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HELI HIKE - Mount Cook - Tasman Glacier


Discover the dramatic and unforgettable views of New Zealand’s longest glacier with Mt Cook Heli Hike!


  • Soak up spectacular views on a scenic flight from Mount Cook
  • Spend 2 hours hiking and exploring amazing glacial ice formations
  • Venture into remote terrain with knowledgeable and experienced heli hike guides
  • Discover the dramatic and unforgettable views of this ancient glacial treasure


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Explore New Zealand’s longest glacier with Mt Cook Heli Hike!

Beginning with an exhilarating scenic flight from Mt Cook Airport, you’ll see breathtaking views of this spectacular alpine wonderland before landing 1,200 meters above sea level to begin your hike.

Situated within the borders of the Mt Cook National park, the guides take you on an unforgettable journey as you discover the dramatic and unforgettable views of this ancient glacial treasure.

With rigid safety precautions and the utmost quality equipment, your highly skilled guide will lead you into remarkable remote terrain - usually only seen by the most experienced of mountaineers!

Departure Location: Mount Cook Airport, Mount Cook Rd, Mount Cook.

Per person $595.00 (Pre-Covid Border Closure Price $595.00, Discount Shown From This Rate )

What's included

  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Glacier landing, 2-hour glacier hike, and pick up
  • Professional and experienced heli hike guides
  • All equipment provided (glacier boots, socks, ice crampons, waterproof jacket and pants)


  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience


  • Mount Cook Airport, Mount Cook Road, Canterbury 7999. Approximately 1.5 hours drive from Tekapo or 3 hours from Queenstown.


  • Minimum age: 8
  • Minimum 4 pax per Heli Hike. Moderate fitness required. Minimum age is 8 years old.

    For safety reasons, we have a weight limit of 120kg. This weight includes the gear we provide which can weigh up to 5kgs. Please be aware that if the gear takes your weight to over 120kg, you will not be able to participate.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Please Note: Heli hike trips are weather dependent. We will do our best to accommodate you but occasionally cancellation may be unavoidable.

    Pick up is available from Mt Cook village.

    Getting Here: We operate from the Mt Cook Airport (3 hours drive from Queenstown, 2.5 hours from Wanaka, 1 hour from Twizel, 1.5 hours from Tekapo, and 4 hours from Christchurch).

Available Bookings from 12 Aug to 18 Aug 2022

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Ross from New Zealand wrote on 17 July 2020


Amazing trip once in a lifetime

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Avery from New Zealand wrote on 25 July 2022

Must try!


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Elisabeth Blumental from France wrote on 21 July 2022


I do not regret my money. My daughter and i will remember our all life this moment. Glacier and the flight. And it is a very serious place with the security. Thank's.

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robertp from New Zealand wrote on 03 March 2020

Such a shame. Could have been fantastic

So check in was fun. The staff were super chill good people.. We boarded the Chopper. Again the staff and pilot were real nice folk. Then we landed on the Glacier and the Helicopter flew away. Oh dear. Our guide who looked like he had just turned 25 had a real chip on his shoulder. He acted like he did not want to be there. The group was about 12 people. Elderly folk. Overweight folk. As we did not have ski poles to walk, i think this was the issue. We just did not have enough time as no one could walk on the glacier with there snow spike shoes.. So it was a real issue. We were not really allowed to take photo's as the guide was hostile, as every thing seemed by the miniute for Helicopter pick up. Very annoyed with myself. As i did read reviews and some other customers wrote what my experience was like. Guide just seemed like he wanted to be some where else. I intend to go back to Glacier end of the year, and fly with a different Company. As i won't let this one off bad experience put me of..

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Steve James from New Zealand wrote on 22 January 2022

Aotearoa Natural Beauty and Grandeur up close

Wasn't sure what to expect from this, what I got was 3 hours of beauty, a bit of danger (there's some big holes in the glacier), a charming and talented guide who kept us on the straight and narrow. Helicopter ride to and from was incredible, this region is beautiful and stark. We found some magical caves which we were able to walk into. Learnt a heap about how the glacier works and how climate is impacting its longevity.

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