Aoraki Mount Cook Village
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  • Mount Cook: Scenic Helicopter Flight with Alpine Landing

    1. Mount Cook: Scenic Helicopter Flight with Alpine Landing

    Experience Mount Cook National Park from the sky. Enjoy a 25-minute scenic adventure that includes an alpine landing amongst the mountains. Have exceptional views of Aoraki (Mt Cook) and the surrounding snow-capped mountain ranges right from take off.  Be captivated throughout the entire flight. Explore the valleys and peaks of the national park. Journey through the Tasman Valley and over a breathtaking blue glacier lake. Experience an alpine landing on the stunning upper snowfields in the Southern Alps.  Disembark the aircraft and enjoy the elevated alpine landscape before returning to the helicopter to fly back to Mount Cook Airport. Your expert pilot will offer informative and interesting commentary throughout the flight to ensure you receive the best possible experience.

    Once in a lifetime experience with my wife and two children. The flight was very stable and visually amazing.

  • Mount Cook: 3 Hour Heli Hike to the Tasman Glacier

    2. Mount Cook: 3 Hour Heli Hike to the Tasman Glacier

    Enjoy a once in a lifetime heli hiking experience on the Tasman Glacier in the Aoraki (Mount Cook) National Park. Begin your adventure with a flight from Mount Cook airport over the gorgeous Tasman Glacier Lake and ice formations. Venture on to the surprisingly undulating ice terrain, in the shadow of the highest peaks of the Southern Alps, Aoraki, and Mount Tasman. Be equipped with glacier boots and crampons and spend 2 hours in another world in the mountains. On the return flight home, you will fly close to the massive 1,000-meter high Hochstetter Icefall on the eastern face of Aoraki. Take in the picturesque landscapes that are covered in beautiful white snow and ice year round. 

    It was truly brilliant. Friendly, well-managed, exhililarating helo flight, great fun climbing the seracs and crevasses and the ice cave was a finishing delight.

  • From Queenstown: Mount Cook and Hooker Valley Day Trip

    3. From Queenstown: Mount Cook and Hooker Valley Day Trip

    Visit breathtaking locations in Queenstown as you make your way to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Travel with a reliable tour guide who will share stories and rich background knowledge on Queenstown and the Mount Cook area. Start your tour in the stunning city of Queenstown. Drive through the Kawarau Suspension Bridge and marvel at the scenery the Kawarau Gorge has to offer. Stop at the Roaring Meg Lookout to take photos of your stunning view. Then, enter the region of Cromwell, famous for fruits and wine and where you can see huge fields of vines. Next, traverse the majestic Lindis Pass which lies between two valleys against a backdrop of a bright blue sky. This stretch of highway is one of the only three Alpine roads through the otherwise impassable Southern Alps. After taking photos at the top of the pass, drive through the Mackenzie District and visit the township of Omarama. Tu...

  • Mount Cook: Ski Plane and Helicopter Alpine Combo Flight

    4. Mount Cook: Ski Plane and Helicopter Alpine Combo Flight

    Fly in a skiplane and a helicopter on the same day for an unforgettable experience of Aoraki/Mount Cook. Enjoy a scenic adventure that includes a glacier snow landing. From take-off to landing, you will enjoy spectacular views! Fly up the Tasman Valley over the breathtaking blue glacier lake. See the Hochstetter Icefall and the cloud-piercing Aoraki/Mount Cook before landing on the upper snowfields of the Tasman Glacier.  Take time to enjoy this unique alpine environment before swapping aircraft and returning to Mount Cook Airport.  These mountains are covered in snow and ice all year round, and the aircraft fully shuts down on landing. You'll also see Tasman Terminal Lake, Grand Plateau, Plateau Hut, as well as the full length of the Tasman Glacier.

    Family trip 2 adults 2 teenagers and we all agreed it was the absolute highlight of our holiday. Everyone we dealt were friendly and accommodating. The trip itself is just incredible. Our pilot Greg was engaging, friendly and informative.

