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Mount Cook Alpine Explorer Helicopter Flight

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    Make your way to the helicopter base at Glentanner Park in Mt Cook Village. Board the twin-engine helicopter, which seats up to six passengers. Buckle up after a safety briefing in preparation for a 35-minute scenic flight that includes a snow landing at the summit of Richardson Glacier.

    Listen to commentary from your pilot who expertly hovers the helicopter above an alpine landscape of scarred ridges left by ancient glaciers. Soar over steep and rugged ridges of the Ben Ohau Range en route to a mountain pass through the Southern Alps.

    Experience a brief landing atop Richardson Glacier and step out of the helicopter to play in the snow. Take advantage of prime views of 12,217-foot (3,724-meter) Aoraki/Mt Cook from above.

    On your return flight to Glentanner Park, look down the Tasman Valley toward Lake Pukaki.
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    Reviewed March 3, 2018

    Amazing flight! I first did this flight with the same company 30 years ago with my father. I did this again 30 years later, this time with my spouse and I really enjoyed it again 30 years later. I even showed the employees the photo...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
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    TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mount Cook Alpine Explorer Helicopter Flight, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

    Hi There, Thanks for the fantastic feedback about your flight. Our staff remember the photo you showed us – very ‘retro’ style printing on the helicopter! Our logo and URL may have changed a little since 30 years ago, but we’re pleased you enjoyed the...More

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