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The Helicopter Line Mount Cook

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Address: Glentanner Park | SH80, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-435 1801
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Glentanner Park is situated within a genuine working high country sheep...

Glentanner Park is situated within a genuine working high country sheep station located in an idyllic setting at the base of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook. The surrounding scenery varies from the glacial fed Lake Pukaki and the surrounding rugged high country landscape to the soaring peaks and mighty glaciers of the Southern Alps. The Helicopter Line provides a range of scenic flights that venture into this alpine wonderland and offer you the privileged views.

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Mt Cook Helicopter Flight and Tasman Glacier Walk

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Awesome experience!

We just finished our Tasman Glacier Helihike and it was absolutely awesome. Lana and Duncan were great and made the preparation for our trip stress-free (we were even lucky... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just finished our Tasman Glacier Helihike and it was absolutely awesome. Lana and Duncan were great and made the preparation for our trip stress-free (we were even lucky enough to reschedule our earlier flight which was cancelled due to poor weather - an excellent decision). Dave our guide on the glacier was patient and an amazing source of knowledge.... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this review

Thank you so much Fiona for taking the time to write this detailed and positive review of your Tasman glacier heli hike with The Helicopter Line, Mount Cook. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience at every stage of your trip including check in, flying and of course the guided hike itself. We think that our staff are... More 

Armidale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went heli hiking on Tasman glacier. Unforgettable experience. Highly recommended helicopter line. We had bad weather in the morning but they managed to get us on a later flight. Cool experience to actually get on the glacier.

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of the Tasman Glacier Heli Hike which you booked with The Helicopter Line. We always do our best to reschedule trips that are cancelled due to poor weather conditions, and we are pleased that you had the flexibility to do this on the day. Yes, walking on a glacier and exploring its incredible... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The team at Glentanner Park were extremely accommodating and fitted me in at short notice on a day with great visibility. Helicopter is undoubtedly the best way to see Mt Cook and the surrounding peaks and glaciers, with experienced pilots to give commentary and answer questions. The best thing I did on this NZ trip. It will leave you with... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this enthusiastic review of your helicopter flight at Mount Cook. We too agree that a helicopter flight provides you with the best opportunity to see the stunning alpine scenery of Mount Cook, the Tasman glacier and the surrounding national park area. And yes, witnessing the peak up close it evokes awe and wonder, imagining climbers... More 

Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this through Viators after reading other great reviews on Tripadvisor. The whole experience went like a dream. We had booked the first trip of the morning and phoned through in advance to check it was still on. The forecast was good, so we drove to the airport where we were equipped with crampons for our boots and given... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review! It is great to hear you had smooth conditions and that there were plenty of features for you to explore. The Tasman Glacier is ever-changing and its features vary day to day. Thanks again. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Third time lucky to do our glacier heli-hike. Two previous unsuccessful attempts on Franz Joseph canceled due to poor weather. Third time lucky was on Tasman glacier and It was worth persevering. I had not done anything like this before. Waterproof jacket, boots and crampons (strap on metal spikes) are provided. Sunnies too if you don't have and you will... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this review

Hello Phil, thank you for your review of the Tasman Glacier Heli Hike. We are so glad that you lucked out with the weather on your third attempt at a hike! Thank you for your patience and understanding about the weather, we know how frustrating it can be to have activities cancelled. We are thrilled that you found the experience... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had a lot of fun on the Tasman Glacier Heli-hike. The helicopter ride onto the Tasman glacier was scenic and we landed without a hitch. Our guides were friendly and very well informed. They led us on a very scenic route which took us down the glacier before going back the helicopter landing site. The best part of this... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. The Tasman Glacier is a truly amazing place that changes consistently. We are very proud of our team of pilots and guides, their high level experience guarantees you a safe and memorable experience. Thank You for your recommendation. More 

Grafton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

What an amazing experience- it is hard to put into words how beautiful the glacier is up close. Our guide helped us find ice caves to crawl through and the views were picture postcard in every direction with the amazing Mt Cook as a backdrop. It's not cheap but it's worth it!

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this review

Hi Michelle, thanks very much for the excellent review. It is great to hear that you had an amazing experience on the ice. The Tasman Glacier is constantly changing and our guides are always on the lookout for features to explore such as ice caves and glacial moulins. Many thanks. More 

Amberley, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We had the most fantastic flight with our excellent pilot Troy. His knowledge of Mt Cook and the surrounding area was most informative. All of the staff were courteous and very good to deal with. Thank you all for a wonderful flight.

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, I am glad you enjoyed your flight, Troy and all of our staff pride themselves on their knowledge of the national park and their customer service. Many thanks. More 

Rosebud, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The most amazing adventure I have ever done. All the staff were fabulous. The pilot (Troy - being cute too) was very informative and obviously loved what he did. We had the perfect weather too which was special when we landed on th glacier - it was like we were on top of the world. A very special memory. Thank... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, I am glad you enjoyed Troy’s tour and that the weather played its part for your amazing adventure. More 

Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This experience was expensive and disappointing I think the boat glacier visit was much more fun and interesting. Would not especially recommend this and as I said it is not worth the money!

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Thank Jelswiss
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this review

Hi There, thank you for your feedback, our prices are very similar to other operators of AS350 Helicopters in NZ. It seems unfair to criticize us when our prices are competitive within the aviation industry. We pride ourselves on the quality of our product and service. please contact us directly with any particular issues you had and we will endeavour... More 

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