Mount Cook Alpine Explorer Helicopter Tour
Helicopter flight over the Ben Ohau mountains
Experience this magnificent alpine environment with a high scenic flight over the Ben Ohau mountains. Watch as the landscape changes from low rolling hills, becoming steeper and more rugged as you rise above scarred ridges left by ancient glaciers. Fly close to the steep ridges and rise over a mountain pass that reveals superb views out to Aoraki/Mount Cook and its surrounding peaks. Prepare yourself for an amazing landing on the Richardson Glacier where you will be able to step out of the helicopter and play in the snow. Enjoy expansive views down the Tasman Valley on your return to Glentanner Park at the head of Lake Pukaki.
With its ability to hover, land and provide access to some of New Zealand’s most remote areas, a helicopter is the ideal choice for sightseeing that will take you up close to towering peaks, crevasse filled glaciers and sparkling waterways. Learn about the stunning landscape as your professional pilot delivers an informative commentary en route.
The fleet consists predominately of European AS355 Twin Engine Squirrels (seats 06 passengers plus pilot). They are ideal aircraft for scenic flights, with an open plan cabin making for excellent views for all passengers. The Helicopter Line has the highest levels of Civil Aviation Authority certification for scenic helicopter operations, this involves regular monitoring and audit of all aspects of the operations.
Duration: 30 minutes
Tour Company: Totally Tourism – The Helicopter Line
Price – Starting from $172.46 per person
Green Helicopter Tours will make this tour more eco-friendly by offsetting the fuel use by these tours at no cost to you. Enjoy your eco vacation!