Southern Alps Guiding
Offers mountaineering instruction and guiding, plus three- to four-hour helihiking trips on Tasman Glacier year-round ($495). From June...
Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park Visitor Centre
Arguably the best DOC visitor centre in NZ. It not only dispatches all necessary information and advice on tramping routes and weather...
Guided climbs and mountaineering courses, along with ski-touring including heli options. Its Hermitage shop stocks outdoor clothing and...
Chamois Bar & Grill
Upstairs in Mt Cook Backpacker Lodge, this large bar offers pub grub (meals $15 to $30), a pool table, a big-screen TV and the...
Old Mountaineers' Cafe
Encouraging lingering with books, memorabilia and mountain views through picture windows, the village's best eatery also supports local...
Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bowen Dr · interesting places nearby
Glacier Kayaking information
Suitable for paddlers with just an ounce of experience, these guided trips head out on the terminal lake of the Tasman or Mueller Glaciers. With luck there will be icebergs to negotiate, but regardless this is a cool adventure in a crazy place with a fascinating geology lesson thrown in. Expect to spend about two hours on the water; book at the Old Mountaineers' Cafe .