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  1. New Zealand
  2. Canterbury
  3. Aoraki Mount Cook Village
  4. Mount Cook

Mount Cook: 3 Hour Heli Hike to the Tasman Glacier

Product ID: 210486
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Discover new heights as you soar over New Zealand's highest mountain, taking in the spectacular scenery of the mountains and lakes below. Land on the world-renowned Tasman glacier for the ultimate hiking experience.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Hotel pickup in Mount Cook Village
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Fly onto the Tasman glacier for an epic hiking adventure
  • Explore glacial ice formations with a professional guide
  • Soar over the Southern Alps on a stunning scenic helicopter flight
Full description
Enjoy a once in a lifetime heli hiking experience on the Tasman Glacier in the Aoraki (Mount Cook) National Park. Begin your adventure with a flight from Mount Cook airport over the gorgeous Tasman Glacier Lake and ice formations.

Venture on to the surprisingly undulating ice terrain, in the shadow of the highest peaks of the Southern Alps, Aoraki, and Mount Tasman. Be equipped with glacier boots and crampons and spend 2 hours in another world in the mountains.

On the return flight home, you will fly close to the massive 1,000-meter high Hochstetter Icefall on the eastern face of Aoraki. Take in the picturesque landscapes that are covered in beautiful white snow and ice year round. 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Mount Cook Village
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Glacier landing
  • 2-hour glacier hike
  • Professional and experienced guides
  • All equipment including glacier boots, ice crampons, and a waterproof jacket if required

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear
Not allowed
  • Drones
  • Selfie sticks
Know before you go
• The flight is subject to favorable weather conditions and minimum passenger numbers and if it is canceled you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
• There is a maximum weight limit of 120 kilograms per person, which includes equipment
• The tour is not recommended for people who are pregnant
• You must be at least 8 years old
• You must have a moderate fitness and hiking ability
• It is recommended to bring warm clothing, sturdy closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, and your phone or camera
• Selfie sticks, drones, and mobile tablets are not permitted for the safety of passengers
• Your requested time is the check-in time for your tour. Please allow at least 45-minutes after check in for a safety briefing and then to be fitted for your hiking equipment
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 11 reviews
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The Helicopter Line Mount Cook

Product ID: 210486