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1-hour Ultimate Southern Alps Aerial Tour - Helicopter or Ski Plane Flight

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  • Mobile ticket
  • Transfers included
  • Hotel pickup

Soar through the skies in a ski plane or helicopter for a 60-minute aerial tour of the glaciers, and top it off with two snow landings on the Fox, Franz Josef, or Tasman Glaciers.


  • Take a scenic flight from Mount Cook to Tasman Glacier for 60 minutes and soak in the stunning sights of the Southern Alps, Hochstetter Icefall, and the West Coast of New Zealand.

  • Soar over the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers and take advantage of two snow landings on the Fox, Franz Josef, or Tasman Glaciers.

  • See spectacular views of the Hochstetter Icefall, Mount Cook, Mount Tasman, and Mount Sefton.

  • Choose to fly either in a ski plane or a helicopter for the 60-minute flight.

  • Fun Fact: Most Glaciers move at around 50cm per day however Franz Josef Glacier was once recorded to move 4 meters in a day.


  • Guided tour

  • Hotel transfers

  • Radio headset

  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)

Cancellation policy

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

Get set for your Southern Alps aerial tour

Meet your pilot at the Aoraki Mount Cook Airport after getting picked up from your hotel. As you board the retractable ski aircraft or helicopter, your pilot will provide you with a safety briefing and a radio headset. Enjoy the pilot's informative commentary during your flight.

Feast your eyes on the beauty of the Glaciers

View the towering Southern Alps as you take off. As you cross the Main Divide to the West Coast, see the stunning Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. View the snow-capped peaks of the Tasman Glacier as you continue north along the Tasman Sea. Fly over Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and along the Tasman Valley and look down to see the Hochstetter Icefall, the Grand Plateau, Mount Tasman, and Mount Sefton. After passing the east face of Aoraki Mt. Cook, descend over Tasman Terminal Lake.

Have fun in the snow!

Enjoy the snow with two glacier snow landings either at Fox, Franz Josef, or Tasman Glaciers. Experience the quiet solitude of these alpine environments as your aircraft completely shuts down. Once done, board your plane or helicopter, fly back to the airport, and then get dropped off at your hotel.

Important Information

  • Dual landings are subject to snow conditions and may have to be substituted by one longer landing.

  • In case of cancellation due to bad weather, a new date will have to be booked, or a refund will have to be issued.

  • Wheelchairs are welcome on board.

  • In summer, carry a light sweater or jacket, sunglasses, and a camera. For winter flights, wear a warmer winter jacket and closed-in shoes.


  • Selfie sticks and drones are not allowed on the flight.


  • Daily: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the time of pick-up.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • Pick up time will be sent in a separate email.

  • On the day of your tour, please arrive at your hotel lobby 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup time.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of your hotel.

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