For those with a half-day available this popular trip operating out of Fox Glacier, is a great eco-adventure and full of variety and interest. Walkers are kitted out with sturdy leather boots and other equipment, before boarding one of our buses for the short drive through the rainforest and into the glacial valley. This valley was carved out by the ice during past ice ages and shows dramatic evidence of the power of the ice.
Your guide leads you on a walk beside the river bed to the glacier terminus; from here you will walk uphill for around 30 minutes to access the edge of the ice. At this point you are outfitted with instep crampons specially designed for these ice conditions, and you follow the ice steps cut by the guides. The route takes you onto the ice amongst crevasses and ice ridges and leads you onto the middle of the glacier for spectacular views of the icefall and lower glacier.
At least one hour is spent on the ice. Your guide will be with you for the duration of the trip and will enjoy passing on fascinating details of the natural history of this landscape.
Access to the ice varies as the glacier changes and alternative routes may sometimes be used.
maximum guide to customer ratio on this trip is 1:15. We require a minimum of 2 people for this trip to go ahead.
Fitness level required: Moderate
Minimum age: 7 years
Our Fox Trot: Half Day Walk departs daily at:
during summer months we also offer departure times of: