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Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight
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Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight

By The Helicopter Line Mount Cook
Recommended by 90% of travelers
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About
This scenic helicopter flight, departing from Mt. Cook village, includes a brief snow landing high in the rugged mountains. It’s an ideal option if you’re looking for the opportunity to touch snow in an alpine setting while enjoying the vista. The pilot acts as your guide for points of interest including Lake Pukaki and the Ben Ohau Range as seen from above.
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Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 20m
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Highlights
  • Experience the thrill of a Mt. Cook alpine helicopter flight
  • Rugged high-country landscape offers astounding vistas
  • Brief landing on a snowfield: photo ops of mountains and glaciers
  • Listen to the pilot’s commentary on the Ben Ohau Range

  • Scenic helicopter flight with alpine landing (5 - 10 minutes)
  • Pilot guide
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
What's not included
  • Food and drinks


Departure details
  • The Helicopter Line, Mount Cook, Glentanner Park, State Highway 80, Glentanner 7999, New Zealand
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3434MON_HLC5

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult, Children weighing less than 15kgs are required to sit on a parents lap.
  • It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight?
Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight price starts from $184.20. Discover and book Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight on Tripadvisor
What is the Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight cancellation policy?
Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight?
Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight is hosted by The Helicopter Line Mount Cook. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact The Helicopter Line Mount Cook on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight?
On average, this experience will take approximately 20m. Discover and book Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3434MON_HLC5

