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The Adventurer: Tasman Glacier Heli-hike

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    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 fly in to your drop off point on a remote part of the glacier.
    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 when there maybe snow around you may use snow-shoes or a combination of both. Then you’ll go exploring the fascinating ice formations, following your guide as s/he cuts 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 journey is unique, because the glacier is changing all the time and 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).
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    We were booked to do our heli-hike on the Friday that we arrived at Mt Cook, looking at the weather forecast we knew this wasn't going to happen. The team made sure we were put on the next available flight on the Sunday, which suited...More

    Thank Zben89
    Reviewed 18 May 2019

    Such a great morning, we drove to Mt Cook on a chance we could get a ticket for the morning trip and were delighted to find out they could accommodate us. Staff are very friendly and professional. Our Guide Kirsten, was very thorough in taking...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Jaffa001
    Reviewed 2 May 2019

    My daughter, husband and I went on a Heli hike of the Tasman glacier while staying in Mt Cook. Our guide Kristen, was knowledgeable and confident. We had a wonderful experience exploring the glacier and have pictures that I would not have believed possible. My...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Lisa M
    Reviewed 14 March 2019

    This trip was incredible! From start to finish in communication, and guiding. We had a blast and the fact we got to take a helicopter ride up was incredible for views. My husband and I had the opportunity to sit up front and man, can...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Collmarl
    Reviewed 11 March 2019 via mobile

    The tour is just simply amazing! Richard is an excellent guy and guide, he is so knowledgeable, experienced , caring and funny. He tries to show us as much as he can on the glacier, and he knows the scene and tactics to take a...More

    Thank KayL1355
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