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55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter
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55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter

By Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by Inflite
Recommended by 95% of travellers
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 55m
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
What's not included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Start:
  • Mount Cook Airport, Mount Cook Road, Canterbury 7999, New Zealand
    The airport is located 3 minutes prior to Aoraki Mount Cook Village on State Highway 80.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 22551P6

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Flights may be cancelled due to weather conditions
    • Minimum of 4 people per flight applies before the flight will operate
    • Departure time will vary daily depending on bookings and weather conditions
    • Time of departure will be confirmed 24 hours prior to date of flight
    • 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.

    Which attractions will I visit with 55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter?
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    How much is 55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter?
    55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter price starts from $715.61. Discover and book 55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter on Tripadvisor
    What is the 55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter cancellation policy?
    55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book 55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides 55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter?
    55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter 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 55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter 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: 22551P6

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      Mount Cook Airport
      Mount Cook Road, Canterbury 7999, New Zealand
      The airport is located 3 minutes prior to Aoraki Mount Cook Village on State Highway 80.
      See address & details
    • 1
      Tasman Glacier
      Stop: 55 minutes
      See details
    • 2
      Franz Josef Glacier
      Stop: 15 minutes
      See details
    • 3
      Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by Inflite
      Stop: 55 minutes
      See details
    • 4
      Aoraki/Mt. Cook
      Stop: 55 minutes
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by Inflite
      455
      New Zealand
      Joined in March 2007
    • michielh354
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What a fantastic adventure!
      This was a truly great flight. We'd booked a flight from Mt Cook airport to view the local peaks, the Tasman glacier, and the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. However the weather on the west of the Alps was not playing ball, so the flight was changed to one viewing the peaks and landing on the Tasman glacier. We flew out in a chopper, and back in the ski plane. The whole process was managed on the ground by a very friendly and efficient team, and the flight to the glacier was superb. We spent 15 minutes there engulfed in the beautiful views, taking pictures and then boarded the ski plane for the trip back. Another superb flight. I loved the downhill take-off from the glacier! My wife and I had every confidence in the pilots, who both gave us a good amount of information without overwhelming us. Go do this!
      Written 13 April 2024
    • Gadam F
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An experience of a life time
      This was the e highlight of our week long visit to New Zealand! Weather unpredictability means it is a hit or miss with this activity. We were lucky to find a booking the night before our visit to Mt Cook and in fact it turned out to be a beautiful sunny morning. We enjoyed the 45 min tour. The ski plane to go up to Tasman glacier was a thrilling experience and the helicopter on the way down passes within a few hundred feet of Mt Cook. Between the two, coming down in the helicopter was the more enjoyable experience because it is easier to get a view. But the total experience is well worth the money. Very well run and efficient operations and we felt safe. Morris and Mark were our pilots and both were fantastic. Landing on the Tasman pass and spending 15 minutes on the glacier was truly memorable. A must do activity.
      Written 3 April 2024
    • raewynq
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      100% Aoraki Mt Cook Helicopter Flight A+
      What an amazing experience on such a beautiful Southern day. Thanks to Mark our pilot who made this flight an unforgettable adventure. If you want an exciting adventure while you are down in Aoraki Mt Cook, Inflight Helicopters and Mark the Pilot is your way to go 100%.
      Written 2 April 2024
    • ConversationStarters
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mt Cook from the Air. WOW!
      Having done a previous helicopter trip to the Mendenhall Glacier, this was a “must-do” trip during our visit to New Zealand. The Mt Cook region is spectacular and the views from the air even more so. Great service and crew, very safety conscious and a wonderful experience beginning to end.
      Written 27 March 2024
    • brianmJ3956AW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Just do it!
      What great fun! It was exciting in the ski plane; especially landing on the glacier. Then the helicopter ride back was very different but equally exciting. The views from both were great and the pilots very friendly and entertaining. Do it!
      Written 25 March 2024
    • G3818EDgregd
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cancelled - but the 25 minute tour was great
