Mount Cook Fly | Heli Hike | Fly ex Queenstown
From $1349 per person
Fly into the heart of the Southern Alps before transferring to a helicopter to Hike on the Tasman Glacier!
Departing from Queenstown, enjoy an unforgettable flight into the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps with unparalleled views from the window seat of our fixed-wing aircraft. Marvel at the immense scale and spectacular grandeur of this breathtakingly beautiful region. Experience the most awe-inspiring aerial views of the summit ridge of Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain standing at 3,724 metres tall, before landing in Mount Cook National Park. Your knowledgeable, highly skilled local pilot will provide interesting and informative commentary during this 60/70-minute flight of a lifetime.
Touching down at Aoraki/Mount Cook Airport on the outskirts of Mount Cook Village we will team you up with your glacier guiding professional from Mount Cook Glacier Guiding for your Heli Hike on the Tasman Glacier. Once your crampons or snowshoes are fitted you will be flown by helicopter to a drop off point on a remote part of the glacier ready to explore the amazing ice formations. No two trips are the same – the glacier is ever changing so your experienced guides are always finding something new and interesting to show visitors. Your time on New Zealand largest glacier is finished with another spectacular Helicopter flight back to the Aoraki/Mount Cook base where your Glenorchy Air pilot will be waiting for you.
The adventure isn’t over yet however! Boarding your return flight to Queenstown, the breath-taking scenery continues down the spine of the South Island. Starting with spectacular views of Lake Pukaki, arguably New Zealand’s most beautiful lake, the glacial fed water gives it the distinctive blue colour it is most famous for.
You will not want to miss this flight of a lifetime!
However if you are not sure the Heli Hike part of this experience is for you, then have a look at our Mount Cook Flight & Landing option instead.
**PLEASE NOTE: Lunch is not included. We recommend bringing your own packed lunch, drinks etc.
Included in Price:
- Quality leather boots
- Snow shoes
- Harness (if required)
- Walking poles
- Jacket and over-trousers
*Min age 10 years old and must have adult supervision*
Dress CodeLunch, Drinks and Snacks. A Daypack. Any Essential Medication. 3 - 4 layers of warm upper body clothing. Warm trousers (no jeans). Sunglasses and sun protection. A warm hat and gloves. A Camera.
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Queenstown Airport Terminal, Sir Henry Wigley Drive, Frankton, Queenstown
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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.