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Tasman Heli Hike With Helicopter Line
From $658.58pp

All aboard a trip of a lifetime as your board with Helicopter Line onto New Zealand’s longest glacier, the Tasman Glacier!

This is no extreme feat at all.. This adventure is definitely for those who have had some experience with altitude and hiking, but it is not a very difficult path. No need to fear as that’s where your experienced local guides come in to help you kick this hike in the butt without a sweat. Well…maybe a few bits of sweat.

On your 2 hour hiking tour, you’ll be able to explore some fascinating natural sights and glacial ice formations all explained via expert commentary. You are in expert hands as the team will keep you safe with their state of the art equipment as you embark on your hike.

On your scenic flight, you’ll soar over the stunning sights of the Southern Alps which leave will leave you in absolute awe on your way to the hike, and as you return to base after your adventure.

If you’re after a combination of incredible sights, hiking, knowledge and an unforgettable experience, then look no further than the Tasman Heli Hike.

Trip Intinerary


Pickup is available from the Mount Cook Village.

You’ll start your day with a stunning scenic flight over glacial terrain. Start from Mount Cook airport and cruise over the gorgeous Tasman Glacier Lake and ice formations on the lower reaches of the Glacier. You’re heading to a location 3000m above sea level!

Once there, venture on to the smooth ice. You’ll feel tiny as you stand in the shadow of the highest peaks of the Southern Alps (Aoraki and Mount Tasman).

Then, equipped with glacier boots and crampons, you’ll spend the next 2 hours in another world in the mountains. Lucky you! A heli hike on the Tasman Glacier in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is an adventure usually reserved only for experienced mountaineers!

Fall in love with the beauty of this area and be wowed by the sheer size of the glacier. At 27 kilometres long, 4 kilometres wide and 600 metres thick, it covers an area of 101 square kilometres! It’s New Zealand’s longest glacier, and also one of the largest.

After your ice adventure, it’s time for the flight home. This time, you’ll fly close by the massive 1,000 metre high Hochstetter Icefall on the eastern face of Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Inclusions & Extras


  • Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • Discover New Zealand’s Longest Glacier
  • Glacier Landing & 2 Hour Glacier Hike
  • Professional & Experienced Guides
  • All Safety Equipment
  • Waterproof Jacket If Needed

Not Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Alcohol

What to bring

  • Warm Clothing
  • Leggings or Light Trousers
  • Tour Voucher/Booking Confirmation
  • Sunglasses & Sunscreen
  • Waterproof Jacket

Pick Ups & Departures

Check In closes 60 minutes prior to departure time.
Please call 24 hours prior to departure on 0800 650 651 to reconfirm.
Check-in upstairs in Mount Cook Airport.

Check-in Times
May – 9am & 11am – 10am & 1230am
June/ July/ August – 11am only
1st September to 20th September – 9am & 11am – 10am & 1230pm only
21st September to 30th April – 10am/11am/1230pm/1330pm
Please check-in upstairs in Mount Cook Airport

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions:
Alpine Guides Ltd, Mount Cook conduct the heli hike. They have been taking visitors over this epic icefall terrain since 1966 and can trace their heritage back 100 years. They have an immaculate safety record, rigid assessments and using quality equipment, your safety and enjoyment is taken care of
Your flight is subject to favourable weather conditions; if cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund. Please call 24 hours prior to departure on 0800 650 651 to reconfirm
We recommend booking your flights early in your trip with flexibility for weather changes
Moderate fitness required
There is a minimum age of 8 years
Please note that the bookings are processed manually. Please chat to us before making the booking OR you can book with us but please note your booking is confirmed only once confirmed by the tour operator.

Cancellation Policy:
Should you fail to check-in on time, or notify us of changes less than 24-hours prior to departure, your credit card will be debited with the total amount of the booked activity.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I need help with my tour booking?

If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can help you.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travelers take out travel insurance. If you already have Travel Insurance please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your Travel Insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

World Nomads travel insurance policies offer coverage for more than 150 activities. Get a quote, make a claim, or buy or extend your policy while on the road.

Can I book a package but travel in the reverse direction?

Absolutely, just let us know your preferred start and finish location and we’ll make it work.

What is the best way to travel Australia?

There is definitely no wrong way. We recommend either taking a WHIMIT or Hop on Hop off bus pass such as Greyhound or renting a campervan with some mates and hitting the open road. If you feel like getting pretty adventurous and want to get amongst the true Australian terrain, a 4WD may be better suited for you. Enquire now and we can help you find the most suitable transport option.

What if something comes up and I can't make my tour?

We get it. Life is all about the unexpected, especially when you are travelling. If you are unable to make your pre-arranged tour you will need to reach out to our support email so we can give you a helping hand. In all cases we strongly recommend having a valid travel insurance policy which covers you for unexpected cancellations.

Can I add additional tours or make changes to this package?

Yes. All of our packages are customisable so if you would like to make any changes please contact our team.

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