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Mount Cook Helicopter Tours

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Mount Cook Mountains High Helicopter Flight, Mount Cook, Australia and South Pacific, Mount Cook Mountains High Helicopter Flight

The premier flight over this amazing alpine region with vast snowfields, glaciers and a spectacular view of New Zealand's highest peak, Aoraki/Mount Cook. Fly towards the Tasman Glacier and land high above it where you can step out of the helicopter and experience what it feels like to stand on snow atop a mountain. Enjoy the incredible vistas and a close up view of Aoraki (Mount Cook) from your landing site, then take off again and traverse the Southern Alps to view the mighty Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Marvel at the huge expanses of snow at the head of these crevasse-filled rivers of ice, as they journey slowly down towards the native rainforests of the rugged West Coast.

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Mount Cook Alpine Explorer Helicopter Flight, Mount Cook, Australia and South Pacific, Mount Cook Alpine Explorer Helicopter Flight

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.

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Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight, Mount Cook, Australia and South Pacific, Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight

This short scenic flight option is ideal if you are looking for the opportunity to touch snow and experience the thrill of a helicopter flight. Sweep through the rugged high country landscape of the Ben Ohau mountain range to a landing site on a snow field high in the mountains. Enjoy the fantastic vista from this alpine setting as you look out to the mountains and glaciers, and down to the valleys that were carved out by glaciers centuries ago.

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The Aoraki - Mt Cook National Park is spectacular. More than one-third of the park has a blanket of permanent snow and glacial ice. Of the 27 New Zealand mountains that stretch over 10,000 ft (3,000m), 22 are in this park.

For trivia buffs: The park's mighty Mt Cook, known as the Cloud Piercer, is the highest peak in Australasia at 12,391ft (3,755m).

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