Mount Cook Ski Planes - NZ Travel

Mount Cook Ski Planes

Mount Cook Ski Planes

Join us on a spectacular ski plane or helicopter flight in Aoraki/Mt Cook and Westland National Parks. No zoom lens required, your flight with us begins in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, flying past our highest peak Aoraki/Mount Cook and landing you on the Tasman glacier. You will then fly across the main divide of the Southern Alps to view the sweeping coastline and stunning alpine vistas of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. You choose how you would like to experience this spectacular scenery with us from our fleet of aircraft including PC6 Pilatus Porter Ski Planes, Cessna 185 Ski Planes or our B2 and B3 Squirrel Helicopters.

Mount Cook Ski Planes are the onlycompany offering scenic flights with both fixed wing ski planes and helicopters from Aoraki Mount Cook airport, right in the heart of Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park and only a few kilometres from Mount Cook Village and The Hermitage Hotel. It is our great privilege to be the only company approved to land on the mighty Tasman Glacier, the longest glacier in New Zealand. Our highly experienced mountain pilots are waiting to share with you their wealth of knowledge of this truly unique alpine environment.

Join us and you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in the space of a single hour.

Location: Aoraki Mount Cook Airport, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.

 

Distance from Town: 5 km to Aoraki/Mount Cook Village.

 

Operating Hours: Daily all year round. Our flying schedule is subject to seasonal changes. Departure times will be confirmed at time of booking.

 

Transfers: Available to and from accommodation.

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Help Notes:

All flights subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers.

Minimum Age:We don't have a minimum age. Infants up to 2 years of age are carried free of charge with an adult. Children 3 to 14 years of age qualify for children's rates.

Maximum Weight:We work on an average weight of 80kg per person. We would appreciate information on anyone weighing significantly more than that, over 100kg.

Disabled passengers: We are happy to carried disabled passengers. Please advise details on disability at time of booking so we can book them in the most appropriate aircraft.

Conditions: All of our glacier snow landings are subject to snow conditions.

Cancellation Conditions: Trip will be cancelled if minimum numbers are not met.


Available Activities:
SPA2 - The Grand Circle 55mins incl snow landing

Our premier flight. Fly the full length of the Tasman Glacier, crossing the main divide of the Southern Alps to view the pristine Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Your return flight through this alpine region takes in the majestic Aoraki/Mount Cook. Your glacier snow landing will be on one of these three spectacular glaciers. Includes flight aboard a ski plane and glacier snow landing.

Duration: Approximately 55 minutes.

Minimum Numbers: 2

Year round Departures: Our departure times vary with the seasons we will confirm these at time of booking.


SPA1 - Glacier Highlights 40mins incl snow landing
Your flight with us begins in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Fly the full length of the Tasman Glacier, passing Aoraki/Mount Cook before landing on the Tasman Glacier, the longest glacier in New Zealand. Once airborne the flight home features the spectacular Hochstetter Icefall. Includes flight aboard a ski plane and glacier snow landing.

Duration: Approximately 40 minutes

Minimum Numbers: 2

Year round Departures: Our departure times vary with the seasons we will confirm these at time of booking.


HCA2 - Grand Circle 55min  Helicopter Flight

This is the best flight to view the unbelievable scenery of the Westland and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Parks. You will see Aoraki/Mount Cook, Mt Tasman, the Fox, Franz Josef and Tasman Glaciers. Land on one of these three main glaciers to enjoy this scenery up close. Includes flight aboard a helicopter and glacier snow landing.

Duration: Approximately 55 minutes.

Minimum Numbers: 4.  

Year round Departures: Our departure times vary with the seasons we will confirm these at time of booking.


HCA1 - Glacier Highlights 40 Min Helicopter Flight

This flight offers fantastic close up views of Aoraki/Mount Cook, Mt Tasman and the Southern Alps from Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Fly the length of the mighty tasman glacier, the longest glacier in New Zealand, before landing on the glacial snow and ice. Includes flight aboard a helicopter and glacier snow landing.

Duration: Approximately 40 minutes.

Minimum Numbers: 4.

Year round Departures: Our departure times vary with the seasons we will confirm these at time of booking.


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