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  • 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
  • Land in Mt. Cook National Park at Aoraki/Mt. Cook Airport on the picturesque outskirts of Mt. Cook Village
  • Team up with your Glacier Explorers guides, departing from the Hermitage Hotel
  • Bus to the Tasman Valley and embark on a 30-minute alpine walk through the moraine and National Park
  • Take a ride on New Zealand’s only glacial boat tour
  • Boat across the terminal lake, cruising past a towering ice wall, icebergs and lateral moraines
  • 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!


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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 – including a decent jacket
  • Sensible footwear is essential
  • Bottle of water
  • A daypack
  • Snacks

Your roundtrip flight will be approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Tasman Glacier Explorers will provide life jackets for your boat trip.

No, but you can pre-purchase a picnic lunch from us when booking online. You are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch with you as well. You will also have some time after your Tasman Glacier Explorers trip to grab a bite to eat at the Hermitage Hotel Cafe, with Mt. Cook as your view.

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 will then team you up with our partners at Glacier Explorers for your boat trip on the Tasman Terminal Lake.

You will need to be able to  walk 1.5km (1 mile) in 25 minutes. This is an alpine walk through the Mt. Cook National Park to the boat departure point.

The minimum age for children on this trip is 4 years old. Each child aged 4-9 years inclusive must be accompanied by an adult (i.e. 1:1 ratio).

Glacier Explorers operated from the start of September to the end of May. The glacier lake freezes over winter. The start of each season is subject to the lake thawing.