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45-Minute Glacier Highlights Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook provided by Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by Inflite

45-Minute Glacier Highlights Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook

45-Minute Glacier Highlights Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook
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Join this 45-minute Helicopter scenic experience through Aoraki Mt Cook National Park for a helicopter tour like no other! Sit back, relax, and soak in the breathtaking views from the moment you’re airborne. Experience everything Mt Cook National Park has to offer. Glacier landing (10-15 minutes) on the Tasman Glacier, fly to the top of the Tasman Glacier Check in closes 45 minutes to the flight time
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Aoraki Mount Cook Village and a short transfer to Aoraki Mount Cook Airport to begin your aerial adventure. After meeting your pilot and listening to the safety briefing, jump aboard an A355 Twin Engine Helicopter and take off over the Mount Cook National Park. Marvel at the spectacular scenery as you soar over the Tasman Terminal Lake and the jagged ice formations of the Hochstetter Icefall, then fly around the dramatic east face of Mount Cook. During your 45-minute flight, touch down to experience the Tasman Glacier up close and step outside to walk along the snowfields. On return to the airport, a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Aoraki Mount Cook Village and a short transfer to Aoraki Mount Cook Airport to begin your aerial adventure. After meeting your pilot and listening to the safety briefing, jump aboard an A355 Twin Engine Helicopter and take off over the Mount Cook National Park. Marvel at the spectacular scenery as you soar over the Tasman Terminal Lake and the jagged ice formations of the Hochstetter Icefall, then fly around the dramatic east face of Mount Cook. During your 45-minute flight, touch down to experience the Tasman Glacier up close and step outside to walk along the snowfields. On return to the airport, a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 22551P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
45m
Departure details
  • Aoraki Mount Cook Aviation Services, 22 Dehavilland Drive, Pukaki, Airport, Twizel 7901, New Zealand The airport is located 5 minutes prior to Aoraki Mount Cook Village on State Highway 80
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Flights may be cancelled due to weather
  • Minimum of 4 people per flight applies before the flight will operate
  • Check in closes 45 minutes prior to flight time
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Aoraki Mount Cook Aviation Services, 22 Dehavilland Drive, Pukaki, Airport, Twizel 7901, New Zealand The airport is located 5 minutes prior to Aoraki Mount Cook Village on State Highway 80
Duration
45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Flights may be cancelled due to weather
  • Minimum of 4 people per flight applies before the flight will operate
  • Check in closes 45 minutes prior to flight time
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Aoraki Mount Cook Aviation Services
    22 Dehavilland Drive, Pukaki, Airport, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
    The airport is located 5 minutes prior to Aoraki Mount Cook Village on State Highway 80
    See address & details
  • 1
    Tasman Glacier
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by Inflite
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Aoraki/Mt. Cook
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sandi
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
Magical, unforgettable experience 🤗😍💯
One of the best experience I had, magical.. Spectacular landscape, I looooved every min. Totally was blessed with perfect weather ❤️❤️our pilot Tom was super awsome, cool dude.. Great commentary and he was happy seeing us enjoy the experience, also shout out to the staff very professional and genuinely nice. I won't forget that day. Highly recommended to put this on your bucket list ❤️✔️😍
Written 28 September 2021
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kiwifamilythree
Auckland25 contributions
Awesome Plus !!
May 2021
Wow! What an amazing trip. We were so lucky to have an amazing pilot. He kept the helicopter very steady the whole trip, (even though the wind was picking up). The views were incredible, even from the middle back seat. Sadly, (actually it worked out in our favour), it was too windy too land on the Tasman Glacier, so we ended up going all the way up and over the tops, finally landing on the Murchison Glacier. What an incredible experience this was! Unbelievable atmosphere! On the way back our wonderful pilot spotted a tahr and made sure we all saw it. Hugely professional company. Very safety conscious. Lovely people. Thoroughly recommend flying with this company.
