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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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Fun, fun, fun - Epic views at the end

I was visiting Mt Cook with my parents and decided to take this 4wd tour. Its gets you to a look-out that we would not have been able to get to otherwise and is very worth it. The... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Auckland Region, New Zealand

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I was visiting Mt Cook with my parents and decided to take this 4wd tour. Its gets you to a look-out that we would not have been able to get to otherwise and is very worth it. The vehicles are lots of fun and not as bumpy as pre-warned....albeit you got a good jiggle! The guide was excellent and very... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Although Graham was nice this was not a good activity. Not interesting (maybe it can be better in winter with snow), and way too expensive for what it is. I would advise you to take a trail instead !

1 Thank pou-bi-chou
Sydney, Australia
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149 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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 

Thank Geoff B
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 

1 Thank mariscaz
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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314 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 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 

Thank 262DianeV2014
Perth, Australia
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank RSH68
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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407 reviews
203 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
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 

Thank Robert D
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

Thank David P
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84 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 

Thank vannsandra
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53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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