Mount Cook Hotels Ltd - Glacier Explorers - NZ Travel

Mount Cook Hotels Ltd - Glacier Explorers

Mount Cook Hotels Ltd - Glacier Explorers
Explore the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake and Icebergs up close. The only tour of its kind in New Zealand, and one of three in the world!  Very few glaciers terminate into lakes and even fewer of these are accessible to the average person.  By using a boat we get close to towering icecliffs and huge floating icebergs.  The boats provide a safe way to unseen and inaccesible areas of New Zealand's largest glacier.

Location: Check-in at the activities desk located outside the Hermitage Hotel, Terrace Road, Aoraki Mount Cook Village.


Departures: Daily. 8.30am, 10.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.30pm and 5.00pm.

Late August to 31 May only. 


Child Ages: 4 to 14 years.

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Help Notes:

The safety of our passengers is paramount. Trips do not operate if deemed to be of no scenic value or unsafe to operate. Weather and lake conditions are checked before each trip and a deciscion is made by the lead guide. As such some trips may not operate as scheduled. An alternative trip time or full refund before departure is offered when this occurs.


What to bring:  Camera, an extra warm layer of clothing, Sunblock and Sunglasses and a Waterproof jacket incase it rains during the walk.


What is supplied:  Return Transport, Experienced guides, Life Jackets.

Available Activities:
Glacier Explorer Boat Trip 

An up close amazing encounter with icebergs, on a glacial terminal lake. Depart from Mount Cook Village outside the hermitage hotel. The bus will take you on a pleasant trip to the Tasman Valley, followed by an easy half hour stroll through the National Park.  Then board your MAC boat, and enjoy the ever changing ice face of the Tasman Glacier icebergs. Commentary throughout the trip by your experienced guide.

Duration: 3 hours ( 1 hour 15 minutes on the lake )

Suitable for Children: Minimum age is 4 years old.

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