Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
What an amazing sight. We had a lovely four course meal, but it cut into our time spent admiring the beauty that is Mt Cook.Reviewed by: Mia F, Australia, July 2009
A very nice trip! But a little bit uncomfortable when the tour guide was trying to persuade us to take the flight.Reviewed by: Pui Shan T, Australia, November 2008
This was a lovely trip even though the weather didn't allow for a view of Mount Cook. The scenery en route is spectacular. The only drawback was the cramped space in the minibus for such a long trip.Reviewed by: Margaret R, Ireland, November 2007
The weather did not cooperate -- we could see only a small portion of the mountain before the clouds covered it. Also worth noting that you do not get near a glacier. Had wonderful discussions with the tour guide, though, mostly on native Maori themes -- learned a lot!Reviewed by: Becky B, USA, April 2010
The tour was good and the tour guides were very friendly and nice. However, we were expecting to see the glacier which we did not at all. We were very disappointed that we did not see it and that we were not informed that we were not going to it, which is one of the main attractions of the tour. It was what we were most excited to see. It was very depressing that we went all that way and did not even see it. It was just disappointing and sort of put a damper on the rest of the tour.Reviewed by: Paige D, USA, November 2009 Note from Viator Thanks for the note. The tour description is correct, there are however occasions when - due to poor weather - the walk up Tasman Glacier does not take place. We are updating the tour description with this caveat about inclement. We apologize for any convenience.
Tour guide was very good, knowledgeable and articulate, but trip took too many hours and Mount Cook was not visible. Movie and planetarium at Mount Cook should have been substituted at no extra cost.Reviewed by: Harry M, Canada, October 2008