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Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters

Your Aoraki/Mt Cook Adventure Awaits

We are New Zealand’s premier provider of air tours, offering ski plane and helicopter tours with glacier landings! Book your adventure today!

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Award-winning, Qualmark Gold, Carbonzero certified aviation operator

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is New Zealand, in all its color and beautySustainability  – from our highest mountains, past great lakes and rivers, and down to the ocean. Mount Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters are an official trial guardian, responsible for maintaining the section of the trail that passes by our doorstep at Aoraki/Mt Cook Airport.

 

HOW TO GIVE BACK AND CARE FOR NEW ZEALAND HERE AT MOUNT COOK SKI PLANES & HELICOPTERS.

Our sustainability initiatives are a driving force behind our brand. The INFLITE group is committed to reducing our impact on the environment and making the business a more sustainable one. Here at Mount Cook Ski & Helicopters we do a number of things to help with this, customers can donate online for the Kea Trust when making an online booking, trying to stay as paperless as we can (email receipt rather than print).

Our squirrel helicopters burn 40 litres less per hour than the standard helicopter (retro fitted with more carbon friendly engines ). Overall, using the Skip Planes that have higher passenger capacity reduces the carbon admissions further. We are the only company operating in the West Coast/Aoraki National Park area that has a policy to shut down our aircraft on all scenic landings. Not only for the customer experience but of the carbon factor and safety also with the shutdowns.  

Ultimate Alpine Experience

Experience spectacular views from above in a ski plane/helicopter.

Land on New Zealand’s longest glacier – the Tasman Glacier.

Enjoy beautiful views of the Tasman Terminal Lake, Grand Plateau, Hochstetter Icefall and cloud-piercing Aoraki/Mt Cook.

35 Minute scenic flight, 2 Nights accommodation & Tekapo Springs package

Take a 35 minute scenic flight up to the Tasman Valley, 2 nights accommodation above the hangar of New Zealand’s most spectacular skydiving experience, Skydive Mt.Cook, & relax at Tekapo Springs amongst the natural beauty of a pristine, alpine environment.

Alps to Ocean

Alps to Ocean Bike transfer from the Aoraki Mt Cook Airport Over the Tasman River to a spot called Rotten Tommy. A minimum of 4 people is needed for the flight to go ahead (we can merge other passengers if you are a small party) or we can do 2 people weights pending

Double Deluxe & Family Deluxe Packages

Enjoy a scenic flight for two in our Tasman Experience package from only $499

OR take your family (4 people) from only $998

Both packages are available for our Tasman Experience and Glacier Highlights.

Click “learn more” to book today, then select double deluxe or family deluxe and choose your desired booking date.

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School Holiday Special. Family Deluxe - $998 for 4 people

Exceptional views of Aoraki Mt Cook and the Hochstetter Icefall as you fly up the Tasman Valley. Explore the flawless and pristine Tasman Glacier and experience this unique alpine environment with 600 metres of glacier ice beneath your feet. Reserve your choice of ski plane or helicopter. Both offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Other Top Experiences

Live For the Journey
Not Just the Destination

Enjoy the expansive ice lands and breath-taking clean glaciers from the comfort of your luxurious helicopter or ski plane. These scenic tours sweep you over the best alpine views New Zealand has to offer.

Treat yourself and a special someone to a scenic flight up the stunning Tasman Valley. Hike or climb a glacier in New Zealand’s big mountain country. Alternatively, you may choose to experience the ultimate in alpine adventures, with our world-exclusive tour.

Live For the Journey, Not Just the Destination

Enjoy the expansive ice lands and breath-taking clean glaciers from the comfort of your luxurious helicopter or ski plane. These scenic tours sweep you over the best alpine views New Zealand has to offer.

Treat yourself and a special someone to a scenic flight up the stunning Tasman Valley. Hike or climb a glacier in New Zealand’s big mountain country. Alternatively, you may choose to experience the ultimate in alpine adventures, with our world-exclusive tour.

TripAdvisor's Top Ranked Activity in Mt Cook Village
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Amazing day doing the ski plane and helicopter combo

"Today we did the ski plane and helicopter combo. Both were amazing but I particularly enjoyed the helicopter ride. I never know what I want for Birthdays and Christmas but now I do and it would be a helicopter ride. It was well run, all staff , pilots etc were great. Views amazing and it was lovely in the helicopter to fly so close to things."

– collette · TripAdvisor
Mount cook just before the winter

"A most visit place to all New Zealanders and Visitors. Hooker Valley track track is the most famous among visitors for its beauty but there are few more tracks, my favourite is the Tasman glacier track which is 20min walk but once your there you don't worry about the time. Me and my wife spend 2 hours of the beauty of the glacier and the peacefulness of the environment."

– NandikaJayamanna · TripAdvisor
Wow!!!!

"Absolutely phenomenal, went on the Grand circle flight and it blew my mind!! Flying so close to the summit of Aoraki and over the Hochsetter ice fall are some things I won’t ever forget, really the best way to fully take in this beautiful part of NZ. Shout out to Maurice, my pilot for his friendliness and photography skills as well as Hannah at the front desk for her help and enthusasium, thank you inflite, I definitely recommend!"

– Louisebuc · TripAdvisor
The ride of your life!

"This was the most epic experience, one you should not leave NZ without checking off your list! We took a ski plane on the Grand Circle to see the Tasman, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers as well and the Hochstetter Icefall and of course Mount Cook! INCREDIBLE! I can't say enough about the inflite team and my experience, thank you Hannah for you're excellent help in organizing my flight and your welcoming smile and Pete, my pilot, for the grand tour of mount cook!"

– amandabY1320BF · TripAdvisor
Wicked company and spectacular views

"A group of 12 of us got the chance to hop on a couple of ski planes for a 10 minute scenic tour to the Tasman Glacier. Mt Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters were so friendly and gracious and all of us had a wonderful time! I'd highly recommend getting up in the air with them whether it be for 10 minutes or a couple hours. The views are well worth it! Thanks for having us!"

– Gabrielle · TripAdvisor

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