Mount Cook/Aoraki is the highest mountain in New Zealand at 3,754 metres and dominates the Southern Alps mountain range that divides the South Island of New Zealand. The Helicopter Line operates number of scenic flights from our 2 bases in the area so you can explore this stunning region.
Our premier flight ‘Mount Cook & the Glaciers’ lasts 50 minutes @$630 per adult. This scenic flight takes you over Mount Cook National Park with its vast glaciers and snowfields, flying the length of New Zealand’s longest glacier, the Tasman Glacier and landing on the snow letting you experience this vast, magnificent landscape. Then cross over to the West Coast to view the formidable Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers before returning with uninterrupted views of the summit ridge of Mount Cook/Aoraki.
The Mountains High scenic flight lasts 40 minutes @ $450 per adult. The flight take you past the rugged face of the Tasman Glacier before taking in views of the western face of Mount Cook/Aoraki and the upper Tasman Glacier. Experience an alpine landing before flying back through the heart of the Burnett Mountains and the Mackenzie Basin..
Alpine Explorer lasts 35 minutes @ $360 per adult. Flying over the magnificent alpine environment of the Ben Ohau Mountains, close to steep ridges and over a mountain pass opening up to outstanding views of Mount Cook/Aoraki and the surrounding peaks. Step out of the helicopter and play in the snow and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Our shortest scenic flight is the ‘Alpine Vista’ lasting 20 minutes @$240 per adult. An ideal taster to experience the thrill of a helicopter flight combined with a snow landing.Showcasing fantastic vistas of the Ben Ohau Mountain Range, mountains, glaciers and the valleys that were carved out centuries ago.
Witness the beauty the Tasman Glacier lake and the stunning ice formations from the helicopter as you fly over the spectacular Tasman Glacier. Once you descend and step foot onto the ice you will encounter fresh alpine air as your guide introduces you to the world of the Tasman Glacier. This is a unique experience and one which will not be forgotten.