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Tekapo to Aoraki Southern Alps Heli Flight - 45 Minutes

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Mackenzie Helicopters

Tekapo to Aoraki Southern Alps Heli Flight - 45 Minutes


  • Experience a breathtaking 45 minute helicopter flight
  • Fly from the surreal Lake Tekapo to the iconic Aoraki Mount Cook
  • Enjoy an alpine landing and take in the glacial blues and golden hues

Soak up the legendary beauty of Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook Aoraki on this 45 minute helicopter flight with an alpine landing. Experience feelings of awe as you soar high above mountains and glaciers, before landing atop a mountain to soak up the extraordinary views from the ground.

What's Included?

  • 45 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • Aoraki/Mount Cook
  • Breath-taking Hoshstetter Glacier
  • Alpine Lakes & Tasman Glacier
  • Snow Landing
  • Enriching pilot commentary of local history

Take off on a spectacular 45 minute helicopter flight from Lake Tekapo all the way to Aoraki/Mt Cook. Rise into the skies from Mackenzie Helicopter base near Tekapo, and begin soaring over the extraordinary turquoise waters and golden tussocks of the Mackenzie Basin. Next, you’ll head towards some of the highest peaks of the Southern Alps, travelling over the deep glaciated valleys of the National Park. Known in Maori as Aoraki (cloud piercer), marvel at New Zealand's tallest mountain before flying over the Tasman Glacier - a dynamic, ancient river of fascinating blue ice formations and home to the famous Hochstetter Icefall. Land in the snow high alpine location and take in the extraordinary views, snapping some photos and sharing these awe inspiring moments with your partner or friend.

Session Length

  • This flight is 45 minutes in duration
  • Please allow additional 20 minutes time for check in, safety briefing and transport to


  • For comfort and safety reasons, there is a height and weight limit


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience


If weather conditions prevent Mackenzie Helicopters from flying, the Client may reschedule to the next available day, space permitting. Operator reserves the right to cancel, delay or amend bookings or timetables for any reason including without limitation due to adverse weather conditions.

Dress Code

Please bring a light jacket, sunglasses, camera and sturdy shoes you don't mind getting a bit wet if there is fresh snow.

Other Info

Flight durations are indicative. Flight time and flight paths and landings are at the discretion of the operator, subject to weather conditions, safety and pick up locations.

This flight will depart from Lake Tekapo, New Zealand.

For 1 person
$1,040 each
$1,040 each
$1,040 each

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