Tasman Glacier - Heli Hike
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Hike and explore the ‘white ice’ of New Zealand’s longest glacier at Aoraki Mount Cook. Heli-hiking on the Tasman Glacier with Alpine Guides offers easy access to the realm of the mountaineer.

With your professional glacier guide, you will fly high onto the “white ice” of New Zealand’s longest and largest glacier – the mighty Tasman (Huapapa).

We meet at Mount Cook Airport, provide a safety briefing, and check equipment – then embark on a thrilling helicopter flight into the mountains.

This guided interpretative trek is on an amazing landscape of fluted ice, runnels, moulins, and sinuous winding stream. You will explore the gently undulating terrain, as your crampons bite into ancient ice. The highest peaks of the Southern Alps, Aoraki Mount Cook and Mount Tasman, tower above you.

Your helicopter returns you safely to Mt Cook Airport, flying close to the massive 1,000 metre high (3,200 feet) Hochstetter Icefall to finish your incredible adventure.


Tasman Glacier Helihike is a 2-hour guided adventurous walk on New Zealand’s longest glacier, showcasing some of Aoraki Mount Cook’s most beautiful landscapes.

Tasman Glacier Highlights

  • Up to 2 hours on the ice of New Zealand’s longest glacier

  • Helicopter flights are twice as long as at Franz or Fox Glaciers

  • Hike at over 1,200 m above sea level

  • Amazing close-up views of New Zealand’s highest peaks

  • Suitable for people of average fitness – this is not a strenuous hike

What’s Included

The helihike price includes everything you need:

  • 2 scenic helicopter flights

  • Professional guide service

  • Ice Gear – boots, crampons, hiking poles

  • Warm jackets, hats, gloves and socks – if required

Who can Heli Hike?

Heli hiking is for active people who enjoy walking in the outdoors, and are able to comfortably hike on variable and uneven terrain.

For safety reasons, only children aged 8 and older can join.

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