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  1. Mt Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters (Glacier Landing Flights)

    Mt Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters (Glacier Landing Flights)

    Aoraki Mount Cook National Park offers the best mountain and glacial scenery in New Zealand. Fly alongside the Southern Alps and view the breathtaking landscape of the Tasman Valley. Discover the stunning ice formations of the Hochstetter Icefall as you fly beneath the east face of Aoraki Mount Cook and along the length of the Tasman Glacier. Experience the unique thrill of landing on either the Tasman, Fox or Franz Josef Glaciers. Flights available in 25 minute, 35 minute, 45 minute or 55 minute options. Helicopter or Ski Plane Glacier Landing Flights available. Minimum numbers apply. Combined Helicopter and Ski Plane Options available for group bookings of 8 or more at no...
  2. Tasman Valley 4WD Tours

    Tasman Valley 4WD Tours

    A unique 4WD adventure with incredible views of the Tasman Glacier and its gigantic moraine walls. A rugged back road 4wd adventure accessing awe inspiring views over the Tasman Glacier and its gigantic moraine wall. Your professional guide has a wealth of knowledge of the Aoraki/Mt Cook area, learn about the area, its unique geology, local flora & fauna and get an entertaining insight into the rich pioneering history and stories of the past 150 years. During the spring and summer months you can see an abundance of Mount Cook Lilies, Celmesia Daisies, Golden Spaniard Spear Grass and many delicate mountain flowers.You may even catch a glimpse of the world's only 'mountain parrot' - Kea!
  3. Grand Traverse from Lake Tekapo

    Grand Traverse from Lake Tekapo

    Explore New Zealand's highest mountains, ice and snow fields, see twelve major glaciers and fly over 200 kilometres of breathtaking alpine scenery. From the beautiful, turquoise glacier-fed lakes in the East, to the great ice fields spilling down through the West Coast rainforests into the Tasman Sea below. Our aircraft especially selected for flightseeing ensures that every passenger has a window seat and wings-above to ensure optimum viewing below. Pilots provide a full and informative commentary with multi language commentary brochures supplied. Flights depart from Lake Tekapo, Glentanner Park, Mt Cook or Franz Josef. Very popular inter-airport flightseeing options between Lake...
  4. Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

    Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

    You will fly over the Mount Cook National Park before landing on the longest glacier in New Zealand - The Tasman Glacier. Encounter the fresh alpine air as you land at around 1,200m above sea level and spend up to 2 hours in the mountains. This is a guided and interpretive trek on the 'white ice'. As your crampons bite into the ice, you will trek on gentle undulating terrain, below the highest peaks of the Southern Alps (Aoraki and Mount Tasman). On your return flight you will fly close by the massive 1,000m high Hochstetter Icefall as your adventure nears its end. This is an unfogettable experience and one that will not be forgotten. Operates three times daily from October to April.
  5. The Wigley: Top of the Tasman Glacier Hike

    The Wigley: Top of the Tasman Glacier Hike

    Your snow shoeing adventure starts with a scenic flight to 2200 metres (7200 ft) onboard your ski plane. Marvel as the rock and ice debris transforms to glistening white. You may even see an iceberg in the glacier lake. Equipped with snowshoes, walking poles, harness and other equipment, you are ready to explore 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. Cost includes two scenic flights, guide, quality leather boots, socks, gators, snow shoes, harness (if required), walking...
  6. Mt Cook & Tasman glacier Helicopter experience

    Mt Cook & Tasman glacier Helicopter experience

    No trip to New Zealand is complete without seeing Aoraki/ Mt Cook up close by helicopter. This popular scenic flight will show you the highlights of the National Park and it’s many spectacular features. View hanging glaciers, blue ice and deep crevasses. Then, enjoy an unforgettable glacier landing on the mighty Tasman Glacier. You will truly experience this alpine environment when you have 600 metres of glacier ice beneath your feet. In addition you will have time on the glacier to take photographs and even throw some snowballs. This is a Mt Cook helicopter experience you will never forget. Highlights: View Aoraki/Mt Cook – the highest mountain in New Zealand Experience a snow...
  7. Aoraki/ Mt Cook Ultimate Helicopter Experience

