Fox Trot: Half Day Walk

  • For those with a half-day available this popular trip 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
    Trip Duration: 3.5 - 4 hours

    For our terms and conditions please click here

    • Adult: NZ$ 115.00 (GST incl.)
    • Children: NZ$ 95.00 (GST incl.)
    • Family: NZ$ 325.00 (GST incl.) 

                ( Valid from 1 Oct 2012 to 30 Sep 2013)

    Cost includes: guide, ground transport, boots and socks, crampons, waterproof raincoat and over trousers, alpenstock.

    Family includes: 2 adults and 2 children
    Children: 7-16 years

    Minimum age: 7 years



    • 3 - 4 layers of warm upper body clothing (Jeans are not recommended on wet days as they become very cold and uncomfortable to wear). 
    • Sunglasses and sun protection.
    • A day pack, a drink and snacks are useful.
    • Your own boots and raincoats may be suitable. 
    • During winter months also bring a warm hat and gloves.
    • A Camera
  • Our Fox Trot: Half Day Walk departs daily at:

    • 8.35am
    • 1.35pm

    during summer months we also offer departure times of:

    •  9.35am 
    •  2.35pm

    We only have limited spaces available so please book in advance to avoid any disappointment.

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