Experiences

Discover the magnificent Aoraki/Mt. Cook region by experiencing heli-hiking, snowshoeing or ice climbing in and around the imposing Haupapa/Tasman Glacier.  

It is our pleasure to guide you on a thrilling experience and be part of your alpine adventure in one of the most visually stunning parts of New Zealand.

No experience is required. All you need to enjoy your time on the glacier is warm clothing, sun protection, snacks to keep you energised, and a sense for adventure! We’ll provide you with the necessary outerwear, boots, crampons, and technical equipment. Our highly experienced guides will get you up close to impressive ice formations and safely lead you across the glacier. 

The Adventurer: Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

Combine the excitement of walking on New Zealand’s biggest glacier, the Tasman 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. 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.

The Wigley: Top of the Tasman Glacier Hike

Explore the immense beauty of the upper snowfield of the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier, this is where its 23-kilometre journey begins. As you fly in to 2200 metres (7200 ft.) aboard your ski plane, marvel at the rock and ice debris transform to glistening white. Get ready to explore the glacier by walking, hiking and snowshoeing, you may even see an iceberg in the glacier lake!

The Cool Climber: Tasman Glacier Ice Climbing

Feeling adventurous? Come ice climbing in New Zealand’s big alpine environment! A thrilling scenic helicopter flight takes you up the Tasman Valley to the best ice climbing location. Take in awe-inspiring views of the home of New Zealand’s big alpine scenery, watch for the Haupapa/Tasman glacier lake and marvel at the spectacular Hochstetter Icefall.