Mount Cook: 3 Hour Heli Hike to the Tasman Glacier


Mount Cook: 3 Hour Heli Hike to the Tasman Glacier

From US$ 431.11 per person

Discover new heights as you soar over New Zealand's highest mountain, taking in the spectacular scenery of the mountains and lakes below. Land on the world-renowned Tasman glacier for the ultimate hiking experience.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Fly onto the Tasman glacier for an epic hiking adventure
  • Explore glacial ice formations with a professional guide
  • Soar over the Southern Alps on a stunning scenic helicopter flight
Full description
Enjoy a once in a lifetime heli hiking experience on the Tasman Glacier in the Aoraki (Mount Cook) National Park. Begin your adventure with a flight from Mount Cook airport over the gorgeous Tasman Glacier Lake and ice formations. Venture on to the surprisingly undulating ice terrain, in the shadow of the highest peaks of the Southern Alps, Aoraki, and Mount Tasman. Be equipped with glacier boots and crampons and spend 2 hours in another world in the mountains. On the return flight home, you will fly close to the massive 1,000-meter high Hochstetter Icefall on the eastern face of Aoraki. Take in the picturesque landscapes that are covered in beautiful white snow and ice year round. 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Mount Cook Village
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Glacier landing
  • 2-hour glacier hike
  • Professional and experienced guides
  • All equipment including glacier boots, ice crampons, and a waterproof jacket if required
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing
    • Rain gear

    Not allowed

    • Drones
    • Selfie sticks
    • Tablets/iPads

    Know before you go

    • The flight is subject to favorable weather conditions and minimum passenger numbers and if it is canceled you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
    • There is a maximum weight limit of 120 kilograms per person, which includes equipment
    • The tour is not recommended for people who are pregnant
    • Participants must be at least 8 years old
    • You must have a moderate fitness and hiking ability
    • It is recommended to bring warm clothing, sturdy closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, and your phone or camera
    • Selfie sticks, drones, and mobile tablets are not permitted for the safety of passengers
    • Your requested time is the check-in time for your tour. Please allow at least 45-minutes after check in for a safety briefing and then to be fitted for your hiking equipment
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 25 reviews

    Review summary

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    This was a once in a lifetime trip for me and it didn’t disappoint, from the helicopter flight up and landing on the glacier to the walk on and through the glacier just great, plus we were blessed with perfect weather after a postponement the day before.

    March 25, 2023

    A very well organised, friendly and informative trip up with a lovely walk-around the glacier. Wwe lucked out with cleat blue skies and a great view of Mount Cook. The clouds did come down the mountains very quickly though, but thankfully sat on the mountains and didn't come down further.just a reminder of how exposed we can be to the elements. Thoroughly recommend!

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    March 25, 2023

    This experience was amazing, such a special way to see and learn about the spectacular landscape. Our guide, Scott, was very knowledgeable of the glacier and the surrounding geology, and Mark at the base and Mike our pilot were so friendly and helpful. I definitely recommend doing this heli hike, such a unique experience

    March 25, 2023

    Product ID: 210486