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Mt Cook Helicopter Flight and Tasman Glacier Walk - with unbiased reviews

Mt Cook Helicopter Flight and Tasman Glacier Walk

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Active, adventurous travelers will love the chance to take a helicopter flight around Mount Cook, and to set foot on the Tasman Glacier on a special hike. You’ll reach parts of the Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park that would be impossible to get to any other way. Explore ice caves, deep crevasses, and other glacial wonders safely in the company of a local guide.
  • All necessary equipment—such as boots and crampons—will be provided
  • Listen to your pilot’s commentary through personal headsets
  • Hotel transfers are included
  • Enjoy incredible mountain, lake, and glacier views from the helicopter
Important Information
  • Helicopter ride
  • Professional pilot-guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of gear (glacier boots, crampons, socks, ice axe, waterproof jacket)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • It is recommended that you wear sturdy footwear and bring warm layers
  • Moderate level of fitness is required
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions; if canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Please note: Walking among ice caves is usually part of the tour but all activities are dependent on the weather
  • What to bring
  • Warm upper-body clothing (preferably 3-4 layers)
  • Leggings or light trousers; although shorts are acceptable
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Waterproof jacket (provided if you don't have one)
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ScottyL wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions
This was my partners 1st ever time in a helicopter and that made for a lot of excitement, the staff on the ground were fine and aided us as expected getting in and out the helicopter. The initial flight was brief, around 10 - 15 minutes, flying above the valley floor and
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Date of experience: November 2019
wiley-nt wrote a review Oct 2019
104 contributions28 helpful votes
After a 20 minute flight we landed on the glacier and got to walk to expereince, caves, crevices, and the glaicer formations.
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Date of experience: January 2019
Katy H wrote a review Oct 2019
8 contributions
If you've never been on a helicopter or a glacier this is a breathtaking place to experience both. I thoroughly enjoyed getting an inside view of a helicopter and an aerial view of the majestic surroundings (however note that it is a short ride each way up and down the valley).
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Casgar2 wrote a review Sep 2019
35 contributions8 helpful votes
Do yourself a favour and if the weather is on your side - its meant to Be. it’s a must to experience a Tasman glacier flight and landing with inflight. Our pilot Andrew was knowledgeable and very skilled. We Had lots of time on the snow - and the landing- it was incredible-
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Cake-eater99 wrote a review Jul 2019
47 contributions11 helpful votes
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 on the mountain.. awesome. The 2 hour hike
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Date of experience: October 2018
Key Details
  • Tasman Glacier, The Helicopter Line Mount Cook
  • Duration: 3h
  • Printed Paper Ticket Required
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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