Tasman Glacier heli hiking tour

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
  • Duration
    3 hrs
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

The Tasman Glacier Heli-hike combines completing an incredible glacier hiking adventure on Tasman Glacier with the thrill of a helicopter flight by the highest mountain in New Zealand, Mt Cook.

Once equipped with all your glacier hiking equipment, you'll board the helicopter for a flight over the lower part of Tasman glacier where the ice is in constant motion. You will fly to the higher part of the glacier where you'll access and explore a part of the glacier which is home to spectacular ice caves and arches.

Your landing site is remote and exceptionally beautiful part of the glacier. There you'll strap on your crampons, and follow your guide who will lead you to amazing formations, whilst clearing the path to make hiking easier.

Each trip offers something new, as the glacier is ever moving, no two trips are the same. This half-day adventure allows you to discover new undiscovered areas, one for the true adventurer.

Please note that this is a natural and ever-changing environment. Ice features change constantly and no guarantee can be given that specific features will be seen. This is a weather dependent trip.

We have small groups the maximum guide to customer ratio is 1:11.

minimum 10 y/o
Cancellation policy: 
moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
  • All Glacier Hiking Equipment
  • Two scenic flights
  • quality leather boots
  • snow shoes
  • jacket and over-trousers
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • 3 - 4 layers of warm upper body clothing
  • Warm trousers (no jeans)
  • Sunglasses and sun protection
  • A daypack, a drink and snacksl
  • A warm hat and gloves
  • A Camera
Meeting point
Aoraki Mt Cook Airport, Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park Get directions
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