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45-Minute Glacier Highlights Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook

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    Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Aoraki Mount Cook Village and a short transfer to Aoraki Mount Cook Airport to begin your aerial adventure. After meeting your pilot and listening to the safety briefing, jump aboard an A355 Twin Engine Helicopter and take off over the Mount Cook National Park.

    Marvel at the spectacular scenery as you soar over the Tasman Terminal Lake and the jagged ice formations of the Hochstetter Icefall, then fly around the dramatic east face of Mount Cook. During your 45-minute flight, touch down to experience the Tasman Glacier up close and step outside to walk along the snowfields.

    On return to the airport, a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
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    Departure Point
    Aoraki Mount Cook Airport.
    The airport is located 5 minutes prior to Aoraki Mount Cook Village on State Highway 80.
    Duration
    45m
    Return Details
    Return to same departure location
    Inclusions
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Live commentary on board
    Exclusions
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Flights may be cancelled due to weather
    • Minimum of 4 people per flight applies before the flight will operate
    • Check in closes 45 minutes prior to flight time
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    With the perfect sunny day, our glacier highlights flight was truly unforgettable! It was an amazing experience flying over the Tasman Glacier with the snow landing and seeing Mt Cook up close and personal. It was the perfect activity for a trip to Mt Cook...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Hannahdl4
    Reviewed August 17, 2019

    Had booked a 55 minute flight but weather conditions reduced this to 45 - still a great experience. Fascinating to see the glaciers and Mt Cook close up. Less nerve racking than a Milford Sound heli ride due to it looking like you weren't as...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank StevieT888
    Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

    Went on the first day but the wind was too strong so we were rebooked for the next day. Lucky the day was calm and we had a perfect clear day tour. The pilot was very friendly and explained every location clearly. We landed on...More

    1  Thank m3lvinlim
    Reviewed May 7, 2019

    Originally we had booked the ski plane helicopter combo but at last minute pilot called in to say couldnt land the ski plane as glacier too icy despite a clear blue windless sky but we appreciated our safety was of paramount importance. They gave us...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Michelle I
    Reviewed May 6, 2019

    The landscape is beautiful and the Tasman Glacier is breath-taking, but I'd mainly like to speak to the quality of the service. I was a very-last minute arrival, but because they had a spare seat, they were so friendly and accommodated me swiftly. I could...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank FriendlyGiraffe
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