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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!

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


  • 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 $795.00

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)


  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience


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


  • 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.


  • 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 16 Jun to 29 Jun 2024

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  • Per person$795.00

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  • Per person$795.00

  • Per person$795.00

  • Per person$795.00

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


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Sue Van Daatselaar from New Zealand wrote on 16 February 2021

Why this was one of the best days of my life

I had just thought how fantastic it would be to have my first helicopter flight onto a glacier and do our bit to support the NZ Mt Cook Aoraki tourism industry. Little did I realise what an amazing day we would have. This was largely because the Alpine Guide Chris Macky took us on a 2 hour adventure that involved hiking over the glacier, learning about its geography, its history and understanding its future. Chris started us with a crampon lesson that enabled us to grow in confidence to traverse the glacier, and observe its features and life cycle. This did include climbing into some incredible ice caves and taking some great photos for sure. But I can't emphasise enough how the experience was enriched by this knowledgeable guide who really knew this glacier and how to share that with us. It expanded my mind and my appreciation for people who really know their craft. On the flight back i was speechless with the beauty of this region. I highly recommend.

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Elisabeth Blumental from France wrote on 21 July 2022


I do not regret my money. My daughter and i will remember our all life this moment. Glacier and the flight. And it is a very serious place with the security. Thank's.

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Dennis Farmer from United Kingdom wrote on 08 April 2024

A brilliant day

A fantastic experience from the time we arrived at the airport until we left after a excellent time. All the staff were friendly, helpful, welcoming and knowledgeable. Special thanks to our guide and pilot.

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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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karliss from Latvia wrote on 30 November 2022

Not with first attempt

Unfortunately can't rate the activity, because it was canceled. Then rebooked 2 days forward and then again canceled of bad weather. Really hope to come back and reach the Tasman Glacier and write how good was this adventure.

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