Written 20 May 2021
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Thank you so much for flying with us and the great review. We are very lucky with our team and scenery here, and safety is number 1 for us. Tag your photos #myINFLITE Instagram @mtcookskiplanesandhelis Facebook @Mt Cook Ski Planes
Written 3 July 2021
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Amanda S
Twizel, New Zealand6 contributions
Bucket List items getting ticked
Apr 2021
For me this was a chance to tick off two of my bucket list items all in one - ride in a helicopter and stand on a glacier. What an incredible experience. Andrew (the pilot) made sure he told us all we needed to know (both in terms of helicopter safety and what we were seeing). We had a good amount of time on the glacier where things were pointed out to us around the area. The team on the ground were so helpful and cheerful on what was obviously a busy day. I had an epic time and I cannot recommend this experience more ... definitely worth it ... the views are amazing. Thank you team.
Written 18 April 2021
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Thank you so much for flying with us Amanda! Tell your friends and we hope to see you again soon Tag your photos #myINFLITE Instagram @mtcookskiplanesandhelis Facebook @Mt Cook Ski Planes
Written 3 July 2021
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Shelley C
Auckland26 contributions
Absolutely brilliant!!!
I had the best trip! My first time in this part of New Zealand and what a way to start.
Really appreciated the call to adjust the flight time due to weather, great customer service.
Pilot was really experienced, knowledgeable and made the trip.
Can’t recommend enough, 5 stars!
Written 16 January 2021
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What a start! Thank you so much for flying with us and the great review Shelley
Written 3 July 2021
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Barry S
6 contributions
Absolutely Amazing
This has been the highlight of our holiday to Mt Cook. The weather was stunning, the pilot and all ground staff were so friendly and helpful. Can not recommend this highly enough. Absolutely stunning views of the area. We are so blessed to live in this wonderful country.
Written 22 October 2020
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Thank you so much for flying with us and glad you had great weather for the flight! What a country hey! We hope to see you again soon
Written 3 July 2021
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Penny V
4 contributions
Breathtaking!
Sep 2020
What an amazing team, so professional, so helpful and the flight was breathtaking! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see an amazing part of NZ with an amazingly talented and skilled team. OUTSTANDING!
Written 28 September 2020
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Great to read, and thank you so much for flying with us and the review
Written 3 July 2021
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bloomoana
Rotorua, New Zealand11 contributions
Bucket list item!
This trip was the most amazing thing my partner and I have done, it was literally breathtaking! We were lucky enough to get the perfect winters day, sun shining and zero wind. The snow on the glacier was soft powder, perfect for skiing! Our pilot was informative and gave a a few good laughs along the way (we hope your pie was tasty!) We will be back to try another adventure out!
Written 14 August 2020
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We agree on the bucket list item! Thank you so much for flying with us and we hope to see you again soon Tag your photos #myINFLITE Instagram @mtcookskiplanesandhelis Facebook @Mt Cook Ski Planes
Written 3 July 2021
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Andrea
3 contributions
An epic birthday
Jun 2020 • Couples
We have travelled to Mt Cook for the weekend to celebrate my husband's birthday and at midday decided to try our luck and see if we could get an afternoon flight. The staff were amazing and secured us a flight that was absolutely phenomenal and we had the best experience ever. Thank you so very much to the fabulous staff a pilot for making our day epic. Hopefully we will see you again one day.
We cannot recommend these guys highly enough!
Written 27 June 2020
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Thank you so much for the review and for flying with us! The weather is usually pretty good for birthdays! We hope to see you again soon Tag your photos #myINFLITE Instagram @mtcookskiplanesandhelis Facebook @Mt Cook Ski Planes
Written 3 July 2021
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MSop2013
Queenstown, New Zealand37 contributions
Spectacular experience
Jun 2020
Absolutely once in a lifetime incredible experience. We were so lucky to have a crystal clear blue sky winter day. The team were so friendly and welcoming and our pilot Andrew was so professional, friendly and very experienced.
