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35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook

  • 35-minute scenic helicopter flight to the Tasman Glacier, from Mount Cook
  • Get aerial views of the Tasman Valley, Hochstetter Icefall, and Tasman Glacier
  • Land on the Tasman Glacier to see it up close
35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook
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35 Minute Valley and Glacier Tour from Mount Cook
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35 minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook
Experience the natural beauty of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park during a 35-minute scenic helicopter flight. See the Southern Alps, Tasman Valley, and Hochstetter Icefall before a landing in the snow on the Tasman Glacier. Includes use of headsets to hear your pilot's commentary, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
Make your own way to Aoraki Mount Cook Airport to meet your pilot for your scenic flight. 

Your pilot shares a safety briefing as you get seated in the A355 Twin Engine Helicopter. Put on the provided radio headset, then take in sweeping views as the helicopter lifts off. 

Soar over the towering Southern Alps and soak in panoramic views of Aoraki Mt Cook. As you fly up the Tasman Valley, snap photos of the retreating Hochstetter Icefall, then circle the pristine Tasman Glacier. Your pilot lands on the glacier ice, which measures about 1,968 feet (600 meters) deep. You'll also see the Grand Plateau and Plateau Hut.

At the end of your 35-minute flight, your pilot returns you to your starting point where you transfer back to your hotel.
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1 - 5 of 5 reviews

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile
Lovely Helicopter flight

We arrived in the area just ahead of some bad weather, having raced across from Queenstown to make an 1129am plane flight. However, the weather had already deteriorated too much for a plane flight, but the wonderful staff here upgraded us to a helicopter flight...More

Thank ltmartin82
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile
Fascinating and Fantastic!!

We took the Helicopter tour to Mt Cook, and it was an amazing experience! The sights of snow clad mountains and glaciers all around you as you fly were so imposing! We landed near a glacier, took pics, and then returned to base.. Very very...More

Thank prakvaid58
Reviewed 25 January 2018
Mount Cook from the air - wow!

Shaun our Pilot gave us lots of valid information through our headsets as we flew around and time on the Glacier for photos, taste the icy trickling stream, and throw a snowball. Views were limitless, summertime great to see the blue ice and plenty of...More

Thank TrishD183
Reviewed 16 January 2018
Great views, excellent ride, unmatched experience

Pros: 1. Location of the airport is fantastic - amid snow capped mountains. The drive to the airport is also breathtaking 2. We reached one hour before our schedule ride. Yet, the staff was accommodating enough and placed us on an earlier helicopter ride! 3....More

1  Thank Amit T
Reviewed 9 January 2018
Out of this world!

DO IT! One of the most, if not the most amazing thing ever. Pilot's commentary was on point, flying skills a wiz. Glacier and the experience itself over the top. Breath-taking experience.!!!!!!

1  Thank Andrew_Jamey1
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