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35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook provided by Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by Inflite

35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook
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35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook
By Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by Inflite
Recommended by 93% of travellers
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$399.00
per adult
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$399.00
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:
35m
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
What's not included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Departure details
  • Mount Cook Airport, Mount Cook Road, Canterbury 7999, New Zealand free car parking, a 5 minute drive from the Mt Cook village
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 22551P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Flights may be cancelled due to weather conditions
  • Minimum number of 4 people per flight applies before the flight will operate
  • Check in closes 45 minutes prior to flight time
  • 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 12 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from 35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook
  • Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters are proudly Covid Clean certified.
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
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with 35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook?
How much is 35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook?
35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook price starts from $402.86. Discover and book 35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook on Tripadvisor
What is the 35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook cancellation policy?
35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book 35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook on Tripadvisor
Which company provides 35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook?
35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook is hosted by Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by Inflite. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by Inflite on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 22551P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mount Cook Airport
    Mount Cook Road, Canterbury 7999, New Zealand
    free car parking, a 5 minute drive from the Mt Cook village
    See address & details
  • 1
    Tasman Glacier
    Stop: 35 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by Inflite
    Stop: 35 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Aoraki/Mt. Cook
    Stop: 35 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

pamc338
pamc338
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Absolutely The Best
Had previously thoroughly enjoyed the 35 Minute Flight but the 55 Minute Grand Circle flight with Mark surely canno
J0rdannaT
J0rdannaT
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Loved every second!
This was hands down one of the coolest experiences we’ve ever done, we’re so glad we went. Our pilot, Mark, was so
rahplays
rahplays
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Life-changing Tasman Glacier Heli Hike
The standout highlight of my New Zealand trip. A stroke of luck on a day defined by unprecedented road closures, sn
Ranfurlyman
Ranfurlyman
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What a buzz
This was awsome. Highly Recommend this trip Perfecr day perfect pilot. Inflight are the best. A+++++
Cathy G
Cathy G
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Ride in a helicopter, hike on a glacier - an unforgettably awesome experience
The Tasman Glacier Heli Hike is a first class experience with friendly and professional staff taking care of us fro
meandstar
meandstar
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Best flight ever ? GO !
If you are going to do one thing at Mount Cook or choose one helicopter flight to go on in the South island go with
PatrickW3895
PatrickW3895
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A helicopter company which prides itself on customer experience
This is the best adventure I’ve had in a very long time. If you want breath taking views, and the time of your life
KazB734
KazB734
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Great views
Views were amazing would definitely recommend. I felt like I could of gone at least another 10mins longer & charges
fanga607
fanga607
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Fantastic trip
Fantastic flight, gobsmacking views, walking on glacier is outstanding. Worth every second of your time. Keep an ey
EleanorB1071
EleanorB1071
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The Grandest Circle
From beginning to end, the team at Mt Cook Airlines was helpful and professional, only wanting the best outcome for
jamesbeale29
jamesbeale29
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Unforgettable Mt Cook Experience
Incredible scenery and really great service from the pilots Mark and Andrew. Absolutely recommend this experience a
Kaye S
Kaye S
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Simply awesome
What a fabulous experience. Our pilot was superb. I am not a fan of heights but he completely put me at ease and I
Seznz1
Seznz1
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The best experience ever!
The most amazing experience, all of the staff at are so knowledgeable & professional. We were lucky to have Rich
ChontelleL1
ChontelleL1
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Wow, wow, wow! Book this trip!
As someone who tries to do a lot of adventures in NZ, I’ve been put off doing most of the heli and glacier trips as
SRStables
SRStables
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Incredible and highly recommended
Fantastic trip thanks to Mike (pilot) and the team. Unforgettable experience landing on the glacier and skimming pa
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Janet M
4 contributions
Couples
Totally amazing trip! Mark the pilot gave us an awesome experience. Stopped and walked on the glacier. We will be talking about this flight for years to come. We’ll worth the experience
Written 7 March 2022
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Bärtierchen
Hamilton, New Zealand12 contributions
