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Tasman Glacier Heli-Hiking

If you're looking for an off-the-beaten-track experience in the beauty and majesty of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, an exclusive glacier heli-hiking adventure is the perfect option. Heli-hiking combines the excitement of walking on a mighty glacier with the thrill of flying among New Zealand's most spectacular mountains.

Please contact us if you would like to book a Tasman Glacier Heli-Hike trip. You can also book a Heli-Hike and other Mount Cook activities in conjunction with your accommodation booking.

Heli-Hike the Tasman Glacier

This scenic adventure begins with a helicopter flight over the Tasman Glacier. Landing on the white ice of the Tasman Glacier , your professional guide will supply you with the necessary equipment to explore. You'll then be taken on an interpretative journey to experience the glacier's amazing ever changing ice formations and features. The return flight takes you close to the spectacular 1,000-meter-high Hochstetter Icefall.

Moderate fitness level is required. This is not a strenuous hike but there are steps and you are walking on uneven terrain.

Professional and experienced guides.

Boots, crampons and jackets are supplied.

Minimum Age: 8 years. The glacier is potentially hazardous. For safety, children must be able to walk confidently on uneven terrain and be able to follow instructions.

Trip duration:

3 hours, Ice time up to two hours.

Departure Times:

April: 9AM, 10AM, 11.30AM, 12.30PM

May - September: 9AM and 11.30AM

From 1st of October 2024: 9AM, 11AM, 1PM.

Operating all year round.


$795 per person.

From October 1st 2024: $875 per person.

Pricing can be subject to change.

Tasman Glacier Heli-Hikes are weather dependent and operated by The Helicopter Line in conjunction with Alpine Guides Ltd.