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Mt Cook Helicopter Flight and Tasman Glacier Walk

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    What to Expect
    Meet your pilot-guide aboard the helicopter and hear narration about the sights via a 2-way headset as you take off toward Tasman Glacier. Soar high above Aoraki/Mt Cook, the tallest peak among New Zealand’s Southern Alps, and look down upon the country’s largest glacier, including the milky blue waters of Tasman Lake, formed from glacial melt.

    Upon landing atop the remote Tasman Glacier, disembark the helicopter and follow your guide on a glacier trek. Walk across a pristine alpine wonderland of dramatic ice-blue pinnacles, crevasses and seracs—normally only reached by skilled mountaineers.

    If conditions allow, you can duck into an ice cave for an experience like no other. Your guide shares fascinating facts about the glacier’s geological history and its potential future, and offers a taste of pure glacier water.

    Be sure to snap plenty of photos of the otherworldly landscape before re-boarding the helicopter for your return flight back to town, where you’re transferred from the base to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mount Cook Airport
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Helicopter ride
    • Professional pilot-guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Use of gear (glacier boots, crampons, socks, ice axe, waterproof jacket)
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • It is recommended that you wear sturdy footwear and bring warm layers
    • Moderate level of fitness is required
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions; if canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • Please note: Walking among ice caves is usually part of the tour but all activities are dependent on the weather
    • What to bring
    • Warm upper-body clothing (preferably 3-4 layers)
    • Leggings or light trousers; although shorts are acceptable
    • Sunglasses and sunscreen
    • Waterproof jacket (provided if you don't have one)
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This was my partners 1st ever time in a helicopter and that made for a lot of excitement, the staff on the ground were fine and aided us as expected getting in and out the helicopter. The initial flight was brief, around 10 - 15 minutes, flying above the valley floor and
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    After a 20 minute flight we landed on the glacier and got to walk to expereince, caves, crevices, and the glaicer formations.
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    If you've never been on a helicopter or a glacier this is a breathtaking place to experience both. I thoroughly enjoyed getting an inside view of a helicopter and an aerial view of the majestic surroundings (however note that it is a short ride each way up and down the valley).
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    Do yourself a favour and if the weather is on your side - its meant to Be. it’s a must to experience a Tasman glacier flight and landing with inflight. Our pilot Andrew was knowledgeable and very skilled. We Had lots of time on the snow - and the landing- it was incredible-
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    The experience was outstanding. Glaciers are big so this adventure had a lot of parts to it. The twenty minute Helicopter flight allows to see the big picture of a glacier. We flew close to a wall of a glacier that was breaking off high on the mountain.. awesome. The 2 hour hike
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    By: The Helicopter Line Queenstown
    280 reviews
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    K6131AXjoer
    10
    Glacier Flight with mountain landing
    Took my two sons for a flight and it was brilliant. Hamish was our pilot - he was smooth on the controls and
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    vanessachance
    50
    Absolutely amazing!!
    The helicopter trip to The Remarkables was an experience I will never forget! I couldn't recommend it enough. The
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    darrenmanning08
    Arrowtown, New Zealand
    30
    Remarkables helicopter trip
    Superb, not cheap but worth it. Views are stunning and Helicopter Line service faultless. Booking and flight
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    PickyAboutOurFood
    San Francisco, California
    3513
    Beautiful Views of Queenstown
    Our family of 5 including an 11 year old loved the tour. We chose the 30 min. ride so we could land on the
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    672donaldm
    Naples, Florida
    715195
    Short but awesome ride over Queenstown
    We had an absolutely awesome ride from the river where we had been on a jet boat back into town. The ride was
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    danielwS9893DX
    Warkworth, New Zealand
    40
    poor communication.
    Had no contact from helicopter line leading up to our scheduled flight at 1300. I called them at 1200 to be told
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    Rhiannon R
    71
    Stunning experience and scenery
    Amazing experience with the Helicopter Line, from pick up in town, to the staff at the desk and the incredible
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    scottypluscat
    30
    Cool experience, somewhat disappointing and not good value for money
    This was my partners 1st ever time in a helicopter and that made for a lot of excitement, the staff on the ground
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    wiley-nt
    Darwin, Australia
    10428
    Great way to visit the glacier
    After a 20 minute flight we landed on the glacier and got to walk to expereince, caves, crevices, and the glaicer
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    JordanC969
    Toronto, Canada
    16378
    Unbelievable views and experience
    We took the helicopter back from Milford Sound to Queenstown with a stop on top of a glacier. All I can say is
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    Katy H
    Nedlands, Australia
    60
    Fantastic experience (but not a hike)
    If you've never been on a helicopter or a glacier this is a breathtaking place to experience both. I thoroughly
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    Ian H
    Albury, Australia
    111
    Spectacular
    Our pilot Scott was a treat to talk to and was very informative. The flight itself was fantastic and everything
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    ericaw365
    Belrose, Australia
    40
    Alpine Snow Landing
    Best experience I have done - pricey but worth it. It was only 30minutes but included transfer to and from the
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    Casgar2
    Brisbane Region, Australia
    208
    Very underrated- MUST DO
    Do yourself a favour and if the weather is on your side - its meant to Be. it’s a must to experience a Tasman
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    374karinm
    Brisbane, Australia
    205
    Amazing!
    Service was amazing from start to finish. Raining on day of our booking, so they moved us tentatively to later in
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