No experience required
$1,199 per adult
Our Guided Walking tours are very specialised. Please fill out our Enquiry Form below to express your interest and we will contact you about making a booking.
DAY ONE The first day of this trip is essentially the same as the Chancellor Dome Heli-Trek described on page 7, except that you do not fly back to Fox township at the end of the day. Instead, you relax at Chancellor Hut, surrounded by alpine tussock. Drink a glass of wine and watch the spectacular sunset while your guide prepares dinner.
DAY TWO Awaken and feel alive as you breathe in the fresh mountain air and soak up the morning vistas before enjoying a leisurely breakfast. As you descend through the alpine vegetation zones to the glacier, explore the fantastic alpine gardens and waterfalls of the Chancellor shelf. There is a good chance you’ll see Himalayan thar (wild mountain goat), kea (nestor notabilis), the world’s only mountain parrot, and, in season, the glorious great mountain buttercup (Ranunculus lyallii) and mountain daisy (Celmisia coriacia).You’ll have time to discover the wonderful ice features of Victoria Flat before the helicopter arrives to return you back to Fox Glacier township. This is a truly magnificent and complete experience – climb a mountain, explore a glacier, overnight in an historic hut and feel the moods of the mountains
Any Essential Medication
3 – 4 layers of warm upper body clothing
Sunglasses and sun protection
A warm hat and gloves
Torch or headlight
A change of clothes
Jeans are not recommended
Sleeping bag and liner
Meals for both days
A great 2 days exploring!
For our Guided Walking, we ask you to fill out an Enquiry Form as these experiences are very specialised. We run these trips from 1 October – 31 May, when conditions allow.
Please fill out our Enquiry Form (under Tour Details) and our customer service team will be in touch.
Check-in time is 10 minutes before departure.
No previous experience is necessary for our trips, our guides are there for full instruction.
Good fitness for this trip is a level of fitness sufficient to ascend and descend 1000m+ over 8 hours or more carrying a pack 12kg (26lb) or more over multiple days.
For this trip, you need to bring any essential medication, 3-4 layers of warm upper body clothing, sunglasses and sun protection, a drink and snacks, a warm hat, gloves, and a camera. No drones are allowed and jeans are not recommended.
On this trip, we provide leather boots, socks, crampons, walking poles, a waterproof jacket, overtrousers, a backpack and a great 2 days exploring!
We’re located in a mountainous area and are subject to great variations in weather patterns. The temperature can vary between 0-25°C and the West Coast is notorious for its wild and wet weather – hence its magnificent rainforests!
Weather and cloud levels can change within a matter of minutes. This is why our weather checks are not made until 10 minutes before your departure time.
No. Please leave your drone behind. It is illegal to fly a drone in Fox Glacier as it is within a National Park.
If you fly a drone, it will be confiscated and you will be fined $5,000. For rules on flying drones in New Zealand, please reference www.airshare.co.nz.
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you would like to cancel your booking kindly notify us at least 24 hours prior to the departure time of the trip and we will arrange for a full refund and no cancellation fee will be charged.100% of the cost of the trip will be charged if we are notified of a cancellation within 24 hours the departure of the trip.
In the event New Zealand goes into Alert Level 3 or 4, you will receive a 100% refund.
All visitors to Fox Glacier Guiding MUST:
We’re serious about protecting everyone and that means that all of our staff are vaccinated too.