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  • Location: Mount Cook, New Zealand
  • Duration:  20 minutes (approx.)
This short scenic flight option is ideal if you are looking for the opportunity to touch snow and experience the thrill of a helicopter flight. Sweep through the rugged high country landscape of the Ben Ohau mountain range to a landing site on a snow field high in the mountains. Enjoy the fantastic vista from this alpine setting as you look out to the mountains and glaciers, and down to the valleys that were carved out by glaciers centuries ago.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a scenic 20-minute helicopter flight through the rugged landscape of the Ben Ohau Mountain Range
  • Helicopter experience includes a snow landing on a snow field high in the mountains
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop off

What You Can Expect

Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight

Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight

With its ability to hover, land and provide access to some of New Zealand's most remote areas, a helicopter is the ideal choice for sightseeing that will take you up close to towering peaks, crevasse filled glaciers and sparkling waterways. Learn about the stunning landscape as your professional pilot delivers an informative commentary en route.

Aircraft:
The fleet consists predominately of European AS355 Twin Engine Squirrels (seats 06 passengers plus pilot). They are ideal aircraft for scenic flights, with an open plan cabin making for excellent views for all passengers. The Helicopter Line has the highest levels of Civil Aviation Authority certification for scenic helicopter operations, this involves regular monitoring and audit of all aspects of the operations.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This was one of the highlights of our trip. The scenery on the short helicopter ride was spectacular. There were longer and more expensive options, but we found that the short ride was long enough.

Barbara T
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2010

This trip was very good.
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