MT. COOK

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.

MT. COOK & THE GLACIERS SCENIC FLIGHT WITH LANDING

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. Fly back to Queenstown through the awe-inspiring Mackenzie Basin.

Trip Time 4 hours
Flight Time 2 hr 30 mins
Landing Time 30 - 40 mins

MT. COOK FLY | SKI THE TASMAN | FLY EX QUEENSTOWN

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. Then rejoin your pilot for a scenic flight back to Queenstown.

Trip Time 8 hours
Flight Time 2 hr 10 mins
Ski Runs 2 (8-10 km)

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EXPERIENCES TO BOOK FOR LATER

MT. COOK FLY | TASMAN GLACIER HELI HIKE | FLY

Although not available today, you can book for later in the season.
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 7 hours
Flight Time 2 hr 10 mins
Helicopter Hike Time 2 hours

MT. COOK FLY | EXPLORE | FLY

Although not available today, you can book for later in the season.
Discover Mt. Cook at your own pace with our Fly Explore Fly. Depart Queenstown Airport for an epic 1 hour flight to Mt. Cook Aerodrome where you can choose how you'd like to spend your day. You can head into Mt. Cook village and enjoy a delicious lunch at The Hermitage Hotel, visit the Sir Edmund Hilary Centre and learn about the famous NZ mountaineer or have a quick bite to eat and take a helicopter for a snow or glacier landing. After your adventures, rejoin your pilot for a stunning flight to Queenstown.

Trip Time 7 hours
Flight Time 2 hr 10 mins
Landing Time 60 mins (more if adding a helicopter ride)

MT. COOK FLY | TASMAN GLACIER EXPLORER | FLY

Although not available today, you can book for later in the season.
Our newest adventure, our Fly Tasman Glacier Explorer Fly, is not to be missed. Depart Queenstown Airport for a 1 hour flight to Mt. Cook Aerodrome. We'll drive you to The Hermitage in our new VW Multivan where you'll meet your guide and set off on your Tasman Glacier Explorers boat adventure. After a 30 minute alpine walk, you'll board your custom MAC boat and get the opportunity to touch the 300-500 year old ice crystals. You'll return to Mt. Cook Aerodrome and fly back to Queenstown with us.

Trip Time 7 hours
Flight Time 2 hr 10 mins
Boat Time 1 hour

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

CAMERA

WARM LAYERS

WINDPROOF JACKET

SUNSCREEN

SKIS (OPTIONAL)

GOOD VIBES