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Mt Cook Helicopter Flight and Tasman Glacier Walk

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  • Tasman Glacier helicopter flight and guided hike
  • View Mt Cook and Tasman Glacier from the air
  • Land on the glacier and take a 2-hour guided hike
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Mt Cook Helicopter Flight and Tasman Glacier Walk
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Helicopter flight departs at 12pm. Check in is at 11am.
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Helicopter flight departs at 2pm. Check in is at 1pm.
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Helicopter flight departs at 10am. Check in is at 9am.
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Overview
Experience an exhilarating Tasman Glacier heli-hike adventure. You’ll soar over the Southern Alps and UNESCO-listed Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, then land atop New Zealand’s largest glacier for a 2-hour guided walk. Ice axe in hand, follow your guide over this frozen natural wonder to get up close to pinnacles, ice caves, crevasses and seracs. Choose from three departure times per day to suit your schedule. Snow gear and round-trip hotel transport are included.
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 2-hour 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.
Reviews (20)
1 - 5 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome! Must do!

Our trip was diverted from Franz Josef to Mt Cook due to a storm and landslides, so instead of the heli hike we had planned on Franz Josef Glacier, we booked our heli hike to Tasman Glacier instead. What an awesome change in plans! Such...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank awesomeblossomdragon
TotallyTourism, General Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi There, Thanks so much for writing this fantastic and extensive review of your experience on our Tasman Glacier Heli Hike. We are sorry to hear your plans to do the trip on the West Coast in Franz Josef didn’t quite work out for you...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile
Breathtaking & Serene

My wife and I did heli-hike with the team at Mount Cook. We had initially planned to do this activity at Frank Joseph however unfortunately due to bad weather we could not do it there. The team at Mount Cook accomodated our request to undertake...More

Thank Siddhartha S
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Hi Siddhartha, Wow, thanks for your fantastic review of the Tasman Glacier Heli Hike. As you mentioned, sometimes the weather does restrict the availability of products but thankfully there are multiple options where you can rebook, should the weather not swing in your favour. Like...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile
Murphy’s first time at Mt. Cook

Can definitely recommend this trip the guides were very professional and Lana in the office was awesome!! “We love Lana” even wrote it in the snow. Coming back in March 2019 and bringing the kidsMore

Thank atkinsonmark68
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Hi There, Thanks so much for your awesome review of our Tasman Glacier Heli Hike. It sounds like you had an awesome trip after our recent dusting of snow - your flight must've looked fantastic! Yes, Lana in the office really is one of a...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Hike was good but service was better

This was my first helihike and it was a great experience as Lana and the crew made us feel very comfortable before our hike (shoe fitting, sunscreen, clothing protection, safety rules etc). The hike itself is interesting and our tour guide was engaging. We had...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank diamonddusts
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi There, Thanks for taking the time to give your experience and our staff this awesome review. Our Heli Hike really is such a unique experience including the fantastic scenic helicopter flight and ice hike on the glacier with our experienced guides. Yes, Lana really...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018
A must do activity when in Mt.Cook... MUST !

Very well and professionally conducted trip ! the only thing that can spoil your trip is the weather ..yes, the fog. Safety is no.1. Take note not to move to fast on the ice after u remove your crampons and take care of your camera...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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