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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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Tour snapshot
Duration:
45m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 22551P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
45m
Departure details
  • Mount Cook Airport, Mount Cook Road, Canterbury 7999, 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
  • Mount Cook Airport, Mount Cook Road, Canterbury 7999, 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
Last updated: 22 Nov 2021
A note from 45-Minute Glacier Highlights 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
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mount Cook Airport
    Mount Cook Road, Canterbury 7999, 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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Patrick W
Auckland Central, New Zealand42 contributions
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 then I recommend this company for the 45min scenic flight and landing on top of a glacier.

Our pilot Andrew had over 17 years experience including rescue helicopters overseas and it’s the pilots knowledge and commentary of the surrounds that makes the differences.

The company is older than the Governments Department of Conservation and hold more permits to land than any other helicopter company

. Even little things like turning the engine off on the glacier to allow you to listen to the silence (which costs the company more in fuel than it does to leave them on) however they are massive into customer experience. I highly recommend doing this
Written 29 April 2022
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Sandi
Christchurch, New Zealand6 contributions
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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gemiow
Isle of Wight, UK233 contributions
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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kiwifamilythree
Auckland25 contributions
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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Shelley C
Auckland26 contributions
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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Bev
1 contribution
Couples
This has to be the most incredible experience And a definite MUST DO. The pilot Mark was outstanding, very experienced, funny & really informative. Fantastic pilot who gave us the experience of a life time. The views are truely amazing. Breathtaking, spectacular, surreal, outstanding. All the staff were so helpful & really nice. Highly recommend them and encourage people to add this to their bucket list. Thankyou guys are awesome 😊
Written 25 October 2021
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MSop2013
Queenstown, New Zealand38 contributions
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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Andrea
Christchurch, New Zealand4 contributions
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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Barry S
7 contributions
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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Amanda S
Twizel, New Zealand6 contributions
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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By: Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by Inflite
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
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
janetmM4009GH
janetmM4009GH
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Total thumbs up👍
Totally amazing trip! Mark the pilot gave us an awesome experience. Stopped and walked on the glacier. We will be
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
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
WoozieNZ
WoozieNZ
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Grand Circle flight.....Amazing!
Took the Grand Circle flight with Mark this morning. Was an amazing flight, passing by Aoraki Mount Cook, Fox glac
TimTran
TimTran
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Highly recommend, even for timid flyers
Echoing the many great reviews. Absolutely fabulous, felt very safe in the hands of Dan and the ski plane though I'
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