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Address: 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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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Authenticity,Integrity, Great guiding and adventure

Authenticity is the key word to describe Ant Harris and Southern Alps Guiding operated by Charlie Hobbs. Southern Alps Guiding is not an “add on” to The Hermitage. Rather... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
PraisePhotogrphy
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La Grande, Oregon

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La Grande, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Authenticity is the key word to describe Ant Harris and Southern Alps Guiding operated by Charlie Hobbs. Southern Alps Guiding is not an “add on” to The Hermitage. Rather, Charlie and his wife, Mary, own The Old Mountaineers’ restaurant which loving promotes and maintains the climbing history of the Mt Cook ranges. Ant guided my wife and me on the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're in decent shape you can do this. And if you can do it and you're within 100 Km then you should take the time, spend the money and be blown away. Ant and Charlie will ensure you are safe - as someone else wrote they are the real deal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip! Charlie and Ant are fantastic, they made the trip exciting and fun whilst knowing you were in very safe, capable hands. Our trip was to the top of the Tasman glacier and it was magical. The views were stunning, something we feel lucky to have experienced. We highly recommend them for any trip,... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This guide company is the real thing. These are not amateurs but dedicated mountaineers. Our guide was Ant(hony) and he was so proficient and yet low key. He made it all possible and easy for us. What a brilliant adventure--helicopter-hiking on the glacier. We will never forget it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We did the Helihike with Ant in October 2016 and it was really the highlight of our NZ trip! We originally had booked to hike fox glacier but due to weather we had to cancel. We contacted Southern Alps Guiding just before going to Mt Cook and they were so accommodating and booked us in for the next morning hike.... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Fantastic helihike experience with Ant in October 2016. It was only a small group of 4 in total. its very weather dependent obviously, so the first couple of hours were getting ready and anticipating that we might to the glacier but as the weather was overcast and wet, it was touch and go. So we met at the Mountaineers Cafe,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We were so lucky with a perfectly fine day for our kayak adventure on the tasman glacier. Charlie and Ant were careful all the way with skill checks and life jacket checks and thumbs up that all instructions were heard. But they also made the adventure fun and gave us freedom to explore at our own pace too. Seeing the... More 

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Thank RoSteve
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Helihiking the Tasman Glacier with Ant and Charlie was a fantastic experience from start to finish. We were lucky to witness a number of avalanches up close and the weather was just perfect. Highly recommended!!!!

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Thank Audwal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We had the best weather you can have for a kayaking tour which made the mountains and the water look even more beautiful! We expected more icebergs but of course we know it's the nature doing everything, at least we had some of them and also really big ones! Great to see! :) Our guides love what they're doing and... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing day....!!!! We were blessed with blue skies and sun...and it was an absolutely unforgettable experience! Ant was a fantastic guide really informative and great guide round the glacier under mount cook! Could not recommend doing this more highly!!

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