Mt Fox Day Hike


8 to 9 hours

Fitness Level:



Must be able to walk up and down steep terrain, including through thick bush for extended periods 

Minimum Age:

14 years

Tour Times:

8:00 am


$250 per person

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.

Mt Fox Day Hike

If you are looking for a truly epic one day out in the hills that is challenging – then this adventure is considered the best of the best! After gearing up at our base and a safety briefing, you start the 1100m climb traversing through ancient podocarp rainforest, if you have beaten the cloud, you arrive at the Mt Fox summit for amazing 360° views and an Instagram photo that will be the envy of family and friends. Enjoy your well earnt lunch at the top of Mt Fox before heading back down the same way you came up.

Disclaimer! This trip is not to be taken lightly as it involves challenging steep terrain, a rugged route, is slippery and requires a good fitness level, classic Untamed Natural Wilderness at its best!

Please note: This is a mountain rainforest trip, you will not go on the glacier (ice) and is weather dependent.


Any Essential Medication

2 – 3 layers of warm upper body clothing 

Sunglasses and sun protection 

A lunch and snacks

A drink botttle (min. 1 Litre)

A hat and gloves

A Camera

NO Drones

Jeans are not recommended




Walking poles

Waterproof Jacket



A great day exploring!


For our Guided Walking, we ask you to fill out an Enquiry Form as these experiences are very specialised. We run Chancellor trips from 1 October – 31 May, when conditions allow.
The Mt Fox Day Hike runs all year round.

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, any technical equipment, walking poles, a waterproof jacket, overtrousers, a backpack and a great day 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.

There are no individual passenger weight restrictions on all of our experiences that utilise helicopters. However,  if you are over 125kg/275lbs, please contact us so we can be sure to accommodate you.

No. Please leave your drone behind. It is illegal to fly a drone recreationally at 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

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:

  1. Be double-vaccinated (for those aged over 12) and show their government ‘My Vaccine Pass’ on arrival.
  2. Sanitise their hands and sign in using the NZ COVID Tracer App.
  3. Wear a mask in all indoor areas – including reception, our gift shop, our boot room, bus transport, and inside the helicopter (if using).
  4. Comply with any additional public health measures (including social distancing) that are in place at the time of your visit.


We’re serious about protecting everyone and that means that all of our staff are vaccinated too.

Please find more questions and answers on our FAQ Page.

We are OPEN under the Orange setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework, with extra safety precautions in place. Learn more here.