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Tasman Glacier Experience


Adult $630.00

Child (8 - 14 yrs) $465.00

  • Current prices are valid from 1st Oct 2020 - 30th Sep 2021.


  • Scenic helicopter flight onto the Tasman glacier for an epic hiking adventure.
  • Explore glacial ice formations on a professionally guided hike for up to 1.5-hours.
  • A unique walk on NZ’s longest glacier.
  • Experience a boat tour like no other NZ’s only glacial boat tour.
  • Guided walk to the lake whilst viewing the Tasman Glacier Ice wall.

What's included

  • Scenic helicopter flight.
  • Glacier landing and 1.5-hour on the glacier hike with professional and experienced guides.  
  • 25-minute Alpine Walk to Lake
  • Only Glacial Boat tour in NZ


Surrounded by snow capped alps and ice formations, your experience will commence with a Heli Hike on the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s longest glacier before embarking on a boat tour like no other, New Zealand’s only glacial boat tour.

Departing from Mount Cook airport and fully equipped with glacier boots and crampons, you will experience a scenic flight over the Tasman Glacier and ice formations on the lower reaches of the Glacier to a location over 1500m above sea level. You will then spend the next 1.5 hours venturing on to the surprisingly undulating ice terrain in the shadow of the highest peaks of the Southern Alps (Aoraki and Mount Tasman).

Your adventure continues as you experience the Aoraki/Mt Cook park by land and water. Surrounded by the majestic Southern Alps you will be guided through the ice ages, viewing the gigantic Tasman Glacier Ice wall and other icebergs.

Get ready! Here’s what you should know

  • Get ready! Here’s what you should know


    • Allow approximately 6-hours duration for the whole experience.

    Departure Locations

    Departure Times and check in

    • Tasman Glacier Heli Hike Check in as at 9am upstairs at Mount Cook Airport.
    • Glacier Explorers boat tour check in is 30 mins prior to departure. Please meet at 1.30pm at The hermitage Hotel (Activities desk). 
    • Please call 24 hours prior to departure on 0800 650 651 to reconfirm.


    • Your flight is subject to favourable weather conditions; if cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given a partial 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.
    • 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. Please advise if over 120kg as we may be able to accommodate.
    • 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).
    • Walking shoes required for Glacier Lake walk.
  • 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.


Adult $630.00

Child (8 - 14 yrs) $465.00

  • Current prices are valid from 1st Oct 2020 - 30th Sep 2021.

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