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H2 Explore

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28 Feb 2018
“Amazing experience on the pukaki lake!”
12 Feb 2018
“Surreal experience for anybody seeking alternative views on Pukaki”
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Operating from the majestic Lake Pukaki, in the heart of the Mackenzie District, South Island, New Zealand. We are New Zealand’s only commercial hovercraft operation and the only tourism venture on Lake Pukaki. Our ship offers an exciting start to...more
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3 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Horrible experience (or lack of one) with this company. Arrived for our tour only to find the office looking very closed but no signs on the door or windows. We then went over to the Twizel information centre where we were told that this company...More

1  Thank gracemcghie
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

It was awesome to try overcraft! The driver was very nice and he told us a lot of interesting thinks about the pukaki lake and the mount cook. The view was just amazing and we also could walk a little bit on a small island...More

Thank Alan B
Rebecca F, General Manager at H2 Explore, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thanks Alan for your review. Happy we could enlighten you with our interesting facts based around Lake Pukaki and Aoraki Mount Cook. Morgans Island is a treat to walk around!

Reviewed 24 February 2018

We had a great time and would highly recommend this more gentle cruising activity on Lake Pukaki. We had plenty of opportunity to stop and take amazing pictures of Mt Cook. Our guide and driver were extremely knowledgable about the area and history. Great value...More

Thank Teresa B
Rebecca F, General Manager at H2 Explore, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you Teresa for your kind words. We are glad to hear our guide and driver made your cruise more enjoyable with their knowledge of Lake Pukaki and Aoraki Mount Cook.

Reviewed 13 February 2018

Venturing out on the Hovercraft on magnificent Pukaki wouldn't go wrong; it gives you another experience to see the Mt.Cook differently, I mean far better. Dave, skillful captain and Ben, friendly assistant know how to welcome and entertain the guests sincerely and genuinely while dazzling...More

Thank 888foodies
Rebecca F, General Manager at H2 Explore, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Pleased you enjoyed our alternative views on Lake Pukaki. We are delighted that our Pilot Dave and Crew Member Ben, were welcoming and helpful throughout your journey with us. We also hope you come back and visit us here at H2 Explore!

Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing time with H2 Explore today. Cant wait to brag to all my friends that I've been on a hovercraft. It was raining and overcast but they still took us out and although we couldnt see Mount Cook the Lake was incredible. The...More

1  Thank Jessica C
Rebecca F, General Manager at H2 Explore, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you Jessica, for your AMAZING review, We are so happy you enjoyed your trip with us even though the weather wasn't the flashest. We love that your going to tell your friends about your experience with us! We look forward to your return, hopefully...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing, loved every second! Very friend crew, they make the experience worth it, and not the mention the view of Mt Cook - unreal! Would highly recommend! I will be returning!

3  Thank Jess P
Rebecca F, General Manager at H2 Explore, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you for your kind and positive review, much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your trip with us and got a stunning view of Aoraki Mount Cook, we look forward to your return visit :)

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

12/10 ! Loved every minute of our trip with H2 Explore ! Highly recommend. Great views, great people, great experience all round.

2  Thank HannahD2433
Rebecca F, General Manager at H2 Explore, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Great to hear you enjoyed your trip with us- thanks so much for your positive words.

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Loved every minute of it! Absolutely beautiful views of Aoraki/Mt Cook and Lake Pukaki was incredible. Such a unique experience, haven't been on anything like a hovercraft! So exciting and great crew too 😊.

2  Thank ShannonQ70
Rebecca F, General Manager at H2 Explore, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you for your amazing review, we are glad you enjoyed your first hovercraft experience with us!

Reviewed 8 December 2017

We went out on a trip with H2 Explore as a work trip. December is a busy time of year for our business and being able to get out on the hovercraft was a great way to bond as a group. Lots of laughs and...More

5  Thank JohnJ5131
Rebecca F, General Manager at H2 Explore, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thanks for the review John, we are happy to hear that you and your work mates enjoyed your trip with us. We also are extremely pleased that we could help you relax have a laugh and bond as a group over the busy period :)

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing trip on the hovercraft which is a unique experience. The fantastic views of Mount Cook topped off the afternoon.10/10 would recommend!

4  Thank mollielyders
Rebecca F, General Manager at H2 Explore, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Mollie we thank you for your kind review, we couldn't be more happy about topping off your afternoon with fantastic views of Mount Cook!!

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victorsuzie
7 May 2018|
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Response from RebeccaF2921 | Property representative |
Hi there, At one time our craft can take up to 6 passengers. For larger groups we provide a split trip. Hope we have answered your question.
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