An amazing encounter with Tasman Glacier and its terminal lake. Depart from The Hermitage Hotel. The bus will take you to the Tasman Valley, followed by a 30 minute alpine walk  through the moraine and National Park. Board your custom built MAC boat, and enjoy the ever changing scenery, view the Tasman Glacier ice face from a safe distance and  icebergs of all shapes and sizes with the opportunity to touch and taste the 300-500 year old ice crystals.


From Early September to Late May

Daily departures at : 8.00am, 9.30am, 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm & 5pm.  Glacier Explorers generally operates from the middle of September to late May - the glacier lake freezes over winter so the start of the season is subject to the lake thawing.


Please check-in 30mins prior to your departure at the activities desk located inside The Hermitage Hotel, Terrace Road, Aoraki Mount Cook Village.


2.5 Hours total per trip
(45 minutes to 1 hour on the lake)






⇒ prices are in NZD and include GST
⇒ Minimum age: 4 yrs
⇒ Pricing valid 01 October 2017 - 30 September 2018

What is supplied:

  • Return Transport
  • Experienced guides
  • Life jackets
  • An unforgettable experience


What to bring:

  • A smile, and sense of adventure
  • Camera with plenty of memory
  • An extra warm layer of clothing
  • Sun block & Sunglasses.
  • Waterproof jacket (incase it rains during the walk)

Book your tickets :

CLICK HERE to buy your tickets online.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited spaces we recommend prebooking this activity prior to arrival.

Contact us


PHONE: +64 3 435 1809

FREEPHONE (inside NZ)  0800 68 68 00