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Mt Cook + Tasman Glacier Experience

Date: June 9th, 2020, Posted by webstudio

Encounter the magnificent scenery Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park from above and experience a Haupapa/Tasman Glacier landing!

Discover the highlights of Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park on our breathtaking scenic helicopter flight and touch down on the Tasman Glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  • Discover the highest mountain in Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Experience a snow landing on the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s longest kōpaka (glacier).

No trip to the South Island is complete without this must-do helicopter experience. Get up close to hanging glaciers, blue ice and deep crevasses. This popular scenic flight will take you to the highlights of the National Park and its many spectacular natural features.

The unforgettable glacier landing on the mighty Haupapa/Tasman Glacier completes your experience. Feel truly connected to the alpine environment with 600 metres of glacier ice beneath your feet. Take your time and snap stunning shots of the glacier with your camera or simply be present in this awe-inspiring landscape.

Please note all prices listed are Share 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

Posted in: Aoraki / Mt Cook Scenic Flights, Glacier / Snow Landing

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Aoraki/ Mt Cook Ultimate

Date: June 9th, 2020, Posted by webstudio

Our Signature Aoraki/Mt Cook Helicopter experience – no other trip compares to this!

This is it! – if you have dreamt of truly experiencing the ultimate helicopter tour of the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, then this signature helicopter flight will tick every box.

If you have dreamed of experiencing the ultimate helicopter tour of the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, then our signature helicopter flight will tick every box.

  • Circle the summit of Aotearoa/New Zealand’s highest mountain – Aoraki/Mt Cook
  • Experience a snow landing on the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier
  • Discover motu huka (icebergs) on the Tasman Terminal Lake
  • View blue ice, hanging glaciers and the world-famous West Coast glaciers of Fox & Franz Josef
  • Gaze across to both the East & West coastlines of New Zealand’s South Island at the same time on a clear day!
  • Enjoy coastal views of New Zealand’s South Island

This glacier helicopter tour is the ultimate way to experience and immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of the Mt Cook maunga (mountains).

You will experience a snow landing high up on the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier and stand amongst the “natural silence” of this very special place. Feel as free as a bird as you gaze across the horizon and catch views of the incredible West Coast and wild Tasman Sea.

Your last stop is the flight over the carved icebergs of the Tasman Terminal Lake on your return flight before touching base again at our Heliworks HQ.

In 55 minutes, you will have experienced the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park at its finest. Life really doesn’t get any better than this!

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.

Posted in: Aoraki / Mt Cook Scenic Flights, Glacier / Snow Landing

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CRAIG LYDERS

Date: March 19th, 2020, Posted by webstudio

Craig joined Heliworks in 2017, after 8 years working as an agricultural and commercial helicopter pilot throughout Otago and Southland.
He also has spent time flying in Australia and Indonesia. Craig grew up on a sheep and beef farm at Waitahuna, Otago, New Zealand and began his flying career as a top dressing pilot in 1995.

Craig has 26 years flying experience with 10,500+ flying hours, including:

  • 6,000+ hours helicopter flying time and 4,500 hours fixed wing
  • Scenic operations throughout the Southern Lakes area and Fiordland
  • Medivac and Search & Rescue
  • Long line operations
  • Cherry drying and frost
  • Fire Fighting
  • Aerial photography and surveys

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DAVE BUTSON

Date: March 19th, 2020, Posted by webstudio

Dave grew up on a high-country merino station in the Wakatipu. He joined the Heliworks team in 2010 and has been flying in the Mt Cook region since 2012. Dave has also worked as a pilot in the Northern Territory of Australia and the Ross Sea region of Antarctica.

Dave’s 4000hrs of flying experience includes:

  • Scenic Flights throughout Fiordland and the Southern Alps
  • 4 Years flying Search and Rescue/Medivacs with Lakes District Air Rescue Trust (LDART)
  • NVG (Night Vision) SAR and Medivac
  • Longline and commercial operations
  • Aerial Filming
  • Firefighting/Fire lighting
  • Frost fighting and Cherry drying
  • Cattle Mustering and Bore Survey

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Aoraki/Mt Cook Paradise

Date: March 8th, 2020, Posted by webstudio

Discover the full lengths of the remarkable Haupapa/Tasman Glacier by helicopter on our 5* rated scenic tour.

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.

