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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A well organized and informative tour leaving from the Hermitage Hotel which brought us up close to the icebergs of the Tasman glacier and the glacier itself. We got to touch the icebergs and learn about their formation. The tour guide/boat skipper was knowledgeable and...More

2  Thank NicoleReilly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had one night at Mount Cook and am so glad I added this tour on the morning of my departure. It was the first day of the season and we had beautiful weather. Our guide was friendly and helpful. I think most anyone could...More

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We had the best day blue sky no wind up close to the glaciers our tour guide was very informative worth every cent

Thank Morena C
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Very friendly exploration. Apart of the fantastic explanation fun ride, he takes you close the the semi-submerged glaciers and you can see the fresh glacier parts, touch & take a bite - awesome experience

Thank RanjanDesh
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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
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 LivC136
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.

Thank kenyunyk
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

1  Thank minimize940314
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

1  Thank sriramreddy23
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

2  Thank Lucy C
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Response from RanjanDesh | Reviewed this property |
You can leave it in Glacier Explorers office. The reception there is courteous & helpful.
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
9 May 2018|
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Response from Happytraveller604 | Reviewed this property |
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