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Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters

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Address: Aoraki Mount Cook Airport | State Highway 80, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
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+64 3-430 8026
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Exclusive to the Southern Hemisphere, Aoraki Mt Cook Ski Planes and...

Exclusive to the Southern Hemisphere, Aoraki Mt Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters is the only company to offer glacier landing flights in both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. Experience the natural quiet of the Tasman Glacier and absorb the ever changing glacial landscape of the New Zealand Southern Alps.

Aoraki Mt Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters have been sharing the breathtaking scenery of the Southern Alps with travelers for 60 years. With snow present all year round, this impressive alpine environment creates an unforgettable adventure for people of all ages.

Flights depart from Aoraki Mt Cook Airport, only a 5 minute drive from Aoraki Mt Cook Village. With our company base location within the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park it allows us to guarantee captivating scenery from the moment you board your flight.

Experience the Ultimate Alpine Adventure with a Helicopter / Ski Plane Combo. For group bookings of 8 or more, fly half of your trip in a Helicopter and the other in a Ski Plane. Ideal for families and large group bookings. This Ultimate Alpine Adventure Combo is available in our entire range of scenic flight options at no additional cost.

For climbers and skiers interested in transfers to the various hut locations within the Aoraki Mt Cook and Westland National Parks, we have both Ski Planes and Helicopters available for charter.

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US$224.16*
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35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook
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US$245.85*
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35-Minute Mount Cook Ski Plane and Helicopter Combo Tour
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US$194.51*
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25-Minute Helicopter Adventure Including Tasman Glacier from Mount Cook

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Great helicopter ride!

Had to wait it out two days for the weather to clear. Boy, were we rewarded with a spectacular trip up Tasman Glacier and around the mountains to view other glaciers. Took the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jennifer D
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to wait it out two days for the weather to clear. Boy, were we rewarded with a spectacular trip up Tasman Glacier and around the mountains to view other glaciers. Took the long tour and landed on Fox Glacier. It was worth it! Sarah was our pilot and did a great job. Loved her! She took us around Mt... More 

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Thank Jennifer D
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The glacier highlights ski plane flight was definitely a highlight of our holiday to New Zealand. Everything was very well organised from the pick up from the hotel, to the check-in, the flight over Mt Cook, the landing on the Franz Joseph glacier and the flight back to the airport. We were in a small Cessna plane, taking the pilot... More 

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Thank Sheilambutcher
Brisbane Region, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe we choose the company that offered the best valued Mt Cook Scenic flight & landing available and they lived up to that offer perfectly. We selected the combo heli/plane option to Mt Cook and Frans Joseph Glacier and it was a really great experience. The weather was perfect that day; we got wonderful views from both rides, great... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first experience in a helicopter and it was great! I pilot was very good and we were given plenty of time to have fun in the snow on the Tasman Glacier. Our group felt very lucky as the pilot said this was the first flight that was able to go in nearly two weeks due to weather... More 

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Thank Laurie L
Belem, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hard to describe how amazing this experience was. Everything was great, from the check-in to the flight itself. Mount Cook is incredible from any angle, but seeing it from the top was breathtaking, and landing on a glacier is one of those things you'll always remember. For a moment it feels like you're just flying over a different planet.... More 

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Thank Rodrigolb00
MtCookSkiPlanes, Guest Relations Manager at Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for your review. We're thrilled that you had such a great experience with us. We're so proud of our product and we love hearing about how much our customers love it too. More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth every cent! We just happened to walk in and was helped by the lovely lady behind the counter who could fit us in straight away for a 30 min plane ride. It was absolutely amazing and would highly recommend. Our pilot was really great and felt very safe the whole time. Seriously, even if you have to eat a... More 

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Thank SAMANTHA J
Masterton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

. As a Kiwi I have seen a lot of this country and traveled to many overseas destinations, this is the BEST tourism dollars I have ever spent. These guys offer a fantastic service and great knowledge plus they have permission to land on the glaciers where some other operators can't. The scenery is stunning, amazing, awesome and so vast... More 

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Thank NanafromNZ
InfliteManager, General Manager at Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters, responded to this review

Wow thank you very much for this fabulous review and we are so plaeased you loved your time with us. We definitely recommend that all customers bring their camera and their smiles! Again thanks so much for the review, anytime you want to come back and do it all again then please just shout out, we will be sure to... More 

Carnforth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing experience! Took the plane rather than the helicopter for closer fly-bys. Managed to land on the Tasman Glacier but second landing on Franz Josef glacier was too cloudy to attempt. Took so many photos - cameras, phones etc all in use. It wasn't a cheap experience but was the highlight of our time on South Island New Zealand.

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InfliteManager, General Manager at Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks newly retired for your great feedback. We are pleased it was the highlight of your trip and we'd love to see you again anytime you wish to relive your trip! Enjoy your travels. More 

Carmichael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Words can't express the joy of seeing Mt. Cook and the Tasman Glacier from the 8 passenger airplane on the 45 minute glacier highlights tour. We did have a beautiful day although clouds prevented us from going over the Franz Josef glacier. We did land on the Tasman Glacier and had time to walk around and take pictures. Pete did... More 

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Thank Bob C
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Booked the Tasman helicopter snow landing and flew with Craig, but the weather was not suitable to land so we went through to the Murchison glacier where we did land. Fantastic service to ensure we all got to see the best available views and experience. Went back later when the weather had cleared and did fixed wing with pilot Greg... More 

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Thank MicheleJaneM
InfliteManager, General Manager at Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters, responded to this review

Ah thanks Michele for this fabulous review, we do have a great team and we really appreciated all the times you guys visited us. You are more than welcome to jump on any flight when you are back here again! Thanks again for choosing to fly with us. Hopefully see you both again soon. More 

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