Guided Experiences

Welcome to New Zealand’s dramatic mountain country and Aoraki/Mount Cook area; enjoy spectacular views from the air, feel the ice crunch underfoot as you walk on the Tasman Glacier and hear the groan and grind of this massive moving river of ice.

Nature at its Most Awesome

Explore the ice formations and glacier canyons of Tasman Glacier on the Tasman Glacier Hiking Package. Enjoy a scenic flight to Mt Cook from ski plane or helicopter. Your guide has extensive local knowledge, allowing you to explore the hidden gems of the Tasman Glacier.

Combine the excitement of walking on New Zealand’s biggest glacier with the thrill of breathtaking scenic helicopter fly-bys of New Zealand’s largest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. You will fly into your drop off point on a remote part of the glacier.

The Adventurer: Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

Combine the excitement of walking on New Zealand’s biggest glacier with the thrill of breathtaking scenic helicopter fly-bys of New Zealand’s largest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook.

In summer, your guide will outfit you with special ice spikes for your feet, called crampons. During the winter months, you will be able to use crampons, try snowshoeing or a combination of both.

 

The Wigley: Top of the Tasman Glacier Hike

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 ski plane, 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!

 

The Cool Climber: Tasman Glacier Ice Climbing

Feeling adventurous? Come ice climbing in New Zealand’s big alpine environment!

A thrilling scenic helicopter flight takes you up the Tasman Valley to the best ice climbing location. Take in awe-inspiring views of the home of New Zealand’s big alpine scenery, watch for the Haupapa/Tasman glacier lake and marvel at the spectacular Hochstetter Icefall.