Daily on demand from Mount Cook Airport near Mount Cook Village, weather permitting.
Glacier Highlights, approximately 40 minutes. The Grand Circle, approximately 55 minutes. Both flights include a snow landing on a glacier.
The Southern Alps is a majestic mountain range with Mount Cook its tallest peak and the mighty Tasman Glacier at it heart. The first ski plane landed on the glacier in 1955. Experience the thrill of a snow landing and step out into the immense silence of this superb scenic wonderland.
Ski plane flight aboard a modern Cessna or Pilatus Porter aircraft. Detailed commentary from expert pilot. Snow landing on glacier.
Take off from Mount Cook Airport near Mount Cook Village for a long, slow circuit of the valley formed by the Tasman Glacier. Land on snow on a glacier with plenty of time to take photographs and enjoy the pristine beauty. The take off for the flight back to the airport is almost as big a thrill as the landing.
The Grand Circle: Take off from Mount Cook Airport and follow the ridge on one side of the valley before taking a long loop around Mount Cook. Follow the Main Divide with panoramic views of the glaciers creeping away towards the West Coast. Land near the Tasman Glacier and take a stroll in the snow while you capture the scene on camera.
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