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We were so lucky having a cloudless sky for our visit. We had 3 hours on the glacier and had no problems with the crampons etc. The crawl through the ice cave was different and exciting.
We had a great time on the walk and our guide Andrew was excellent. He told us stories about how the glacier got its Maori and English names, told us about the features of the glacier, and guided us through some tricky portions with patience and good advice. He also had a great sense of humor. It's amazing being on the glacier, and we were lucky to get a chance to do so due to good weather it was raining on previous days. Highly recommend going if you're moderately physically fit.
Guide was passionate and informative. Overall great experience and highly recommend!
Just a tip, tour information says to wear 3-5 layers of upper body clothing underneath the jacket and pants they provide you with, this is really not necessary on hot days or in summer months. We did the tour in December and could have gotten away with shorts and a t-shirt!
This was absolutely amazing. The views were great and wandering around a glacier was a very unique and fun experience.
SHARUL NAKHODA Singapore
Nathan Russell our glacier guide was awesome and he gave above and beyond service for our family of 4, and the glacier terrains were spectacular. Cheers
This tour was amazing! From the helicopter to our tour guide Nathan! We had such a great time exploring the glacier ! Highly recommended. The hot pools at the end were a nice finish as well.
Amazing trip! From the helicopter ride there to walking around! I would recommend this to everyone. With a small group i can only imagine that it's a quicker trip around the glacier than it would be with a larger group. We had a few slower walkers which worked out well for us because we were up front and got to stop and enjoy the scenery. Our guide, George, was awesome and he made it fun too!
Great tour guides and extremely informative. Awesome experience. Only real way to experience the glaciers.
Wonderful experience walking on the glacier. Snow all around. We had great fun. Weather was awesome and we really enjoyed it :
I loved the glacier soo much!!! It was amazing experience, definitely recommended!
Loved it....so much better seeing it up close than from the bottom at the valley walk. Glad I went on the 2nd morning flight group as there was less people traffic up on the walk. We didn't see other groups til the very end. Short helicopter ride was fun and 3 hrs on the ice was perfect. Fairly easy hike for this low-moderate fit girl, but a few steeper areas that might be hard for someone with bad knees. Next time I want to do the ice climbing to get closer to the serac and have a more challenging hike. Adam was a great guide!
This activity is entirely weather dependent as rain isn't uncommon there so it's luck of the draw. Glad I prebooked knowing I could get a refund thru viator if weather cancellation bc it was raining badly when I arrived to town but sunny and gorgeous the day of the helicopter-hike and all tours were sold out so there were some disappointed tourists.
Great experience! Awesome helicopter flight up to the glacier, knowledgable and entertaining guides, gorgeous scenery! Everyone should go on this glacier walk!
What a unique and wonderful experience. A must do if you visit Queenstown.
The tour was as advertised, we felt it was well organised and the glacier leader, Nick, was professional and very good as a leader.
The only problem we experienced was the requirement for us the print the e-mailed voucher. As a tourist travelling internationally, we had no access to a printer and could not understand the requirement for the printed voucher as the reception desk already had our details.
Otherwise, a very enjoyable experience.
A must do . A word of caution- You have to be moderately fit - I am 60 Years and found the steps and slopes a bit steep - will do it again if I get an opportunity. We visited in in Mid April and had to extend our stay by a day as the weather was bad on the day we originally scheduled the trip.
Great fun! Our guide Rob was fantastic - very knowledgeable and made the trip more enjoyable with his stories along the way. The helicopter trip to the glacier was outstanding, as was the trek itself. Plenty of time on the glacier to explore. The service from these guys is A
The glacier walk was awesome amd enjoyed whole of 3hrs in ice. The tour group and guide were very friendly and amazing experience. Initially the day we planned the tour was cancel due to bad weather but they arranged it to next day same time. Check for climate before booking the tour.
We did this trip with 4 people and enjoyed it immensely .From check in time at the office this tour is very professionally run,the office staff that fit you out with the climbing gear, the helicopter pilot,ground staff at the helipad and of course our wonderful guide for the day.
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