Adventure

Queenstown: Tasman Glacier Helihike with Flight Transfers

Activity provider: True South Flights

Queenstown: Tasman Glacier Helihike with Flight Transfers

Activity provider: True South Flights

From US$ 838.16 per person

Enjoy a scenic airplane flight to Mt. Cook before boarding a helicopter to take you up to Tasman Glacier. Explore the glacier on a 2-hour hike with an experienced guide.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
The local partner will let you know the accurate pickup time during the weather call an hour before departure. They will pick you up from in front of your accommodations or a nearby alternative pickup point if requested during your weather call.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the incredible Mount Cook National Park in one day
  • Spend 2 hours exploring Tasman Glacier with an experienced guide
  • Take in incredible views on 2 helicopter flights to Tasman Glacier
  • Enjoy scenic flights from Queenstown to Mount Cook
  • See sweeping views of the Southern Alps with its thousands of small glaciers
Full description

Take a flight and helicopter ride from Queenstown to Tasman Glacier and explore the glacier on foot with an experienced guide. Enjoy all that the Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park glaciers have to offer in a single day. Your one-hour fixed-wing flight from Queenstown to Tasman Glacier is just the beginning of a day filled with spectacular scenery. Fly over the Southern Alps, home to over 3000 small glaciers, and head to Tasman Glacier in the east.

Check in with the helicopter and guiding partners, who will provide you with all your necessary equipment and a safety briefing. Your experienced guides will then take you into a deep part of the glacier via a scenic helicopter flight.

Here, you’ll be fitted with crampons for two hours on the glacial ice. Explore ices caves and see the natural, ever-changing wonders of the South Island’s glaciers.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, if option selected
  • 2 return plane flights from Queenstown to Mount Cook with pilot commentary
  • 2 return helicopter flights from Mount Cook Airport to the Tasman Glacier
  • 2-hour glacier hiking experience
  • Food and drinks not included
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People under 66 lbs (30 kg)
  • People over 331 lbs (150 kg)
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Please meet your guide at Remarkables Park Town Centre in Frankton, near the Queenstown Airport. There is free all-day parking available. It is best to park near the New World supermarket and walk across the parking lot entrance to the building on the corner of the main road (Hawthorne Drive). Please let the local partner know if you don't have a car and require pickup in a shuttle van.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Food and drinks
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Long pants
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Jeans

Know before you go

  • Please advise everyone's full name and approximate weights at the time of booking (significant discrepancies may result in you being unable to participate in the tour)
  • Passengers over 115kg are unfortunately exempt from the tour due to safety regulations and passenger comfort
  • Items you must bring:
  • 3-4 Warm layers of clothing
  • Face Covering
  • Shorts or lightweight trousers (NO jeans are allowed)
  • Sunglasses
  • Any medication that you take daily
  • It is also recommended to bring sunscreen, a small water bottle, a small snack, and a phone or camera
  • All items that you bring along must fit in the small 2-liter waist bag

Product ID: 403135