Mt. Cook | Aoraki is the highest mountain in New Zealand, towering above the Southern Alps at 3,724 metres. Mt. Cook is home to the Tasman Glacier, which has NZ's longest ski runs at 8-10 kilometres. We have options for you to ski, snowboard or hike the mighty glacier. From above, you'll marvel at the milky blue alpine lakes that are glacially-fed, dotted high in the mountains. Get taken back to the ice age with Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier and take in the remote wilderness of Mt. Aspiring.
We have multiple trip options to suit everyone's schedule and activities to check off that bucket list! Your friendly and knowledgeable pilot will provide commentary during your flight, pointing out hidden lakes and formations and the history of the areas you're flying over.
Discover our Mt. Cook Spectacular Specials all throughout the month of August
Our Mt. Cook Scenic Flight with Landing takes you above and beyond the Glaicers. Depart Queenstown Airport for a flight over the Southern Alps to Mt. Cook. Take in the stunning views of the Fox, Franz Josef and Tasman Glaciers. Land at Glentanner Aerodrome at the head of Lake Pukaki, one of the most scenic aerodromes there is and enjoy the world's most scenic cup of coffee from the Tasman Delta Cafe. Depart over stunning Lake Pukaki and Lake Ohau as your fly back to Queenstown through the awe-inspiring Mackenzie Basin.
Trip Time up to 4 hours
Flight Time 2 hr 15 mins
Landing Time 1 hour approx.
Depart Queenstown Airport for a 1 hour flight to Mt. Cook Aerodrome where you'll load up the ski plane with our partners Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters and fly up to the top of the Tasman Glacier. Carve your way down New Zealand's longest ski run not once but twice, through incredible ice formations, seracs and ice caves. A true New Zealand experience! Options to land with a skiplane or helicopter. Then rejoin your pilot for a scenic flight back to Queenstown.
Trip Time up to 9 hours
Flight Time 1 hr 45 mins
Ski Runs 8-10 km
Our Fly Tasman Glacier Heli Hike Fly is a popular adventure. Depart Queenstown Airport for a visually stunning 1 hour flight over the Southern Alps to Mt. Cook Aerodrome. From there, you'll be provided with all the gear you need by your knowledgeable guide and depart by helicopter to the Tasman Glacier for an unforgettable experience. Explore ice formations, seracs and ice caves and learn about the history of the area. Heli back to Mt. Cook Aerodrome and return to Queenstown with us.
Trip Time up to 6 hours
Flight Time 1 hr 45 mins
Heli Hike Time 2 hours