We flew up to the Tasman Glacier for a landing, absolutely breathtaking, what fascinated me the most was the sound of the glacier moving. Very cool.
Then flying right up the side of Mt Cook was extra special.
Thanks for a great experience, I've already told so many friends and family!
Written 15 June 2020
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Thank you for flying with us and for the lovely review. We are very lucky with the scenery and our amazing staff here. Spread the word, and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you
Written 3 July 2021
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gemiow
Isle of Wight, UK233 contributions
Amazing views of Mt Cook
I was very pleased with how we was dealt with as unfortunately whilst we were at Mt Cook, we didnt have the best weather. On the day of our flight we were due to fly at 8.30 which unfortunately got cancelled, we managed to reschedule for later that day again that got cancelled. I was determined not to give up and the lady on the desk managed to get us booked on another one at 3.30pm. I felt the customer service recieved by the lady was great, they went above and beyond to get us on a flight that day, which we did end up getting on at 3.30pm. The flight was fantastic and well worth the money. The views were incredible and our pilot had great knowledge of the area too.
Written 9 February 2020
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Thank you so much for the review and for flying with us! It can be very tricky with teh weather here so thank you for your patience. We hope to see you again soon
Written 3 July 2021
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By: Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by Inflite
TheKittows
TheKittows
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Must Do!!
By far the highlight of our time at the enchanting Aoraki, Mt Cook National Park. Our pilot Mark was a fountain of
zkav8or
zkav8or
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Awesome Helicopter Flight
Great flight with pilot Mark who’s commentary on the area was as fascinating as his piloting skills. The crew on th
GrandTour21377491403
GrandTour21377491403
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Oh wow this is a must do. I’m far from young and fit - felt nothing but Joy! If I can you can too - honestly!
This was amazing - what a wonderful location for my first ever jump from a plane (tandem jump). I wasn’t scared for
amgypenguin
amgypenguin
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Cancelled Trip When We Got There (NOT due to weather), Poor Communication
(Posting this on both Inflite and Mt Cook Glacier Guiding pages.) I paid for the heli-hike a month in advance as an
elementofcrime
elementofcrime
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Magnificent experience
Amazing experience on the Glacier Tour! Very friendly guides and great trip, including snow landing on Liebig Dome.
Trek28164764126
Trek28164764126
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Absolutely stunning!
Great weather, great pilot and incredible views. This experience is well worth the money. We went on the 10.30 am f
FilipTravels
FilipTravels
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Amazing, seamless proposal experience
I proposed to my then fiance after touching down on the glaciers in 2019. Amazing experience! We left via plane, re
Nicholas Y
Nicholas Y
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Fanastic experience, absolute must do
There is no scenic flight in New Zealand which matches the awesomeness of the flight around the glaciers including
michaelsT4954AU
michaelsT4954AU
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Stunning adventure
I thoroughly recommend this activity. We flew the grand traverse from Mt Cook village & landed on the top of Franz
Pippi1980
Pippi1980
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HELICOPTER TASMAN TASTER INFLITE
My partner and I had this experience, the Tasman Taster flight in the helicopter with the glacier landing! Locatio
Linda M
Linda M
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Ski Plane flight landing on the Tasman Glacier
This was the highlight of our South Island trip. Spectacular views of the area. Fantastic to land of a glacier a
MarkRankin07
MarkRankin07
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Top notch
Great friendly staff, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Perfect way to top of a trip in twizel. An experience you wont
JessieChapman
JessieChapman
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Best xmas present ever!
This is rated by my 15 year old daughter as "the best thing I have ever done in my life". I bought the jump for her
Michaela_Jewson
Michaela_Jewson
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Such a unique expreience flying in a Ski Plane
We had an absolutely incredible experience out in a Ski Plane with our pilot Dan. We flew from Queenstown with Glen
chivheal
chivheal
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Sky diving
Spontaneously called in while driving past to see if they had a free spot, super accommodating and within 20 mins w
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