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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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Most amazing experience

I had a wonderful day! Ant did basically know everything about the glaciers and this place, besides... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
anastasiaroth
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Berlin, Germany
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High price without the good experience

This is the most expensive attraction we had paid for in New Zealand and yet without a good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bhwong1
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singapore
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“heli hike” (26 reviews)
“southern alps” (13 reviews)
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 1 week ago via mobile

I had a wonderful day! Ant did basically know everything about the glaciers and this place, besides he has a beautiful character! Such a lovely guy and very interesting! Perfect guide :) this is the only company you should book your trip! And I know...More

Thank anastasiaroth
Charlie H, Owner at Southern Alps Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed our amazing trip. It's certainly nature working at it's best to create such fantastic ice formations. The ice caves are truly incredible and the scenery outstanding. Enjoy your holidays and safe travels Charlie

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most expensive attraction we had paid for in New Zealand and yet without a good experience to justify this kind of price. The main frustration is having too many people (over 20) in the group. Everyone was fully packed into two vans...More

Thank bhwong1
Charlie H, Owner at Southern Alps Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

It looks like you have reviewed the wrong company. We haven't had groups of over 20 people. We fly in Squirrel helicopters where everyone (5 clients) get great views with plenty of room. Your response doesn't seem to fit with our operation as we have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot recommend this ENOUGH! Book in advance! Basically, you drive a few minutes and then hike ~ 15 minutes down to an amazing lake at the base of the glacier. Ant gives you a fascinating view into the history of the glacier, the surrounding...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm glad I trusted the reviews on TripAdvisor because I had such an awesome heli-hike with Ant! Loved that they only took in small groups (I had 2 couples on the same trip) so it made the whole experience very authentic and personal. Ant had...More

Thank sueannteo
Charlie H, Owner at Southern Alps Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. I went to the new cave the next day to check it out and it was amazing like you say!! We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. We do like to keep the trips personalised...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Our guide was Ant for the heli-hike and he ensured that we saw all the best bits - caves, streams etc. We walked through a big ice cave and the colours were amazing! The colours changed from light blue to dark blue to almost violet...More

Thank Beverley W
Charlie H, Owner at Southern Alps Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hi Beverly W Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are also thrilled that you came with us on the Tasman Glacier Heli Hiking trip. Aren't the ice caves spectacular! And I'm pleased you could see that we love guiding people in our...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Yo, so this was just the best guest service one could experience in the Mt Cook region. Ant's experience and knowledge during the hike helped established a wonderful time whilst trekking through and over the Tasman Glaciers. Top bloke, amazing guide. Make sure you listen...More

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Charlie H, Owner at Southern Alps Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you very much for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed the experience with Ant. He is awesome that's for sure. We love guiding our guests on the Tasman and we have such fun doing it. All the best. Warmest wishes Charlie

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Heli hiking on mount cook is a must do when near the area. We chose this company after reading about Charlie and the years experience, well when we arrived ant and Charlie couldn't have been anymore welcoming. With the years of experience they have and...More

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Charlie H, Owner at Southern Alps Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review and thank you for picking up on our passion for the area. We really enjoy sharing the magic of the place with our guests. Next tiem you come back we'll do some else really exciting. Warmest wishes Charlie

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

An amazing experience with wonderful guides! I highly recommend this tour. We found them at the Mountaineer at Mt Cook (which is also great) and they went out of their way to get us on that days trip. Ant and Charley are knowledgable, patient, enthusiastic,...More

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Charlie H, Owner at Southern Alps Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Hi Monica G Thanks so much for your review. I'm so pleased pleased you enjoyed the trip with us. It's truly a special place and it was great to be able to share the experience with you. All the best Charlie

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Ant and Charlie were amazing guides and went out of their way to make sure we could get on a trip even though we turned up last minute. They are really passionate and extremely knowledgeable about what they do, and it was so fun to...More

Thank Monica D
Charlie H, Owner at Southern Alps Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Hi Monica Thanks so much for your comment. Yes Any and I love sharing the beauty of the Tasman Glacier with our many guests. It's a wonderful experience even for us. Warmest wishes Charlie

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We really wanted to go on a glacier hike, Franz Joseph had too unstable weather, so we turned towards Mt. Cook. We should have probably planned going here in the first place. The Southern Alps are just gorgeous, every minute here was a delight to...More

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Charlie H, Owner at Southern Alps Guiding, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Hi Boris and Tamar Thank you for your comments. I'm so pleased you got to experience the trip with us and see the natural beauty with a great guide. The ice caves are pretty amazing and the views spectacular. Warmest regards Charlie

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