Mount Cook: Scenic Helicopter Flight with Alpine Landing

Mount Cook: Scenic Helicopter Flight with Alpine Landing

From US$ 191.48 per person

Enjoy a 25-minute helicopter flight including an alpine landing looking directly at Aoraki Mount Cook. Fly up the Tasman Valley, past Aoraki Mt Cook, and over the icebergs of Tasman Terminal Lake and the Tasman Glacier before landing on a mountain.

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Duration 25 minutes
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Experience spectacular views from above in your helicopter
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Tasman Valley and a glacier lake
  • Learn about the area from your experienced pilot
  • Enjoy a unique alpine landing amongst the majestic mountains
Full description
Experience Mount Cook National Park from the sky. Enjoy a 25-minute scenic adventure that includes an alpine landing amongst the mountains. Have exceptional views of Aoraki (Mt Cook) and the surrounding snow-capped mountain ranges right from take off.  Be captivated throughout the entire flight. Explore the valleys and peaks of the national park. Journey through the Tasman Valley and over a breathtaking blue glacier lake. Experience an alpine landing on the stunning upper snowfields in the Southern Alps.  Disembark the aircraft and enjoy the elevated alpine landscape before returning to the helicopter to fly back to Mount Cook Airport. Your expert pilot will offer informative and interesting commentary throughout the flight to ensure you receive the best possible experience.
  • 25-minute scenic flight with alpine landing
  • Pilot guide with commentary
    Not suitable for
    • People over 254 lbs (115 kg)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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    Meeting point

    Mount Cook Aerodrome, Mount Cook Rd, Mount Cook 7999, New Zealand.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Closed-toe shoes

    Not allowed

    • Bags

    Know before you go

    • You will receive an email from the local partner to confirm your exact flight date and time after booking and this might be different from what you requested
    • If the tour is canceled due to the weather conditions you will be offered a full refund or rescheduled tour
    • Please note that weight and balance limits apply to all aircraft. Passenger weight limits are 116 kilograms (255 pounds)
    • Your flight may be rescheduled in the rare case that the combined weights of all passengers reach the maximum safety limit
    • Pickup and drop-off are available in Mount Cook Village (please contact the local partner directly to arrange)
    • You can use your camera and phone during the flight
    • Check-in closes 45 minutes prior to flight departure time
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 39 reviews

    Review summary

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    Highly recommend! This was such an amazing trip. Family group of 4 and we all were blown away by the incredible views. You don't get any concept of how majestic this area is until you see it from the sky. Mark our pilot was great and gave a very informative commentary. If I had known how amazing it would be, it would have been on my bucket list. To be able to stand on the glacier was an absolute privilege. We loved the whole experience.

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    August 30, 2022

    My daughter and I took a scenic flight during the school holidays. The communication with us to book our flight was brilliant and text messages were responded to straight away. Everything was super efficient and we were made to feel like valued customers. Our pilot was very experienced and gave us an experience that was genuine, informative and nothing short of outstanding. My daughter wants to be a pilot now!! I can highly recommend this operation.

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    May 8, 2022

    Absolutely breathtaking!

    November 16, 2022

    Product ID: 216693