    Aoraki/ Mt Cook Ultimate Helicopter Experience

    This helicopter tour is the ultimate way to view the summit of Aoraki/ Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak and the spectacular surrounding National Park scenery. Then you will experience a snow landing high up on on the Tasman Glacier and stand amongst the “natural silence” of this very special place. View hanging glaciers, spectacular rivers of ice and the other wordly blue of deep ice crevasses. To top it off on a clear day the views of the incredible West Coast and wild Tasman Sea from your seat will provide a “birds eye” view of both sides of the South Island. Finally you will fly over the carved icebergs of the Tasman Terminal Lake on your return flight before returning to the...
  8. Aoraki/ Mt Cook Paradise Helicopter Experience

    Aoraki/ Mt Cook Paradise Helicopter Experience

    On this helicopter tour you will discover the real highlights of the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. After that you will fly the full length of the Tasman Glacier to appreciate the size and scale of New Zealand’s longest “river of ice”. Then you will fly close to the mountain peaks, to view this incredible alpine region. You will also get amazing views of New Zealand’s highest peak -Aoraki /Mt Cook. In addition you will view hanging glaciers, blue ice and rocky mountain peaks, with photo opportunities in every direction. Finally, your snow landing on the magnificent Tasman Glacier. Your pilot may shut off the helicopter so you can experience the ‘sound of silence”.
  9. The Cool Climber - Tasman Glacier Ice Climbing Mount Cook

    The Cool Climber - Tasman Glacier Ice Climbing Mount Cook

    Take in awe-inspiring views of New Zealand’s alpine scenery on your stunning helicopter flight. Watch for the Tasman Glacier lake and marvel at the spectacular Hochstetter Icefall. On this trip you receive personalized ice climbing instruction. Using ice tools and the front points of your crampons, you climb vertical and at times overhanging ice walls and pinnacles always safely secured by a top rope attached to your harness. A good fitness level is required. Cost includes two scenic flights, guide, specialised mountaineering boots, climbing boots, socks, gators, crampons, ice axes, technical gear, walking poles, jacket and over-trousers, gloves, special backpacks.
  10. The Adventurer - Haupapa/Tasman Glacier Heli-hike Mount Cook

    The Adventurer - Haupapa/Tasman Glacier Heli-hike Mount Cook

    You fly in to your drop off point on a remote part of the glacier. Your guide will outfit you with special ice spikes for your feet, called crampons, which are designed for glacier conditions. Then you’ll explore ice formations, following your guide as s/he cuts 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. Time on the ice is up to 2 hours, weather permitting. Cost includes Two scenic flights, guide, quality leather boots, socks, gators, snow shoes, harness (if required), walking poles, jacket & over-trousers, gloves.
  11. Mt Cook Glacier Guiding

    Mt Cook Glacier Guiding

    Combine the excitement of walking on a remote part of New Zealand's biggest glacier with the thrill of breathtaking scenic helicopter fly-bys of New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. Fly in either by helicoper or ski plane past Aoraki/Mt Cook. Go high alpine showshoeing in a snowy white wilderness at over 2100m with your professional guide. Try an adrenaline-pumping ice climb in the heart of the Tasman Glacier. After a thrilling helicopter flight to the best ice climbing location, our expert guides will quickly teach you how to master basic crampon and ice axe techniques. All of our guides are certified through the internationally recognised New Zealand Mountain Guides...
  12. Glacier Explorers

    Glacier Explorers

    The only tour of its kind in New Zealand and one of the only accessible glacial lakes containing icebergs in the world. An amazing encounter with New Zealand's largest glacier, the Tasman Glacier. Explore and learn about the ever-changing glacial landscape as you journey across the terminal lake in our custom-built MAC Boats with your experienced guides. Icebergs of every shape and size periodically tear away from the face of the glacier into the rapidly growing lake. Lateral moraines rear up almost 200m to remind us of the scale and greatness that the glacier has reached in previous times.
  13. Glacierflights.com

    Glacierflights.com

    Glacierflights.com is operated by Aviation Adventures Ltd from Pukaki Airport, near Twizel, and flies over New Zealand's largest glaciers including the Tasman, Franz Josef, Fox, Murchison, Hooker and Mueller. When flying with us you have the choice of two aircraft. Our heated Cessna can fly three passengers. Comfortable headsets are provided so you can hear the commentary. The high wing of the aircraft allows for excellent views - great for photography! For the more adventurous, we also offer glacier flights in our open-cockpit Ag-Cat biplane for one or two people. You sit in the front of the aircraft for a view unmatched anywhere! Leather jackets, helmets and gloves are...
  14. INFLITE Experiences Mt Cook - Alpine and Glacier Landings

