Fly in to the top of Tasman Glacier by ski plane and hike New Zealand's largest glacier!
Your adventure starts with a flight over the immense beauty of the upper snowfield of the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier. As you fly in to 2200 metres (7200 ft) aboard your ski plane, marvel at the rock and ice debris transform to glistening white. Get ready to explore the glacier by walking, hiking and snowshoeing, you may even see an iceberg in the glacier lake!
If you have never tried snowshoeing in New Zealand, now is the time to give it a go! Snowshoeing is a great way to confidently make your way across snow covered terrain. Once on the glacier, your guide will provide you with snowshoes or crampons, adjustable walking poles, harnesses and any additional equipment you may need. After your gear is fitted, you are ready to explore the ice formations in this ever-changing environment; you're in the heart and birthplace of New Zealand mountaineering. You'll have up to 3 hours on the ice to explore, and in a small group of a maximum of 6 people, your guide will always be close at hand.
Your flight home tracks down the eastern side of New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook and the stunning Hochstetter icefall. You'll return home with incredible memories of your Tasman Glacier hike in this vast mountain landscape.
Book your Tasman Glacier Ski Plane Flight and Hike Adventure online with us today!
Flight Length: 12 minutes each way (approximately)
Departure time :8:15 am and 11:30 am
Duration: 5 hours (including approximately 3 hours of time on the ice)
Availability: all year round
Group size: the maximum group size is 6 people per guide
Fitness level: low/moderate
Maximum weight: 116kg
Meeting point: Aoraki Mt Cook Airport, Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, State Highway 80, 7999, New Zealand.
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, Pick up hotel: Aoraki Court Motel, Mt CookAlpine Lodge, Mt Cook DOC, Mt Cook Hermitage Hotel, Mt Cook Lodge, Mt Cook YHA. However is subject to availability.
There is no child price for this activity.
What to bring :
3 - 4 layers of warm upper body clothing (jeans are not recommended on wet days, as they become very cold and uncomfortable to wear)
Note: Drones are illegal to use in the area. Please leave it in the car if you have one.
What the supplier provides:
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.