- Enjoy a scenic flight over Lake Wanaka, Hawea and Pukaki
- Soar over the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park
- Fly by New Zealand's tallest mountain Aoraki Mount Cook, standing at 12,000 ft
- Catch birdseye views of glaciers, snowfields, glacial lakes and valleys
- Be wowed by views over New Zealand's highest mountains
- Explore the township of Fox
- Experience New Zealand's stunning glacier landscape from the air
- Transport to and from most Queenstown accommodation included
Helicopter snow landings on the glacier neve can also be arranged at an additional cost.
Why Do We Love This
This is a stunning way to explore New Zealnd's famous mountains and glacier country. We love that this flight takes you from the air to the ground, travelling past 12,000 ft Aoraki Mount Cook, then down into the Fox township. You get a view of the area from all angles which we think is pretty cool.
What to Expect
Get ready for an unforgettable journey into the heart of New Zealand's spectacular Southern Alps. Soar by the country's highest mountain, Aoraki Mount Cook, and be wowed by breathtaking views of the glacier, valleys and lakes beneath.
Your journey starts in Queenstown at 10 am. From here, soar along the main divide to the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. This is a rugged land of ice and rock, with many towering mountains and endless stretches of lakes.
Your pilot will point out some of New Zealand's tallest mountains as you go and will make sure you don't miss any views of the sparkling glaciers, vast snow fields and glacial lakes beneath you.
You'll be wowed by these incredible views, but if you think this is stunning then just wait for the main attraction. New Zealand's highest peak, Aoraki Mount Cook towers over you at 12,000 ft and is a wonder to behold. You'll get to enjoy incredible bird-eye views as you glide by.
All seats aboard the aircraft are window seats, so no matter where you're seated, you'll get to catch a glimpse of this natural wonder in all its glory.
After soaking up the spectacular views, it's time to make a stop and explore this glacial paradise from the ground. Landing at the Fox Glacier airstrip, your pilot will accompany you on the short 5minute walk to the town. Relax here for 30 minutes and enjoy a coffee and a wander around this quaint town. Enjoy the cosy atmosphere, and the small village feel.
Later, head back to the aircraft ready for the return flight to Queenstown. This time, your pilot will take you a different route, giving you maximum exposure to the diverse and fascinating landscapes New Zealand has to offer.
Head along the West coast above beaches and rainforest and surf breaking against the rocks. You'll be sad to leave behind the stunning scenery, but your memories of this trip will last a lifetime.
Please allow 3 hours for this trip. Transport to and from most Queenstown accommodation included.
Frequently Asked Questions
Glenorchy Air uses standard average weights for the loading of our passengers. Please inform us if any passengers are 120kg or 260LB or over, prior to boarding.
Some essentials we suggest bringing with you on your tour:
- Sunscreen and Bug Spray
- Camera with charge & memory
- Warm clothing layers
- Sensible foot wear
- Bottle of water
Children aged up to and including 2 years can travel for free if sitting on an adults lap. They must weight 15kg or less.
We provide lap belt extenders, infant life jackets and ear defenders to help keep our young passengers comfortable.
Children aged between 3-14 years are eligible for the child rate.
Given alpine flying conditions, Glenorchy Air reserves the right to alter the flight paths or cancel flights at the pilots discretion due to weather and safety considerations.
If necessary, alternative road transport will be arranged if weather prohibits flying back from Milford Sound.
Service can be refused if the Pilots' instructions are not complied with.
Passengers seat allocation is at the Pilots' discretion due to weight and balance of the plane. Glenorchy Air uses standard average weights for the loading of our passengers. Please inform us if any passengers are 120kg or 260LB or over, prior to boarding.
Clients cancelling within 24 hours of a confirmed trip will be charged 100% cancellation fee.
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