The Adventurer: Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

3 Hours
All Year: 8:45am / 10:45am Additional in Summer 12:45pm


We are Operating!!

There has never been a better time to come and see your own backyard

To celebrate recommencing operations we are pleased to offer a limited time $120.00 per person off for our popular Heli Hike:
For Direct Bookings Only
Online Booking PROMO Code = MCGGDOM20
Validity: – For trips up to and including 1 December 2020
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer/Subject to change
Minimum numbers to depart = 4 (Don’t have 4 people? We will try to join you with other visitors or will suggest alternatives)

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.

Flight Length
7 mins each way
Ice Time
Up to 2 hours
All year round
Guide Ratio


  • 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
  • A Camera



Adult NZ $619.00 GST incl. (See special PROMO deal in "Overview" valid until 1 December - SAVE$120 per person)
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