• 3 Hrs Duration
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Tasman Glacier Helicopter and Hike Adventure

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Fly in by helicopter and hike New Zealand's largest glacier - the Tasman Glacier!

Your adventure starts with a helicopter ride to a safe and remote section of this amazing glacier. Along the way, enjoy the breathtaking views of nature below – make sure to have your camera handy to take incredible photos of the scenery. Once you land, your guide will help you get outfitted with glacier boots and crampons, and then follow their lead as you journey to the top.

Tasman Glacier is renowned for its ever-changing formations, so pathways will change every trip, making it a truly unique experience. You'll spend two hours up on the ice amongst spectacular ice formations and pinnacles, seeing first-hand the extraordinary colours of the ice-flow. Once you reach the top, enjoy a winter wonderland with deep snow that you can try to wade through. As you hike upwards, glimpse the Hochstetter Icefalls and the gigantic iceberg in the middle of the glacier's lake. You'll also get to see the ever-impressive Mount Cook in the distance. 

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Basic information:

  • Hike level (difficulty): elementary/moderate

  • Group size: the maximum group size is 11 people per guide
  • Duration: 3 Hours (including approximately 2 hours of time on the ice)
  • Departure times: 8:45 am, 10:45 am and 12:45 pm
  • Availability: all year round
  • Helicopter flight length: 12 minutes each way
  • Altitude: 1300 metres

Assembling arrangement:
  • Meeting point: Aoraki Mt Cook Airport, Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, State Highway 80, 7999, New Zealand. (Free parking)

  • Please check-in at least 20 minutes in advance of your scheduled departure time. 

  • As this activity has strictly scheduled flight times, refunds are not available if you miss your scheduled departure time.

  • Pick-up is available from Mt Cook village, however is subject to availability.


  • There is no child price for this activity.

  • Children aged 0 – 9 are not allowed to join this activity.
  • A minimum of 3 people is required for a trip to depart (if you have less than 3 people in your group, the operator will do their best to put you on a trip with other people).
  • Pregnant women, elderly people, customers who weigh over 115kg and customers with physical disabilities are unable to take part in this activity.
  • No prior hiking experience is required for this activity.
  • Physical ability: While no previous experience is necessary, a good level of fitness and agility is required. 
  • If you're opting to participate in this activity during the peak season (November to March), make sure to book well in advance. If you want to go hiking in the same group as your companions, do not book separately.
  • Drones are illegal to use in the area. Please leave it in the car if you have one.
  • We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance which includes covers this activity.
  • We recommend booking your flights early in your trip with flexibility for weather changes. We don't want you to miss out!

What to bring:

  • 3 - 4 layers of warm upper body clothing

  • Warm trousers (jeans are not recommended as if they get wet they become very cold and uncomfortable to wear)
  • Sunglasses and sun protection (including for your lips)
  • A daypack, a drink and snacks
  • A warm hat and gloves
  • A Camera
How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.

  • Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
  • The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 6 days before use.
  • 50% payment fee will be charged for cancellation or revision made at 4-5 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 3 days before use.
  • This activity is subject to favourable weather conditions; if cancelled due to poor weather, you will have the option of an alternative date or a full refund.
  • Q:Hi there, I was wondering if you take your guests into ice caves?  Thank you.
    A:Hi there, thank you for your question. As the glacier is changing all the time and pathways change every trip, exploring the ice caves cannot be guaranteed. If conditions permit, you can follow your guide into the caves. If you have any other questions, please send us an email at service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, June.

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