Heli hiking combines the adventure of walking on a glacier landscape with the thrill of a scenic helicopter flight over towering mountains.
The adventure begins with a scenic flight through the beautiful Southern Alps, with incredible views of New Zealand’s tallest mountains. Your helicopter lands in a remote alpine location and your guide then leads you on a trek over the icy alpine landscape, with opportunities for amazing photos along the way. Crampons and other technical gear is provided.
Glacier heli hiking allows you to explore the natural formations of the glacial ice, from ice caves large enough to fit a person to beautiful flowing streams and deep blue pools known as moulins.
Several companies offer heli hike tours around Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Our team is happy to help Aoraki Alpine Lodge guests with information about these tour options.