As you fly in to 2200 metres (7200 ft.) aboard your ski plane, marvel at the rock and ice debris transform to glistening white. You may even see an iceberg in the glacier lake! Then get ready to explore the glacier by walking, hiking and snowshoeing.
If you have never tried snowshoeing in NZ, now is the time to give it a go! Snowshoeing is a great way to confidently make your way across snow-covered terrain. Once on the glacier, we will provide you with snowshoes, adjustable walking poles, harnesses and any additional equipment you may need. After your gear is fitted, you are ready to explore the ice formations in this ever-changing environment; you’re in the heart and birthplace of New Zealand mountaineering.
Your flight home tracks down the eastern side of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook and the stunning Hochstetter icefall. You’ll return home with incredible memories of your Tasman Glacier hike in this vast mountain landscape.
This experience is named in honour of Harry Wigley, pilot and pioneer of the retractable ski for glacier and airfield landings. Although the Haupapa/Tasman glacier is the primary landing site this may vary depending upon environmental conditions.
Additional 8:15 tour during Summer only
Check In 10 mins. before
$799 per adult
$799 per child (13-16)
Price valid to 30 September 2024
→ Any Essential Medication
→ 3 – 4 layers of warm upper body clothing
→ Sunglasses and sun protection
→ A drink and snacks
→ A warm hat and gloves
→ A camera
⊕ Quality leather boots
⊕ Snowshoes and/or crampons
⊕ Waterproof jacket & overtrousers
⊕ Adjustable walking poles