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35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook
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icon35 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the natural beauty of Aoraki-Mt. Cook National Park during a scenic helicopter flight. See the Southern Alps, Tasman Valley, and Hochstetter Icefall before a landing in the snow on the Tasman Glacier. Includes use of headsets to hear your pilot's commentary, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Scenic helicopter flight to the Tasman Glacier, from Mount Cook
  • Get aerial views of the Tasman Valley, Hochstetter Icefall, and Tasman Glacier
  • Land on the Tasman Glacier to see it up close
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off
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Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Live commentary on board
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Mount Cook Road, Canterbury 7999, New Zealand

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Get picked up from your hotel and head to Aoraki Mount Cook Airport to meet your pilot for your scenic flight. 

Your pilot shares a safety briefing as you get seated in the A355 Twin Engine Helicopter. Put on the provided radio headset, then take in sweeping views as the helicopter lifts off. 

Soar over the towering Southern Alps and soak in panoramic views of Aoraki-Mt Cook. As you fly up the Tasman Valley, snap photos of the retreating Hochstetter Icefall, then circle the pristine Tasman Glacier. Your pilot lands on the glacier ice, which measures about 1,968 feet (600 meters) deep. You also see the Grand Plateau and Plateau Hut.

At the end of your flight, your pilot returns you to your starting point where you transfer back to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Tasman Glacier
A 35 minute flight including a galcier landing, flying over the tasman braided rivers and terminal lake-following the glacier and valley to land on the glacier for 10-15 minutes.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by Inflite
A 35 minute flight including a galcier landing, flying over the tasman braided rivers and terminal lake-following the glacier and valley to land on the glacier for 10-15 minutes.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
A 35 minute flight including a galcier landing, flying over the tasman braided rivers and terminal lake-following the glacier and valley to land on the glacier for 10-15 minutes.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Flights may be cancelled due to weather conditions
  • Minimum number of 4 people per flight applies before the flight will operate
  • Check in closes 45 minutes prior to flight time
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Inflite Ski Planes Limited

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during 35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during 35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook.

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4 star for the experience but 1 star...
Jim
, Jan 2018
4 star for the experience but 1 star for customer service. We were advised we could have two helicopters going at the same time upon booking 1 month ago for our group of 8 but when we got there, we were told there has been a miscommunication between the staff and pilot. Ended up going on the ski plane at a slightly later time, which we were lucky to have one available otherwise we would have to split up the family members for two separate trips with different times. The experience itself was second to none. If you have a choice, take this one and not the 25min one as I have seen many came back disappointed.
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Magical would be the only way to...
LYNN D
, Dec 2017
Magical would be the only way to describe this tour. Being able to stand on the glacier looking up to Mount Cook with white snow and bright blue skies all round was great. The helicopter ride was fantastic seeing the glaciers, mountains and lakes from above was unbelievable.
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It was a once in a life-time...
Nanda S
, Nov 2017
It was a once in a life-time experience to fly on top of the snow mountains and land/play in frozen glacier lake : The pilot was good and talked us through the entire trip telling about the highlights : My little one had a gala time playing with the snow/glacier : Highly recommended :
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Magic. If I could do this tour...
Tutz67
, Oct 2017
Magic. If I could do this tour again I definitely would. Such amazing sights and the pilot is more than happy to share his knowledge and point out interesting spots.
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First time in a helicopter and...
Karen S
, Sep 2017
First time in a helicopter and loved every minute. The pilot was great and the snow landing was amazing. Highly recommended, just be aware that weather may mean your trip has to be postponed.
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