South Island, New Zealand
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35 minutes (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Experience the natural beauty of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park during a 35-minute scenic helicopter flight. See the Southern Alps, Tasman Valley, and Hochstetter Icefall before a landing in the snow on the Tasman Glacier. Includes use of headsets to hear your pilot's commentary, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • 35-minute scenic helicopter flight to the Tasman Glacier, from Mount Cook
  • Get aerial views of the Tasman Valley, Hochstetter Icefall, and Tasman Glacier
  • Land on the Tasman Glacier to see it up close
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off
Make your own way to Aoraki Mount Cook Airport to meet your pilot for your scenic flight. 
Your pilot shares a safety briefing as you get seated in the A355 Twin Engine Helicopter. Put on the provided radio headset, then take in sweeping views as the helicopter lifts off. 
Soar over the towering Southern Alps and soak in panoramic views of Aoraki Mt Cook. As you fly up the Tasman Valley, snap photos of the retreating Hochstetter Icefall, then circle the pristine Tasman Glacier. Your pilot lands on the glacier ice, which measures about 1,968 feet (600 meters) deep. You'll also see the Grand Plateau and Plateau Hut.
At the end of your 35-minute flight, your pilot returns you to your starting point where you transfer back to your hotel.

Reviews

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D
, Nov 2018

My wife and I took this fantastic tour. The pilot was great and explained everything to us. We landed on the glacier and enjoyed the snow. The views were amazing. We wish it could have lasted longer.

J
, Jan 2018

4 star for the experience but 1 star for customer service. We were advised we could have two helicopters going at the same time upon booking 1 month ago for our group of 8 but when we got there, we were told there has been a miscommunication between the staff and pilot. Ended up going on the ski plane at a slightly later time, which we were lucky to have one available otherwise we would have to split up the family members for two separate trips with different times. The experience itself was second to none. If you have a choice, take this one and not the 25min one as I have seen many came back disappointed.

L
, Dec 2017

Magical would be the only way to describe this tour. Being able to stand on the glacier looking up to Mount Cook with white snow and bright blue skies all round was great. The helicopter ride was fantastic seeing the glaciers, mountains and lakes from above was unbelievable.

N
, Nov 2017

It was a once in a life-time experience to fly on top of the snow mountains and land/play in frozen glacier lake :
The pilot was good and talked us through the entire trip telling about the highlights :
My little one had a gala time playing with the snow/glacier :
Highly recommended :

T
, Oct 2017

Magic. If I could do this tour again I definitely would. Such amazing sights and the pilot is more than happy to share his knowledge and point out interesting spots.

K
, Sep 2017

First time in a helicopter and loved every minute. The pilot was great and the snow landing was amazing. Highly recommended, just be aware that weather may mean your trip has to be postponed.


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