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
- Camera – make sure it’s fully charged
- 3-4 layers of warm upper body clothing
- Warm trousers (no jeans)
- A warm hat
- Sensible footwear
- Bottle of water
- A daypack
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.