Situated in Glacier Country on the West Coast of the South Island ‘Fox Glacier Guiding’ is New Zealand’s most experienced glacier guiding company and offers a full range of tours and ice adventures to suit all fitness levels. Our friendly and professional guides will take you on the glacier trip of a lifetime be it a gentle valley guided walk to the glacier face, a thrilling helicopter ride with a hike on the glacier, day heli-treks, overnight alpine trekking and a heli ice climbing adventure.
The ‘Flying Fox:Helihike’ is a fly-in, fly-out helihike that combines the thrill of a helicopter flight taking in views of the dramatic upper icefall and the excitement of exploring part of the Fox Glacier where spectacular ice caves and arches have been created by the forces of nature.
The ‘Fox Trail: Terminal Face Walk’ is suitable for all from ages five an up and will guide you on a leisurely and informative trip to the face of the glacier where you will view the final resting place of the ice that has travelled 12 kilometres from the base of the Southern Alps to the river valley floor.
For the more adventurous the ‘Fox it Up: Heli Ice Climbing Adventure’ will introduce you to the exhilarating sport of ice climbing in the upper part of the Fox Glacier. A thrilling helicopter ride will transfer you to the ice with breathtaking views of the glacier and here you will receive special training to teach you the necessary skills to climb the spectacular and steep ice walls.
For the finest day in the mountain the ‘Browne Fox: Chancellor Dome Heli-Trek’ will begin with a thrilling flight by helicopter into the Fox Glacier valley, viewing rainforest and ice pinnacles en route and landing on the Chancellor Shelf at 1,270 metres. You will be guided to a safe ascent of a gully with glorious views of Mt Tasman followed by a climb to the summit of Chancellor Dome at 2,004 metres affording the best views of the Southern Alps highest peaks and snowfields and to the west the Tasman Sea.
The first day of The ‘Browne Fox: Chancellor Dome Overnight Heli-Trek‘ is the same as the Chancellor Dome Heli-Trek except that you do not fly back at the end of the day but relax in the Chancellor Hut and enjoy a glass of wine whilst your guide prepares you dinner followed by a spectacular sunset on the Tasman Sea below. For day 2, depending on your fitness you can further explore the Chancellor Shelf or descend through the alpine vegetation zones to the glacier.
A truly magnificent adventure where you you experience a helicopter ride, climb a mountain, explore a glacier and spend the night in a historic hut surrounded by this stunning landscape.