• travel_explore
    Christchurch Explore New Zealand, Australia & Fiji!
    tune
  • image_search
    Search Christchurch... Experiences, attractions, dining & more

45 min Helicopter & Ski Plane Flight + Glacier Landing - Ultimate Alpine Combo - INFLITE Mount Cook

4.6
180
Deals from $314.00 Save $165.00 Check dates nowsystem_update_alt
“A World Exclusive Experience” – 2 flights in one, take a Helicopter and Ski Plane flight onto the spectacular Tasman Glacier with the pioneers!

“A World Exclusive Experience” – 2 flights in one, take a Helicopter and Ski Plane flight onto the spectacular Tasman Glacier with the pioneers!

Highlights

  • Ski Plane – Helicopter combo (change aircraft on the snow)
  • Amazing views right from take off
  • Iceberg dotted Tasman Lake
  • Stunning blue ice of the Hochstetter Icefall
  • Tasman Glacier -longest glacier in New Zealand
  • Glacier snow landing
  • All year round snow

Fly in the footsteps of legends like Sir Edmund Hillary & Sir Henry Wigley, the first on board with Mt Cook Ski Planes on September 22nd 1955, on the first-ever Ski Plane, flying up the incredible Tasman Valley and landing on the Tasman Glacier.

Now, you have the chance to experience this Historic and world-exclusive scenic flight, the Ultimate Alpine Combo, which allows you to fly in BOTH a Helicopter and a Ski Plane in one unforgettable product! You can't do anything like this anywhere else in the world.


Taking off, you will enjoy our country’s most incredible views as you soar your way up the Tasman Valley and over the breathtaking blue glacier lakes below. See the Hochstetter Icefall and the cloud-piercing Aoraki/Mt Cook before experiencing the highlight of your journey as you land on the upper snowfields of the Tasman Glacier. The aircraft will fully shut down on landing, allowing you to take in your surroundings, and giving you the perfect video and photo opportunity!

When you’re ready to depart, you’ll then switch aircraft for the ride back down the valley, using the Tasman Glacier as your runway below.

This once-in-a-lifetime, world-exclusive experience is not to be missed, so don’t settle for a standard scenic flight. Elevate your adventure with Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Adult $479.00
Child $429.00 (0-12 years)

What's included

  • Ski Plane Flight
  • Helicopter Flight
  • Glacier snow landing
  • Interesting on board commentary

Duration

  • Allow approximately 45 minutes for the whole experience

Location

  • Aoraki Mount Cook Airport, Aoraki Mount Cook, South Canterbury. 1.5 drive from Tekapo or 3.5 hours from Queenstown.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Minimum numbers: Flights are confirmed with 8 passengers. Single bookings are welcome, but are waitlisted to confirm.

  • Please Note: Customers 116kg and over will only be able to fly pending weights of other passengers on the day at check-in.

    Getting Here: We operate from the Aoraki Mt Cook Aiport (3.5 hours drive from Queenstown, 2.5 hours from Wanaka, 1 hour from Twizel, 1.5 hours from Tekapo, and 4 hours from Christchurch).

Available Bookings from 17 Jul to 30 Jul 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Change Dates
Wed 17 Jul
Thu 18 Jul
Fri 19 Jul
Sat 20 Jul
Sun 21 Jul
Mon 22 Jul
Tue 23 Jul
Wed 24 Jul
Thu 25 Jul
Fri 26 Jul
Sat 27 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
Mon 29 Jul
Tue 30 Jul

  • Adult$431.00
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$431.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$431.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$431.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$431.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$431.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$431.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$431.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$431.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

Bookings close in 5 hours...

  • Adult$383.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$383.00
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$479.00
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$383.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$383.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$383.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$383.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$383.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$383.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

Bookings close in 7 hours...

