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Mount Cook and The Glaciers Helicopter Flight

4.8 (105)
Glentanner, NZ
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Mount Cook and The Glaciers Helicopter Flight

4.8 (105)
Glentanner, NZ
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Experience the breathtaking beauty of New Zealand's glaciers and snowfields with the Mount Cook and The Glaciers Helicopter Flight. Soar over the stunning Mt Cook National Park, where you'll witness the ancient waters of the Tasman Glacier lake before flying along the length of New Zealand's longest glacier. Feel the exhilaration of standing in the snow amongst the majestic mountains and take in the awe-inspiring view of Aoraki/Mount Cook during your snow landing. As you cross to the West Coast, you'll be treated to the remarkable sight of the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. Finally, enjoy uninterrupted views of the summit ridge of Aoraki/Mt Cook. This 50-minute adventure is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you in awe of nature's wonders.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Spectacular view of Aoraki/Mount Cook
  • Stand in snow amongst the mountains
  • Fly over the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand's longest glacier
  • View the formidable Franz Josef and Fox glaciers
  • Uninterrupted views of the summit ridge of Aoraki/Mt Cook
  • GST (goods and services tax)
  • Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (5 - 10 minutes)
  • Pilot guide
  • Items of a personal nature

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Introduction

Get ready to embark on an extraordinary adventure through the majestic landscapes of New Zealand's Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. The Mount Cook and The Glaciers Helicopter Flight is an unrivaled opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of this pristine region from a unique perspective. Be prepared to be astounded as you soar over the towering glaciers, vast snowfields, and crystal-clear lakes that define this breathtaking part of the world.

What to Expect?

During this 50-minute helicopter flight, you can anticipate a truly immersive experience like no other. Prepare to be captivated by the stunning vistas of the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand's longest glacier, as you fly along its glorious length. Marvel at the ancient waters of the Tasman Glacier lake, which has stood the test of time, providing a tranquil and captivating sight. Your journey continues as you venture to the West Coast, where you'll witness the formidable Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. These awe-inspiring natural wonders showcase the raw power and beauty of the region. The grand finale awaits with uninterrupted views of the summit ridge of Aoraki/Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest peak. Your heart will skip a beat as you take in this extraordinary sight.

Who is This For?

This unforgettable helicopter flight is designed to inspire and delight adventurers of all ages. Nature enthusiasts, photographers, and those seeking unique experiences will find themselves in awe of the sheer beauty that awaits on this journey. Whether you're a thrill-seeker, a nature lover, or simply someone who appreciates the magnificence of the natural world, this tour promises to leave an indelible mark on your memories.

Why Book This?

Indulge in the rare opportunity to witness the stunning landscapes of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park from the comfort of a helicopter. This exclusive journey offers a bird's-eye view of some of New Zealand's most iconic natural wonders, allowing you to truly appreciate the grandeur and scale of this remarkable region. The experience of standing in pristine snow amongst towering mountains is incomparable and will leave you awestruck.

Good to Know

To make this extraordinary adventure even more memorable, remember to dress in warm layers and wear comfortable shoes suitable for snow landings. The helicopter flight is accompanied by expert pilots who will provide you with insightful commentary, enriching your understanding of the landscapes below. Be sure to keep your camera at the ready, as you'll want to capture every breathtaking moment of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Reviews

Travelers from around the world have praised the Mount Cook and The Glaciers Helicopter Flight for its exceptional beauty and unparalleled views. They have marveled at the vastness of the glaciers, the tranquility of the Tasman Glacier lake, and the breathtaking sight of Aoraki/Mt Cook. Many have described this experience as a true bucket-list adventure, with memories that will last a lifetime. The professionalism of the pilots and the seamless organization of the tour have also been lauded, ensuring an unforgettable journey. Don't miss your chance to be enthralled by the wonders of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

(Pass by)

Soar over the Mt Cook National Park and its vast glaciers and snowfields. Experience what it feels like to stand in snow amongst the mountains as you take in a spectacular view of New Zealand's highest peak, Aoraki/Mount Cook during your snow landing.

Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks

(Pass by)

See the ancient waters of the Tasman Glacier lake

Tasman Glacier

(Pass by)

See the ancient waters of the Tasman Glacier lake before flying the length of the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s longest glacier.

