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Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters

Aoraki Mount Cook Airport | State Highway 80, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
+64 3-430 8026
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25-Minute Helicopter Adventure Including Tasman Glacier from Mount Cook
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35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook
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35-Minute Valley and Glacier Ski Plane Tour from Mount Cook
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Exclusive to the Southern Hemisphere, Aoraki Mt Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters is the only company to offer glacier landing flights in both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. Experience the natural quiet of the Tasman Glacier and absorb the ever changing glacial landscape of the New Zealand Southern Alps. Aoraki Mt Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters have been sharing the breathtaking scenery of the Southern Alps with travelers for 60 years. With snow present all year round, this impressive alpine environment creates an unforgettable adventure for people of all ages. Flights depart from Aoraki Mt Cook Airport, only a 5 minute drive from Aoraki Mt Cook Village. With our company base location within the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park it allows us to guarantee captivating scenery from the moment you board your flight. Experience the Ultimate Alpine Adventure with a Helicopter / Ski Plane Combo. For group bookings of 8 or more, fly half of your trip in a Helicopter and the other in a Ski Plane. Ideal for families and large group bookings. This Ultimate Alpine Adventure Combo is available in our entire range of scenic flight options at no additional cost. For climbers and skiers interested in transfers to the various hut locations within the Aoraki Mt Cook and Westland National Parks, we have both Ski Planes and Helicopters available for charter.
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Aoraki Mount Cook Airport | State Highway 80, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 14, 2017

It's hard to describe how amazing this experience was. Everything was great, from the check-in to the flight itself. Mount Cook is incredible from any angle, but seeing it from the top was breathtaking, and landing on a glacier is one of those things you'll...More

Thank Rodrigolb00
MtCookSkiPlanes, Guest Relations Manager at Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2017

Hi, thank you so much for your review. We're thrilled that you had such a great experience with us. We're so proud of our product and we love hearing about how much our customers love it too.

Reviewed May 13, 2017

Worth every cent! We just happened to walk in and was helped by the lovely lady behind the counter who could fit us in straight away for a 30 min plane ride. It was absolutely amazing and would highly recommend. Our pilot was really great...More

Thank SAMANTHA J
Reviewed May 13, 2017

. As a Kiwi I have seen a lot of this country and traveled to many overseas destinations, this is the BEST tourism dollars I have ever spent. These guys offer a fantastic service and great knowledge plus they have permission to land on the...More

Thank NanafromNZ
InfliteManager, General Manager at Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2017

Wow thank you very much for this fabulous review and we are so plaeased you loved your time with us. We definitely recommend that all customers bring their camera and their smiles! Again thanks so much for the review, anytime you want to come back...More

Reviewed May 7, 2017

An amazing experience! Took the plane rather than the helicopter for closer fly-bys. Managed to land on the Tasman Glacier but second landing on Franz Josef glacier was too cloudy to attempt. Took so many photos - cameras, phones etc all in use. It wasn't...More

Thank newlyretired644363
InfliteManager, General Manager at Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2017

Thanks newly retired for your great feedback. We are pleased it was the highlight of your trip and we'd love to see you again anytime you wish to relive your trip! Enjoy your travels.

Reviewed April 30, 2017

Words can't express the joy of seeing Mt. Cook and the Tasman Glacier from the 8 passenger airplane on the 45 minute glacier highlights tour. We did have a beautiful day although clouds prevented us from going over the Franz Josef glacier. We did land...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Booked the Tasman helicopter snow landing and flew with Craig, but the weather was not suitable to land so we went through to the Murchison glacier where we did land. Fantastic service to ensure we all got to see the best available views and experience....More

Thank MicheleJaneM
InfliteManager, General Manager at Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

Ah thanks Michele for this fabulous review, we do have a great team and we really appreciated all the times you guys visited us. You are more than welcome to jump on any flight when you are back here again! Thanks again for choosing to...More

Reviewed April 19, 2017

Best day tour and trip we have done whilst travelling through the South Island of NZ. We decided between different tours, flights and hikes. To be fair, the scenic flight was the bigger investment, compared to the other trips, however, it was a scenic short...More

Thank Simon G
InfliteManager, General Manager at Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

Thanks Simon for the wonderful review and I have let Pete know of your lovely compliment. Thanks for choosing to fly with us and thanks so much for the tip for others coming to visit, we will be sure to pass your camera recommendations on...More

Reviewed April 17, 2017

As we have been in helicopters many times we took the Ski Plane this time. Wow was it the right decision! Our Pilot's 30 years of experience showed in the excellent landing on Tasman Glacier and the skilful way in which he managed to get...More

Thank Philipvg
InfliteManager, General Manager at Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2017

Thanks Philip for your lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your scenic flight with us and you found the Skiplane to be such a great way to see Mt. Cook. We truly believe it is a very unique way to experience this part of paradise.

Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

Some of our friends think that helicopter or ski plane flights are too expensive. They are not cheap but worth every cent. You see and experience sights that would not otherwise be available. We flew around the Mt Cook face and landed at the hut...More

Thank Wangary
InfliteManager, General Manager at Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2017

Thanks for this great review we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed March 22, 2017

We did the combo helicopter and ski plane tour. The scenery is superb and the pilots are great. We were lucky and our tour needed to take some climbers to Mt Cook, so we were dropped off on the lower Tasman Glacier to hang out...More

Thank Glen R
InfliteManager, General Manager at Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2017

Thanks Glen for your review, we feel very fortunate to be able to offer the Ultimate Alpine Experience (Combo flight) as it's the only place in the world you can do this. Also pleased that Pete looked after you both so well. Pete sends his...More

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George N
Hi, great review you gave. Can you provide some suggestions? We will spend 14 days in South New Zealand....plan to rent a car and try to see as much as we can without driving every day......we are in our 60's, like to walk, eat and visit new places. We will be in New Zealand in the month of October...appreciate any suggestions you may have. Thanks, George
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Response from SixtyplusOldBar | Reviewed this property |
Hello George We spent 14 nights on South Island. Flew into Christchurch (2 nights) drove to Akaroa - 80 km via Lyttleton - 3 nights (lovely French influence village , Dolphin cruise v good, lovely scenic drive around the... More
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