  • Adult$454.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$314.00
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$454.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$454.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$454.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$314.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$314.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$454.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$335.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$314.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

  • Adult$314.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$429.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.6

180 reviews

Showing all 180 authenticated Bookme reviews

thomasw7 from New Zealand wrote on 14 November 2021

Great Flight, Sub-Par Pre-Flight

The helicopter flight, land on the glacier, and return helicopter flight were absolutely astounding and I can't rate them highly enough. The pilot was lovely. It was great to be able to do this for a reduced cost compared to usual. Before the flight was much less good. You are told to arrive an hour before the flight. 10mins before this (so we'd already arrived), our flight was delayed by another hour, so we had 2hours to wait. Also informed it would be helicopter only as too windy for the plane. I felt we had essentially paid extra for the experience to have both vehicles, so understand the safety concerns but felt short-changed, as no other info was given about this. Eventually arrived 30mins before our new time as advised, but had to wait about 50mins before flying. Essentially lost the whole morning to sitting waiting for the flight to happen with minimal information. Basically, I would book your trip knowing that the time and nature of it could be changed at very short notice.

verifiedVerified purchase Share Link

bradc2 from New Zealand wrote on 12 July 2023

Fantastic trip!

Amazing trip. Up to the Glacier in a chopper. Back by skiplane. Incredible views of this majestic place.

verifiedVerified purchase Share Link

Jenny Poole from New Zealand wrote on 14 May 2023

Absolutely breathtaking!!

If you are thinking of doing this experience then book it now!!! We knew it would be incredible but it was even better than we imagined!! The staff were absolutely amazing, so friendly & kind yet professional! We had the perfect day with blue skies and no wind. Check in was so easy then we were into the helicopter and up in the air, travelling over the Tasman Lake to the Tasman glacier. The scenery is absolutely incredible and once we landed on the glacier we had plenty of time to take photos and video. The pilots were so lovely and gave us such interesting information! It was so emotional being so close to the mountains, especially Mount Cook…. Travelling back on the ski plane was such a rush whizzing down the glacier as we took off!! This was the best thing we have ever experienced in our life - absolutely unforgettable!!

verifiedVerified purchase Share Link

bhupenders from New Zealand wrote on 14 August 2022

Cheating

The team they are chaeaters .you buy a combo deal for helicopter and ski plane but they will only offer you only one when you reach at there site . It happened to me and my mate . My mate booked for Saturday and I booked on Sunday. They make excuse by offering us one and embarrasse us by saying you already getting a cheap deal through book me . Please be aware and confirm about the combo .

verifiedVerified purchase Share Link

charmaineg1 from Singapore wrote on 13 May 2023

Heli & No compensation ski plane cancellation

We were emailed on the day of the ski plane cancellation. As we were on the road, no chance to get a good signal to open the email. Arriving there, we have no idea that our ski plane has been cancelled, and the crew never informed us again about it regardless if we managed to read the email or not. Upon checking the ski plane package, we were told that it was cancelled and no refund will be made as we also took the heli exp for 45 mins. But the point is the package for heli and ski plane are two different pricing. As for heli only for 45mins is 259NZD while Heli + Ski plane charged us for about 346NZD. It was really a disappointing arrangement from the operator of Inflite

verifiedVerified purchase Share Link

close

Qualmark Certification

This award identifies a business with a high level of professionalism, a keen awareness of the impact it has on the environment and a commitment to a customer centric approach.

This award is evidence of a sophisticated tourism business that consistently exceeds visitor expectations. Their proactive leadership and management ensure the business's focus on continuously improving their economic, social and environmental performance to create genuine, constantly evolving and sustainable tourism experiences.

This award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand. It denotes exceptional customer experiences at the heart of everything the company does. This business is leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination.

When you see the Qualmark logo, your activity of choice is endorsed by New Zealand Tourism's official quality assurance organisation and backed by leaders in the industry. It's your trusted guide to iconic activities and experiences that are awarded for their exceptionally high level of quality, safety and sustainability.

Sample menu

close
delete

Delete your content?

This item will be deleted immediately. You can't undo this action.