The Adventurer: Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

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FITNESS LEVEL
Low
DURATION
3 Hours
DEPARTURE TIMES
8:30am / 11:00am / 1:30pm up to and including 30 September 2017
    8:45am / 10:45am / 12:45pm from 1 October 2017
      (2:45pm from 1 October 17 - 30 March 18 dependent upon demand)

OVERVIEW

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 fly in to your drop off point on a remote part of the glacier.

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 when there maybe snow around you may use snow-shoes or a combination of both. Then you’ll go exploring the amazing ice formations, following your guide as s/he cuts 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 journey is unique, because the glacier is changing all the time and 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).

 

 

Flight Length
12 mins each way
Ice Time
Up to 2 hours
Availability
All year round
Guide Ratio
1:11

WHAT TO BRING

  • 3 - 4 layers of warm upper body clothing (no jeans).
  • Sunglasses and sun protection .
  • A daypack, a drink and snacks are useful.
  • A warm hat and gloves.
  • A Camera

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PRICING

Adult NZ$549.00 (GST Incl) Valid to 30 September 2017
    NZ$575.00 (GST Incl) Valid from 1 October 2017
Children There is no child rate.
Child Age Minimum age is 10 years
Cost includes Two scenic flights, guide, quality leather boots, socks, gators, snow shoes, harness (if required), walking poles, jacket and over-trousers, gloves

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