Mount Cook Mountains High Helicopter Flight

activities / Scenic flight

Mount Cook Mountains High Helicopter Flight information and booking

from
$382
Duration
45 minutes
Departs from
The Helicopter Line Base at Glentanner Park
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
Flights are operated from 8:00am - 5:00pm (October to March) and 8:30am - 5:00pm (April to September).
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Tour description provided by Viator

The premier flight over this amazing alpine region with vast snowfields, glaciers and a spectacular view of New Zealand's highest peak, Aoraki/Mount Cook. Fly towards the Tasman Glacier and land high above it where you can step out of the helicopter and experience what it feels like to stand on snow atop a mountain. Enjoy the incredible vistas and a close up view of Aoraki (Mount Cook) from your landing site, then take off again and traverse the Southern Alps to view the mighty Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Marvel at the huge expanses of snow at the head of these crevasse-filled rivers of ice, as they journey slowly down towards the native rainforests of the rugged West Coast.

With its ability to hover, land and provide access to some of New Zealand's most remote areas, a helicopter is the ideal choice for sightseeing that will take you up close to towering peaks, crevasse filled glaciers and sparkling waterways. Learn about the stunning landscape as your professional pilot delivers an informative commentary en route.

Aircraft:
The fleet consists predominately of European AS355 Twin Engine Squirrels (seats 06 passengers plus pilot). They are ideal aircraft for scenic flights, with an open plan cabin making for excellent views for all passengers. The Helicopter Line has the highest levels of Civil Aviation Authority certification for scenic helicopter operations, this involves regular monitoring and audit of all aspects of the operations.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (45 minutes)
  • Pilot guide
  • Gst (goods and services tax)

What isn't included

  • Items of a personal nature