All Year: 8:45am / 10:45am
Additional in Summer 12:45pm
Tasman Glacier Heli-hike Mount Cook
Combine the excitement of walking on New Zealand’s biggest glacier with the thrill of breathtaking scenic helicopter fly-bys of New Zealand’s largest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. You will fly in to your drop off point on a remote part of the glacier.
All Glacier Exploring Equipment Included
In summer, your guide will outfit you with special ice spikes for your feet, called crampons, designed for hard ice glacier conditions. During the winter months, you will be able to use crampons, try snowshoeing or a combination of both.
Once your crampons or snowshoes are fitted you’ll go exploring the amazing ice formations, following your guide as they cut steps in the glacier, using skills handed down from NZ’s mountain pioneers. Your trip finishes with another spectacular scenic flight back to our Aoraki/Mt. Cook base.
Every Tasman Glacier Hike Journey is Unique
As the glacier is changing all the time our experienced guides are always finding something new and interesting to show our visitors. Time on the ice is up to 2 hours, weather permitting.
A minimum of 3 people is required for a trip to depart (if you have less than 3 people in your group, we will do our best to put you on a trip with other people).
Important – Please Make Sure That You Arrive on Time for Your Trip
Please ensure that you allow sufficient time to travel to our base at the Aoraki/Mt Cook Airport, Mt Cook Road, State Highway 80 safely.
We have strict scheduled fly times so are unable to delay a trip departure if you are running late.
7 mins each way
Up to 2 hours
All year round
WHAT TO BRING
Any Essential Medication
3 - 4 layers of warm upper body clothing
Warm trousers (no jeans)
Sunglasses and sun protection
A daypack, a drink and snacks are useful
A warm hat and gloves
Adult NZ $585.00 GST Incl. up to and including 30 September 2019
NZ $619.00 GST incl. from 1 October 2019
Children There is no child rate.
Child Age Minimum age is 10 years
Cost includes Two scenic flights, guide, quality leather boots, socks, gaiters, snow shoes, harness (if required), walking poles, jacket and over-trousers, gloves