Mount Cook A dramatic scenic flight to NZ's highest peak

  • Mt Cook | The Helicopter Line
  • Mt Cook Glacier Valley from the Helicopter
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Aoraki/Mount Cook dominates the Southern Alps mountain range that divides New Zealand's South Island. The Helicopter Line's Mount Cook base operates from Glentanner Park, situated only 15 minutes drive from the Aoraki/Mount Cook Village and the Hermitage Hotel and 20 minutes along State Highway 80 after turning off State Highway 8 between Christchurch and Queenstown. The Helicopter Line also operates from Pukaki Airport, Twizel alongside SH8 between Queenstown and Christchurch.
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Departing Glentanner

Alpine Explorer HLC3

Duration 35 mins
Adult $360, Child $252

Experience this magnificent alpine environment with a high alpine flight over the Ben Ohau Mountains. Fly close to the steep ridges and rise over a mountain pass which reveals superb views out to Aoraki/Mount Cook and its surrounding peaks. Prepare yourself for an amazing alpine landing where you will be able to step out of the helicopter and play in the snow. 

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Departing Glentanner

Mount Cook & The Glaciers HLC4

Duration 50 mins

Adult $630, Child $441

Our premier flight over the Mt Cook National Park and its vast glaciers and snowfields. See the ancient waters of the Tasman Glacier lake before flying the length of the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s longest glacier.  Experience what it feels like to stand in snow amongst the mountains as you take in a spectacular view of New Zealand's highest peak, Aoraki/Mount Cook during your snow landing.  Cross to the West Coast and view the formidable Franz Josef and Fox glaciers before completing your journey with uninterrupted views of the summit ridge of Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Departing Glentanner

Alpine Vista HLC5

Duration 20 mins
Adult $240, Child $168

This short scenic option is the ideal opportunity to touch snow and experience the thrill of a helicopter flight. Sweep through the rugged high-country landscape of the Ben Ohau Mountain Range to a landing site on a snow field high in the mountains. Enjoy the fantastic vista from this alpine setting as you look out to the mountains and glaciers and down into the valleys that were carved out by glaciers centuries ago. 

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Departing Twizel

Aoraki/Mount Cook Discovery HLT3

Duration 60 mins
Adult $765, Child $535

Take a flight to the awesome South Face of Aoraki/Mount Cook. Your helicopter will fly you to the heart of the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park via the Ben Ohau Mountain Range, viewing spectacular hanging glaciers and rivers of moving ice. On your way home enjoy a snow landing, marvel at the mountains soaring around you and take that special snapshot. Then descend beside the beautiful turquoise hues of the glacially fed Lake Pukaki to complete a flight we promise you will never forget.

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Departing Twizel

Southern Alps Experience HLT4

Duration 45 mins
Adult $540, Child $378

Fly over the Mackenzie Basin into the Ben Ohau mountain range.  Take in views of glacial carved river valleys and towering mountain peaks.  Surf the main divide alongside hanging glacial ice before landing on the Glenmary Glacier.  Spend your time on the snow capturing the experience with photo opportunities of hydro lakes, canals and vast river valleys before the return flight brings you back down to earth.

Departing Twizel

Alpine Scenic Flight HLT2

Duration 35 mins
Adult $360, Child $252

Pack in spectacular alpine scenery with this flight over the rugged Ben Ohau Mountain Range and into the towering Neumann Range. Combine this with the beautiful mountain lake views and a snow landing on the Glenmary Glacier. Step out onto a carpet of snow and snap that special photograph. This flight also includes stunning views of New Zealand's highest peaks. 

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Departing Twizel

Alpine Express HLT1

Duration 25 mins
Adult $300, Child $210

If you have less than half an hour for an 'out of this world' experience, then this flight is for you. This majestic flight will land you amongst the jewels of the Southern Alps. Dramatic mountains expose their rugged faces and snow-clad spines. Enjoy spectacular views into the Mackenzie Basin and over Lake Pukaki before an alpine landing overlooking ancient glacial terrain. Take time out on top of the world!

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Mount Cook Heli-ski Operators

The Helicopter Line provides helicopter services for heli-skiing in the Mount Cook area during winter. For more details on heli-ski packages available or to book visit Harris Mountains Heliski.


Price Information

Prices are in New Zealand dollars and include Goods and Services Tax of 15%. Major credit cards, travellers cheques and foreign currencies are accepted. Please see here for child prices. Prices are subject to change without notice. Pricing valid from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017.

Mount Cook

Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

Duration 3 hours
$565 per person

Adventure into Mount Cook National Park and Heli Hike across Tasman Glacier. Witness the beauty of the Tasman Glacier lake and the stunning ice formations from the helicopter as you fly over the spectacular Tasman Glacier. Once you descend and step foot onto the ice you will encounter fresh alpine air as your heli hike guide introduces you to the world of the Tasman Glacier. This is a unique experience and one which will not be forgotten. Learn More

Departing Glentanner

Mountains High HLC2

Duration 40 mins
Adult $450, Child $315

Fly past the rugged face of the Tasman Glacier enroute to the spectacular Hochstetter Icefall.  Take in views of the eastern face of Aoraki/Mt Cook and the upper Tasman Glacier, New Zealand's longest glacier.  Continue on to an alpine landing to enjoy your experience in the snow and take that photo of a lifetime. Fly home through the heart of the Burnett Mountains and marvel at the grandeur of the Mackenzie Basin.

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