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55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter

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Twizel, New Zealand
55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter

From $450.81 / person

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Safety measures
icon55 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

A scenic helicopter flight is the ultimate way to see New Zealand's Southern Alps. Soar through the sky on a 55-minute aerial tour of Aoraki/Mount Cook and Westland national parks. Top it off with a snow landing on Franz Josef, Fox, or Tasman glacier. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • 55-minute scenic helicopter tour from Mt. Cook
  • Glacier landing on Franz Josef, Fox, or Tasman
  • Listen to live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Details

55 Minute Southern Alps Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook
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Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Live commentary on board
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

22 Dehavilland Drive, Pukaki, Airport, Twizel 7901, New Zealand

The airport is located 3 minutes prior to Aoraki Mount Cook Village on State Highway 80.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Following pickup from your accommodation in Aoraki/Mt. Cook Village, you're transferred to the nearby airport for a safety briefing. Climb aboard the helicopter and prepare for take-off. Slip on your headset to hear the pilot's narration during a 55-minute scenic flight that traverses the Main Divide of the Southern Alps to the west coast of the South Island, with premier views of the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers.

You'll track north along the Tasman Sea before recrossing the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps to the Tasman glacier. Look down upon Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park as the helicopter soars through the Grand Plateau and the Hochstetter Icefall and passes under the east face of Aoraki/Mt. Cook before descending over the Tasman Terminal Lake.

A snow landing is included on Fox, Franz Josef, or Tasman glacier; the aircraft will completely shut down on landing, giving you the opportunity to soak up the stillness. Souvenir photos are available to purchase.

Upon returning to the starting point, you'll be transferred back to your accommodation.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Tasman Glacier
A 55 minute flight that flies right around Aoraki Mt Cook and over to the West Coast for stunning views of the Fox, Franz Josef and Tasman Glaciers. Includes a glacier landing for 10-15 minutes for great photos.
Duration: 55 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Franz Josef Glacier
Stunning views of the Fox, Franz Josef and Tasman glaciers, including a glacier landing
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by Inflite
Includes a glacier landing on the Tasman Glacier, NZ's largest glacier. Snow all year round
Duration: 55 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
Start at the Aoraki Mt Cook Airport, fly right around Aoraki Mt cook with the flight path flying over the West Coast Glaciers
Duration: 55 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 of 4 people per flight applies before the flight will operate
  • Departure time will vary daily depending on bookings and weather conditions
  • Time of departure will be confirmed 24 hours prior to date of flight
  • Check in closes 45 minutes prior to flight time
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Inflite Ski Planes Limited
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter ?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by 55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 55-Minute Grand Circle Helicopter ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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November Winds!
Susan P
, Nov 2019
We were scheduled for the 55 minute Grand Circle Helicopter tour and received the 25 minute ridge landing due to the winds! As suggested we called the morning of our tour and thankful we did. We arrived early due to their suggestion and we at least able to go out! It was a FANTASTIC experience!

Product code: 22551P6

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