    INFLITE Experiences Mt Cook - Alpine and Glacier Landings

    These scenic tours sweep you over the best alpine views New Zealand has to offer. Choose from a range of Glacier Guiding experiences with INFLITE Experiences Mt Cook. These include: Blue Ice Adventure – 25 Min Scenic, The Ultimate Alpine Experience, Tasman – 35 Min Scenic, Glacier Highlights – 45 Min Scenic, and The Grand Circle. Our experiences are updated regularly so be sure to check out our website, for the most up-to-date options available.
  15. INFLITE Experiences Mt Cook - Glacier Guiding

    INFLITE Experiences Mt Cook - Glacier Guiding

    Enjoy the expansive icelands and breath-taking clean glaciers from the comfort of your luxurious helicopter or ski plane. Choose from a range of Glacier Guiding experiences with INFLITE Experiences Mt Cook. These include: The Wigley: Tasman Glacier Snow Shoeing, The Adventurer: Tasman Glacier Heli-Hiking, and The Cool Climber: Tasman Glacier Ice Climbing. Our experiences are updated regularly so be sure to check out our website, for the most up-to-date options available.
  16. INFLITE Experiences Mt Cook - Overview

    INFLITE Experiences Mt Cook - Overview

    Aoraki Mount Cook crowns the Southern Alps, an icy stretch on the east coast of the South Island, the best mountain and glacial scenery in New Zealand. Enjoy the expansive icelands and breath-taking clean glaciers from the comfort of your luxurious helicopter or ski plane. These scenic tours sweep you over the best alpine views New Zealand has to offer. Fly in and hike or climb on a glacier in NZ's big mountain country, or experience the ultimate in alpine adventures with our World Exclusive tour. Discover the stunning ice formations of the Hochstetter Icefall as you fly beneath the east face of Aoraki Mount Cook and along the Tasman Glacier. Experience the unique thrill of landing on...
  17. INFLITE Experiences Mt Cook - Scenic Tours

    INFLITE Experiences Mt Cook - Scenic Tours

    These scenic tours sweep you over the best alpine views New Zealand has to offer. Choose from a range of Scenic Tours with INFLITE Experiences Mt Cook. These include: Blue Ice Adventure - 25 Minute Scenic, Lower Tasman Loop - 10 Min Overflight, The Ultimate Alpine Experience, Tasman Experience - 35 Min Scenic, Glacier Highlights - 45 Min Scenic, and The Grand Circle. Our experiences are updated regularly so be sure to check out our website, for the most up-to-date options available.
  18. INFLITE Mt Cook - The Ultimate Alpine Experience

    INFLITE Mt Cook - The Ultimate Alpine Experience

    Choose from a range of Ultimate Experiences with INFLITE Experiences Mt Cook. These include: The Ultimate Alpine Experience, Picnic Amongst The Peaks, The Wigley: Tasman Glacier Snow Shoeing, Blue Ice Adventure - 25 Minute Scenic, The Ultimate Alpine Experience, Tasman Experience - 35 Min Scenic, Glacier Highlights - 45 Min Scenic, and The Grand Circle. Our experiences are updated regularly so be sure to check out our website, for the most up-to-date options available.
  19. Ski The Tasman

    Ski The Tasman

    Ski The Tasman is an air-accessed glacier skiing package, professionally guided by Alpine Guides. Alpine Guides pioneered Ski The Tasman in the early 70's and has been operating it continuously ever since. Every fine winter day (July-September) we guide small groups of skiers on this unique adventure in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. If you can ski blue runs at a ski area (intermediate ability) you can ski the mighty Tasman Glacier. Our rental "fat" skis make off-piste easy, even in deep powder snow. The "standard" Tasman Glacier skiing package includes the 2 longest ski runs in the Southern Hemisphere - from 8 to 10km long. Flying every fine day: June through October.
  20. Tasman Glacier Helihike

    Tasman Glacier Helihike

    Tasman Glacier Helihike offers easy access to the realm of the mountaineer. With your mountain guide, you will fly high onto the white ice of NZ’s longest glacier– the mighty Tasman. We meet our guests at Mt Cook Airport, provide a safety briefing, and equipment check. Then we embark on a thrilling helicopter flight into the mountains. You land at 1,200 metres above sea level and spend up to 2 hours in the mountains. This is a guided interpretative trek on the white ice. The gently undulating terrain is an amazing landscape of fluted ice, runnels, moulins, and sinuous winding streamlets. As your crampons bite into the ice, you will trek on gentle undulating terrain, below the...
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