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45-Minute Mount Cook Ski Plane and Helicopter Combo Tour provided by Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by Inflite

45-Minute Mount Cook Ski Plane and Helicopter Combo Tour

45-Minute Mount Cook Ski Plane and Helicopter Combo Tour
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One of the easiest and most spectacular ways of seeing Mount Cook is from the air. On this combined ski plane and helicopter tour you’ll get to see things that you couldn't any other way, such as lakes, glaciers, and hidden parts of Mount Cook. You’ll travel in one type of vehicle on the way up, and the other on the way down, for an exciting and varied experience.
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
Highlights
  • An ideal tour for travelers with limited time
  • Listen to your guide’s commentary through a personal headset
  • Experience New Zealand’s tallest mountain from the air
  • Enjoy the thrill of both a ski plane and a helicopter ride
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 either a ski plane or a helicopter and take off over the Mount Cook National Park. Marvel at the spectacular scenery as you soar over Tasman Terminal Lake, swoop around the Hochstetter ice fall, and spot the mighty peak of Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain. After gazing out over the vast Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s longest glacier, touch down on one of the mountain peaks and step out to walk across the snowy landscapes. On the return journey, switch to either a ski plane or a helicopter to complete your aerial adventure and enjoy a different perspective of the dramatic national park. Back at 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.
Highlights
  • An ideal tour for travelers with limited time
  • Listen to your guide’s commentary through a personal headset
  • Experience New Zealand’s tallest mountain from the air
  • Enjoy the thrill of both a ski plane and a helicopter ride
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 either a ski plane or a helicopter and take off over the Mount Cook National Park. Marvel at the spectacular scenery as you soar over Tasman Terminal Lake, swoop around the Hochstetter ice fall, and spot the mighty peak of Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain. After gazing out over the vast Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s longest glacier, touch down on one of the mountain peaks and step out to walk across the snowy landscapes. On the return journey, switch to either a ski plane or a helicopter to complete your aerial adventure and enjoy a different perspective of the dramatic national park. Back at 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: 22551P11
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
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 the 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
  • Transportation is 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
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 the 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
  • Transportation is 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 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
    Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by Inflite
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Aoraki/Mt. Cook
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Fil C
3 contributions
Amazing, seamless proposal experience
Feb 2021 • Couples
I proposed to my then fiance after touching down on the glaciers in 2019. Amazing experience! We left via plane, returned via helicopter. I was able to arrange with the company ahead of time plans for the proposal, which they relayed to the pilot. They even gave us a bottle of champagne at the end which was unexpected. Great communication, professional attentive staff and pilot, seamless experience. I felt the plane ride was a bit cooler just because you land on a runway carved by the glacier. Either way, five stars, would recommend. And yes, she did say yes!
Written 10 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and to choose us for your very special occasion! We hope to see you again soon for some wedding photography! Congratulations from all of us here, thank you
Written 25 August 2021
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Tauseef
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
Just Awesome
Nov 2020 • Couples
We Booked the 45min helicopter flight. What a Fantastic experience we had can’t describe in words.
A must visit to this Place.
Written 1 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for the review and for flying with us! Tag your photos #myINFLITE Instagram @mtcookskiplanesandhelis Facebook @Mt Cook Ski Planes
Written 3 July 2021
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Jacqui R
Napier, New Zealand74 contributions
WOW
A fantastic experience, sadly we were not able to take the ski plane due to low cloud so two helicopter rides instead. We were just a few days away from lockdown so consider ourselves very lucky to have got this in before it all kicked off. The staff are amazing, the views spectacular. Highlight of our short stay in Twizel, highly recommended
Written 23 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your review and for flying with us! Tag your photos #myINFLITE Instagram @mtcookskiplanesandhelis Facebook @Mt Cook Ski Planes
Written 3 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Richard E
Middleton Stoney, UK951 contributions
A 'Must Do' Experience
Feb 2020
We booked a 45 minute combo experience (One way on a Ski plane and the other by Helicopter), when we arrived they were not expecting someone in a wheelchair despite a long conversation before making the booking with a customer representative explaining my wife could not walk and was in a wheelchair. We were disappointed at not being able to go in the Helicopter but they gave us the option of doing both journeys on the Ski plane, the experience was amazing, especially taking off from the snow on top of there mountain, very exhilarating, breathtaking views.
Written 12 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pip M
2 contributions
Mount Cook Glacier Flight: a ‘must-do’ experience for the South Island
Feb 2020 • Couples
This was definitely our highlight experience in the South Island NZ! We highly recommend... this is a must-do’ for your New Zealand trip! The scenery is unreal, a perspective of a glacier that you can only get from the sky! Landing on the glacier is a full immersion in nature, surrounded by mountains which delivered us a sense of awe and so much joy. The team at Mount Cook Skiplanes and Helicopters are awesome. The pilots are so welcoming and professional, and I always felt we were in safe hands. We know we would have regretted it had we not done it! An experience for which we will never forget and always be grateful 🙏
Written 2 March 2020
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Sarah Hobbs
Wanaka, New Zealand5 contributions
Absolutely breathtaking
Mar 2020 • Couples
This flight was the ultimate experience. From the moment we took off to the moment we landed, the smile never left our faces. The pilots were super knowledgeable and took great care of us, we felt so safe and at ease. We would highly recommend this trip, spend the little extra to be able to experience both the helicopter and the ski plane. For us this was such a highlight and one we won’t forget
Written 2 March 2020
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Philip M
Lincolnshire, UK3 contributions
Couldn't have wished for a better experience
Feb 2020
We were blessed with the weather and fabulous views of Mount Cook. A trip up in the plane, only 6 of us on board so plenty of room, and a landing on the snow field. Plenty of time to soak up the scenery and take photos then the return flight in the helicopter with a very informative commentary from the pilot. Overall a very enjoyable experience and would recommend it.
Written 25 February 2020
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CLAIRE B
23 contributions
Amazing experience - Dan and Reece are legends!
Feb 2020
Reece took us up to Mt Cook via helicopter on a rare calm day on the glacier - the sun was shining and you could hear the glacier cracking as the water ran underneath. Being able to walk around on the glacier was an amazing experience. The trip back to Mt Cook airport was via seaplane with Dan (the legend) who managed a smoother landing than Qantas did into Queenstown when we arrived! 45mins is the perfect amount of time, not too long and not too short, to see everything and truly experience something special that may not be around forever (unfortunately). Definitely worth the expense for this experience - don't miss out! If you can only choose the helicopter or the seaplane, suggest the seaplane as you can definitely see more (and try and get the co-pilot seat for an even better view).
Written 17 February 2020
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Edward M
New York City, NY2 contributions
Worth it
Professional and well organized. Flights on both segments gave ample time for a close look at the mountains and surrounding lakes.
Written 2 February 2020
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Parag S
14 contributions
Worth every penny
This was an out of the world experience. We landed on an all-white Tasman glacier in shirts and shorts. We had enough time to play with ice and take pictures, the natural beauty from the top was stunning. Worth every penny.
Written 24 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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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
Paradise24284188906
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Magical, unforgettable experience 🤗😍💯
One of the best experience I had, magical.. Spectacular landscape, I looooved every min. Totally was blessed with p
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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
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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
kiwifamilythree
kiwifamilythree
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Awesome Plus !!
Wow! What an amazing trip. We were so lucky to have an amazing pilot. He kept the helicopter very steady the who
amandasargeant
amandasargeant
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Bucket List items getting ticked
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 g
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
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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
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