Mount Cook A dramatic scenic flight to NZ's highest peak

  • Mt Cook | The Helicopter Line
  • Mt Cook Glacier Valley from the Helicopter
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Aoraki/Mount Cook dominates the Southern Alps mountain range that divides New Zealand's South Island. The Helicopter Line's Mount Cook base operates from Glentanner Park, situated only 15 minutes drive from the Aoraki/Mount Cook Village and the Hermitage Hotel and 20 minutes along State Highway 80 after turning off State Highway 8 between Christchurch and Queenstown. 

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Departing Glentanner

Alpine Explorer HLC3

Duration 35 mins
Adult $375, Child $262.50

Experience this magnificent alpine environment with a high alpine flight over the Ben Ohau Mountains. Fly close to the steep ridges and rise over a mountain pass which reveals superb views out to Aoraki/Mount Cook and its surrounding peaks. Prepare yourself for an amazing alpine landing where you will be able to step out of the helicopter and play in the snow. 

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Departing Glentanner

Mount Cook & The Glaciers HLC4

Duration 50 mins

Adult $640, Child $448

Our premier flight over the Mt Cook National Park and its vast glaciers and snowfields. See the ancient waters of the Tasman Glacier lake before flying the length of the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s longest glacier.  Experience what it feels like to stand in snow amongst the mountains as you take in a spectacular view of New Zealand's highest peak, Aoraki/Mount Cook during your snow landing.  Cross to the West Coast and view the formidable Franz Josef and Fox glaciers before completing your journey with uninterrupted views of the summit ridge of Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Departing Glentanner

Alpine Vista HLC5

Duration 20 mins
Adult $245, Child $171.50

This short scenic option is the ideal opportunity to touch snow and experience the thrill of a helicopter flight. Sweep through the rugged high-country landscape of the Ben Ohau Mountain Range to a landing site on a snow field high in the mountains. Enjoy the fantastic vista from this alpine setting as you look out to the mountains and glaciers and down into the valleys that were carved out by glaciers centuries ago. 

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Mount Cook Heli-ski Operators

The Helicopter Line provides helicopter services for heli-skiing in the Mount Cook area during winter. For more details on heli-ski packages available or to book visit Harris Mountains Heliski.


Price Information

Prices are in New Zealand dollars and include Goods and Services Tax of 15%. Major credit cards, travellers cheques and foreign currencies are accepted. Please see here for child prices. Prices are subject to change without notice. Pricing valid from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018.

Mount Cook

Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

Duration 3 hours
$585 per person

Adventure into Mount Cook National Park and Heli Hike across Tasman Glacier. Witness the beauty of the Tasman Glacier lake and the stunning ice formations from the helicopter as you fly over the spectacular Tasman Glacier. Once you descend and step foot onto the ice you will encounter fresh alpine air as your heli hike guide introduces you to the world of the Tasman Glacier. This is a unique experience and one which will not be forgotten. Learn More

Departing Glentanner

Mountains High HLC2

Duration 40 mins
Adult $460, Child $322

Fly past the rugged face of the Tasman Glacier enroute to the spectacular Hochstetter Icefall.  Take in views of the eastern face of Aoraki/Mt Cook and the upper Tasman Glacier, New Zealand's longest glacier.  Continue on to an alpine landing to enjoy your experience in the snow and take that photo of a lifetime. Fly home through the heart of the Burnett Mountains and marvel at the grandeur of the Mackenzie Basin.

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Queenstown Helicopter Flights