Glacier Sea Kayaking

Currently Operating

Mount Cook Glacier Sea Kayaking is another great way to explore Aoraki/ Mt Cook National Park.
Paddle around real icebergs on this fun-filled Mount Cook activity. 

Please contact us if you would like to book a Glacier Kayaking trip. You can also book Glacier Kayaking and other Mount Cook activities in conjunction with your accommodation booking.

The legendary voyage that includes getting ‘up close and personal’ with a real glacier and icebergs!

Tasman Glacier Lake Trip

This trip is an adventure for the kayaker with some prior experience, and will provide an opportunity to see the other side of the Main Divide by kayak.

New Zealand's longest glacier winds its way down the Southern Alps for nearly 30km before culminating in the Tasman Lake. The transition from glacier to lake produces impressive icebergs on a regular basis; this truly is 'big berg country'. Launch into the trip of a lifetime as you push away from the shore to explore the wonders of nature's creation. All double kayaks are fitted with outriggers (Floaties) for perfect stability.

Duration: 4-6 hours

Departure Time: 9:00am (and on demand)

Price: $195 per person (valid as at 05/09/2020), lunch not provided.

 

Mueller Glacier Lake Trip

This is the ultimate Eco-Tour taking in the most awe-inspiring scenery. The trip starts at the Old Mountaineers Cafe next door to the DOC visitor info centre. We drive out to the Hooker Valley car park where we start our short trek. We use our exclusive track to the Mueller Lake where we have our gear shed and launch site. You won't see any other people during this tour.

Once kitted up with kayak safety gear and trekking gear we head off on our adventure. We paddle through the nooks and crannies of the old glacier moraines which have formed the perfect route to the glacier hike. We dock the kayaks right under the towering Mt Sefton where avalanches can be seen and heard! A short trek on the glacier moraines to explore glacier ice remnants is the order of the day from here!

Bring your lunch and refreshments with you, whilst being stunned by the sheer beauty and scale of the area. There are no other operators in this part of the national park and there are no aircraft's permitted to fly overhead. This is definitely the "Quiet Zone" of the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.

You may not see any icebergs on this trip but you will journey through incredible terrain with breathtaking views. The south side of Aoraki Mount Cook as well as the giant glaciated face of Mount Sefton which dominate the views.

This trip is for people who have done some kayaking and enjoy hiking. All double kayaks are fitted with outriggers (Floaties) for perfect stability.

Duration: 4-6 hours

Departure Time: 9:00am (and on demand)

Price: $195 per person (valid as at 05/09/2020), lunch not provided.

 

Previous experience required.

Minimum age: 14 years

Season

Early October to 30 April

Currently Operating in September 2020.

Departure Point

The Old Mountaineers Cafe, Mount Cook Village (about 20 minutes drive from Glentanner Park Centre)

All prices are in New Zealand dollars and are valid as at 05/09/2020 (subject to change).