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Glacier Explorers

The only tour of its kind in New Zealand. A memorable and amazing encounter on the terminal lake of New Zealand's largest glacier, the Tasman Glacier. View icebergs of all shapes and sizes that periodically tear away from the glacier face.

The Trip:
Depart from Mount Cook Village outside The Hermitage Hotel. The bus will take you on a pleasant trip to the Tasman Valley, followed by a 30 minute alpine walk through the National Park. Then board your MAC boat, and enjoy the ever changing scenery of the Tasman Glacier icebergs.

When:
The tour operates from the start of September to the end of May - the glacier lake freezes over winter so the start of the season is subject to the lake thawing.

Child Policy:
Each child aged 4-9 years inclusive must be accompanied by an adult ie. 1:1 ratio, one adult for each child. Children 10-14 years inclusive must also be accompanied by an adult, but are not are not required to maintain a 1:1 adult/child ratio.

Check in required 30mins before scheduled departure.
Due to high demand, we recommend that you pre-book this activity to avoid disappointment.

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  • 8:00 am Departure
    8:00 am Departure

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Duration

Allow approx 2.5 hours total per trip - (45 minutes - 1 hour on the lake)

What to bring

An extra warm layer of clothing
Camera, with plenty of film/memory
Sun block & Sunglasses
A smile, and sense of adventure

What is supplied

Return Transport
Life jackets
Experienced Guides
An unforgettable experience

Weather Conditions

Glacier Explorers operate in a unique alpine environment. A decision is made by the lead guide just before each trip based on current weather and lake conditions. As such some trips may not operate as scheduled, an alternative trip time, similar value trip or full refund before departure is offered under such circumstances.



Cancellation Policy

Within 48 hours before departure - loss of 50% of the total price
Within 24 hours before departure - loss of 100% of the total price