  • Mount Cook: 30-Minute Ski Plane Flight with West Coast Views

    5. Mount Cook: 30-Minute Ski Plane Flight with West Coast Views

    Take off from Mount Cook Airport, a 5-minute drive from Mt Cook village. Enjoying all that the surrounding area has to offer from the air. During a 30-minute flight, see all the main geographic features in the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Circumnavigate Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest peak at 12,349 feet and the center of the national park. See the longest glacier in NZ, the Tasman, on the eastern side of the main divide. Cross the main divide to the West Coast and take in the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Then, circle back onto the eastern side of the Southern Alps into the Hooker Valley before returning back into the Tasman valley to land back where you started.

  • Mount Cook: 15,000ft Tandem Skydive Experience

    6. Mount Cook: 15,000ft Tandem Skydive Experience

    Feel the thrill of a high-speed free-fall from the sky in New Zealand's South Island with this skydiving experience. Jump from a plane 15,000 feet (4,572 meters) above the ground, and be paired with a professional tandem master who looks after you every step of the way. Enjoy New Zealand’s most stunning skydiving experience in Pukaki, which boasts some of the country’s most epic scenery. Skydiving around Mount Cook offers quintessential South Island views: snow-capped mountains, glaciers, lakes, and the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. Free fall from the best piece of sky this beautiful country has to offer. Bundle your unforgettable experience with the photography and/or video packages, available as options, so you can share it with family and friends. All skydive videos include a pre-jump interview, interview on the way up in the plane, scenery shots from the plane, skydive, and post-ju...

    Great communications. Flexible with timings when weather not the best. Friendly, relaxing staff. Can't recommend highly enough

  • Queenstown: Mount Cook Premium Guided Day Tour

    7. Queenstown: Mount Cook Premium Guided Day Tour

    The day begins with early morning pickup from your accommodation in Queenstown and heads through the heart of the South Island towards New Zealand’s tallest peak, Aoraki Mount Cook. Along the way, soak up unforgettable scenic views and stop at the Cromwell Fruit Bowl, Lindis Pass, Omarama, and Lake Pukaki. As you travel, listen to your guide’s fascinating commentary about the local scenery, history, and culture. Arrive at Mount Cook Village and spend 3.5 hours exploring. Choose to take a walk to the impressive Lake Mueller for a close-up look at Mount Sefton’s glaciers, or experience the incredible activities on offer at Mount Cook. On the return journey to Queenstown, enjoy a stop at the Twizel Salmon Farm, before arriving back to the city in the early evening.

  • Mt Cook: 55-Minute Scenic Flight in Helicopter or Ski Plane

    8. Mt Cook: 55-Minute Scenic Flight in Helicopter or Ski Plane

    Take to the skies and enjoy the ultimate way to see the Southern Alps. Traverse the Main Divide to the West Coast and view the breath-taking landscape of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Track north along the Tasman Sea before recrossing the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps to the Tasman Glacier. Enjoy the stunning views of the Mt Cook National Park as you track south down the Tasman. Fly through the Grand Plateau and the Hochsteter Icefall as you pass under the east face of Aoraki Mt Cook before descending over the Tasman Terminal Lake.

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What people are saying about Aoraki Mount Cook Village

The heli hike was fantastic. However, the organizers had no information from Getyourguide about the booking. Since I did not receive any feedback from the organizer, I asked 2 days later and after a long time after which the organizer had to inquire at Getyourguide, I received the message that only times 9.00 and 11.00 were still available, even though I had the Getyourguide Had received 13:00 as confirmed. On the day of the action, the appointment was canceled at 9 a.m. and the 11 a.m. appointment came very late because the cloud cover for the helicopter flight had only dissolved around 11:30 a.m. The Helihike was fantastic !!!

Family trip 2 adults 2 teenagers and we all agreed it was the absolute highlight of our holiday. Everyone we dealt were friendly and accommodating. The trip itself is just incredible. Our pilot Greg was engaging, friendly and informative.

It was truly brilliant. Friendly, well-managed, exhililarating helo flight, great fun climbing the seracs and crevasses and the ice cave was a finishing delight.

Awesome experience with a professional, knowledgeable experienced guide. Fantastic weather and heli ride. It is a spectacular part of nz

Great communications. Flexible with timings when weather not the best. Friendly, relaxing staff. Can't recommend highly enough