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Mount Cook Return Scenic Flights from Queenstown with Glacier Boat Tour

Fly from Queenstown to the Eastern side of the Mount Cook on this unique Queenstown trip where you'll experience the Tasman Terminal Lake from the water. Suitable for 4+ year olds.
Mount Cook Return Scenic Flights from Queenstown with Glacier Boat Tour


  • Mt Cook Scenic flight with glacier boat tour

  • Round trip scenic flight from Queenstown to Mt Cook

  • Embark on a 30 minute alpine walk

  • Take a ride on glacial boat tour

  • Fly up the spine of the South Island

  • Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and Mt Cook

Embark on an extraordinary aerial journey from Queenstown to Mount Cook with a special alpine landing, guided walk and glacier boat tour that will blow you away. Lifting off from Queenstown Airport, passengers will fly up the spine of the South Island with panoramic views of Lake Wanaka on one side and Lake Pukaki on the other.

Next, the flight will track towards the Franz and Fox Glaciers plus the Tasman Glaciers on the West Coast within the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Put the phone away for a few minutes to truly soak in the grandeur of the Tasman Glacier from the air before a landing in Mount Cook National Park. You’ll then team up for some Glacier exploring on land.

Join a bus ride to the Tasman Valley and begin a 30 minute alpine walk through the morain and National Park. Explorers will then get the chance to jump on a 1 hour glacier boat tour across the terminal lake towering past ice walls, icebergs and lateral moraines. Wrapping up the day, buckle up for one more scenic flight back to Queenstown flying over Lindis Pass. And, best of all, each passenger is guaranteed a window seat to make the flight even better.

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Mandatory information

  • All passengers first name/ last name
  • All passenger weights in kg / lbs
  • All passenger contact number and email
  • Child Age (if applicable)
  • Requested pick up location / self drive
  • Dietary / Special requirements (if applicable)
  • Dates in Queenstown (so we can work around weather windows)


  • Round trip scenic flight from Queenstown to Mt. Cook Airport with landing
  • 30-minute alpine walk and approximately 1 hour boat tour on the Tasman Terminal Lake with our partners Glacier Explorers
  • Complimentary transfers to and from Queenstown Airport available
  • Your guaranteed window seat
  • $1 donation per passenger to the Kea Conservation Trust


  • Fly up the spine of the South Island, enjoying panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea on one side and Lake Pukaki, arguably New Zealand’s most beautiful lake
  • Marvel at the most awe-inspiring aerial views of the summit ridge of Mt. Cook and the Tasman Glacier
  • Team up with your Glacier Explorers guides, departing from the Hermitage Hotel
  • Bus to the Tasman Valley and embark on a 30-minute alpine walk through the moraine and National Park
  • Take a ride on New Zealand’s only glacial boat tour


  • Glacier Explorers operated from the start of September to the end of May. The glacier lake freezes over winter. The start of each season is subject to the lake thawing


  • This experience departs at 9am
  • Please call experience provider 1 hour before your scheduled flight time on the day of your flight for your weather check
  • If you are self driving, your check in time is 30 minutes prior to departure


  • The duration of this experience is approximately 6 hours.

Departure Location

  • This experience departs from Queenstown Airport Main terminal building, 1 Sir Henry Wigley Drive.

What To Bring

  • Any essential medication
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera – make sure it’s fully charged
  • Warm clothing layers – including a decent jacket
  • Sensible footwear is essential
  • Bottle of water
  • A daypack
  • Snacks/Lunch

Additional Information

  • There is no food included, you are welcome to bring your own lunch with you. You will also have some time after your Tasman Glacier Explorers trip to grab a bite to eat at the Hermitage Hotel Cafe, with Mt. Cook as your view.
  • Our flights are weather-dependent. Pilots will make a weather check 1 hour before each scheduled departure. If we cannot fly due to adverse weather conditions, we will attempt to reschedule depending on the passenger's schedule and flight availability
  • You will need to be able to walk 1.5km (1 mile) in 25 minutes. This is an alpine walk through the Mt. Cook National Park to the boat departure point
  • The minimum age for children on this trip is 4 years old. Each child aged 4-9 years inclusive must be accompanied by an adult (i.e. 1:1 ratio)
  • If over 140kgs please experience provider
  • This experience is not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 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
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • 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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