Mount Cook Flight and Heli Hike Tour from Queenstown

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Highlights & inclusions

Mount Cook flight and heli hike from Queenstown
Full day experience, approx 7.5 hours
Return scenic flight transfers to Mount Cook
Helicopter transfers to the Tasman Glacier
Two hour glacier heli hike experience
Experienced and friendly glacier guides
Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to experience

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Thu, Jul 18, 2024

What you can expect

Departing from Queenstown, this stunning 1-hour scenic flight to Aoraki/Mount Cook takes in the dramatic landscapes of vast valleys, stunning lakes and New Zealand’s highest mountains. The only way to truly appreciate the sheer size and ruggedness of the Southern Alps is by air and this flight won’t disappoint. A Heli Hike on the Tasman Glacier in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is an adventure usually reserved only for experienced mountaineers. At 27 kilometres (17 mi) long, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) wide and 600 metres (2,000 ft) thick, it covers an area of 101 square kilometres (39 sq. mi), starting at a height of 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) above sea level.

You’ll fly by helicopter from Mount Cook airport over the gorgeous Tasman Glacier Lake and ice formations on the lower reaches of the Glacier to a location 3000m above sea level and assessed on the day to be safe. Venture on to the surprisingly undulating ice terrain in the shadow of the highest peaks of the Southern Alps (Aoraki and Mount Tasman); equipped with glacier boots and crampons and spend the next 2 hours in another world in the mountains. On the return flight home, you’ll fly close by the massive 1,000-metre-high (3,200 feet) Hochstetter Icefall on the eastern face of Aoraki/Mt Cook.


What you need to know

  • 1 hour scenic plane flight from Queenstown to Mount Cook
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Glacier landing and 2 hour glacier hike
  • Professional and experienced guides
  • All equipment
  • 1 hour scenic plane flight from Mount Cook to Queenstown
  • Complimentary hotel transfers
  • This experience operates at 9:45AM
  • Please allow approximately 7.5 hours for this experience.
  • Milford Sound Scenic Flights: 39 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 
Departure Location
  • Pick up from hotel or central Queenstown or meet at Milford Sound Scenic Flights:
Additional Information
  •  You can re schedule outside of 7 days prior to travel at no charge.
  •  Your flights & Heli Hike are subject to favourable weather conditions; if cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Terms And Conditions
  • Moderate fitness is required, and a minimum age of 8 years applies. Please bring a packed lunch and drink in a small backpack with you as there is no food provided on this trip.
  • Please also pack Sunglasses, sturdy footwear, sunscreen, warm and waterproof clothes (3 to 4 layers), insect repellant & a camera!
  • Minimum age is 8 years
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellation Inside 7 Days is 100% charge. Outside 7 days, no charge.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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