- 40-minute helicopter flight with snow landing
- See views of Aoraki/Mt Cook from the summit of Tasman Glacier
- Hover above the Southern Alps, including Fox and Franz Josef glaciers
- Hear informative commentary from the pilot
- Relax with pickup and drop-off from Mt Cook hotels
What You Can Expect
Fly toward the Tasman Glacier and hover over its vast ice fields before making a soft landing, then step out of the helicopter to stand in the snow, enjoying a panoramic vista with a close-up view of Aoraki/Mt Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain peak, which towers 12,217 feet (3,724 meters) above sea level.
Departing your landing site, the pilot traverses the Southern Alps. Look down upon two impressive glaciers — Fox and Franz Josef — and admire these expansive rivers of ice, whose sparkling waterways trickle down toward the native rainforests of the rugged west coast.
Learn about the stunning landscape as your pilot delivers informative commentary on the natural landmarks. Back on firm ground, you’re transferred from the tour base to your hotel.
Fantastic. Well worth it. If you haven't been in a helicopter before that adds to the excitement.
A HUGE highlight of our honeymoon. Unfortunately, our camera was stolen a couple of days later before we had a chance to download our pictures, but as my wife says, "that just means we have to go back!" What a HUGE trip this is. Stunning scenery and landing on the glacier is a highlight. The only downside is that not all the headsets were working, so the pilot commentary wasn't heard by all. But that's a minor point.
This excursion was a big thrill for us as we expected it to be. Our son is physically disabled and we were nervous about getting him into the helicopter but we managed by using a small step stool and some good old elbow grease .i.e. lifting. The scheduled ride was tentative due to strong winds in the mountains but we made a slightly modified run, landing on a field of ice rather than a glacier. The thrill factor was present throughout the flight as the mountain and glacier scenery is simply amazing. The pilot was very informative and accommodating asking us if we wanted to stay longer in some areas. There were four of us and we will never forget this spectacular New Zealand experience.
What an amazing experience. You do not realise the enormous area of the alps until you can view them from above in a helicoptor. The walk in the fresh snow on top of Mount Cook was exhilarating. A 'must do' if you get the chance, from either Mt Cook (Glentanner), Fox Glacier or Franz Josef.
Very professional and considerate towards their customers.
The staff were friendly and very helpful. The actual helicopter ride was amazing and the pilot was good at informing us of where we were, what we were seeing, giving us background on the glaciers/area and also reassuring us when it got a little bumpy. Landing on the top of the glacier for photos was awesome. Definitely a highlight of my trip!
The organisation at base office was friendly and professional, our Pilot Marcus left us with the feeling that he enjoyed his work taking great pride in explaining all the features of the flight. It was my wife's Christmas present, she was smiling from start to finish there is no better accolade
Quite amazing and definitely a must for anybody visiting New Zealand. Unexplainable, you have to experience the trip to really "get it"
Mervyn A United Kingdom
Meredith H Australia