Mount Cook Alpine Explorer Helicopter Flight

activities / Scenic flight

Review score

4.5/5

Mount Cook Alpine Explorer Helicopter Flight information and booking

from
$274
Duration
35 minutes
Departs from
The Helicopter Line Base at Glentanner Park
Returns to
Flight concludes at original point of departure.
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

Experience this magnificent alpine environment with a high scenic flight over the Ben Ohau mountains. Watch as the landscape changes from low rolling hills, becoming steeper and more rugged as you rise above scarred ridges left by ancient glaciers. Fly close to the steep ridges and rise over a mountain pass that reveals superb views out to Aoraki/Mount Cook and its surrounding peaks. Prepare yourself for an amazing landing on the Richardson Glacier where you will be able to step out of the helicopter and play in the snow. Enjoy expansive views down the Tasman Valley on your return to Glentanner Park at the head of Lake Pukaki.

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 (30 minutes)
  • Pilot guide
  • Gst (goods and services tax)

What isn't included

  • Items of a personal nature