Fox Glacier Guiding
Fox Glacier is at 12kms and is the longest of the awe-inspiring New Zealand West Coast glaciers. This mighty moving river of ice falls 2,600 metres, or a little over 8000ft, on its journey from the base to the Southern Alps to the West Coast.
New Zealand’s West Coast glaciers are unique and probably the most accessible glaciers in the World, as they terminate amongst temperate rainforest just 270 metres above sea level.
Flying Fox: Heli Hike
Combine the thrill of 2 helicopter flights, with the opportunity to explore a remote and pristine part of the glacier on foot, with your knowledgeable guide. Glacial forces are greatest in this area and often create spectacular ice caves, arches and tunnels, brilliantly blue in colour.
Fitness Level – low/moderate, Duration – 4 hours, Min Age – 9 years, Tour Times – 8.50am, 11.50am & 2.50pm (summer only)
All Day Heli-Hike Adventure: Extreme Fox
An adrenaline-rush all day heli-hike adventure including breathtaking return helicopter flights in and out of Fox Glacier over lush rainforest, and viewing NZ’s highest peaks.On the glacier you might ford crevasses, or climb out of moulin. You might ascend short ice pitches or abseil down ice walls. Listen as your highly-experienced guide explains the nature of your glacier encounter and the environment you are exploring. We’ll teach you how to use your technical climbing equipment. Lunch is included.
Fitness Level – Good, Duration – 8-9 hours, Tour times – 8.00am (Summer Only)
Also available are overnight trips please visit their website for further information on these tours
Bookings are essential during Summer Season Nov- March
Contact the team at Greymouth i-SITE
Phone: 0800 GREYMOUTH