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Helicopter Line, Mount Cook
    Glentanner Park, State Highway 80, Glentanner 7999, New Zealand
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator
The Helicopter Line Mount Cook
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#2 of 8 Tours & Activities in Mt. Cook Village
  • lecons
    lecons
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    Breathtaking, like stepping onto another planet...
    Always try to allow additional days around a Heli-hike to account for poor weather. Heli-hikes were cancelled in the days leading up to our departure, however we were fortunate with the weather on our day, beautiful blue skies, and low wind. There were 5 people in our group, plus our guide who was Andy. The helicopter portion was 9 minutes long and absolutely incredible. I had never been in a helicopter before and at every turn, I was in awe. Incredible views of the Tasman glacier, snowy capped mountains and Mt Cook! The landing was smooth and those first steps onto ice felt like from a movie set. After fitting our crampons and receiving a short lesson on how to use them efficiently, Andy was able to create a route based on the ability of the group. We slowly made our way across the glacier, stepping over crevasses, with Andy having no set path to traverse across the ice. Our first ice cave we visited was said to be the longest one that had been found in a long time, slowly getting bigger over time. We were given a generous amount of time to spend in here, taking pictures and walking through at our own pace. The second ice cave, whilst smaller, was a unique shape and had some chutes which I could climb into, making it exciting to explore. We spent 1 hour and 50 min on the ice and walked around 4km, very achievable for most people and could be more or less depending on the group. The helicopter back was also around 9 minutes and we got to ride in the front seat, where we were once again treated to breathtaking views. Andy was a good guide and explained quite in depth how glaciers were formed. We were not required to wear a harness and tether ourselves to one another so there was lots of freedom on the ice.
  • marcusroyce
    marcusroyce
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    Best tour the entire trip, worth every dollar
    This was the best tour of the entire trip. Scott was our guide and he was safe, clear, passionate and very helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience exploring the glaciers, the Mulans, the heli ride, it was simply a breathtaking trip.
  • jennyj706
    jennyj706
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    Wonderful wonderland experience
    This was one of our top experiences on our 20 day journey through NZ. It was a magical wonderland. I am a little older and not too tall. So when the other nine people arrived, all young and tall, I expressed to my guide Andy, my concern for not being able to keep up. He was understanding and quite experienced as he put me right behind him. He made me feel like i was his best friend as he made sure I was safe and was able to enjoy every minute without slowing the group down. Thank you to Andy and the entire Mt Cook group for this incredible experience.
  • tavia14999
    tavia14999
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    Definitely worth doing
    Really enjoyed our heli hike experience with Troy as a guide. We saw lots of cool things on the ice and the glacial water we collected tasted so pure and fresh it was great. Would have liked it to have more of a safety briefing of what to do on the ice if something happened. It was all fine but the health and safety briefing was all about getting on and off the helicopter and nothing about the equipment that Troy was carrying or if anything happened to him. Also some bigger sizes in coats would have been appreciated and water proof trousers people got very muddy and wet through the holes in the ice.
  • caitlinhQ1598VZ
    caitlinhQ1598VZ
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    Breathtaking views!
    Wonderful experience as part of our honeymoon!! Beautiful flight and great guides. The views of Mount Cook and the surrounding mountains are unreal and playing on the top of the Franz Joseph glacier was fun. Highly recommend!
  • Kerry G
    Kerry G
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    Highlight of the 80th birthday celebrations
    This was a real bucket list experience! We took my mum-in-law on a trip of a lifetime for her 80th birthday and this glacier flight was a real highlight. We had the loveliest pilot, Sam, with whom we felt very safe in a heli gliding over the exquisite glaciers. From the moment we walked in to the office, the lovely Dior took care of us and the professionalism continued from start to finish. Our family loved this day - my 17 year old daughter said it's one of the best things she has done and she has travelled a fair bit.
  • Greg H
    Greg H
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    Incredible time
    Loved it! From check in, to safety instructions, flight itself - staff were professional and friendly. Pilot was cool. The views are incredible. The landing on the ice was sensational as we had a fantastic view across the valley to Mt Cook. Flight back to Lake Pukaki and Tasman very interesting as well. Well worth it - once in a lifetime? I hope not....
  • Natalya_Budski07
    Natalya_Budski07
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    Best experience ever
    My friend Rachel and I did this tour on 1/11 with Eddie and Scott and it was amazing. One of the best things tours that I have ever done. I didnt want to leave! Eddie and Scott were amazing guides and really made the experience even better than what it already was. They were very attentive and went out of their way to make sure that we had a great time. Thanks guys for creating an amazing holiday memory. I'll definitely be back!
  • rttravels777
    rttravels777
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    Awesome Helihike experience
    We went with Scott and Eddy today 01/11/22. It was an amazing experience. I do have a bit of fear with flights and flying, but the whole experience felt very safe. Scott and Eddy, were both very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. They were very good guides. I’m so glad I took my water bottle to drink the glacier water. Best water I’ve had. Thank you so much! Would love to come back to do another trip.
  • newzhnd
    newzhnd
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    Take a hike on the glacier side!
    We took the heli-hike to Tasman Glacier. This is experience vastly exceeded our expectations. The guides and pilot were outstanding and took the time to make sure we were comfortable with the equipment and knew how to walk with crampons. When needed, the guides gave a helping hand to navigate difficult parts of the terrain for whomever needed it. They provided useful information about glaciers and showed us some noteworthy aspects including an ice cave, a cascade of melting ice, and water trickling underground at the bottom of a crevasse. Kudos to our team of guides, Scott, Eddie, Zach and Troy.
  • TravelerC_13
    TravelerC_13
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    Just wonderful
    We enjoyed a flight into Mount Cook region and had the luck that Mark was our pilot. He explained us the route and the mountains. A wonderful and passionate pilot! Thank you very much for such a wonderful tour! Highly recommended.
  • Heffus94
    Heffus94
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    Must do experience
    My husband, sister, brother-in-law and myself booked a helihike with The Helicopter Line. A thoroughly professional operation from the booking staff, pilot (Chris - 4th day on the job) and Mark (newbie getting some hands-on experience). Our guide, Scott, was amazing - so knowledgeable, helpful and oh so personable. What an incredible experience to land on and explore the Tasman Glacier with this team. We learnt so much from Scott and felt utterly safe in his hands. Such a memorable day from the sounds of the glacier and glacial walls to the brilliant icey blues of the moulin.
  • Ritesh_Sahu21
    Ritesh_Sahu21
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    Awesome Experience backed by Awesome Team
    One of the best moments in a Lifetime, The ride was just fantastic backed by a team of professionals who made sure that it was a trip to cherish. Right from the super friendly Pilot and the staff, everything was just perfect. You might find so many Helicopter ride deals in Queenstown but I would highly recommend The Helicopter Line , The BEST in the Town!!! Well Done Team!!!
  • Natalie H
    Natalie H
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    Spectacular
    My partner and I did the Tasman Glacier Heli Hike through The Helicopter Line. What an incredible experience! We had the perfect day for it. Completely felt at ease at all times, our guide was a star and helped us through the whole trip. Special thanks to Dior for booking us in. What a special part of New Zealand.
  • rishayals
    rishayals
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    Incredible experience, highlight of our trip, must do!
    A truly magical and unforgettable experience! We did the heli hike with Scott who was the best guide we could have asked for. He was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything and show us how to use the crampons and walk on the glacier. We were lucky enough to see some amazing ice caves which Scott took us through. One of us got a bit claustrophobic so Scott took her in separately afterwards so she could see as well. The helicopter pilot was also amazing with a super smooth ride. We were the only ones on the tour as well. Absolute value for money, you won’t regret it. Highly recommend!!
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Traveller Life
26 contributions
Jan 2020
We booked Alpine Vista - 20 minute flight for our Helicopter experience and our booking was confirmed. When we reached there after a 3 hour drive, they said they are not flying us, the reason being that they do helicopter rides only when the helicopter is full. The customer service executive out there was extremely rude and said they are not supposed to inform us in case they are not flying. So it means even after paying $560, I will not be informed in case they cancel the Helicopter ride from their end as if the company is doing me an favor taking me to a helicopter ride. The customer service executive talked with us very badly. Awful Experience!
Written December 24, 2020
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Hi travellerlife14 Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience. All of our flights go with minimum numbers (4 passengers) and this would have been explained in your confirmation email, a full helicopter has 6 passengers plus the pilot. We also advise in the confirmation email to call 24 hours prior to your departure to reconfirm everything, this gives us an opportunity to provide any relevant information for your booking such as weather conditions and if minimum numbers have been met. I am sorry the experience & service did not live up to expectations, if you would like to discuss anything further please contact us by email on mountcook@helicotper.co.nz. Kind regards - The Helicopter Line Mt Cook
Written January 27, 2021
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Nikki D
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It was a perfect day for a helicopter flight. All the staff were very friendly and helpful.
We went on a 20 minute flight, our pilot Jim had a great commentary, very informative. We felt very safe with such an experienced pilot .The snow and the view from the top of Mt Brown was incredible. We got some great photos
Written January 10, 2018
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Kia Ora Nikki, Thank you for your awesome feedback. Here on the eastern side of the Southern Alps, we are quite often blessed with lovely, clear conditions. I will be sure to pass onto Jim your feedback on his informative commentary. Mt Browns is a great spot, it certainly affords some excellent views over the surrounding area. We looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line – Mount Cook Team
Written January 17, 2018
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Susan C
1 contribution
Apr 2023
What a wonderful experience, Blair our pilot was very informative and friendly.

