This was an amazing tour. Our morning tour got cancelled related to weather. Luckily we were able to get booked onto the afternoon tour. The weather cleared and we had an amazing time. It was a small group 10 people who had the entire glacier to ourselves. Our guide was knowledgeable and allowed the group to explore at our own pace. This was probably one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand!!!
Were delayed a day due to weather but all worked out fine with our schedule and the staff and pilot and guide were all very accommodating, knowledgeable, and made it a great experience...especially once we got on the glacier. Got some great pics and made some great memories. Thanks to all!
It was an awesome experience however we only had less than 90 minutes on the glacier when it was advertised as a 2 hour glacier hike. A bit disappointing for the cost of the tour. It was not a cheap tour for my husband and myself and we had booked it as a special treat. No offer of a reduction in cost was given. Our guide was very good, but the bottom line is that we would have liked more time on the glacier or at least be offered a reduction in cost for the reduced time. We also did this tour with another friend.
The helicopter ride to the glacier was not very long just that it was moving quite slowly. Alternatively, it could have taken it to a higher altitude for better views of Mt. Cook and glaciers. Also, the walk on the glaciers could have been made more interesting by having some planned activities, like use of ice axe by individuals etc.
All in all, the experience was not worth the price tag put against it of 555 NZD.
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