Aoraki / Mount Cook Fly Heli-Hike Fly

Scenic flight to Aoraki / Mount Cook and Heli Hike on the Tasman Glacier

Departing from Queenstown, this stunning 1-hour scenic flight to Aoraki / Mount Cook takes in the dramatic landscapes of vast valleys, stunning lakes and Aotearoa 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 Aoraki / 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 / Mount Cook.

Duration & Cost


7.5 hours


Adult: $1530

Child: n/a


All-year-round: 9.45am departure

What it includes

Inclusions from Queenstown

  • 1 hour scenic flight from Queenstown to Aoraki / Mount Cook.
  • 1 hour scenic flight from Aoraki / Mount Cook to Queenstown.
  • Complimentary hotel transfers.

Tasman Glacier Heli-Hike Inclusions

  • 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. 

*Important: a minimum of 4 passengers are required to confirm a trip. Moderate fitness is required, and a minimum age of 8 years applies. Please bring a packed lunch and drink in a small backpack with you as there is no food provided on this trip.

What to bring

  • camera Camera
  • raincoat Waterproof Jacket
  • sunscreen Sunscreen
  • Beanie Warm Clothing
  • insect repellent Insect Repellent
  • smile Smiles