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Lake Tasman

Glacier Boat Cruise

This three-hour tour of Lake Tasman, and the front edge of New Zealand's largest glacier, is a unique opportunity to learn about this incredible remnant of the Ice Age. A minibus will collect you from your hotel for the drive out close to the shore, from where a guided half-hour walk introduces you to the fascinating geography and geology of the alpine massif, en route to the power boat launch site.

From here, a one-hour cruise takes you through the icebergs and terminal moraine to the glacier snout. Occasionally, there is the chance to walk on an iceberg, and there are always plenty of close-up encounters with the ice formations, including terrific photographic opportunities. Afterwards, the company minibus will return you to your hotel.

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Other experiences in Mount Cook National Park

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

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    Sightseeing flight over Mount Cook

    Sightseeing flight over Mount Cook

    This unique flight encompasses Aoraki (Mount Cook), Westland and Tai Poutini national parks, traversing 200 kilometers of New Zealand's most beautiful and spectacular alpine scenery.

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  • Tasman Glacier Sightseeing Flight
    Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast

    Tasman Glacier Sightseeing Flight

    Tasman Glacier Sightseeing Flight

    From the foothills of Mount Cook National Park you can take a spectacular scenic ski-plane flight which will take you up the length of the Tasman Glacier before landing on the newly fallen snow near the top.

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You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tours below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.