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"10/10. Flying in on the ski plane was brilliant and then flying out on the helicopter was absolutely brilliant! Each with their amazing benefits. The views were indescribable and the way we could get so close to the mountains was fantastic!" - Megan

Aoraki/Mt Cook Experiences

Take flight on one of our Mount Cook helicopter tours or ski plane trips over the scenic Southern Alps and stunning Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. View some of New Zealand’s most iconic geographical features, like the Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, and Tasman Glacier, the longest in the country.

You’ll never forget the lush greens of the vegetation beneath you, or the icy blue of the impressive glaciers. Reserve your choice of helicopter or ski plane to circumnavigate Mount Cook, touch down on the glaciers for a picnic lunch, ski the Tasman Glacier, skydive over the Franz Josef Glacier, or just enjoy some New Zealand sightseeing. We can’t wait to show you all that the region has to offer.

INFLITE is proudly Qualmark Gold – recognised by Tourism New Zealand as being amongst the very best operators in New Zealand.

  • Includes a glacier landing
From NZ$2490
Explore the top of the Tasman glacier with your own personal guide as they take you through a journey of the ever changing glacier. Explore the immense beauty of the upper snowfield of the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier, this is where its 23-kilometre journey begins. As you fly in to 2200 metres (7200 ft.) aboard your helicopter, 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!
From NZ$429 per Person

Experience a 15,000ft Tandem Skydive above Aoraki/Mt. Cook

Take the jump! On this 15,000ft dive, you enjoy a 10-minute scenic flight, up to 65 seconds of free-fall, and 3-5 minutes under the parachute.

You are paired with a professional Tandem Master who will look after you every step of the way on this tandem skydiving adventure. We’ve had nearly 100,000 happy customers have the best day of their life with us. Come dive from the most beautiful drop zone in the world.

Photography Packages

All skydive videos include a pre-jump interview, interview on the way up in the plane, scenery shots from the plane, skydive and post-jump interview.

1) Handcam: Inside Camera

Your Tandem Master has a camera attached to their hand and films your entire skydive from close-up in wide-angle.

  • Video & Photographs – $150

2) Personal Photographer: Outside Camera (currently unavailable, sorry for any inconvenience caused)

A personal photographer is a separate skydiver who jumps with you wearing camera equipment on their helmet.

3) Best of Both Worlds Combo – Personal Photographer/Outside Camera & Handcam/Inside Camera

Includes photos & video from both your Tandem Master’s handcam and your personal photographer. The high-quality photos & video footage of your entire experience, taken from two angles, will be emailed to you.

  • Videos & Photographs – $259
From NZ$339

Experience a 13,000ft Tandem Skydive above Aoraki/Mt. Cook

Take the jump! On this 13,000ft dive, you enjoy a 10-minute scenic flight, up to 45 seconds of free-fall, and 3-5 minutes under the parachute.

You are paired with a professional Tandem Master who will look after you every step of the way on this tandem skydiving adventure. We’ve had nearly 100,000 happy customers have the best day of their life with us. Come dive from the most beautiful drop zone in the world.

Photography Packages

All skydive videos include a pre-jump interview, interview on the way up in the plane, scenery shots from the plane, skydive and post-jump interview.

1) Handcam: Inside Camera

Your Tandem Master has a camera attached to their hand and films your entire skydive from close-up in wide-angle.

  • Video & Photographs – $150

2) Personal Photographer: Outside Camera (currently unavailable, sorry for any inconvenience caused)

A personal photographer is a separate skydiver who jumps with you wearing camera equipment on their helmet.

3) Best of Both Worlds Combo – Personal Photographer/Outside Camera & Handcam/Inside Camera

Includes photos & video from both your Tandem Master’s handcam and your personal photographer. The high-quality photos & video footage of your entire experience, taken from two angles, will be emailed to you.

  • Videos & Photographs – $259
From NZ$289

Experience a 9,000ft Tandem Skydive above Aoraki/Mt. Cook

Take the jump! On this 9,000ft dive, you enjoy a 10-minute scenic flight, up to 30 seconds of free-fall, and 3-5 minutes under the parachute.

You are paired with a professional Tandem Master who will look after you every step of the way on this tandem skydiving adventure. We’ve had nearly 100,000 happy customers have the best day of their life with us. Come dive from the most beautiful drop zone in the world.

Photography Packages

All skydive videos include a pre-jump interview, interview on the way up in the plane, scenery shots from the plane, skydive and post-jump interview.

1) Handcam: Inside Camera

Your Tandem Master has a camera attached to their hand and films your entire skydive from close-up in wide-angle.

  • Video & Photographs – $150

2) Personal Photographer: Outside Camera (currently unavailable, sorry for any inconvenience caused)

A personal photographer is a separate skydiver who jumps with you wearing camera equipment on their helmet.

3) Best of Both Worlds Combo – Personal Photographer/Outside Camera & Handcam/Inside Camera

Includes photos & video from both your Tandem Master’s handcam and your personal photographer. The high-quality photos & video footage of your entire experience, taken from two angles, will be emailed to you.

  • Videos & Photographs – $259
From NZ$199 per Person

Mt Cook Tour, this small group, fully-guided day trip combines all of the key highlights in the area with the time and options to enjoy extra activities of your choice, unlike many other tours. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety.

Highlights:

  • Mt Cook & Aoraki National Park
  • Lake Pukaki
  • Kawarau Gorge, Lindis Pass, the Southern Alps and High Country Salmon
  • Free time for activities & walks 

Itinerary:

1.      Queenstown – Your tour starts in the stunning city of Queenstown. As we drive out of the city your guide will not only set the scene for your adventurous day but also point out and guide you past some of the areas top highlights.

