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Adult (ages 13 & older)
Child (ages 4-12)
Infant (ages 0-3)

The ultimate Southern Alps aerial tour

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.


  • Beautiful views right from takeoff
  • Tasman Terminal Lake
  • Aoraki/Mt Cook, Mt Tasman, and Mt Sefton
  • Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers
  • Stunning views of the West Coast of New Zealand
  • Full length of the Tasman Glacier
  • Hochstetter Icefall, Grand Plateau and Plateau Hut
  • Snow/ice all year round

10/10 – One of a kind experience, we love it, the kids love it and we’ll definitely reccommend it to our friends. Bill Wirawan, Dec 2019.