Tekapo to Aoraki Southern Alps Odyssey Flight - 45 Minutes

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Highlights & inclusions

Experience a breathtaking 45-minute helicopter flight
Fly from the surreal Lake Tekapo to the iconic Aoraki Mount Cook
Enjoy an alpine landing
Take in the glacial blues and golden hues
Enriching pilot commentary of local history
Land in a high alpine snow location
or 4 payments of $239.20 with more info
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience

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Sat, Jul 13, 2024

What you can expect

Take off on a spectacular 45 minute helicopter flight from Lake Tekapo all the way to Aoraki/Mt Cook. Rise into the skies from Mackenzie Helicopter base near Tekapo, and begin soaring over the extraordinary turquoise waters and golden tussocks of the Mackenzie Basin. Next, you’ll head towards some of the highest peaks of the Southern Alps, travelling over the deep glaciated valleys of the National Park. Known in Maori as Aoraki (cloud piercer), marvel at New Zealand's tallest mountain before flying over the Tasman Glacier - a dynamic, ancient river of fascinating blue ice formations and home to the famous Hochstetter Icefall. Land in the snow high alpine location and take in the extraordinary views, snapping some photos and sharing these awe inspiring moments with your partner or friend.


What you need to know

  • 45-minute scenic helicopter flight
  • Aoraki or Mount Cook
  • Breathtaking Hoshstetter Glacier
  • Alpine Lakes & Tasman Glacier
  • Snow landing
  • Enriching pilot commentary of local history
  • This flight is 45 minutes in duration
  • Please allow additional 20 minutes time for check in, safety briefing and transport
  • Please allow a total of 65 minutes for this experience
  • Tekapo Twizel road Lake Tekapo, Lake, Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from Tekapo Twizel road Lake Tekapo, Lake, Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
What To Bring
  • A light jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Shoes suitable for fresh snow
Additional Information
  • Flight durations are indicative. Flight time and flight paths and landings are at the discretion of the operator, subject to weather conditions, safety and pick up locations.
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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