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Tasman Valley 4WD & Argo Tours

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Address: Terrace Road, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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+64 800 686 800
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An experience, but only really saw the Tasman (terminal) Lake

On visiting Mount Cook area we were very fortunate with the weather, and got to see Mount Cook without any clouds hiding it from view. This is apparently very rare, so we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Geoff B
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On visiting Mount Cook area we were very fortunate with the weather, and got to see Mount Cook without any clouds hiding it from view. This is apparently very rare, so we consider ourselves lucky. We decided to do this 4WD tour for $80. It was ok, but the only thing we got to see, and obtain a good view... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This trip starts with a pick-up at the hotel by 4wd. You get helmets to wear and get into the Argos vehicle at a parking place some 20 minutes from the hotel. You then go on a trip over a footpath (!!). You get to see cheerful people walking the path you're driving on, and it doesn't get any better... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed our potentially rainy day alternative in the comfort of a six-passenger 4WD van. The road was rough, and the hike was challenging for some in our group with knee problems. The views from the top were worth it to see the Tasman Lake formed over the last fifty years as the glaciers retreat, and see the ice bergs... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Took a morning trip with Argo Tours. The vehicle was amusing and a little different for the kids, but it was nothing more than a quick trip up a gravel track, stopping midway for a short hike up to see the Glacier from a distance and then back down the gravel track. This track can be accessed by a private... More 

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Our Nepalese guide was excellent .. good sense of humour and took our photos. The views were amazing as were the meadows of flowers. However ... the vehicle is tight if you have six adults, 2 in the front and 4 in the back. You struggle to get two normal sized adults in the front seats. The whole trip is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The experience was enhanced by the friendly and knowledgeable guide, Graham. In a relatively short time we were able to see a great range of scenery and learn about the the flora and fauna if the area. The trip involved a short, but steep walk, which was well worth doing for the great view. Highly recommended.

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Bundaberg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Outstanding This is one trip you should not miss no matter what your age. Our driver had a wonderful sense of humour and was very knowledgeable. Mum is older and her knees aren't great, but he managed to get her in and out of the Argo and she had a great time. My husband and I walked up the moraine... More 

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Adrogué
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Argo Tours are along on what is only a rough, stony, dirt road, deep into the mountains. The ride is in a small, eight wheeled vehicle. You get to see, from afar, the Tasman glacier. Take into advice the following : a - They tend to cram six persons into the vehicle. Very unconfortable. The ideal is one to... More 

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Buderim, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Not for the faint hearted , but a really great experience. We were very lucky to enjoy both perfect weather as well as only the two of us on the vehicle. Even better was the vibrant guide Rochelle who really made the difference. She gave us not only a great commentary but also some real thrills on the rocky road.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Firstly, I have a caveat for my review, it was a bad day weather wise so we were only able to travel by 4WD. Even still though I thought this was an average tour compared to some of the activities we have done in New Zealand. Aside from when we climbed up to a lookout above the glacial lake we... More 

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