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mt cook boat trp advance booking

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mt cook boat trp advance booking

Does the boat trip requires advance booking or we can get on the spot availability ...in month of march ..dated 14 march

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1. Re: mt cook boat trp advance booking

It is always a risk. There might be nobody else there or a coach-load! There is a limited number of seats so I would book ahead if this is sth you want to do.

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2. Re: mt cook boat trp advance booking

best to book ahead - I tried booking for friends in Feb two years ago and it was fully booked several days ahead.

it's a great trip, enjoy :)

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3. Re: mt cook boat trp advance booking

We were at Mt. Cook for two days in mid-Jan during our 4 week trip in the SI and were debating whether to do the glacier boat trip. I opted not to due to costs- instead we hiked down to see Lake Tasman. There were only 4 or 5 very small icebergs floating on the lake - so I am glad we did not do the boat tour as my desire was to float around the ice bergs and see them up close. This is likely dependent on the time of year. Of course, you are unable to get close to the face of the glacier on the hike and the boat I assume takes you right up to it. But I was much more impressed with Fox and Franz Glaciers on the West Coast if that is on your itinerary. So I would vote not to spend your dollars and just hike down and see the Lake. - just my humble opinion.

BTW, we did also hike down to the Lake itself and there were a lot of Asian tourists just finishing your boat tour. There were busloads of tourist in the park and I must admit that the Hooker Valley trail was very crowded. Unfortunately, we were there during the school holidays - so should be better in March.


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