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Tasman Glacier Heli Hike with Scenic Flights - Full Day

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Highlights

  • Enjoy four scenic flights over the postcard perfect landscape
  • Hike New Zealand's longest glacier, the Tasman Glacier
  • Explore mystical ice caves and crevasses

Be mesmerised by the Southern Alp's impeccable ice architecture during this full day tour. Fly over shimmering mountains and waterfalls to the upper Tasman Glacier icefall, where you will embark on a two hour hike exploring ice caves and crevasses. Includes four scenic flights throughout the day.

What's Included?

  • Complimentary transfers from Central Queenstown accommodation
  • Return scenic plane flight from Queenstown to Mount Cook Airport
  • Scenic helicopter flight from Mount Cook Airport to the Tasman Glacier
  • Guided walk on the Tasman Glacier
  • All specialist hiking gear and guide

Prepare to immerse in a frosty paradise as you spend the day at New Zealand's longest glacier, the Tasman Glacier. Your adventure begins with a scenic flight from Queenstown to Mount Cook Airport, where you'll fly over the spectacular Southern Alps studded with over 3000 glistening glaciers. Upon arrival, you'll be run through a safety briefing before boarding the helicopter for a flight into a deep part of the glacier, soaring above majestic icefalls and waterfalls to land at the upper Tasman Glacier icefall. Here, you will be fitted with crampons for your two hour hike, exploring magnificent ice caves and experiencing firsthand the ever-changing wonders of this snowy landscape. Following your hike, you will return to the airport by helicopter to meet your plane for the return journey to Queenstown.

Session Length

  • Please allow eight hours for this experience
  • Departs Queenstown at 10am and returns by 4pm

Restrictions

Not suitable for children under 35kg. Participants over 120kg will incur extra charges on the helicopter portion of this tour. Guests over 150kgs will be unable to take part due to weight restrictions on aircraft.

Guidelines

  • Please provide accurate weights at time of booking. Weight discrepancies can result in additional charges or the cancellation of your tour
  • A moderate level of fitness is required

Cancellation

  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

Minimum of three participants.

Spectators

We can offer Mount Cook scenic flights for those who do not wish to participate in the Helihike

Weather

This experience is weather dependant. Please call the provider on 0800 777 922 one hour prior to your departure for a final weather check. Should the weather impact you ability to do the Tasman glacier hike, they have the flexibility to move to the Franz Josef Glacier on the western side of the mountain.

Dress Code

Please dress as you would for a regular hike, no jeans. Specialist equipment and waterproof pants/jackets are provided.

Other Info

Please provide accurate weights at time of booking. Weight discrepancies can result in additional charges or the cancellation of your tour.

This experience takes place at Mount Cook National Park, departing Queenstown.

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