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Gift Vouchers - Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

Pricing

Gift Voucher - Tasman Glacier Heli Hike $499.00


  • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Non-transferable, not redeemable for cash, not valid for resale.
  • Product operation is subject to weather conditions.
  • Should the voucher be valued at a lower amount than the current retail then you will be required to pay the difference when redeeming the voucher.

Highlights

  • Scenic helicopter flight onto the Tasman glacier for an epic hiking adventure.

  • Explore glacial ice formations on a professionally guided hike for up to 2-hours.

  • Soar over the Southern Alps on a stunning scenic helicopter flight.

  • A unique walk on NZ’s longest glacier.


What's included

  • Scenic helicopter flight.

  • Glacier landing and 2-hour glacier hike.

  • Professional and experienced guides.

  • All equipment - glacier boots & ice crampons. A waterproof jacket if required.

Overview

A heli hike on the Tasman Glacier in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is an adventure usually reserved only for experienced mountaineers. At 27 kilometres (17 mi) long, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) wide and 600 metres (2,000 ft) thick, it covers an area of 101 square kilometres (39 sq mi), starting at a height of 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) above sea level.

You’ll fly from Mount Cook airport over the gorgeous Tasman Glacier Lake and ice formations on the lower reaches of the Glacier to a location 3000m above sea level and assessed on the day to be safe. Venture on to the surprisingly undulating ice terrain in the shadow of the highest peaks of the Southern Alps (Aoraki and Mount Tasman); equipped with glacier boots and crampons and spend the next 2 hours in another world in the mountains. On the return flight home, you’ll fly close by the massive 1,000 metre high (3,200 feet) Hochstetter Icefall on the eastern face of Aoraki/Mt Cook.

We team up with Alpine Guides Ltd, Mount Cook who have been taking visitors over this epic icefall terrain since 1966 and can trace their heritage back 100 years. They have an immaculate safety record, rigid assessments and using quality equipment, your safety and enjoyment is taken care of.

  • Get ready! Here’s what you should know

    Duration

    • Allow approximately 3-hours duration for the whole experience.

    Departure Locations

    • Departs and returns from Mount Cook Airport.

    Departure Times and check in

    • Check In closes 60 minutes prior to departure time.

    • Please call 24 hours prior to departure on 0800 650 651 to reconfirm.

    • Check-in upstairs in Mount Cook Airport.

    Weather

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

    • We recommend booking your 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.

    • All flights have a minimum passenger number for departures. We do our best to coordinate the required minimum.

    • Maximum weight limit of 120kg per person, including equipment.

    • Moderate fitness and hiking ability required.

    • iPads or selfie sticks are not allowed on board for safety.

  • What to bring
    • Warm upper-body clothing, preferably 3-4 layers.

    • Leggings or light trousers, although shorts are acceptable.

    • Sunglasses and sunscreen.

    • Waterproof jacket (provided if you don't have one).

  • Cancellation policy
    • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
    • Non-transferable, not redeemable for cash, not valid for resale.
    • Product operation is subject to weather conditions.
    • Should the voucher be valued at a lower amount than the current retail then you will be required to pay the difference when redeeming the voucher.

Pricing

Gift Voucher - Tasman Glacier Heli Hike $499.00


  • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Non-transferable, not redeemable for cash, not valid for resale.
  • Product operation is subject to weather conditions.
  • Should the voucher be valued at a lower amount than the current retail then you will be required to pay the difference when redeeming the voucher.

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