Mount Cook Mountains High Helicopter Flight

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  • Location: Mount Cook, New Zealand
  • Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3434MON_HLC2
The premier flight over this amazing alpine region with vast snowfields, glaciers and a spectacular view of New Zealand's highest peak, Aoraki/Mount Cook. Fly towards the Tasman Glacier and land high above it where you can step out of the helicopter and experience what it feels like to stand on snow atop a mountain. Enjoy the incredible vistas and a close up view of Aoraki (Mount Cook) from your landing site, then take off again and traverse the Southern Alps to view the mighty Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Marvel at the huge expanses of snow at the head of these crevasse-filled rivers of ice, as they journey slowly down towards the native rainforests of the rugged West Coast.
With its ability to hover, land and provide access to some of New Zealand's most remote areas, a helicopter is the ideal choice for sightseeing that will take you up close to towering peaks, crevasse filled glaciers and sparkling waterways. Learn about the stunning landscape as your professional pilot delivers an informative commentary en route.

The fleet consists predominately of European AS355 Twin Engine Squirrels (seats 06 passengers plus pilot). They are ideal aircraft for scenic flights, with an open plan cabin making for excellent views for all passengers. The Helicopter Line has the highest levels of Civil Aviation Authority certification for scenic helicopter operations, this involves regular monitoring and audit of all aspects of the operations.

Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
The Helicopter Line Base at Glentanner Park
Departure Time:
Flights are operated from 8:00am - 5:00pm (October to March) and 8:30am - 5:00pm (April to September).

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

40 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Mount Cook Mountains High Helicopter Flight

Mount Cook Mountains High Helicopter Flight

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (45 minutes)
  • Pilot guide
  • Items of a personal nature
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Please advise preferred flight time at time of booking
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Richard H, March 2015

Fantastic. Well worth it. If you haven't been in a helicopter before that adds to the excitement.

Reviewed by: Tom J B, February 2014

A HUGE highlight of our honeymoon. Unfortunately, our camera was stolen a couple of days later before we had a chance to download our pictures, but as my wife says, "that just means we have to go back!" What a HUGE trip this is. Stunning scenery and landing on the glacier is a highlight. The only downside is that not all the headsets were working, so the pilot commentary wasn't heard by all. But that's a minor point.

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Tour code: 3434MON_HLC2