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The Helicopter Line Mount Cook

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Glentanner Park is situated within a genuine working high country sheep station located in an idyllic setting at the base of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook. The surrounding scenery varies from the glacial fed Lake Pukaki and the...more
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Glentanner Park | Sh80, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We originally booked to fly from Franz Joseph on their twin glacier flight which would have been 30 minutes with a landing and photos on the glaciers. Weather caused that to be cancelled so we transferred the booking to Mount Cook, and upgraded to the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Hats off to our Pilot Jim. He has to put up with his job, day in and day out. Who could put up with flying a helicopter through this spectacular NZ scenery. Navigating the highest peak, Aoraki in NZ and the snow covered mountains and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Brandt C
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Hi There, Thank you for your great review of the Mount Cook and the Glaciers 50 minute flight with snow landing. Our team pride ourselves on providing you with the whole package experience right from the moment you arrive at our base until the helicopter...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Definitely one of the best adventures i have done in NZ. I am so happy rhat i actually did this activity although i waa doubting due to being a bit too expenaive for my budget. But i am so glad i took the decision to...More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Hi Carmen, Thank you for your awesome feedback about our Tasman Glacier Heli Hike. We are so pleased you enjoyed the flight and hike. The ever-changing nature of the Tasman Glacier means we have the ability to showcase newly discovered caves all the time and...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Amazing flight! I first did this flight with the same company 30 years ago with my father. I did this again 30 years later, this time with my spouse and I really enjoyed it again 30 years later. I even showed the employees the photo...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Hi There, Thanks for the fantastic feedback about your flight. Our staff remember the photo you showed us – very ‘retro’ style printing on the helicopter! Our logo and URL may have changed a little since 30 years ago, but we’re pleased you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

We had signed up for the 50-min tour of Mt Cook and the Glaciers, but wind prevented landing on Fox Glacier so they offered the 40-min tour instead. We landed on snow (just not Fox Glacier) and had up-close views of Mt. Cook. Well worth...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Hello, Thanks for your superb feedback on our 40-minute Mountains High flight. Unfortunately, as you mentioned, our 50-minute Mt Cook and the Glaciers flight requires pristine flying conditions and can sometimes be affected by the prevailing northwesterly winds. Thankfully, the mountains shelter our 40-minute flight...More

Reviewed 2 March 2018

If you're already thinking that walking on a glacier sounds like something you'd enjoy, then I can wholeheartedly recommend the Tasman Glacier Helihike. The level of service from The Helicopter Line was excellent from start to finish. Each member of staff we encountered was friendly,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Hi There, Thank you for such positive feedback about our Tasman Glacier Heli Hike. Our staff pride ourselves in providing a vast knowledge of the area and our products. Our Heli Hike is such a unique product and we understand that, often a lot of...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018

We did the helicopter flight to Tasman Glacier with the 2 hour hike. You can book this through the Helicopter Line or through Aoraki Adventures at slightly lower cost. Either way, its the same tour. Our tour was postponed twice due to high winds but...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Craig B
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Hello, Thanks for your great review of the Tasman Glacier Heli Hike. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed both the helicopter and hiking elements of this trip, and that you managed to catch some good weather in the end! We hope to see...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018

We hadn't booked in advance, but were very fortunate to be able to do a helicopter ride that day. The clouds lifted and it was a perfect day. We opted for the 40 minute ride, but we definitely got our money's worth. The pilot, Nigel...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Hi There, Thanks for your great review of the Mountains High 40-minute scenic flight. The Tasman Glacier, Mount Cook and surrounding areas really are spectacular to see from the air. Thanks for your compliments about Nigel. He is an extremely experienced pilot and knows the...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Yes, it's a lot of money - but Hell Yes! it's worth it. A quick safety check and you're off! We had originally chosen a different route on a different day, but let the weather and the professionals guide you as to where and when...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Hi Ian, Thanks for your great review of your scenic flight. Yes, sometimes the weather does limit the locations we are able to fly to, but thankfully you were still able to take a flight with us! We are pleased we were able to accommodate...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018

We did the helicopter and 2 hour glacier walk. It Is expensive and if you can afford it, it’s a really cool experience. Our guide zoey was awesome and really made the walk enjoyable. We popped into a glacier cave from two different directions, touched...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Mount Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Hello, Thanks for your fantastic review of our Tasman Glacier Heli Hike. The changing nature of the Tasman Glacier environment means there are always new caves and areas to explore, and it sounds like you really experienced this! We will be sure to pass on...More

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Da da D
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Response from bjoernc2014 | Reviewed this property |
Our daughter wasnt 6 month yet
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CS17983
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Response from Connexus2 | Reviewed this property |
Hi CS 17983, We stayed at Aoraki Court Motel, heated floors for winter, can highly recommend it. Better book early because it is very very popular. The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook is also excellent but can be a bit pricey. Just... More
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michellekaye13
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Hi Michelle, Helicopter flights like in most Alpine regions are totally weather dependent; by that i mean bright clear day and light wind, its can be very hazardous in a chopper in bad weather, besides it would not be worth... More
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