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Guided Heli-Hike Tour on Tasman Glacier

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  • Mobile ticket

Get ready for breathtaking views of the Southern Alps overlooking Aoraki/Mount Cook with this helicopter tour. Get your adrenaline pumping and give your eyes a one-of-a-kind visual treat as you embark on the nature hike.


  • Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride along the glorious snow-covered Southern Alps range and Mount Cook.
  • With expert guides to lead the way and take care of your safety, explore the ice formations on the glacier for 2 hours.
  • Navigate the Tasman glacier easily with the glacier boots and crampons provided and start your exciting hiking journey.
  • On the way back to Mount Cook base, witness stunning views of the Hochstetter Icefall along the eastern side of Mount Cook.


  • Helicopter flight
  • Glacier landing
  • 2-hour glacier hike
  • Professional guides
  • All equipment - ice crampons & glacier boots
  • Waterproof jacket (if required)


  • Audio guides
  • Personal expenses

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Designed to amaze you with breathtaking views, this perfect experience allows you to click photographs of famous glaciers and mountains from their peaks. Board your helicopter to start your journey along the crown of the Southern Alps with an expert guide to accompany you.

As you descend on the Tasman Glacier, prepare for an adventure-filled hike along the snow-capped region. Put on your ice crampons and glacier shoes provided to you on-site, and follow your guide for a safe but fascinating exploration. Witness the divide between the West and the East Coast and the sun rays reflecting brightly on the snow-covered mountain ranges of the Southern Alps. On the journey back, catch sight of an aerial view of Hochstetter Icefall along the eastern side of Mount Cook as you fly above it, and soak in the majestic views of nature clad in pristine white.

Important Information

  • Your experience may be subject to change or cancellation due to bad weather.
  • It's recommended to wear warm clothes along with comfortable shoes.
  • Bring along your sunglasses, sunscreen, and warm upper-body clothing.


  • The experience is restricted for guests weighing more than 120kg including clothes, shoes, and equipment.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, people with mobility issues, and pregnant women.
  • Note that the following is/are not allowed on this tour: selfie sticks and iPads.


  • The timings are subject to change. Please check the booking page to see the timings on your intended day of visit.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.
  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 60 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide and check-in upstairs at Mount Cook Airport.
  • Address: Mount Cook Road, Canterbury 7999, New Zealand.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

By Car

  • Take route 'New Zealand State Highway 80' and drive onto the Mount Cook Aerodrome road to reach the attraction.
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