Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight

activities / Scenic flight

Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight information and booking

20 minutes
Departs from
Glentanner Park , Helicopter Base, Mount Cook National 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

This short scenic flight option is ideal if you are looking for the 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 to the valleys that were carved out by glaciers centuries ago.

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.

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
  • 20-minute helicopter flight with snow landing
  • Pilot guide
  • Gst (goods and services tax)

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks