We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
TripAdvisor
Twizel
Post
Inbox
Search

Mt Cook Helicopter Flight and Tasman Glacier Walk

Save
Select Date and Travellers
From
USD 390.05
Date
2 travellers
Options
Highlights
    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.
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mount Cook Airport
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Helicopter ride
    • Professional pilot-guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Use of gear (glacier boots, crampons, socks, ice axe, waterproof jacket)
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    Show More
    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.
    32Reviews2Q&A
    Traveller rating
    • 22
    • 2
    • 1
    • 2
    • 0
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    • Filter
    • English
    Popular mentions
    After a 20 minute flight we landed on the glacier and got to walk to expereince, caves, crevices, and the glaicer formations.
    Read more
    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).
    Read more
    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-
    Read more
    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
    Read more
    +7
    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.
    Read more
    Previous
    Key Details
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • No Booking Fees
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall:0061 (87) 2285 255
    Travellers Also Viewed
    45-Minute Mount Cook Ski Plane and...
    25 Reviews
    from USD 261.56*
    55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter
    4 Reviews
    from USD 392.67*
    Mount Cook and The Glaciers...
    82 Reviews
    from USD 432.66*
    25-Minute Helicopter flight including...
    9 Reviews
    from USD 196.01*
    Mt Cook Small Group Adventure Tour...
    54 Reviews
    from USD 130.45*
    Aoraki-Mt Cook Tasman Glacier...
    25 Reviews
    from USD 241.90*
    Lord of the Rings 14 day Tour
    5 Reviews
    from USD 3,933.27*
    7-Day Snow Safari Tour
    1 Review
    from USD 1,179.33*
    Mt Cook Small Group Adventure Tour...
    54 Reviews
    from USD 130.45*
    Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki Day Tour
    1 Review
    from USD 295.00*
    Lord of the Rings 14 day Tour
    5 Reviews
    from USD 3,933.27*