2.      Kawarau Suspension Bridge – Departing Queenstown we then make our way through the stunning Kawarau Gorge passing stunning views, the Kawarau Suspension Bridge and the famous Roaring Meg Lookout. Time and light permitting we will stop for that first great shot of the tour.

3.      Cromwell – Exiting the Kawarau Gorge we enter the fruit and wine growing region of Cromwell. Passing huge fields of vines, we cross Lake Dunstan and follow this beautiful lake towards Lindis Pass.

4.      Lindis Pass – Climbing in altitude, Lindis Pass has amazing views down through the valleys. Being one of only three alpine roads through the otherwise impassable Southern Alps, we stop at the famous lookout at the top of the pass for an essential photo.

5.      Omarama – While driving through the endless plains of the Mackenzie district we will spot several of the famous Merino breed of sheep before stopping at the quaint township of Omarama. While in Omarama we have time for a break or even to try the best creamy chicken pie in NZ (in our opinion)!

6.      Lake Pukaki – Turning west we begin to enter the Aoraki National Park and Lake Pukaki begins to emerge in front of us. Lake Pukaki is one of the bluest lakes you will ever see and is stunningly framed by the backdrop of Aoraki/Mt Cook and the Southern Alps. We stop for some amazing photos and to just marvel at the sight that we are beholding. It’s not hard to see why many Lord of the Rings scene were filmed nearby and we will point them out for you.

7.      Mt Cook Information Centre – Arriving at Mt Cook Village, weather depending, we should get some amazing shots of the mountain itself.  At 3724m, Aoraki/Mt Cook is New Zealand’s highest peak, however, the mountain can be viewed without any acclimatisation whatsoever from the village which is just 750m above sea level.

8.      Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park – While in the national park you have 4 hours free time to enjoy free walks/hikes or one of the extra optional activities. Some of our recommendations include: The Hooker Valley hike – thought to be one of New Zealand’s most beautiful hikes. Heli Hike – this adventure on the Tasman Glacier is the ultimate way to enjoy the area. Scenic flights – see the region from the air and land on the Tasman Glacier. Whatever you decide to do we will pick you up and drop you off where you need to go and make sure you are well looked after.

9.      High Country Salmon – Farewelling Aoraki/Mt Cook Village and making our way back to Queenstown we stop in at High Country Salmon, a local salmon farm, where you can feed the fish and taste some of the freshest salmon in New Zealand.

10.  Mrs Jones Fruit Stall – During summer months when the sun is still up as we get close to Queenstown we often stop at Mrs Jones Suncrest Orchard to try or buy her fabulous and delicious local fruit and pies.

11.  Queenstown – Sadly the tour must come to an end as we re-enter Queenstown and say our goodbyes.

Inclusions:

  • Small Group
  • Fully Guided Tour
  • Bottled Water & Snacks

Optional Extras:

  • One-way flight from Mt Cook to Queenstown  
  • One-way tour from Queenstown to Christchurch via Mt Cook
  • Scenic flights with Glacier landings
  • Heli Hike
  • Sir Edmond Hillary Alpine Centre
  • Glacier Explorers Boat 

While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.

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  • 2 Ski runs + 2 Nights accommodation at the Hermitage
From NZ$825 per Person

$825 Per person. (Minimum 2 people)

Includes two night stay in the Standard Mount Cook Room at The Hermitage Hotel including Breakfast each day for two people. (twin occupancy). Ski or Board The Tasman Experience Glacier (NZ’s Longest Glacier) on day 1, 2 or 3 of your experience (weather dependant) including 2 runs)

Booking subject to Hermitage availability. Room upgrades available on request at additional costs.

 

The first 7 people to book will get a $100 voucher to spend at The Hermitage Hotel on arrival.

Only valid for the 2022 Ski Season.

 

  • INCLUDES A GLACIER LANDING
From NZ$1990

This Mount Cook helicopter tour or ski plane adventure is the ultimate way to see the Southern Alps. Traverse the Main Divide to the West Coast and view the magnificent 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 Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park as you track south down the Tasman. Fly through the Grand Plateau and the Hochstetter Icefall as you pass under the east face of Aoraki Mt Cook before descending over the Tasman Terminal Lake.

Reserve your choice of helicopter or ski plane online for an unforgettable aerial experience.

  • INCLUDES MOUNTAIN LANDING
From NZ$699

A private trip for just you and your bubble. We can take up to 6 people in our helicopters. This is a 30 minute experience including a mountain landing on Brass Peak. The flight path takes you directly to the peak with beautiful views looking at Aoraki/Mt Cook and over many of New Zealand’s tallest peaks and the valleys within the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.

From NZ$4999 NZ$3999

Family friendly (age restriction of 10 yrs) exploration of the lower part of the Tasman Glacier where depending on snow/ice conditions you will either explore the ice caves mid glacier or the seracs of the upper Glacier Neve. The experience will consist of a helicopter or ski plane, and in some cases both depending on landing sites being used. You will either explore the ice caves mid glacier or the seracs of the upper Glacier Neve. Once your crampons are fitted you’ll go exploring the amazing ice formations, following your guiders as they cut steps in the glacier, using skills handed down from NZ’s mountain pioneers.

From here we will fly you on a spectacular scenic flight to a mountain top where you will have a picnic provided with stunning views of Aoraki/Mt.Cook and the Southern Alps.

Your trip finishes with another spectacular scenic flight back to our Aoraki/Mt. Cook base. All gear and equipment is provided for and all fitness levels welcome with no experience needed.