Fox Glacier

(Pass by)

Cross to the West Coast and view the formidable Franz Josef and Fox glaciers before completing your journey with uninterrupted views of the summit ridge of Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Franz Josef Glacier

(Pass by)

Cross to the West Coast and view the formidable Franz Josef and Fox glaciers before completing your journey with uninterrupted views of the summit ridge of Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Reviews

(105)

4.8 (105)

Joshua Z

We (family of 4) booked the 55 min tour through a local tour operator in Queenstown and after driving 3 hours to Mt Cook, were told due to weather that only a 40 min option would be available. Before agreeing to the downgrade, we were promised a pro-rated refund on site (Suhas) due to the shorter fight time and missed sights, and to follow up with the local tour operator directly upon return. However, upon returning to Queenstown, the refund we received was unusually small. We asked for an explanation from the tour operator and they said that only a small amount was authorized by The Helicopter Line and that we had to follow up with them directly. Since we could not determine why we received hundreds of dollars less than expected, we asked The Helicopter Line directly for additional details about how our refund was calculated. The Helicopter Line ignored my request for more details (I provided all of the prices from their website to base my prorated refund calculation on) before Hazel finally responded (after yet another email prompting) with simply “this is all we are refunding”. No further explanation, no math, nothing. I asked one more time for details and was ignored. I’ve never written a negative review on TripAdvisor before but in this case, I have the email receipts. Actual trip was fine but hard to enjoy when you are ripped off, especially when you purchased their most expensive trip package. Half a world away I have no further recourse other than to leave a review and warn others. We trusted them to do right by us and they took advantage of us. Highly recommend you book with another provider.

Anne_A

The helicopter flight was an amazing and unique experience. We flew all the way from Glentanner to the West Coast (via Mt Cook, Franz-Joseph and Fox Glacier). Unforgettable! The views were immaculate and we even did a snow landing. Everyone was super nice and it was all well organised. This experience is a bit more expensive, but it’s worth it!

Achim_B

A wonderful and outstanding experience. Many thanks to our pilot who explained and showed a lot of interesting things. An absolute unique experience.

Andrew_F

The ground staff provided excellent services by explaining details of our trip and safety procedures. Greg, both our pilot and guide, carried us safely over top of the mountains as well as throughout the trip! We are pleased to say that the whole trip was memorable caused it was managed by capable hands.

Aubrey_D

We scheduled this after our Franz Joseph glacier experience was cancelled due to weather. This ended up being even better because we saw all of the glaciers in one trip. We had good weather and the views were exceptional!

agirlwonder

If the weather is partly cloudy or clear and not too windy, you really can't go wrong booking this heli flight. Seems like a lot of people book a day or two in advance and switch times to make sure their flight is confirmed (minimum 4 people). We had PERFECT weather and could see for miles and miles. Mountains, glaciers, gemstone-colored glacial lakes, braided rivers, and lots of snow! It was glorious. With that said, you, of course, don't get to pick where you sit on the helicopter as seats are assigned due to body weight. If at all possible, you want to be in a seat on the left side of the heli (opposite the pilot) at a window on the first leg of the 55 min flight for the best views. As a photographer, it was a bit disappointing to be stuck in the middle for most of the flight. We switched after our glacier landing but the views weren't as exciting on the second leg of the trip. Otherwise, it was a great trip and our pilot and everyone at The Helicopter Line was very kind and helpful. We loved the experience so much, we had hoped to book a heli hike with them the following day but they were booked up.

Harry_C

OUTSTANDING! This a must to do, it was an amazing flight with unbelievable scenery. This has to be the best helicopter flight tour that my wife and I have been on and we have been on a few. The scenery will leave you speechless, then to top it off, they land on the glacier which was amazing! There is no rush at all and very enjoyable. I highly recommend it! Well worth it.

Mili_M

The BEST experience ever!!!Everyone at the station specially Hazel as well as the pilot were super!! The landing at Franz Josef glacier was just phenomenal!!!

Steven_S

Stepping out of the helo into the new snow to take in 360 view. Saw mountain goat running across the mountain

caitlinhQ1598VZ

Wonderful experience as part of our honeymoon!! Beautiful flight and great guides. The views of Mount Cook and the surrounding mountains are unreal and playing on the top of the Franz Joseph glacier was fun. Highly recommend!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-18 08:15