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Mt Cook Helicopter Flight and Tasman Glacier Walk

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    Meet your pilot-guide aboard the helicopter and hear narration about the sights via a 2-way headset as you take off toward Tasman Glacier. Soar high above Aoraki/Mt Cook, the tallest peak among New Zealand’s Southern Alps, and look down upon the country’s largest glacier, including the milky blue waters of Tasman Lake, formed from glacial melt.

    Upon landing atop the remote Tasman Glacier, disembark the helicopter and follow your guide on a glacier trek. Walk across a pristine alpine wonderland of dramatic ice-blue pinnacles, crevasses and seracs—normally only reached by skilled mountaineers.

    If conditions allow, you can duck into an ice cave for an experience like no other. Your guide shares fascinating facts about the glacier’s geological history and its potential future, and offers a taste of pure glacier water.

    Be sure to snap plenty of photos of the otherworldly landscape before re-boarding the helicopter for your return flight back to town, where you’re transferred from the base to your hotel.
    Safety and helicopters:The local tour operator uses well-maintained, high-quality equipment and boasts an excellent safety record. Your enjoyment and safety always come first.

    The helicopter fleet consists almost entirely of modern Airbus helicopters, which carry six passengers plus the pilot. The open-plan cabin means that all seats have excellent views, an ideal set-up for scenic flights. The local tour operator has the top-level certification from the Civil Aviation Authority for helicopter tours. The professionally trained pilots have expertise in flying over New Zealand’s alpine environment, and the entire crew is dedicated to your safety both on the ground and in the air.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The experience was outstanding. Glaciers are big so this adventure had a lot of parts to it. The twenty minute Helicopter flight allows to see the big picture of a glacier. We flew close to a wall of a glacier that was breaking off high...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Cake-eater99
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    This is something everyone should do atleast once in their life. We felt like we were on another planet. Chris our tour guide was awesome, had a very in depth knowledge of our surroundings, spotted great areas to go and take photos. It was truely...More

    Thank payal_s2
    Reviewed 5 June 2019

    Easily qualifies to be at the very top of all activities we did in our 11 N NZ tour! Everything from the preparations to the instructions were so professionally handled by the team headed by Charlie who also owns the old mountaineers lodge. Andy was...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank satishsatya
    Reviewed 18 May 2019

    From the moment we showed, Kris (office coordinator), Pablo (our personal glacier guide) and Mike (the heli pilot) were AWESOME!! All dedicated professionals who love their work and run a professional operation. Check in upstairs at the Mt Cook Airport terminal building and Kris deftly...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mt Cook Helicopter Flight and Tasman Glacier Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2019

    Thank you very much for such a fantastic review of our Tasman Glacier Heli Hike. Our team at The Helicopter Line and Alpine Guides do our best to give you a memorable and exceedingly enjoyable experience and are happy to have delivered. We will pass...More

    Reviewed 8 May 2019

    To start with, the tour was over 45 minutes late getting started. We enjoyed seeing the glacier, but we expected to see more caves and actually hike a little more. It is a landing and a short walk a photo in a cave and then...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mt Cook Helicopter Flight and Tasman Glacier Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad you had beautiful weather to soak in the scenery. We do apologise for any delays that may have occurred as these are very uncommon. For our Tasman Glacier Heli Hike, we do not...More

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