Mt. Cook

Fly | Explore | Fly

Explore the home of New Zealand's highest mountain.

Adult

15+ years old

Price from
$ 769
NZD
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Child

3-14 years old

Price from
$ 619
NZD
  •  

Infant

0-2 years old

Under 15kg/33lb
Free
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Duration

Full Day

Departure

9.00am

Flight Time

2 Hours

Exploration Time

6 Hours

Minimum Age

No minimum

Availability

Year-Round

Trip Includes

Highlights

Travelling as a family or group?

Do some of you want to explore at your own pace and some go on an adventure?

Our Mt. Cook Fly| Heli Hike | Fly, Mt. Cook Fly | Glacier Explorers | Fly and  Mt. Cook Fly | Explore | Fly and share the same scenic flights in and out so that means you can all fly in at the same time, while some go heli hiking or boating and some explore!

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Mt. Cook FAQ's

What time is check in?

Please call us on 0800 676 264 1 hour before your scheduled flight time on the day of your flight for your Weather Check.

If you are self driving to us at Queenstown Airport, your check in time is 30 minutes prior to departure.

How long is this trip?

This is a Full Day experience. From check in 30 minutes before departure, to landing back at Queenstown Airport, is approximately 8 hours. Please note, this does not include time for self-driving or using our complimentary transfers. If you have plans immediately either side of your experience with us, please let us know.

What should I bring?

We suggest you bring the following with you to make it a great day out:

  • Any essential medication
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera – make sure it’s fully charged
  • Warm clothing layers
  • Sensible footwear is essential
  • Bottle of water
  • A daypack
  • Snacks
How long is the scenic flight?

Your roundtrip flight will be approximately 2 hours.

Is food included?

No, but there are food options available for purchase when we land in Mt. Cook. You are also welcome to bring any snacks of your own you might like.

If you are keen to do one of the longer walks, like the Hooker Valley Track, you might want to have a picnic lunch to take with you as there won’t be much time for you to head to one of the cafes.

What will I be able to do when I get to Mt. Cook?

You will have approximately 5 hours on the ground to explore, enjoy some of our recommended short walks, or grab a coffee and some lunch. We’ll attach a map to your booking confirmation so you can start planning your day straight away.

Click here for our recommendations of what to do at Mt. Cook.

Will we land on a glacier?

No. As we operate fixed-wing aircraft, we are unable to land on glaciers. Your landing for this trip will be on a runway/airstrip on the outskirts of Mt. Cook Village.

 

If you want to experience a glacier landing on your trip, please get in touch with the team at Mt. Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fly up the spine of the South Island, enjoying panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea on one side and Lake Pukaki, arguably New Zealand’s most beautiful lake, on the other
  • Marvel at the most awe-inspiring aerial views of the summit ridge of Mt. Cook and the Tasman Glacier
  • Experience unparalleled aerial views of the Franz and Fox Glaciers on the West Coast and the Tasman Glacier within Aoraki Mt. Cook National Park
  • Land in Mt. Cook National Park at Aoraki/Mt. Cook Airport on the picturesque outskirts of Mt. Cook Village
  • Spend up to 4 hours on the ground exploring
  • Head into Mt. Cook Village and enjoy lunch at The Hermitage Hotel or check out the Sir Edmund Hillary Centre
  • Venture out and walk the Hooker Valley Track
  • Add on a helicopter or ski plane glacier landing with our partners Mt. Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters by INFLITE on the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s largest glacier
  • Follow a different flight path on your return flight to Queenstown, taking in the tussock-drenched Lindis Pass
  • Experience it all from your window seat!

Click here for this trip’s most frequently asked questions.

Adult

15+ years old

Price From
$ 699
NZD
  •  

Child

3-14 years old

Price From
$ 549
NZD
  •  

What's there to do at Aoraki Mt. Cook?

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Please call us on 0800 676 264 1 hour before your scheduled flight time on the day of your flight for your Weather Check.

If you are self driving to us at Queenstown Airport, your check in time is 30 minutes prior to departure.

We suggest you bring the following with you to make it a great day out:

  • Any essential medication
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera – make sure it’s fully charged
  • Warm clothing layers
  • Sensible footwear is essential
  • Bottle of water
  • A daypack
  • Snacks

Your roundtrip flight will be approximately 2 hours.

No, but there are food options available for purchase when we land in Mt. Cook. You are also welcome to bring any snacks of your own you might like.

If you are keen to do one of the longer walks, like the Hooker Valley Track, you’ll want to have a picnic lunch to take with you as there won’t be much time for you to head to one of the cafes.

You will have approximately 4 hours on the ground to explore, enjoy some of our recommended short walks, or grab a coffee and some lunch. We’ll attach a map to your booking confirmation so you can start planning your day straight away. 

No. As we operate fixed-wing aircraft, we are unable to land on glaciers. Your landing for this trip will be on a runway/airstrip on the outskirts of Mt. Cook Village. 

We do have options when booking online for you to add on a glacier landing via either a ski plane or helicopter.