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Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight provided by The Helicopter Line Mount Cook

Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight

Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight
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Tour snapshot
Experience the thrill of a Mt. Cook alpine helicopter flight
Duration:
20m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    20m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    6
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
  • This 20-minute scenic flight sweeps over the rugged high-country landscapes of the Ben Ohau Range, including a brief snow landing. After hotel pickup, you’re transferred to the helicopter base in Mt Cook village, where you’ll board a twin-engine helicopter that seats up to six passengers. Look out over a panorama of mountain peaks that surround the valleys of the Canterbury region, carved out by glaciers centuries ago. See the glacial waters of Lake Pukaki from above, and look north for a glimpse of distant Aoraki/Mt Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain, which towers 12,217 feet (3,724 meters) above sea level in the UNESCO-listed national park. Listen as your pilot delivers expert commentary en route to one of the mountain peaks, where you’ll experience a soft landing in a snowfield. After some fantastic photo ops, you’ll fly back to the tour base for a ground transfer back to your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
  • This 20-minute scenic flight sweeps over the rugged high-country landscapes of the Ben Ohau Range, including a brief snow landing. After hotel pickup, you’re transferred to the helicopter base in Mt Cook village, where you’ll board a twin-engine helicopter that seats up to six passengers. Look out over a panorama of mountain peaks that surround the valleys of the Canterbury region, carved out by glaciers centuries ago. See the glacial waters of Lake Pukaki from above, and look north for a glimpse of distant Aoraki/Mt Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain, which towers 12,217 feet (3,724 meters) above sea level in the UNESCO-listed national park. Listen as your pilot delivers expert commentary en route to one of the mountain peaks, where you’ll experience a soft landing in a snowfield. After some fantastic photo ops, you’ll fly back to the tour base for a ground transfer back to your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3434MON_HLC5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (5 - 10 minutes)
  • Pilot guide
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
20m
Departure details
  • The Helicopter Line, Mount Cook, Glentanner Park, Canterbury 7999, New Zealand
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (5 - 10 minutes)
  • Pilot guide
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • The Helicopter Line, Mount Cook, Glentanner Park, Canterbury 7999, New Zealand
Duration
20m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Helicopter Line, Mount Cook
    Glentanner Park, Canterbury 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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4.5
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Traveller Life
20 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rodman100
Wellington, New Zealand697 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
A short flight up to one of the landing sites (we landed on Gorilla) where you have a great view of Aoraki/Mt Cook and there was still deep snow on the landing site. Very informative pilot and felt very safe as we did get close to the mountain before turning into our landing site. Overall a great experience and highly recommend.
Written December 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Rodman100 Indeed the Gorilla is an amazing spot which has absolutely breath-taking views of Mount Cook and the alpine mountains . We do have very experienced pilots who are extremely passionate and know a lot about the area. We are thrilled you had an amazing experience with us and hope you visit us again soon. Thanks for taking the time to write us a review with your kind words. - The Helicopter Line Mount Cook
Written January 27, 2021
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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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Ricki Poonting
4 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Xanth4
Townsville, Australia138 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We booked the alpine vista helicopter flight for 4 adults. Initially in the morning the weather was cloudy and the staff kept in contact with us throughout our trip from Queenstown regarding the weather and the flight. Our flight was pushed back an hour to give time for the clouds to lift. The helicopter flight was great and our pilot (Alex) was knowledgeable. We had an alpine landing which had spectacular views, definitely one of the highlights of our trip in NZ!
Written June 7, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello There, Thanks for taking the time to write this glowing review of the Alpine Vista 20 minute scenic flight. Unfortunately, the mountainous weather can make it a bit tricky for us sometimes as it can change very quickly but we are glad to hear that we could arrange a time and communicate well with you to make this experience one for you to remember. The spectacular landscapes of the Mount Cook National Park and Southern Alps allow for ample photo opportunities with plenty of scenery to see in all directions. We will be sure to pass your kind words on to Alex, he is a fantastic pilot and as you stated, is very knowledgeable of the environment around us. Thanks again – The Team at The Helicopter Line - Mount Cook.
Written July 5, 2018
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Nikki D
1 contribution
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: The Helicopter Line Mount Cook
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
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 ha
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
Sassie1011
Sassie1011
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Highlight of my trip
Absolutely sensational helicopter trip. A must do. We went for the 40 min with snow landing. It was my first time o
Debra P
Debra P
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Experience of a lifetime
We called Heli Line this morning when the weather turned out to be so much better than expected. The staff were ver
CraigA108
CraigA108
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Birthday Treat
We flew from Glentanner up to the Ben Ohau Range. Had a good time to walk around and take photos in the snow on the
KombiCulture
KombiCulture
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Top trip top people
What a magic trip, we hired two helicopters to do a snow landing to celebrate an event, they were so accommodating
Eric C
Eric C
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Best Experience in New Zealand
This was by far my favorite experience of our entire two week trip!! We were a group of three and Helicopter Line w
Katiethehippie
Katiethehippie
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Seize this unique opportunity before the hordes of tourists are back
Such a great experience to have post Covid lockdown. Great deals on atm and our group of 4 were the only ones on th
Matt M
Matt M
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Incredible experience!
I had a perfect experience with this company. The welcome and check in from Dior and the team was friendly and effi
scottwchesney
scottwchesney
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Heli-Tour and Glacier Hike. Once in a lifetime experience.
We worked with InFlight to charter a helicopter from our cruise ship in Akaroa/Christchurch across the country to M
Adventure675663
Adventure675663
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Bucket-list Adventure
My friend and I had a wonderful experience at the Tasman Glacier Walk. We were picked up at the Hermitage hotel (m
EilidhDunc3
EilidhDunc3
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Tasman Glacier Heli Hike
We did the heli hike yesterday with our guide Sam who was very informative and made the whole experience so much mo
jshigi
jshigi
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One of the best things that we did on our honeymoon!
Will always remember this experience. It was one of the highlights of our Honeymoon in New Zealand. At first I thou
terryc955
terryc955
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Amazing
I went on the Tasman Glacier Heli-Hike. The whole experience was fantastic, the flight up to the Glacier was great,
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