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Alpine Glacier Experience

Pricing

Adult (15yrs & over) $450.00

Child (4 - 14yrs) $325.00


  • Children must accompany a paying adult.
  • Minimum numbers apply for flights. Bookings will be coordinated to achieve this where possible. 
  • Pricing valid until 30th April 2022. 

Highlights

  • 35 min scenic helicopter flight. 

  • 2.5 hour Glacial boat tour. 
  • Soar above the Ben Ohau Mountain Range and the peaks of the Southern Alps.

  • Step outside and take in the views from an alpine snow landing.

  • New Zealand's highest mountain seen from a truly magnificent viewpoint.

  • Experience a 25 minute alpine walk in the Tasman Valley. 

What's included

  • Scenic helicopter flight.

  • Alpine landing (seasonal snow landing).

  • Informative pilot commentary.

  • Glacier Boat Tour. 
  • A 25 minute alpine walk. 

Overview

This scenic option provides you with the opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring views of the Mt Cook/Aoraki national park by air and water. Aoraki/Mount Cook was named the cloud piercer by Māori.  You’ll see for yourself on this flight over the Ben Ohau Mountain Range and peaks of the Southern Alps that surround this storied mountain. Your helicopter will manoeuvre you to an alpine vantage point where it’s safe for a snow landing and time to take it all in.

Once you have landed back at our base, you will make your way to the start of your next adventure! Surrounded by the majestic Southern Alps you will be guided through the ice ages, viewing the gigantic Tasman Glacier Ice wall and other icebergs. Your boat ride is unique being New Zealand’s only glacial boat tour and provides a magical experience within Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. 

Please note: A child is 4 - 14 years. Children must be accompanied by a fare-paying adult. An adult is any person aged 15 and over. All passengers will be weighed during the check-in process.

  • Get ready! Here’s what you should know

    Duration

    • 3 hour total trip duration including an alpine landing (seasonal snow landing). Please allow around 3.5 hours, as you have a 20 minute drive between the two departure locations. 
    • This includes a 35 min scenic flight & 2.5 hour glacial boat tour. 

    Departure Locations

    Departure Times and check in

    • Check In closes 30 minutes prior to departure time.

    • Please call 0800 650 651, 24-hours prior to departure for a weather check and to reconfirm your booking.

    Weather

    • Your flight is subject to favourable weather conditions; if cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative time, date or full refund.

    • We recommend booking flights early in your trip with flexibility for weather changes. We don’t want you to miss out!

  • Additional information
    • Confirmation will be received within 48-hours of booking, subject to availability.
    • Flights, landings and routes may vary due to weather and at the pilot’s discretion. Flight times are approximate and include your landing.
    • Minimum passenger numbers apply for flights. Bookings will be coordinated to achieve this where possible.
    • The price includes landing and concession fees as our flights land in conservation areas and special locations.
    • iPads or selfie sticks are not allowed on board for safety.
  • What to bring
    • Warm clothing.
    • Sturdy covered shoes (snow on your toes is not nice!)
    • Sunglasses and sunscreen.
    • Your phone/camera, and a sense of adventure!
  • Cancellation policy
    • Booking online does not charge your credit card. Credit card details are only required to guarantee your booking.
    • Should you fail to check-in on time, or notify us of changes less than 24-hours prior to departure, your credit card will be debited with the total amount of the booked activity.

Pricing

Adult (15yrs & over) $450.00

Child (4 - 14yrs) $325.00


  • Children must accompany a paying adult.
  • Minimum numbers apply for flights. Bookings will be coordinated to achieve this where possible. 
  • Pricing valid until 30th April 2022. 

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