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HELI HIKE - Mount Cook - Tasman Glacier

Discover the dramatic and unforgettable views of New Zealand’s longest glacier with Mt Cook Heli Hike!

Highlights

  • Soak up spectacular views on a scenic flight from Mount Cook
  • Spend 2 hours hiking and exploring amazing glacial ice formations
  • Venture into remote terrain with knowledgeable and experienced heli hike guides
  • Discover the dramatic and unforgettable views of this ancient glacial treasure

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Explore New Zealand’s longest glacier with Mt Cook Heli Hike!

Beginning with an exhilarating scenic flight from Mt Cook Airport, you’ll see breathtaking views of this spectacular alpine wonderland before landing 1,200 meters above sea level to begin your hike.

Situated within the borders of the Mt Cook National park, the guides take you on an unforgettable journey as you discover the dramatic and unforgettable views of this ancient glacial treasure.

With rigid safety precautions and the utmost quality equipment, your highly skilled guide will lead you into remarkable remote terrain - usually only seen by the most experienced of mountaineers!

Departure Location: Mount Cook Airport, Mount Cook Rd, Mount Cook.

Per person $595.00 (Pre-Covid Border Closure Price $595.00, Discount Shown From This Rate )

What's included

  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Glacier landing, 2-hour glacier hike, and pick up
  • Professional and experienced heli hike guides
  • All equipment provided (glacier boots, socks, ice crampons, waterproof jacket and pants)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Mount Cook Airport, Mount Cook Road, Canterbury 7999. Approximately 1.5 hours drive from Tekapo or 3 hours from Queenstown.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 8
  • Minimum 4 pax per Heli Hike. Moderate fitness required. Minimum age is 8 years old.

    For safety reasons, we have a weight limit of 120kg. This weight includes the gear we provide which can weigh up to 5kgs. Please be aware that if the gear takes your weight to over 120kg, you will not be able to participate.

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

  • Please Note: Heli hike trips are weather dependent. We will do our best to accommodate you but occasionally cancellation may be unavoidable.

    Pick up is available from Mt Cook village.

    Getting Here: We operate from the Mt Cook Airport (3 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 December 02 to December 08

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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

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Ross from New Zealand wrote on 17 July 2020

Fantastic

Amazing trip once in a lifetime

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Christine from New Zealand wrote on 05 July 2021

Amazing!

We were very well taken cared of by our guide Chris. He let us try and experience walking on amazing glaciers! At first, we need to learn how to walk on ice with our boots with crampons. And then, he made us drink water from under the glacier. He let us go through the hole in the glacier. It was so much fun! We took so many pictures! This is one trip I really enjoyed doing. I will not have second thoughts on doing this again. A must-do!!

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Richelle Qi from New Zealand wrote on 04 May 2021

A trip I will never forget

I had the most amazing experience with the most amazing guide, Richard Bottomley. A trip I will never forget and have been recommending to all my friends and colleagues.

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robertp from New Zealand wrote on 03 March 2020

Such a shame. Could have been fantastic

So check in was fun. The staff were super chill good people.. We boarded the Chopper. Again the staff and pilot were real nice folk. Then we landed on the Glacier and the Helicopter flew away. Oh dear. Our guide who looked like he had just turned 25 had a real chip on his shoulder. He acted like he did not want to be there. The group was about 12 people. Elderly folk. Overweight folk. As we did not have ski poles to walk, i think this was the issue. We just did not have enough time as no one could walk on the glacier with there snow spike shoes.. So it was a real issue. We were not really allowed to take photo's as the guide was hostile, as every thing seemed by the miniute for Helicopter pick up. Very annoyed with myself. As i did read reviews and some other customers wrote what my experience was like. Guide just seemed like he wanted to be some where else. I intend to go back to Glacier end of the year, and fly with a different Company. As i won't let this one off bad experience put me of..

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brunab1 from New Zealand wrote on 07 April 2021

AMAZING EXPERIENCE

We booked this experience as a birthday gift to myself. As the weather wasn't too good the team postpone to 1 pm. That's a piece of good advice when you book a heli hike take the whole day for this because it is a weather-dependent experience and you have to be flexible. The team was super friendly and excited. We were guided by Chris, he has been there for 9 years, working around all the glaciers in New Zealand, he got so much knowledge about the area and history. He made our day, he's friendly, funny, and patient. He makes you feel comfortable to walk around, showing the good spots and making you aware of the dangers of the place. On the way back to the airport, the pilot (unfriendly I didn't get his name) gave us such a gift, a quick scenic flight around Mount Cook, it was breathtaking. It definitely, worth it, I would do it again and again!

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