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“Thrill of a Lifetime”

The Helicopter Line Mount Cook
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$181.90*
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Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight
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Mt Cook Helicopter Flight and Tasman Glacier Walk
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Owner description: Glentanner Park is situated within a genuine working high country sheep station located in an idyllic setting at the base of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook. The surrounding scenery varies from the glacial fed Lake Pukaki and the surrounding rugged high country landscape to the soaring peaks and mighty glaciers of the Southern Alps. The Helicopter Line provides a range of scenic flights that venture into this alpine wonderland and offer you the privileged views.
Reviewed November 29, 2012

We took an hour long helicopter ride around Aoraki Mount Cook that was simply one of the high points of our lives. I am a retired Army officer who has flown in many helicopters and these flights never get old, especially around New Zealand's southern Alps and more particularly the Mount Cook area. Wow! I had the impression that we would land on a glacier - but I was mistaken. Rather we did a pinnacle landing on the top of a mountain across the Tasman Glacier valley from Mount Cook. We were able to get out of the helicopter and walk in the snow to marvel at the incredible views of Mount Cook and the Southern Alps across the valley. Then we flew around Mount Cook passing over the Fox and Franz Joseph Glaciers. This flight is expensive but my wife and I would not trade it for anything! DO IT!

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write your awesome review of your Mountains High 45 minute flight with The Helicopter Line Mount Cook.

We are very pleased you enjoyed our incredible features of the Southern Alps of New Zealand. The Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and Westland National Park. Your snow landing on the Liebig Dome is the best snow landing vantage point for views of Aoraki Mount Cook. To Stand on the snow and marvel at the incredible views is a must when in New Zealand and you have experienced a once in a life time high point indeed.

Enjoy your photos and memories of your journey with us.
From the Team at The Helicopter Line

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Slept the night at Glentanner Holiday Park which is where the flight leaves from and it rained all night. Woke up to the clearest morning and got ready for our 8.30 departure which took off on time. We had the 45 minute flight and our pilot Troy did a great job of explaining everything around Mt Cook and the Glaciers. Snow landing was awesome.
Highly Recommend doing this flight!!!

Thank KevinL671
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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2012

Thanks you for taking the time to write a review about your awesome flight with us.
We are glad that the weather was great for your Mountains High 45 minutes flight.
Troy enjoys his job flying visitors around Aoraki Mount Cook and Westland National Parks. His in-flight commentary flows easily as he flies.
Enjoy your pictures and memories.
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Visiting Mt Cook in late September we awoke to a perfect clear stil day with magnificent Mt Cook views. We elected to do a 45 minute helicopter with Helicopter Lines at 1.00 pm.
The $400 pp fee seemed ok. On arrival we were advised of a 30 minute delay which became 40 minutes.
Originally we were to be in a group of 6 but 2 did not arrive so the flight was certainly more comfortable.
The flight overall was about 60 minutes with a very attentive and informative pilot. The comfort and visibility of this amazing region was great. Landing on a very high snow ridge opposite Mt Cook was fantastic and a chance to shuffle seats around to share the front seat position around.
I can only describe the scenery as absolutely amazing including the flight section over the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers towards the west coast.
Compared to a recent helicopter trip to the Grand Canyon in a hot crowded and kerosene fume filled helicopter, this flight was in all ways far superior.
Thank you for the experience!

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2012

Thanks you very much for taking the time to write a review, we are glad your enjoyed your experience with The Helicopter Line and the amazing scenery of New Zealand.
Enjoy your memories and photos
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

The flight up was smooth and enjoyable though it seemed that there was a senior pilot guiding a junior pilot during the journey. Half the time the senior was chatting with the pilot, the other half the senior would point out to us which mountains were what, etc.

But the experience of standing on top of a glacier is priceless and many wonderful photos can be taken. Snow at your feet, mountains in the backdrop and a helicopter beside you - fantastic!

We took the 45 minute flight as since we were flying, one might as well take the complete package.

Recommended!

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MitrePeakCruises, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2012

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience with The Helicopter Line Mount Cook
We are pleased you enjoyed your Mountain High 45 minute helicopter flight in Aoraki Mount Cook.
You have experience the best from above by helicopter. Flying over New Zealand's Southern Alps and landing on our snowy capped mountains.
You were fortunate enough to be privy to our vigorous professional pilot training having two pilots on board. This training is critical for our company to maintain well trained pilots who are safety focused and have the expertise to fly in the beautiful Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.

Enjoy your memories and photos of you amazing flight with us.
From the Team At The Helicopter Line Mount Cook

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Reviewed May 24, 2012

We were scheduled to fly at 9.00am Monday. However the mountains were covered with low cloud. We were advised that we could sit and wait if we wanted as the cloud may lift in a few hours.
At 4.00pm we were told that there would not be any flights that day. We decided to delay our departure and try again the next morning. Boy were we glad that we did. We were greeted with bright sunshine, fresh overnight snow and a vista that was truly breathtaking. The flight was a great experience and we did a snow landing on top of the mountains. It did not last long but the $200 was money well spent. The other highlight of this attraction was the staff who kept us entertained and in good spirits during the long wait.

Thank AllanAdelaide3112
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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2013

Thank you for your review, we are so glad you waited and got to experience the beautiful region by Helicopter :)

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