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Southern Lakes Helicopters Mt Cook Scenic Flights

Southern Lakes Helicopters operate Mt Cook scenic flights and are the only helicopter company licensed to land on the Tasman Glacier, the longest Glacier in New Zealand.

Departing from Mt Cook Airport, these exclusive flights offer customers the thrill of a helicopter ride in one of the Southern Alp’s most spectacular locations.

Southern Lakes Helicopters Mt Cook Activity Options

Aoraki Panorama

Enjoy a taster of the scenery Aoraki/Mt Cook is so famous for with a short adventure into the remote and untamed Southern Alps. Land on the Liebig Range where you enjoy the stunning panorama
of magnificent Mt Cook. Then soar over carved icebergs of the Tasman Terminal Lake before returning to base. The perfect scenic flight ‘sampler’ and a great way to get a feel for the grandeur of the Southern Alps. Mt Cook Scenic Flights

Duration – Approx. 30 minutes. Includes 1 alpine landing.

Tasman Glacier Explorer

This flight takes you on a journey to discover Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Fly the full length of the Tasman Glacier, viewing this incredible Alpine region with amazing views of New Zealand’s highest peak before landing on the magnificent Tasman Glacier. Discover some of the many hidden treasures within the National Park. From take off to landing you will enjoy spectacular scenery!

Duration: Approx. 40 minutes. Includes 1 Glacier Snow Landing.

Aoraki / Mount Cook Ultimate

This is truly the ultimate way to view Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Fly around the top of Aoraki / Mount Cook, viewing unbelievable scenery that unfolds from the top of New Zealand’s highest peak. This includes Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers and the Tasman Sea. Land on the Tasman Glacier itself to experience the “natural silence” of hanging glaciers and rivers of ice.

Duration: Approx. 50 minutes. Includes 1 Glacier Snow Landing.

Gourmet Picnic in Paradise

  • Extend your flight to include a 20 minute ‘Picnic in Paradise’ on the Tasman Glacier. Enjoy a gourmet picnic put together with the finest New Zealand produce and drinks.

Other Information on Southern Lakes Helicopters Mt Cook

  • Highly experienced pilots (between 3,000 and 20,000 flying hours)
  • Southern Lakes Helicopters focuses on meeting your needs and uses the best machinery and pilots
  • Southern Lakes Helicopters is NZ’s premier aerial filming company with credits such as Lord of the Rings, Narnia, King Kong and many more
  • Exclusive landing sites in some of the region’s most spectacular areas
  • Modern fleet with leather seats in all helicopters


Aoraki Mount Cook Airport, only 5 minutes from the Hermitage Hotel & Mount Cook Village. Courtesy transport is available.

Book a Scenic Flight with Southern Lakes Helicopters Mt Cook

You can book a Mt Cook helicopter tour separately or as part of one of our New Zealand holiday packages. We bundle activitiesaccommodation, and transportation together for convenient, affordable New Zealand holidays.

Popular New Zealand holiday packages with a stay in Mount Cook Village include:

Contact New Zealand Travel Organiser today to plan your Mt Cook activities.

Tour Prices

* All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars

* Minimum 4 persons per trip

* Child (4-12 yrs old) price 70% of adult price

* Select item(s) above and submit with your other New Zealand accommodation, activity and transport needs. A travel consultant will contact you in less than 12 hours with availability and best available price. Upon your approval and payment you will then receive confirmation.


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• Aoraki Panorama NZ$295 PP
• Tasman Glacier Explorer NZ$465 PP
• Aoraki / Mount Cook Ultimate NZ$625 PP

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