- 30-minute alpine explorer helicopter tour with snow landing
- Step foot into the snowfield above Richardson Glacier
- See views of Mt Cook/Aoraki from the summit
- Listen to narration provided by the pilot
What You Can Expect
Listen to commentary from your pilot who expertly hovers the helicopter above an alpine landscape of scarred ridges left by ancient glaciers. Soar over steep and rugged ridges of the Ben Ohau Range en route to a mountain pass through the Southern Alps.
Experience a brief landing atop Richardson Glacier and step out of the helicopter to play in the snow. Take advantage of prime views of 12,217-foot (3,724-meter) Aoraki/Mt Cook from above.
On your return flight to Glentanner Park, look down the Tasman Valley toward Lake Pukaki.
Amazing sights, friendly crew, but be warned minimum numbers required to fly, so you may end up sitting around waiting for late tourists!
Rachel S Australia
Robert D Australia
We did not go on this flight. It was too windy all day- Sun 6th Mar. All helicopters were grounded. We re-booked for Fox Glacier on Sun 13th Mar. but no helicopters were flying that afternoon. Finally we got our flight at Franz Joseph. I wouldn't book this way again because I didn't have the flexibility to do something different when nothing was flying. I was very pleased with the flight we did go on, however every one else paid just 310 NZD PP for the flight we paid 336.80 AUD PP