Amazing experience on the Glacier Tour! Very friendly guides and great trip, including snow landing on Liebig Dome. Really appreciated that the pilot turned the engine off when we had landed to better experience the place. Also had friendly and prompt communications with the service team after the trip to sort out payment issues.
Written 25 July 2021
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Thank you so much for flying with us and for the great review! We hope to see you again soon
Written 25 August 2021
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MrZippy_NZ
Auckland, New Zealand42 contributions
Lived up to all my expectations. Flying over Tasman Lake we saw where we had been in the morning on the Lake Trip. The Tasman Glacier Lake now looking so vast, then over the glacier face looking down into the crevasses. The helicopter rises with the terrain and the glacier starts to smooth out. Then you're on top of the world with Southern Alps surrounding you, a sweep around the top of the glacier before our pilot lands onto the powder snow. Its so eerily quiet way up there. Crunching through the snow. The day was perfect and the ride down equally as good. Maybe being the last flight of the day we got a full hour.
Written 4 November 2020
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Thank so much for the great review and for flying with us! Very special flying here! 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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Dale
1 contribution
Family
We booked the exclusive 30 minute helicopter experience and it was awesome! We had re-booked our flight for an earlier time due to incoming bad weather. This was so easy to do through email - got a response with new booking details within a couple of minutes! All staff involved on the day of our flight were so friendly and helpful - such a well run operation! Thank you to all and to our Pilot, Reece, making it an experience we will never forget😊
Written 9 October 2020
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Thank you so much for flying with and for the great review! Thank you also for your patience with the weather! We are very proud of our team here, thank you! Tag your photos #myINFLITE Instagram @mtcookskiplanesandhelis Facebook @Mt Cook Ski Planes
Written 3 July 2021
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Nick_christchurch1
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
So stoked about the experience we had with inflite. I spoke to them for sometime prior to our flight to discuss engagement ideas to ensure it was a memorable day. Talk about going above and beyond - thank you so much! Hannah - Special mention to you. You're a massive asset to inflite and super helpful.
Cant wait to come back!
Written 29 September 2020
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Thank you and for flying with us Nick, we will pass that onto Hannah thank you! A great team here and we hope to see you again soon
Written 3 July 2021
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WayneAP
City of Greater Geelong, Australia3,583 contributions
We went to the airport hoping that we could get a last minute flight up to the glacier, Holly on the check in managed to get us on a flight which we could not thank her enough. The company are very professional and take the time to ensure that you get the best experience ever.
Our pilot gave a great commentary and covered just about every detail that you could wish to know.
This is a must do trip at least once in a lifetime as the glaciers are disappearing.
Written 7 March 2020
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Denise K
Sydney, Australia181 contributions
We had planned to do this trip in Fox Glacier but it was clouded over then we scheduled to Fox Glacier the next day and was rained out. Third time lucky we did the Helicopter Tasman Taster in Mount Cook. It was touch and go if were to fly out but we managed to fly and it was exhilarating. The staff were lovely and the training session good. The pilot managed a flawless landing on the snow and took fantastic photos of us all before rushing us back onto the helicopter as the snow and weather was closing in. What an amazing experience and highly recommended
Written 27 November 2019
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Annajmr
Cleveland, OH18 contributions
Solo
I booked the skiplane/helicopter tour weeks ago, but upon arriving in Mt Cook Village received word that my tour was canceled. There were able to find room for me on another earlier tour with just the helicopter. I understand weather and other factors are beyond their control, and appreciated the effort to still find another option. I did find the communication lacking once I arrived at the airport and felt unsure when I was now supposed to go and what to expect. My original tour was at 4 with a pickup at my accommodation at 3:15. The I was told my tour would be at 3 with a pickup at 2:15. I ended up waiting around the airport until close to 3:45 when the finally took us out. There was not a lot of communication over what was going on. Again I appreciate safety concerns, but communication could be better.

My complaint about poor communication is also related to my payment. I reserved with one CC, but when I arrived stated that I wanted to use a different one. They said I would pay afterwards when they settled on how long we would go up for. Afterwards they said they had already charged my card that I had used for my reservation. Poor communication overall.

The helicopter ride itself was decent. Note that only the person sitting in front is really able to take good photos. We were on the glacier for a little under 10 minutes, but had a chance to take a few photos. I recommend positioning yourself well in the helicopter. Overall I enjoyed it, but was rather underwhelmed from what I was expecting from other reviews.
Written 2 June 2019
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Sarah M
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
Great service from the outset. Very professional. Up in the air in no time. Felt very safe and well cared for the entire time - loved my first time in a helicopter!! Pilot Neil is all class. Thanks!
Written 9 April 2019
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AZ222
Chicago, IL7 contributions
Couples
Terrific tour-- beautiful scenery, pilot was engaging and did a nice job of comfortably getting us around the mountain and glacier
Written 7 March 2019
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