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Mt Cook Helicopter Flight and Tasman Glacier Walk

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USD 390.05
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    Meet your pilot-guide aboard the helicopter and hear narration about the sights via a 2-way headset as you take off toward Tasman Glacier. Soar high above Aoraki/Mt Cook, the tallest peak among New Zealand’s Southern Alps, and look down upon the country’s largest glacier, including the milky blue waters of Tasman Lake, formed from glacial melt.

    Upon landing atop the remote Tasman Glacier, disembark the helicopter and follow your guide on a glacier trek. Walk across a pristine alpine wonderland of dramatic ice-blue pinnacles, crevasses and seracs—normally only reached by skilled mountaineers.

    If conditions allow, you can duck into an ice cave for an experience like no other. Your guide shares fascinating facts about the glacier’s geological history and its potential future, and offers a taste of pure glacier water.

    Be sure to snap plenty of photos of the otherworldly landscape before re-boarding the helicopter for your return flight back to town, where you’re transferred from the base to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mount Cook Airport
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Helicopter ride
    • Professional pilot-guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Use of gear (glacier boots, crampons, socks, ice axe, waterproof jacket)
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • It is recommended that you wear sturdy footwear and bring warm layers
    • Moderate level of fitness is required
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions; if canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • Please note: Walking among ice caves is usually part of the tour but all activities are dependent on the weather
    • What to bring
    • Warm upper-body clothing (preferably 3-4 layers)
    • Leggings or light trousers; although shorts are acceptable
    • Sunglasses and sunscreen
    • Waterproof jacket (provided if you don't have one)
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    After a 20 minute flight we landed on the glacier and got to walk to expereince, caves, crevices, and the glaicer formations.
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    If you've never been on a helicopter or a glacier this is a breathtaking place to experience both. I thoroughly enjoyed getting an inside view of a helicopter and an aerial view of the majestic surroundings (however note that it is a short ride each way up and down the valley).
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    Do yourself a favour and if the weather is on your side - its meant to Be. it’s a must to experience a Tasman glacier flight and landing with inflight. Our pilot Andrew was knowledgeable and very skilled. We Had lots of time on the snow - and the landing- it was incredible-
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    The experience was outstanding. Glaciers are big so this adventure had a lot of parts to it. The twenty minute Helicopter flight allows to see the big picture of a glacier. We flew close to a wall of a glacier that was breaking off high on the mountain.. awesome. The 2 hour hike
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    This is something everyone should do atleast once in their life. We felt like we were on another planet. Chris our tour guide was awesome, had a very in depth knowledge of our surroundings, spotted great areas to go and take photos. It was truely the best thing we've ever done.
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