The Hermitage

Scenic Flights

Experience a touch of adventure with a Heliworks Mt Cook Helicopter or Mt Cook Ski Planes scenic flight- choose to experience a Tasman Glacier landing, New Zealand's largest and the closest scenic glacier landing site to our highest mountain Aoraki Mount Cook.

Choose to travel by helicopter or ski plane, fly across the Southern Alps peaks and experience the spectacular scenery. Highly experienced mountain pilots are waiting to share with you their wealth of knowledge of this truly unique alpine mountain environment.

Heliworks Helicopters
Flight Details Adult Child
Glacier Encounter
Experience a glacier landing in this stunning mountain environment. Enjoy a scenic flight over the Tasman Terminal Lake; pass by the Hochstetter Icefall before landing on the Tasman Glacier. Encounter the incredible vistas of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, with scenery beyond expectation!
Duration: Approx 25 min





Tasman Glacier Experience
No Trip to New Zealand is complete without seeing Aoraki/ Mt Cook. This flight takes in the magnificent scenery of the National Park with vast views of this spectacular region. Enjoy a glacier landing and experience this Alpine environment with 600 metres of glacier ice beneath your feet, an unforgettable experience.
Duration: Approx 35 min





Aoraki / Mt Cook Paradise
This flight takes you on a journey to discover Aoraki/ Mt Cook National park. Flying the full length of the Tasman Glacier viewing this incredible Alpine region with amazing views of New Zealand's highest peak Aoraki Mt Cook before landing on the magnificent Tasman Glacier. This majestic flight allows you to discover some of the many hidden treasures within the National Park. "An experience with the X Factor".
Duration: Approx 45 min





Aoraki / Mt Cook Ultimate
This flight is the ultimate way to view Aoraki/ Mt Cook and the spectacular surrounding National Park. Flying around the top of Aoraki Mt Cook viewing the unbelievable scenery that unfolds from the top of New Zealand's highest peak. Combine this with landing on the Tasman Glacier and experiencing the "natural silence" of this very special place with so much to offer, hanging glaciers, rivers of ice and views of the incredible West Coast and Tasman Sea. Flying over the calved icebergs of the Tasman Terminal Lake on your return flight you will have experienced Aoraki Mt Cook at its finest. Doesn't get any better than this!
Duration: 55 min





Heli Picnic in Paradise
Let Heliworks fly you to an ultimate location in paradise, where you get to relax, unwind and have time to take in all the beauty that only the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park can offer.Enjoy a gourmet picnic put together with all the finest New Zealand produce including Wine or Bubbles. This excursion is perfect for proposals, honeymooners, anniversaries or just taking time out in this unforgettable location, that offer view beyond expectation!
Trip Duration: From 1.5 - 2 hours





All prices are in NZD and include GST (15%).

*Prices from 01 October 2018- 30th September 2019

Child Rate 4-14 years. Children 3 and under fly free when carried on an adults lap.
Minimum of 2 full paying passengers to confirm any flight bookings.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Within 24 hours of departure loss of 100% of the total price.

This activity is provided by Heliworks and Hermitage acts as a booking agent.

Mount Cook Ski Planes
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Ski Planes

Take off with Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters for a scenic flight over the Southern Alps. Land on the Tasman Glacier, play in the pristine snow and marvel at the amazing ice formations you only see from this altitude!

Flight Details Adult Child
Tasman   Experience A spectacular view of the Southern Alps. Fly the beautiful Mount Cook National Park, taking in all this region has to offer and stand on the spectacular Tasman Glacier.
Duration: Approx 35 min
$359.00 $295.00
Glacier Highlights
Fly the length of the Tasman Glacier to view spectacular scenery and majestic mountains that seem almost close enough to touch. Land on the glacier and absorb the tranquility of this pristine alpine environment.
Duration: Approx 45 min
$499.00 $349.00
Grand Circle
See majestic Aoraki Mount Cook at close range, then fly across to the West Coast glaciers - the Fox and Franz Josef, re-crossing the main divide to the mighty Tasman Glacier. Experience the unique thrill of a landing on one of these three great glaciers.
Duration: 55 min
$599.00 $479.00

All flights include a glacier/snow landing.
All prices are in NZD and include GST (15%). Valid until September 30th 2019.

Please contact our reservations team direct for prices & bookings from October 1st 2019.

Child Rate 4-12 years. Children under 4 fly free when carried on an adults lap.
Minimum of 2 full paying passengers to confirm any flight bookings
CANCELLATION POLICY: Within 7 days 25%, within 24 hours 50% cancellation fee

This activity is provided by Mount Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters and Hermitage acts as a booking agent.

Weather Conditions:
Heliworks Helicopters and Mount Cook Ski Planes operate at altitude in an alpine environment. Temperatures at landing sites may be significantly lower than experienced on departure from the airport, even during summer months. Please ensure that you have an extra warm layer of clothing and suitable footwear.