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45-Minute Mount Cook Ski Plane and Helicopter Combo Tour provided by Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by Inflite

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45-Minute Mount Cook Ski Plane and Helicopter Combo Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
One of the easiest and most spectacular ways of seeing Mount Cook is from the air. On this combined ski plane and helicopter tour you’ll get to see things that you couldn't any other way, such as lakes, glaciers, and hidden parts of Mount Cook. You’ll travel in one type of vehicle on the way up, and the other on the way down, for an exciting and varied experience.
  • An ideal tour for travelers with limited time
  • Listen to your guide’s commentary through a personal headset
  • Experience New Zealand’s tallest mountain from the air
  • Enjoy the thrill of both a ski plane and a helicopter ride
Important Information
Departure Point
Aoraki Mount Cook Aviation Services, 22 Dehavilland Drive, Pukaki, Airport, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Flights may be cancelled due to the weather
  • Minimum of 4 people per flight applies before the flight will operate
  • Check in closes 45 minutes prior to flight time
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jacqui R wrote a review Apr 2020
Napier, New Zealand68 contributions11 helpful votes
A fantastic experience, sadly we were not able to take the ski plane due to low cloud so two helicopter rides instead. We were just a few days away from lockdown so consider ourselves very lucky to have got this in before it all kicked off. The staff are amazing, the views
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Richard E wrote a review Mar 2020
Thame, United Kingdom950 contributions56 helpful votes
We booked a 45 minute combo experience (One way on a Ski plane and the other by Helicopter), when we arrived they were not expecting someone in a wheelchair despite a long conversation before making the booking with a customer representative explaining my wife could not walk and
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Date of experience: February 2020
Pip M wrote a review Mar 2020
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This was definitely our highlight experience in the South Island NZ! We highly recommend... this is a must-do’ for your New Zealand trip! The scenery is unreal, a perspective of a glacier that you can only get from the sky! Landing on the glacier is a full immersion in nature,
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Date of experience: February 2020
Sarah Hobbs wrote a review Mar 2020
Wanaka, New Zealand5 contributions
This flight was the ultimate experience. From the moment we took off to the moment we landed, the smile never left our faces. The pilots were super knowledgeable and took great care of us, we felt so safe and at ease. We would highly recommend this trip, spend the little extra
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Date of experience: March 2020
Philip M wrote a review Feb 2020
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom3 contributions
We were blessed with the weather and fabulous views of Mount Cook. A trip up in the plane, only 6 of us on board so plenty of room, and a landing on the snow field. Plenty of time to soak up the scenery and take photos then the return flight in the helicopter with a very
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by Inflite
Best activity of our whole tour of NZ - #1 without doubt
Absolutely the best thing we did on the whole trip of both islands in NZ - without doubt! As we had to get to Chris
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Amazing experience
I book a fly for July, but the weather was bad so we canceled and book again in September. The skydive team was pat
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Mighty day skiing powder on the Tasman Glacier
Guide Pete Ozich was fantastic at helping family to learn to ski powder, steer us through the crevasses and pick th
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Absolutely amazing, and definetly worth coming back shortly after we left
The positively and reassurance from the team was astounding. Probably one of the best experiences of my life
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Mt Cook Experience
This experience was absolutely magical. Weaving our way up and around the glaciers onto the West coast with a land
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Wow what a great experience! There were 3 of us in our family who jumped. The views from up there were incredible,
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Bucket list item!
This trip was the most amazing thing my partner and I have done, it was literally breathtaking! We were lucky enoug
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This tour was recommended to us by a friend and we're so glad we did this helicopter trip while in Mt Cook. We were
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Spectacular Flight
Booked the basic 35-minute experience but were very extremely lucky to have this extended to 90 minutes flying, inc
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An opportunity not to be missed
An incredible experience. I loved every minute. An opportunity that can not be missed. The views were amazing. The
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Easily Worth Twice the Price
Or pilot, Andrew spent 5 yrs in Nepal as a rescue pilot. He gave us just enough narration without being too chatty
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Thrills and fun for everyone!
A very enjoyable experience! The staff were so friendly and my awesome tandem master was there to reassure me when
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Well worth it!!!!
We loved our time on the Tasman Glacier. The kids had a blast literally swimming in the snow. The scenery was spect
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An epic birthday
We have travelled to Mt Cook for the weekend to celebrate my husband's birthday and at midday decided to try our lu
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Spectacular experience
Absolutely once in a lifetime incredible experience. We were so lucky to have a crystal clear blue sky winter day.
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