Mount Cook Fly | Explore | Fly
From $749 per person
See the Southern Alps and Mount Cook in all their beauty on this amazing flight from Queenstown
Departing from Queenstown, encounter real mountain flying across New Zealand’s entire Southern Alps, a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty. Enjoy unparalleled views from the window seat of our fixed-wing aircraft and marvel at the most awe-inspiring aerial views of the summit ridge of Mt. Cook and the Tasman Glacier before landing in Mt. Cook National Park. Your knowledgeable, highly skilled local pilot providing interesting and informative commentary during this flight of a lifetime.
Departing Queenstown and heading North, with a flight time or approx 60/70 minutes, our preferred route heads directly up the spine of the South Island for you to enjoy panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea one way and arguably New Zealand’s most beautiful lake, Lake Pukaki, the other. The glacial feed into the lake gives it the distinctive blue colour it is most famous for.
Touching down at Aoraki/Mt. Cook Airport on the outskirts of Mt. Cook Village spend up to 4 hours on the ground to explore. Enjoy lunch at The Hermitage Hotel, check out the Sir Edmund Hillary Centre, walk the Hooker Valley Track or why not treat yourself and experience the thrill of a helicopter flight within this stunning National Park.
In partnership with our friends at Mt. Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters by INFLITE add on the ‘Tasman Experience’ and land on New Zealand’s largest glacier or the ‘Tasman Taster’ and experience a snow landing within valleys and peaks of Aoraki Mt. Cook National Park – you’ll find all the info when you get through to the booking page.
Dress CodeWarm Clothing Recommended due to changeable nature of Alpine Weather.
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Queenstown Airport Terminal, Sir Henry Wigley Drive, Frankton, Queenstown
Where do I catch my flight?
Complimentary airport transfers are included in your tour, however if you wish to drive yourself, checkin is located in the main terminal building of Queenstown Airport opposite the baggage claim carousel.
What if bad weather cancels our flight?
Our flights are weather dependent as we fly under visual flying rules (VFR). Pilots will conduct a thorough weather check 1 hour before each flight. If we cannot fly due to adverse weather conditions we will attempt to reschedule depending on the customers' schedule and flight availability. If we cannot reschedule, you will receive a 100% refund.
What should we bring?
Some essentials we suggest bringing with you on your tour:
- Sunscreen and Bug Spray
- Camera with charge & memory
- Warm clothing layers
- Sensible foot wear
- Bottle of water
Our flights are not affected by the use of Mobile phones and are permitted on board. However, phones cannot be used whilst on the airfield with active aircraft around you. There is no phone signal in Milford Sound, phone calls will be unsuccessful after leaving Queenstown.
Do you offer a pick up from my accommodation?
Yes, We offer complimentary pick ups from various locations close to all central Queenstown Accommodation. Pick ups begin approximately 50mins before departure time. For a full pick up list please see the drop down list, when selecting your product, on the booking page.
I am self-driving to the Airport, where should I park?
There is paid parking in Car Park A at Queenstown Airport.
I am having trouble booking on the website, what should I do?
Please email us at email@example.com and we will be able to help you complete your booking. If you’re booking a trip due to start within 24 hours please call us on 0800-951251 and a member of our reservations team will be glad to help.
Can the flights accommodate infants or toddlers?
- Children aged up to and including 2 years can travel for free if sitting on an adults lap. They must weight 15kg or less.
- We provide lap belt extenders, infant life jackets and ear defenders to help keep our young passengers comfortable.
- Children aged between 3-14 years are eligible for the child rate.
- Strollers/Pushchairs may be accommodated for. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the approximate dimensions and weight and we can confirm if it will fit in our aircraft.
Are your prices in New Zealand Dollars? Do the prices include GST?
Yes, our prices are in New Zealand dollar and include all taxes and charges.
Do you cater for customers with disabilities?
We want everybody to experience our flights and will do our absolute best to cater for people who have disabilities. Safety is our top priority, so if we think that we would be able to give you the appropriate assistance that you need in the event of an emergency we would love to have you fly with us. If you do have a disability we just ask that you call us before booking your flight to discuss your needs.