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35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook
"Experience the adventure of flying through the towering mountains of the Southern Alps. Exceptional views of Aoraki Mt Cook and the Hochstetter Icefall as you fly up the Tasman Valley. Explore the flawless and pristine Tasman Glacier and experience this safety and performance of our A355 Twin Engine Helicopters. Our pilots offer informative and interesting commentary throughout the flight to ensure you receive the best possible experience. Enjoy other key highlights such as beautiful views right fro Landing in the mid Tasman Glacier snowfields and Grand Plateau and Plateau Hut.Free hotel pickup and drop-off included to ensure you have a wonderful experience.""""See the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park on this 35-minute scenic flight tour. Enjoy a stunning scenic flight up the Tasman Valley through the Hochstetter Icefall
From NZD310.00
 
35-Minute Valley and Glacier Ski Plane Tour from Mount Cook
"Experience the adventure of flying through the towering mountains of the Southern Alps. Exceptional views of Aoraki Mt Cook and the Hochstetter Icefall as you fly up the Tasman Valley. Explore the flawless and pristine Tasman Glacier and experience this providing you with the ultimate scenic experience.Enjoy other key highlights such as beautiful views right from take off Landing in the mid Tasman Glacier snowfields and Grand Plateau and Plateau Hut. Free hotel pickup and drop-off included to ensure you have a wonderful experience.""""Experience Mt Cook National Park like never before on this scenic 35-minute Ski Plane adventure! Delight in a stunning scenic flight up the Tasman Valley through the Hochstetter Icefall
From NZD310.00
 
45-Minute Glacier Highlights Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook
"Your day will begin with a pickup from your hotel. From here you will be taken to Aoraki Mount Cook Airport where you journey in the skies will begin. Experience everything Aoraki Mt Cook National Park has to offer. Be captivated by the rugged mo and ever changing glacial landscape of the Southern Alps. Fly over the Tasman Terminal Lake and discover the stunning ice formations of the Hochstetter Icefall as you fly beneath the east face of Aoraki Mt Cook. Land in the upper reaches of the Tasman Gl safety and performance of our A355 Twin Engine Helicopters. Our pilots offer informative and interesting commentary throughout the flight to ensure you receive the best possible experience.Once your 45-minute flight in complete you will be taken back to your hotel safely.""""Join this 45-minute Helicopter scenic experience through Aoraki Mt Cook National Park for a helicopter tour like no other! Sit back relax
From NZD425.00

More General in Mount Cook National Park

Plants (4): Snow Gentian

This is the last flowering plant to blossom in the high country, so already in autumn. Like most New Zealand flowers the gentian (Gentiana bellidifolia) has white blossoms whereas most gentians...
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Kakapo2
Mar 03, 2008

Plants (3): Spiny Spaniard

Get too close to this strikingly yellow blooming plant and you know where its name comes from ;-) It is an Aciphylla species (Aciphylla aurea), a common spear grass, flowering from November until the...
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Kakapo2
Mar 03, 2008

Plants (2): Mount Cook Daisy

Also known as mountain daisy or Celmisia verbascifolia (in an old encyclopedia I found the name Celmisia petiolata), this is the world’s largest daisy. The petals are white and the centre yellow. The...
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Kakapo2
Mar 03, 2008

Plants (1): Mount Cook Lily

First of all: This alpine plant is no lily but the world’s largest buttercup species – which becomes clear when you read the Latin name Ranunculus lyallii, and so also called Giant Mountain Buttercup....
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Kakapo2
Mar 03, 2008

Birds (3): What is Cuter than a Tomtit?

I have a big heart for New Zealand’s small birds. The endemic tomtit is one of them. On the South Island the yellow-breasted tit is the common one, mostly found in beech forests, and a visit to the...
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Kakapo2
Mar 03, 2008

Birds (4): The New Zealand Falcon

Please excuse the photo – but I only got this falcon sitting at the shelter of the Lake Tasman/Ball Hut carpark against the sun and in really bad light. The NZ Falcon (Falco novaeseelandiae) is a rare...
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Kakapo2
Mar 03, 2008
 
 
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Birds (2): The New Zealand Pipit

Birds I really spot a lot in the Mt. Cook area is the New Zealand Pipit (Pihoihoi; Latin: Anthus novaeseelandiae). Most times I see it sitting on thorny shrubs and trees, and on scree slopes. The...
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Kakapo2
Mar 03, 2008

Birds (1): The Keas of Mt. Cook

Even if you do not see a kea in the Mt. Cook area you can be sure they are there. Let me tell you two stories – one funny, the other one a little sad – about those inquisitive mountain parrots...
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Kakapo2
Mar 03, 2008

There was a glacier here once!

To the right of Mt Cook is what is left of the Tasman Glacier. They say about 14,000 years ago the glacier began to melt and retreat to where it is today. Back then, where you stand at the visitor...
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kiwi
Oct 01, 2004

Mountains, snow and clear roads.

There aren't many roads in the Mt Cook National Park, this is the main one heading directly for the mountain.As you can see they have wonderful metal down there and build lovely firm smooth roads. Not...
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kiwi
Feb 10, 2004

Top 5 Mount Cook National Park Writers

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Kakapo2

"The Highest Peaks, Glaciers, Lakes and Icebergs"
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kiwi

"Not sick of mountains? Then visit Mt Cook!"
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mfc10

"~ Mount Cook ~"
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idolspeed

"Mount Cook"
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ATXtraveler

"Mount Cook National Park!"
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