Make your way to the helicopter base at Glentanner Park in Mt Cook Village. Board the twin-engine helicopter, which seats up to six passengers. Buckle up after a safety briefing in preparation for a 35-minute scenic flight that includes a snow landing at the summit of Richardson Glacier.
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.