An adventure in the realm of the mountaineer, hiking on the
white ice of the Tasman Glacier.
You land at 1,200 metres above sea level and spend up to 2
hours in the mountains. This is a guided interpretative trek on the
"white ice". The terrain is an amazing landscape of fluted
ice, runnels, moulins, and sinuous winding streamlets.
As your crampons bite into the ice, you will trek on gentle
undulating terrain, below the highest peaks of the Southern Alps
(Aoraki and Mount Tasman). The snow-clad giants tower above vast
ice-falls that bulldoze and grind down the mountain sides.
Your helicopter will return you safely to Mt Cook airport flying
close by the massive 1,000 metre high (3,200 feet) Hochstetter
Icefall at the end of your adventure.
Our helicopter flight is twice as far as at Fox or
Franz Josef Glacier - so the heli flight is a great value
scenic experience, in addition to the ice walk.
Mount Cook Glacier Helihike operate multiple departures daily
weather permitting. Check in time is 45 minutes prior to
Approx 3.5 hr trip duration with up to 2 hours on the glacier.
Departing from and returning to Mt Cook Airport.
|$585.00 per person
Minimum age 8 years
Price valid from 01 May 2018 - 30 April 2019
Minimum numbers required for operation
All prices are in NZD and include GST (15%)
|What is supplied
||What to bring
|Professional guide services
||A small backpack
|Crampons & ice axe
||Sturdy boots (or use ours)
|2 scenic helicopter flights
||Sunscreen, sunglasses & lip cream
|suitable footwear and jacket if required
||Gloves, & wind/waterproof jacket
|warm hat & sun hat during warm weather
- Online bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance to
- Check-in is 45 minutes prior to the trip departure
time. If people arrive 15 minutes or less before
the start time we reserve the right to treat them as
no-shows, as it can have a huge knock-on effect on flights for the
rest of the day.
- At least 4 guests are required to operate each Helihike.
Bookings from individuals are welcome.
- This tour is not suitable for children under 8 years
- Weather Conditions: Mount Cook Glacier Helihike operates in a
unique, alpine environment. If we are unable to operate due to
weather or track conditions, an alternative trip time, similar
value product or full refund will be offered.
- Cancellation Policy: Within 48 hours before departure - loss of
50% of total price. Within 24 hours before departure - loss
of 100% of total price
This activity is provided by Alpine Guides and Hermitage acts as
a booking agent