The Adventurer: Tasman Glacier Heli Hike
Parental or guardian consent is required for anyone under 18. Children under 12 will be evaluated on an individual basis. We encourage people of all ages.
- Per Person
All Glacier Exploring Equipment Included
In summer, your guide will outfit you with special ice spikes for your feet, called crampons, designed for hard ice glacier conditions. During the winter months, you will be able to use crampons, try snowshoeing or a combination of both.
Once your crampons or snowshoes are fitted you’ll go exploring the amazing ice formations, following your guide as they cut steps in the glacier, using skills handed down from NZ’s mountain pioneers. Your trip finishes with another spectacular scenic flight back to our Aoraki/Mt. Cook base.
Every Tasman Glacier Hike Journey is Unique
As the glacier is changing all the time our experienced guides are always finding something new and interesting to show our visitors. Time on the ice is up to 2 hours, weather permitting.
A minimum of 3 people is required for a trip to depart (if you have less than 3 people in your group, we will do our best to put you on a trip with other people).
Important – Please Make Sure That You Arrive on Time for Your Trip
Please ensure that you allow sufficient time to travel to our base at the Aoraki/Mt Cook Airport, Mt Cook Road, State Highway 80 safely.
We have strict scheduled fly times so are unable to delay a trip departure if you are running late.
What to Bring
- 3 – 4 layers of warm upper body clothing
- Warm trousers (no jeans)
- Sunglasses and sun protection
- A daypack, a drink and snacks are useful
- A warm hat and gloves
- A Camera