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Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

Pricing

Per Person Adult (8yrs & over) $585.00


  • Current prices are valid from 1st Oct 2018 - 30th Sep 2019.

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.

    Depature Locations

    • Departs and returns from Mount Cook Airport.

    Depature 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
    • 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

Per Person Adult (8yrs & over) $585.00


  • Current prices are valid from 1st Oct 2018 - 30th Sep 2019.

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Trip Details

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.

  • Pickup is available from the Mount Cook Village. 
  • Confirmation call to base for weather check is necessary prior to flight. 
  • Moderate fitness is required and a minimum age of 8 years applies. Clients who are pregnant will not be able to participate and weight restrictions apply.

Check-in Times

  • 1st May to 14th May - 9am & 11 am
  • 15th May to 20th September - 11am
  • 21st September to 30th April - 9am , 11am  & 1pm
  • Please check-in upstairs in Mount Cook Airport

What to Bring

Warm upper body clothing (preferably 3 to 4 layers), leggings or light trousers, although shorts are acceptable. Sunglasses, sunscreen, waterproof jacket (one will be provided if you don’t have one) and a sense of adventure! We provide glacier boots and ice crampons.

Our Heli-hike trips are weather dependent. We will do our best to accommodate you but occasionally cancellation may be unavoidable.