Haupapa/Tasman Glacier Heli-hike Mount Cook
Combine the excitement of walking on New Zealand’s biggest glacier with the thrill of breathtaking scenic helicopter fly-bys of New Zealand’s largest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. You fly in to your drop off point on a remote part of the glacier, exploring where nature’s forces work hardest.
Your guide will outfit you with special ice spikes for your feet, called crampons, designed for glacier conditions. Then you’ll go exploring the amazing 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.
Every journey is unique, because the glacier is changing all the time and our experienced guides are always finding something new and interesting to show our visitors. Time on the ice is up to 2 hours, weather permitting.
12 mins each way
Seasonal - 1 Sept - 31 May
Adult NZ$549.00 per person
Children There is no child rate.
Child Age Minimum age is 10 years
Cost includes Two scenic flights, guide, quality leather boots, socks, gators, snow shoes, harness (if required), walking poles, jacket and over-trousers, gloves