’t need to use ropes and harnesses like other glacier operators, every trip can explore a different route, allowing us to find the best ice features and tailor the trip to groups desires and abilities.
We know, love and understand the environment we operate in and want to protect it as best we can. We have measured and offset 120% of our carbon footprint for glacier guiding. See about our sustainability here
Because we are able to operate at different altitudes on the glacier, we are less weather affected and operate on more days than other glacier operators. This helps enable you to have a once in a lifetime experience with us.
Fox Glacier Guiding began life in 1974 with Mike and Carrol Browne. They grew the business over the years before being joined by other New Zealand shareholders in 2005. Whilst we’ve grown and evolved, you’ll find we haven’t lost that ‘family feel’.
Experience Fox while you’re here
Mt Cook Glacier Guiding
A ‘must do’ at Fox Glacier is a visit to Lake Matheson, a five minute drive west of the township. This famous reflective lake is a photographers dream, as its crystal waters create a mirror image of New Zealand’s highest peaks, Aoraki (Mt Cook) and Mt Tasman. The track encircles the lake, through native rainforest, and it takes approximately one hour to walk the entire lake circuit.
A further 20 minutes drive on from Lake Matheson brings you to the historic gold mining settlement of Gillespies Beach. There are several walks to enjoy here, the most popular being a four hour return trip to a colony of fur seals.
Your experience, our privilege
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH FOX GLACIER
Hard to describe, but just one of those experiences that you know will pay you back in memory dividends for the rest of your life!
I WOULD GIVE THIS ACTIVITY 6 STARS IF I COULD
This was an absolutely phenomenal activity; everyone was so nice and very organized.
AMAZING!! GREAT!! ASTONISHING!!
Just amazing !! You have to go there and check out from yourself.
Worth every dollar.
OUT OF THIS WORLD
Amazing. Would recommend to anyone. Took a while to sink in, completely out of this world experience
BEST NZ EXPERIENCE!
A must do experience! You will never regret this experience. It was simply breathtaking and unique.
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST -JUST DO IT
Nothing compares. It is truly the best value best tourist attraction that we have done as a family.