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H2 Explore

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3 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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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 your Alps2Ocean cycle trip or a leisurely way to experience the majestic scenery around Aoraki/Mt Cook.
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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
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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!

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

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

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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

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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!

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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

Thank Jessica C
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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

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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!

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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 :)

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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.

1  Thank Hannah D
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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.

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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 😊.

1  Thank Shannon Q
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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!

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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

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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 :)

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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!

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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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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Totally unique experience incredible to be on Lake Pukaki and see Mt Cook so close and personal other than having to climb it which I couldnt. Sean and his Deck Hand were so helpful in every way cannot reccomend this experience highly enough,

1  Thank Karen H
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Rebecca F, General Manager at H2 Explore, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you Karen, We are pleased to hear that Sean and our deck hand were helpful and that you had an incredible experience on Lake Pukaki.

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victorsuzie
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Response from Rebecca F | 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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