This flight by helicopter is a totally unique experience taking you from Tekapo, winding through our remote alpine valleys all the way right up close to mighty Aoraki / Mount Cook at over 12000’. Learn all about our high country areas before crossing into the Mount Cook National Park for some amazing views of our highest peaks and longest glaciers.
Included in the flight is an alpine landing (snow only during winter months) on Mount Joseph to enjoy a panorama view of Lake Tekapo and surrounding mountains.
- Seeing the turquoise blue water of beautiful Lake Tekapo and the local rivers that fed into the lake.
- Mt John Observatory
- Glenmore & Godley Peaks High Country Sheep Stations
- Wind your way through the steep, rugged mountains and passes of the Cass, Fork and Jollie Valleys, home to the merino sheep. Your pilot will tell you all about how these sheep are farmed and show you the remote musterer’s huts.
- Traverse the Murchison and Tasman Valleys to fly alongside Mount Tasman then majestic Aoraki Mount Cook
- Fly right over the Hochstetter Icefall tumbling down into the Tasman glacier.
- See the main climbing routes on Aoraki Mount Cook and high mountaineers huts where climbers overnight before embarking on there ascents of our highest mountains.
- Heading east back towards Lake Tekapo look across towards the Mount Cook Village from the Tasman Terminal lake at the bottom of the Tasman glacier.
- Marvel at the large icebergs below and the Tasman River formed by the melting ice as it flows down into Lake Pukaki.
- Experience a wonderful alpine landing at 5500′ (snow only in winter months) to get the chance to get out and take in panoramic views of the lakes and mountains. We pride ourselves on the unique experience of enjoying the silence and tranquility of the mountains by shutting down the helicopter once we arrive at our landing site (subject to weather conditions) or if you prefer take the totally unique opportunity to land at one of the remote musterers huts in the Cass Valley on Glenmore Sheep Station.
- Lake Alexandrina with it’s fresh spring fed water contrasting starkly with glacial fed Lake Tekapo
- Ancient glacial deposits including massive “erractics” left behind as ice melted during the last ice-age
Click here to view the route map – Yellow Line (Opens in a new window)
Please note there is a maximum weight restriction of 120kg per person