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Glacier Explorers

Terrace Road | The Hermitage Hotel, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 3-435 1809
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Excellent

We went on the last day of the season. Short easy walk to the terminal lake followed by a time on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
C9089PBrobertb
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Melbourne, Australia
Great tour!

We went one day after the rain and managed to see many icebergs. Thanks to our skilled guide for... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Liv C
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Terrace Road | The Hermitage Hotel, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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+64 3-435 1809
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the last day of the season. Short easy walk to the terminal lake followed by a time on the lake travelling through sheet ice, pass icebergs towards the glacier wall. Very informative guide. Great trip, highly recommend.

Thank C9089PBrobertb
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We went one day after the rain and managed to see many icebergs. Thanks to our skilled guide for the informative and impressive session! Highly enjoyable!

Thank Liv C
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

I wad lucky as the weather was fine during my trip. It was exciting as I can touch a floating ice and made a close look to the edge of glacier.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I went to tasman glacier tour with this company. As other tours in mt cook village, it started at hermitage hotel. All travelers needed to walk 15 minutes to the lake, so prepare for a reasonable amount of walking. The boat tour was great. The...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We dis this trip to Mt Cook in April 2018. They weather was just perfect! Laura got us onto the boat and we went quite close to the gigantic Tasman Glacier. The tour guide was very informative and friendly and even let us touch a...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

It was our first time in Mount Cook. There were 12 of us. We took the boat ride on the glacier lake with Tanika. She is not only an excellent driver, she entertains, educates and shares the thrills of finding and touching various shapes and...More

1  Thank Lucy C
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

What an experience! Excellent tour. The walk in is quite easy and only 1.5 km. On the return walk to the bus there is a slight hill to climb. Keep in mind because this is a natural attraction there is no guarantee that icebergs will...More

Thank JackandMrs
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

We were there last week (mid-April) and we didn't see any floating iceberg nor any floating ice as advertised. The experience was just like having a lake cruise where you were on a fast boat touring around on a moraine lake. With spending appro NZD...More

1  Thank cmdoris
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We had the most amazing trip with these guys. The guides were so informative. They have clear safety instructions throughout. We luckily had amazing weather and so got lots of fabulous photos of Mount Cook, the glacier and the icebergs. Our boat driver was superb....More

Thank CCFB
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

This boat ride on the lake to view the glacier icebergs (what you see is only 10% of the sheer ice) You get up close to an eye level view and the feel is great. The boat takes you as close as possible to Tasman...More

1  Thank keett712
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TravelAddictToo
23 June 2018|
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Response from Lucy C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I won’t know. We were there in April. The lake was no longer frozen so we could cruise on the entire lake, all the way up to the glacier. December will be summer there. I am sure the lake will be fine for... More
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9 May 2018|
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Response from ashofmelbourne | Reviewed this property |
People did stretch out over the track on the way back, taking their time and looking at things. Some fitness is required, I'd say it lasts about 20-25 minutes. It's stunning scenery with the mountains and foliage so would be... More
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