Landing on the snow was awesome. Got some great pictures. Would recommend it.
Written April 28, 2023
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Hi Susan, Thank you for leaving a kind review for us. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with our team. We will pass on the kind words to Blair. Thank you for recommending us. Hopefully we'll see you again in the future for another flight. Kind Regards, The Team at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook
Written May 1, 2023
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AziahZ
Penang3 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Best experience for our family and had a superb time on the helicopter and also at the top of the mountain. View was so out of the world and we had a good time enjoying the scenery and taking loads of photos. The pilot also briefed us on the areas below as we view from the helicopter.

Must try!
Written July 21, 2019
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Tate White
5 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
super friendly staff that make sure you enjoy the experience, had an incredible time flying above the peaks of the southern alps
Written June 7, 2019
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Thank you for your review on our Alpine Vista Scenic flight. We are glad that our staff were friendly as we aim for a high level of customer service for every customer throughout their journey with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the experience flying over the beautiful Southern Alps. Kind regards from the team here at The Helicopter Line, Mount Cook.
Written June 10, 2019
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Dee
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand23 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
While visiting our son. We were lucky enough to go on a flight and what an amazing experience, we would recommend it to any one! Our pilot Nigel was awesome! All the staff were very friendly. Thanks for making our time there amazing!
Written November 23, 2018
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Hi There, Thanks for taking the time to write this glowing review of your scenic flight experience with The Helicopter Line. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Nigel and that your experience with our team was a good one! We will be sure to pass your thanks on and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the South Island visiting your son. Kind Regards, The Team at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook.
Written December 23, 2018
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Product Overview: Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight

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$112

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Duration

20 minutes