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Southern Alps Guiding

3 Larch Grove | Departs from The Old Mountaineers Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
+64 3-435 1890
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Fantastic Experience of the Tasman Glacier

We decided to do the Tasman glacier helihike. WOW. This was fantastic. Our guide Ant was amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DrBenjamin
Incredible experience glacier hiking from start to finish! Don't miss this (and wear sunscreen!)

I purposely chose Tasman Glacier (instead of Fox or Franz Josef) for our heli-hiking experience... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
haylaura
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Cary, North Carolina
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“heli hike” (23 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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3 Larch Grove | Departs from The Old Mountaineers Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
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+64 3-435 1890

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to do the Tasman glacier helihike. WOW. This was fantastic. Our guide Ant was amazing, he holds the record for the second most summits for Mt. Cook and has a tremendous amount of experience. He got two hours on the ice, explored glacier...More

Thank DrBenjamin
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I purposely chose Tasman Glacier (instead of Fox or Franz Josef) for our heli-hiking experience because it is the largest and less touristed (bc it's harder to access). I have so say, WOW, I'm so happy with our choice. Charlie Hobbs was friendly, helpful, and...More

Thank haylaura
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Our heli-hike on the Tasman glacier was amazing! From the views of Mt Cook, to the ice cave we explored, to the very informative (and safety conscious) guide, it was a great adventure.

Thank ohCda99
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Authenticity is the key word to describe Ant Harris and Southern Alps Guiding operated by Charlie Hobbs. Southern Alps Guiding is not an “add on” to The Hermitage. Rather, Charlie and his wife, Mary, own The Old Mountaineers’ restaurant which loving promotes and maintains the...More

Thank PraisePhotogrphy
Reviewed 25 February 2017

If you're in decent shape you can do this. And if you can do it and you're within 100 Km then you should take the time, spend the money and be blown away. Ant and Charlie will ensure you are safe - as someone else...More

Thank dangilbertmd
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip! Charlie and Ant are fantastic, they made the trip exciting and fun whilst knowing you were in very safe, capable hands. Our trip was to the top of the Tasman glacier and it was magical. The views were...More

Thank Maria Y
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This guide company is the real thing. These are not amateurs but dedicated mountaineers. Our guide was Ant(hony) and he was so proficient and yet low key. He made it all possible and easy for us. What a brilliant adventure--helicopter-hiking on the glacier. We will...More

Thank ester94
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We did the Helihike with Ant in October 2016 and it was really the highlight of our NZ trip! We originally had booked to hike fox glacier but due to weather we had to cancel. We contacted Southern Alps Guiding just before going to Mt...More

Thank Niamh C
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Fantastic helihike experience with Ant in October 2016. It was only a small group of 4 in total. its very weather dependent obviously, so the first couple of hours were getting ready and anticipating that we might to the glacier but as the weather was...More

Thank Stanley_1986
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We were so lucky with a perfectly fine day for our kayak adventure on the tasman glacier. Charlie and Ant were careful all the way with skill checks and life jacket checks and thumbs up that all instructions were heard. But they also made the...More

Thank RoSteve
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