This 5* rated Mt Cook scenic flight includes a helicopter flight along the entire length of the mighty Tasman Glacier. All our helicopter tours include personal commentary from your pilot. They are passionate about their backyard and will show you the hidden treasures of this National Park that only a local expert can.
On this helicopter tour you will discover the real highlights of the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.
Fly the full length of the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier to appreciate the size and scale of New Zealand’s longest “river of ice”.
Get up close and personal with the mountain peaks and gain incredible views of the alpine region, including Aotearoa’s/New Zealand’s highest peak – Aoraki/Mt Cook – towering high in the sky at an incredible 3,724m tall.
In addition, you will view hanging glaciers, blue ice and rocky mountain formations, with photo opportunities in every direction.
Finally, touch down on the magnificent Haupapa/Tasman Glacier. Your pilot may shut off the helicopter so you can experience the ‘sound of silence’ – an unparalleled sensation of peace and tranquillity that you’ll never forget.
This truly is a majestic helicopter flight which allows you to discover some of the many hidden treasures within the National Park. We provide free transfers to/from your accommodation to our helicopter base at Mt Cook airport.
Please note all prices listed are based on sharing with others. If you would prefer to book an exclusive flight, please let us know at the time of booking and we will confirm the cost with you.
As all flights are totally weather dependent, no payment is taken until the time of your flight. Our preferred method of payment is Cash/Eftpos. We also accept Visa, Mastercard, WeChat and China UnionPay.
Your credit card details are required at the time of booking to secure a place on a flight. Just select the card type and fill in your card details; Card Number, Card Expiry Date, and Card Holders Full Name on the booking form. By giving us your Credit Card details you agree for us to take full payment from your credit card in the event you do not show up for your flight and you have not contacted us prior to this time.
We use Stripe to encrypt your personal information and Credit Card details. Stripe holds your details within a secure system. Stripe will verify the card details by charging 50c on your Statement as an ‘uncaptured payment’. This is not an actual charge – but purely for verification purposes that the card details supplied are in fact correct.
Standard Scenic Flights – if your cancellation is due to unforeseen circumstances and:
More than 48 hours notice is given, no payment will be taken from your card.
Less than 48 hours notice is given, a 50% payment will be taken from your card.
If no notice is given and you do not show up for your flight, 100% payment will be taken from your card.
All flights are subject to weather conditions on the day. If we cannot undertake the flight at the time you booked due to our often unpredictable weather conditions, we will make our best efforts to re-schedule your flight.
We have a minimum requirement of four fares. We make our best endeavours to combine passengers to reach this. We will contact you the day before to confirm your flight or discuss alternative options. If you would prefer to book an exclusive flight, please let us know at the time of booking and we will confirm the cost with you
"We opted for the Aoraki/Mount Cook Paradise flight, which was 40 minutes. It was absolutely fantastic!
The pilot was a great tour guide, pointing out places of interest on the way up and down. The time on the glacier was just epic! We couldn't believe how deep the snow was!! Really pleased we did the trip!"
~ Trip Advisor
"From the moment we left the ground the experience was incredible! Words cannot describe the experience of flying over and up along the Tasman Glacier past the imposing Aoraki.
To land at the top of the Tasman Glacier was certainly a highlight and Scott's commentary and knowledge added greatly to the experience. Even the return flight down was just as incredible!
~ Trip Advisor