Posted in: Aoraki / Mt Cook Scenic Flights, Glacier / Snow Landing

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A2O Bike Transfers + Scenic Flight Combos

Date: February 19th, 2020, Posted by webstudio

Alps to Ocean Heli Bike & Flight Combo:

What better way to start your Alps to Ocean adventure than with a Scenic Flight through the Southern Alps to gain the perfect overview of the area! Explore the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s largest glacier, where you can play in the fluffy snow year-round. Once airborne again, we transfer you and your bike across the Tasman River to Black Point, the starting point of your cycle journey. Our combos are offered at a discounted rate, and you can choose from our 3 helicopter combos below – Experience, Paradise or Ultimate:

EXPERIENCE Combo: A2O Transfer + Tasman Glacier Experience (35 minutes)

$475.00 per person
Take in the magnificent scenery of the Southern Alps from above. Experience spectacular views of Aoraki/Mt Cook, fly over the Tasman Lake to the mid Tasman Glacier for an incredible landing on the snow and ice.

PARADISE Combo: A2O Transfer + Aoraki/Mt Cook Paradise (45 minutes)

$565.00 per person
Discover the hidden treasures that uncover themselves within a wondrous world of snow, rock, and ice. Fly the full length of the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier before landing on the glacier itself to get a feel for the scale and grandeur of it. Journeying New Zealand’s longest river of ice from above is an experience you will never forget.

ULTIMATE Combo: A2O Transfer + Aoraki/Mt Cook Ultimate (55 minutes)

$655.00 per person
The ultimate way to view the awe-inspiring spectacle that is Aoraki/Mt Cook. First, the helicopter will circle New Zealand’s highest peak which is a truly mesmerising experience. After, fly over the famous Fox and Franz Josef glaciers, and witness the wild ocean coastline of the West Coast. In addition, this signature helicopter tour includes a landing on the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier. You will leave with memories and photos to last a lifetime alongside a newfound love and appreciation for New Zealand’s natural beauty.



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.

Posted in: Alps 2 Ocean, Aoraki / Mt Cook Scenic Flights, Combos, Glacier / Snow Landing

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Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Transfers

Date: February 9th, 2020, Posted by webstudio

Heli bike Transfers:

Our Heli bike transfers for the Alps to Ocean bike trail depart from our helicopter base at Aoraki/Mount Cook Airport. From there we will transfer you and your bike/gear across the Tasman River to Black Point “Rotten Tommy.” On the short journey you will enjoy stunning views off the braided Tasman river and surrounding Southern Alps. Once landed at Black Point you will continue your biking adventure on one of New Zealand’s most scenic bike trails.

Have you considered upgrading your bike transfer to a once in a lifetime experience with one of our Heli Bike & Flight combos?

We require a minimum of 2 full fares ($320) on our heli transfer flights but please contact us if you are a solo biker and we can look to add you to another flight ($160). We can carry a maximum of 6 bikers in one group and our custom designed bike crate will get any type including Berkel and E-bikes securely across the Tasman River.

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Exclusive Experiences

Date: January 20th, 2020, Posted by webstudio

Discover the ātaahua (beauty) of  Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park on an special tour with a private helicopter charter. The helicopter is reserved exclusively for you and your party of up to 6 people. You will explore the landscape of Aoraki/Mt Cook from above and discover snow-capped peaks alongside New Zealand’s highest mountain, Mt Cook. Fly across glaciers that are dotted throughout stunning rock formations and encounter the majestic beauty of this untouched slice of alpine paradise.

We have a highly experienced team of pilots with specialist skills and in-depth knowledge, allowing us to offer you a variety of private charter flights, catered to your wishes. Above all, our friendly team can provide you with plenty of advice to create an entirely bespoke helicopter package, with excellent knowledge of Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.

Tailored Scenic Itineraries

We can customize all our scenic flights with additional flight time, landings, and routes to meet your needs. If you are travelling in a group, or prefer not  to share the helicopter with other clients, a private charter is the best option for you. Enjoy the insightful commentary provided by your pilot with anecdotes and funny stories, all while being expertly flown amongst glaciers, mountain peaks and blue ice.

Celebrating a special occasion or milestone, or looking for something a bit extra? We can fly you to a remote and exclusive mountain where you can enjoy a glass of bubbles with a gourmet picnic. Afterwards, circle the summit of Aoraki/Mt Cook to get a 360-degree view of the stunning formation. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime touchdown on the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier – New Zealand’s largest – where you can play in the snow on the glacier, even in the middle of summer! Alternatively, fly the entire length of the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier from terminal lake to summit. Whatever you desire, Heliworks Mt Cook can create a tailored helicopter itinerary for you, to make your dream a reality. We are well-renowned for providing a level of individual service that means your experience will be nothing short of perfection.

Get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to customise a truly unique and memorable experience.

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