4 Bases and 21 flights to choose from
Click one of our locations to see the highlights...
Queenstown
Mount Cook
Franz Josef Glacier
Fox Glacier

Mount Cook Fly Heli-Hike Fly

Highlights

  • Marvel at the mountains Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.

  • Experience Tasman Glacier and ice formations 3000m above sea level.

  • Get the best of both worlds with a fixed wing and helicopter scenic flight.

What's included

  • 1-hour scenic plane flight from Queenstown to Mount Cook.
  • 1-hour scenic helicopter flight from Mount Cook to Queenstown.
  • 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.
  • Complimentary hotel transfers.

Overview

Departing from Queenstown, this stunning 1-hour scenic flight to Aoraki/Mount Cook takes in the dramatic landscapes of vast valleys, stunning lakes and New Zealand’s highest mountains. The only way to truly appreciate the sheer size and ruggedness of the Southern Alps is by air and this flight won’t disappoint.

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 by helicopter 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.

  • Get ready! Here’s what you should know

    Duration

    • Departs 9.45am Daily.
    • Allow approximately 7.5-hours duration for the whole experience.

    Depature Times and check in

    • Please check in 1-hour before your flights' departure time.

    • Please call 0800 207 206  24-hours prior to departure to reconfirm your booking.

    Weather

    • Your flights and Heli Hike are 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
    • A minimum of 4 passengers is required to confirm a trip. Moderate fitness is required, and a minimum age of 8 years applies.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • A waterproof jacket.

    • Sunglasses and sunscreen.

    • Insect repellent.

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

    • 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 (8yrs & over) $1,295.00

Per Person

Book Now Book via milfordflights.co.nz