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Gorgeous views, steep climb

Took the tour in July 2018 (winter). My mum and I took this tour from the Hermitage Hotel - very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent tour but be aware - very bumpy!

We just completed this tour and, for us, it was excellent. We are in our 50’s and moderately fit so... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2018
Toowoomba, Australia
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
89 Terrace Rd | The Hermitage Hotel, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
+64 3-435 1809
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the tour in July 2018 (winter). My mum and I took this tour from the Hermitage Hotel - very handy for us as we were staying there. Driver was very friendly and informative about the area. We were lucky to get good weather, but...More

Thank jessinthewindowseat
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

We just completed this tour and, for us, it was excellent. We are in our 50’s and moderately fit so it wasn’t too difficult. The tour takes you right up the valley to a spot overlooking the Tasman glacier and glacial lake and the view...More

Thank TonyMachin
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Our guide was really lovely however $50pp to drive up the hill and look at the glacier is ridiculous. If you have legs, walk it!

Thank Amy B
Reviewed April 9, 2018

We chose this tour because the brochure spoke of riding in ARGO (ATV type vehicle). It ended up setting on hard bench seats along the back sides of the 4WD vehicle (Very Uncomfortable)! The driver did a good job, but it was not fun riding...More

1  Thank 715vickijohnson
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Ordered 1 day ahead and got no confirmation. Called the same day and they said it’s fully book even though the website said it was avaible. We planned the whole day around this trip..

1  Thank Regine F
Reviewed February 9, 2018

I booked this trip on line and was under the impression that we would be riding in an 8 wheel "argo" vehicle but in fact it was a 4wd Toyota Land Cruiser. This was a bit disappointing but nonetheless I still enjoyed the ride. You...More

2  Thank Julie W
Reviewed December 27, 2017

I thought we were going to take a 4 WD vehicle up on a glacier. Maybe I didn't read the fine print. The ride is up a scenic trail with lots of spectacular scenery to view. At the end of the trail you discover that...More

Thank abbaav
Reviewed December 26, 2017

Booked a Christmas present for my family last September for what i believed to be a 8 wheeler all terrain vehicle trip in the Tasman valley .The trip was booked with Tasman valley 4WD & Argo Tours . We drove all the way from Christchurch...More

Thank Dorothy O
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Fun, informative, fun, exciting, magical... highly recommend this trip, what a happy time! Picked up at The Hermitage and taken out for the trip of a lifetime. So glad we did this trip.

Thank nrw15
Reviewed March 21, 2017

I was visiting Mt Cook with my parents and decided to take this 4wd tour. Its gets you to a look-out that we would not have been able to get to otherwise and is very worth it. The vehicles are lots of fun and not...More

1  Thank littletravelvoice
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September 22, 2016|
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Response from 408lynleym | Reviewed this property |
You'll be fine just booking on the day or the day before I would recommend that as it would be weather dependant.
Heather F
September 3, 2016|
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Response from Heather F |
Thank you !
Indra K
March 22, 2015|
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Response from Graeme S | Property representative |
Dear Indra You can book from the motel but all trips leave from the Hermitage Hotel. Regards Graeme Slatter