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  1. New Zealand
  2. South Island
  3. Tasman Glacier

Mount Cook: Top of the Tasman Glacier Hike

Product ID: 263052
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Explore the immense beauty of the upper snowfield of the Tasman Glacier. After flying in to 2,200 meters aboard a ski plane, you will be ready to explore ice formations in this ever-changing environment.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the glacier by walking, hiking, and snowshoeing
  • Take the chance to see ae an iceberg in the glacier lake
  • View the various ice formations
Full description
Explore the immense beauty of the upper snowfield of the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier. It will be from there that your 23-kilometer journey begins.

As you fly in to 2,200 metres (7200 feet) aboard your ski plane, marvel as the rock and ice debris transform to glistening white. Get ready to explore the glacier by walking, hiking and snowshoeing, you may even see an iceberg in the glacier lake.

If you have never tried snowshoeing in New Zealand, this is the time to give it a go. Snowshoeing is a great way to confidently make your way across snow-covered terrain. Once on the glacier, you will be provided with snowshoes, adjustable walking poles, harnesses, and any additional equipment you may need.

After your gear is fitted, you are ready to explore the ice formations in this ever-changing environment. You will be in the heart and birthplace of New Zealand mountaineering, and at the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned safely back to your point of origin.
  • Two scenic flights
  • Guide
  • Leather boots
  • Woolen socks
  • Walking poles
  • Crampons or snowshoes
  • Waterproof jacket
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Mount Cook Airport.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Drones
Know before you go
• Dependent on the season and snow cover, you may be walking in crampons or snowshoes, or a combination of both
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
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Mt Cook Glacier Guiding

Product ID: 263052