      Booked, but this tour was cancelled : "Due to the weather conditions on the Glacier, our skiplane pilot has cancelled the flight for safety purposes." We were offered and accepted the 25 minute tour instead, which was great and we were provided with a refund of the difference in price from Tripadvisor - but unfortunately Tripadvisor keeps prompting us for a review of the 45 minute Combo tour which didn't happen. Lift your game Tripadvisor.
      Written 23 March 2024
    • SteveB6395
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolutely unbelievable experience
      This sort of trip has been on my bucket list for a while. I missed out on a ski plane trip in Alaska 2 years ago but I wasn’t missing out this time. We left on the ski plane & returned on the chopper & it was sensational. This is a must do experience. You’ll love it.
      Written 1 March 2024
    • Rhys P
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Exciting!
      My first time skydiving and what an experience! The instructor was great and made me feel completely at ease. I would thoroughly recommend this adventure!
      Written 25 February 2024
    • Patricia050875
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      I should have done another flight
      I did the 25 mins helicopter flight. The helicopter fly like about 5 mins before it made landing on one of the site which I feel that there was nothing much to see there other than playing with the dirty snow on the ground. Honestly I feel disappointed the moment the helicopter made the landing. I immediately regretted that perhaps I should have chosen the longer flying route and obviously it would cost more but I think the scenery would be a lot different from this flight. Due to my time constraints, I could only do the shortest flight. So my advise that if you have seen snow and would like to see more than snow then choose other flight. After 10-12mins at the landing site. We returned to the helicopter and 6-7 mins later we returned to the starting point.
      Written 5 January 2024
    • vnerd
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bait and switch ...avoid (scam)
      (1) We booked for 2 adults and 1 child + 1 infant in the lap. We confirmed a week before our arrival that they had registered our infant in correctly. On arrival we were informed that they can take only three of us. We could obviously not leave an infant back and were charged full fair for him as if he were an adult; he sat in the lap all through and did not take a seat. TripAdvisor booking page clearly shows booking fee for 4-12 year olds and adults, but nothing for infants. (a) I checked with another agency across the hall and they confirmed they do not charge for infants. (b) We have done another heli ride at Fox Glacier a few years ago and at that time our then infant daughter was also not charged for. Essentially each helicopter has a 6 person passenger limit, and they decided to knock us off after first confirming everything is ok. If we had been told beforehand, instead of 20 minutes before the flight, at least we could have made other arrangements. And, of course, they were in no way apologetic. The definition of a scam is: a dishonest scheme, and in my opinion the actions here fit the definition. 2. The flight lands on a patch of dirty snow about the size of a small house (see attached photos). There is no glacier involved and the personnel at the counter admitted as much (the listing says Tasman glacier touch down). Having done Fox glacier earlier and comparing to this experience, would recommend booking a proper glacier experience even if it costs more. Overall quite a disappointing experience.
      Written 4 January 2024
    • shalendram2017
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic Mt Cook and Glacier Heli Trip with Glacier landing
      We opted for the helicopter ride with glacier landing. Our trip was fantastic. Andrew was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed the views of the glaciers. We got to spend time on the landing, without being rushed. The weather was great. Highly recommended.
      Written 3 January 2024
    • wildatheart304
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very short aerial view of Tasman Valley
      Technically only 15 min helicopter ride since you spend 10 mins on a patch of ice on the mountain. The views are outstanding and our pilot was also really great.
      Written 28 December 2023
    • Kai_Wah
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lifetime Memories of Helicopter Flight
      We booked a heli-hike to enjoy the view of the glacier and mountain ranges at the Mount Cook from a helicopter ride. We managed to witness the beauty of Mount Cook, Tasman Glacier Lake, Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. We even stopped over at the Tasman Glacier to enjoy views from different perspectives. The pilot was very careful and experienced that we felt safe throughout the flight. The company also could arrange a transport to pick us up from our accommodation at the Mount Village. The check-in process was easy and the safety briefing prior to the flight was clear and useful. We were advised to call/ email the company to double check if the flight was confirmed a day before our tour because the flight could be cancelled due to bad weather to safeguard the safety of the tourists. Thankfully, we were lucky that the weather was good on our booking time slot and we managed to enjoy a wonderful flight. It was one of the best experiences we had during our trip in New Zealand. A wonderful memory that’s lasts of a lifetime!
      Written 8 December 2023
    • Seaside60717833767
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Magnificent views
      The original scheduled tour was cancelled due to weather condition, but it got rescheduled without issue. Although we didn’t get to be on Ski Plane but on helicopter both way, the scenery is still worth it. Magnificent view from the flight!
      Written 25 November 2023
    • zandtt
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Magical
      Absolutely breathtaking. Such a wonderful experience. Highly recommend! The scenery is out of this world. So many views.
      Written 19 November 2023
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