MT. COOK

FLY | TASMAN GLACIER HELI HIKE | FLY

Walk across New Zealand's largest glacier.

Adult

15+ years old

Price from
$ 1,499
NZD
  •  

Child

10-14 years old

Price from
$ 1,349
NZD
  •  

Duration

Full Day

Departure

9.00am

Flight Time

2 Hours

Heli Hiking Time

2 Hours

Minimum Age

10 years old

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!

Book your Mt. Cook Fly | Heli Hike | Fly

If you’re wanting to book our Mt. Cook Fly | Heli Hike | Fly, please fill out the form below and our team will get in touch with you.

Due to high demand, we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

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
  • 3-4 layers of warm upper body clothing
  • Warm trousers – no jeans
  • A warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Sensible footwear is essential
  • Bottle of water
  • A daypack
  • Snacks
How long is the scenic flight?

Your roundtrip flight will be approximately 2 hours.

What equipment is provided?

Mt. Cook Glacier Guiding will provide quality leather boots, socks, gaiters, snow shoes, a harness (if required), walking poles, a jacket, overtrousers and gloves for your heli hike adventure on the Tasman Glacier.

Is food included?

It is a big day, so we recommend taking a lot of easy-to-eat on-the-go snacks. There will also be some time after your heli hike to head into the village for a bite to eat.

How long is the helicopter flight for the heli hike?
Your helicopter flight from Mt. Cook Village onto a remote part of the Tasman Glacier is approximately 7 minutes each way.
How physically fit do I need to be?

We would rate the fitness level as low to moderate. You will be walking for approximately 2 hours on uneven ground.

Can children join this trip?

The minimum age for children on this trip is 10 years old. 

What is the weight limit for this experience?

Due to the nature of this specific experience, you cannot participate if you are over 116kg/255lb. 

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
  • Team up with your guiding professional from Mt. Cook Glacier Guiding for your heli hiking adventure
  • Fly by helicopter to a drop off point on a remote part of the glacier
  • Explore ice formations on New Zealand’s largest glacier
  • Follow your guide as they cut steps in the glacier, using skills handed down from NZ’s mountain pioneers
  • It is a big day, so we recommend taking a lot of easy-to-eat on-the-go snacks. Add a picnic lunch to your booking for $25pp. We have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options on request.
  • 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
$ 1349
NZD
  •  

Child

10-14 years old

Price From
$ 1149
NZD
  •  

Book your Mt. Cook Fly | Tasman Glacier Heli Hike | Fly

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
  • 3-4 layers of warm upper body clothing
  • Warm trousers (no jeans)
  • A warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Sensible footwear
  • Bottle of water
  • A daypack
  • Snacks

Your roundtrip flight will be approximately 2 hours.

Mt. Cook Glacier Guiding will provide quality leather boots, socks, gaiters, snow shoes, a harness (if required), walking poles, a jacker, overtrousers and gloves for your heli hike adventure.

No, but you can pre-purchase a picnic lunch from us when booking online for an additional $25pp. We have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options on request.

You are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch with you as well. It is a big day, so we recommend taking a lot of easy-to-eat on-the-go snacks.

Your helicopter flight from Mt. Cook Village onto a remote part of the Tasman Glacier is approximately 7 minutes each way.

We would rate the fitness level as low to moderate. You will be walking for approximately 2 hours on uneven ground.

The minimum age for children on this trip is 10 years old. 

Due to the nature of this specific experience, you cannot participate if you are over 116kg. 

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