Tasman Glacier Helicopter Flight and 2 Hour Glacier Hike

Tasman Glacier


  • Scenic helicopter flight to and from the Tasman Glacier
  • 2 hour hike among glacial ice formations
  • Incredible views of Mount Cook and the surrounding peaks

Witness the beauty of the pristine Tasman Glacier, Tasman Glacier Lake, and the incredible ice formations from high above in a helicopter. On landing, enjoy a 2 hour guided hike around the glacier, discovering glacial ice formations along the way.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Scenic helicopter flight to and from the Tasman Glacier
  • 2 hour hike amongst glacial ice formations
  • Safety briefing and in flight headset
  • Professional guide
  • Glacier boots and ice crampons
  • Waterproof jackets available on request

This 3 hour experienced is a unique way to discover the remote and stunning Tasman Glacier, taking in stunning views of Tasman Glacier Lake and the surrounding mountains and landscape.

The Tasman Glacier is the largest of several glaciers which flow south and east towards the Mackenzie Basin from the Southern Alps in New Zealandâ??s South Island. Take in the beauty of the Tasman Glacier Lake and the stunning ice formations from the aerial perspective of your helicopter, as you fly over the Tasman Glacier.

Once you descend and step foot on the ice you'll take in the incredible fresh alpine and your guide will introduce you to the world of the Tasman Glacier. Once fitted comfortably in your glacier boots with crampons, your guide will lead you into the most spectacular terrain that is usually seen only by experienced mountaineers on a 2 hour hike around this stunning wilderness. Discover this magical icy wonderland, as you explore stunning glacial ice formations and possibly even discover an ice cave.

On your return flight you will fly close by the massive 1,000 metre high (3,200 feet) Hochstetter Icefall as your adventure nears its end. This is a unique experience and one which will not be forgotten.

Please note: This trip operates from October-April.

On the Day

Numbers on the Day

Minimum numbers are required for trips to operate. Please call 24 hours before departure to reconfirm your booking.


This experience is weather dependant.

Dress Code

Wear warm upper body clothing (3 to 4 layers recommended).

... and Importantly


  • This Tasman Glacier flight and hike operates in the summer months only, October - April
  • Please call experience provider 24 hours before departure to reconfirm your booking
  • Moderate fitness required
  • Minimum age is 8 years old


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:


  • Over 24 hours prior to the experience date: No charge
  • Within 24 hours of the experience, No Shows and Late Arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and are not entitled to a refund or re-book. Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances