Mount Cook: Ski Plane and Helicopter Alpine Combo Flight


Mount Cook: Ski Plane and Helicopter Alpine Combo Flight

From US$ 278.60 per person

Experience a world exclusive flight, 45-minutes in duration and including a glacier landing. Then, change vehicle on the Tasman Glacier and get in a helicopter before enjoying the rest of the stunning flight.

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Duration 45 minutes
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  • Experience spectacular views from above in a skiplane and helicopter
  • Land on New Zealand's longest glacier, the Tasman Glacier
  • Enjoy beautiful views of the Tasman Terminal Lake, Grand Plateau, and Aoraki Mt Cook
Full description

Fly in a ski plane and a helicopter on the same day for an unforgettable experience of Aoraki/Mount Cook. Enjoy a scenic adventure that includes a glacier snow landing. From take-off to landing, enjoy spectacular views. Fly up the Tasman Valley over the breathtaking blue glacier lake. See the Hochstetter Icefall and the cloud-piercing Aoraki/Mount Cook before landing on the upper snowfields of the Tasman Glacier. 

Take time to enjoy this unique alpine environment. These mountains are covered in snow and ice all year round, and the aircraft fully shuts down on landing. 

Then, swap aircraft and return to Mount Cook Airport. During the tour, you'll also see Tasman Terminal Lake, Grand Plateau, Plateau Hut, as well as the full length of the Tasman Glacier.

  • Skiplane flight
  • Helicopter flight
  • All taxes and fees
  • Free car parking at the Aoraki Mt. Cook Airport
  • Free wi-fi
  • Tea and coffee

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    Meeting point

    Mount Cook Aerodrome, Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Closed-toe shoes

    Not allowed

    • Food and drinks
    • Drones
    • Selfie sticks
    • Bags

    Know before you go

    • Please provide all passengers' full names and weights when booking
    • Note that weight and balance limits apply to all aircraft
    • Camera(s) and or phone(s) can be used for the duration of your flights
    • Tours are refundable if there is a cancellation due to the weather, and the local operator will do their best to work with you to reschedule your flight to suit your travel plans
    • In the rare case that the combined weights of all passengers reach the maximum safety limit, please be aware that your flight time may be rescheduled
    • No Bags allowed on the aircraft, only phones and cameras
    •  Check-in closes 45 minutes prior to the flight time
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 36 reviews

    Review summary

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    My husband really enjoyed this. Flying in the cockpit of the ski plane was awesome. Returning in the helicopter wasn't as much fun as he was squashed in the back with 3 other people. My husband's preferred time of 8.30 am was cancelled. He was bumped to 12 .30, but the flight didn't leave until around 2 pm.

    March 26, 2023

    We originally were booked for the combo but the weather on the day we had booked was not expected to be very good. We ended up doing the ski plane flight over the west coast and then a glacier landing. Amazing experience, everything is very different from above. Peter our pilot had to stay back for our flight, he made the experience even better with his personality and humour. Would definitely recommend.

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    March 26, 2023

    Unfortunately the weather was against us for our booked flight and the skiplane and wasn't flying either the day we had booked - there were no flights that day - or the following day so we were offered a helicopter flight instead. This was a cheaper deal but we were told the difference would be refunded. The flight was excellent. I was surprised how slowly we rose to the mountain top and how close we flew to the rocks but it all felt perfectly safe and controlled. The view when we landed on the mountain was fantastic. The staff were all extremely helpful and the pilot was excellent. It was a great experience.

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    March 26, 2023

    Product ID: 147603