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This is a 45-minute flight that encompasses all the main geographic features in the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park by circumnavigating Aoraki/Mt Cook, our highest peak at 12,349 feet. Mt Cook is the centre of the national park and this circular flight takes in all the iconic geographic features that this region of NZ has to offer. You will see the longest glacier in NZ, the Tasman Glacier, on the eastern side of the main divide. We will then cross the main divide to the West Coast and take in the Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. We will circle back onto the eastern side of the Southern Alps into the Hooker Valley before returning back into the Tasman Valley to land back where we started. This is a fantastic flight that condenses the best of NZ’s scenery into an unforgettable experience. We look forward to showing you what this area has to offer!
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Ages 0-120, max of 16 per group
Duration: 45m
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Audio guide: English
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Start:
  • Mount Cook Airport, Mount Cook Road, Canterbury 7999, New Zealand
    Free car parking at the Aoraki Mt Cook Airport (a 5 minute drive from the Mt Cook Airport)
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: 22551P12

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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 16 travellers

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

    How much is Mt Cook 360?
    Mt Cook 360 price starts from $476.16. Discover and book Mt Cook 360 on Tripadvisor
    What is the Mt Cook 360 cancellation policy?
    Mt Cook 360 cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Mt Cook 360 on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Mt Cook 360?
    Mt Cook 360 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 Mt Cook 360 on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Mt Cook 360?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 45m. Discover and book Mt Cook 360 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: 22551P12

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    • You'll start at
      Mount Cook Airport
      Mount Cook Road, Canterbury 7999, New Zealand
      Free car parking at the Aoraki Mt Cook Airport (a 5 minute drive from the Mt Cook Airport)
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre
      Fox Glacier South Side Walk
      Franz Josef Glacier
      Tasman Glacier
    • 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
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      New Zealand
      Joined in March 2007
    • ReneeHoliday
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      10 Stars! BEST flight ever!
      We want to give 10 STARS! We did the Grand Circle Helicopter flight with Pilot Mark. Where do I begin......the day was clear and the weather gods were on our side. Mark was extraordinary! He was calm, and has a wealth of knowledge, and not once did I feel uneasy. We saw Mt Cook, flew over Franz Josef and Fox glaciers and landed on the Tasman glacier. This flight was phenomenal and the BEST scenic flight I have ever been on. Thank you Mark for keeping us all safe, and the team at Inflite, we cannot stop raving about our wonderful experience with you.
      Written 30 April 2024
    • 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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
    • leavittlake
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Breathtaking trip
      This is a must do if you are visiting MT Cook. Mark Hayes was our pilot and he is highly skilled and showed us just breath taking views of Mt Cook. You will not be shortchanged for the Flight. Just Awestruck. Capt.D Even Michigan
      Written 21 February 2024
    • andrewrI5406YX
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Helicopter flight
      Given the weather was crap on the day we originally booked the staff were very helpful with making changes and keeping us up to date. Pilot was fantastic the views where extrodinary, well worth doing.
      Written 30 January 2024
    • Patricia050875
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      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
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      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
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      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
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    636garrym
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow ! What a day
    Sun snow glaciers!
    Bubbles in mountains 🏔 .
    Scenery was outstanding!
    Mark the pilot was amazing.
    Sooo informative and an all round natural kiwi .
    Managed to stumble across some Thar in the hills on the way home .
    One of those lifetime experiences not to be missed .
    Written 7 November 2021
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