The Wigley: Top of the Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

The Wigley: Top of the Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

Product Overview

Explore the immense beauty of the upper snowfield of the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier, this is where its 23-kilometre journey begins. As you fly in to 2200 metres (7200 ft.) aboard your ski plane, marvel at the rock and ice debris transform to glistening white. Get ready to explore the glacier by walking, hiking and snowshoeing, you may even see an iceberg in the glacier lake!

Product Description

Explore the immense beauty of the upper snowfield of the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier, this is where its 23-kilometre journey begins. As you fly in to 2200 metres (7200 ft.) aboard your ski plane, marvel at the rock and ice debris transform to glistening white. Get ready to explore the glacier by walking, hiking and snowshoeing, you may even see an iceberg in the glacier lake!

If you have never tried snowshoeing in NZ, now is the time to give it a go! Snowshoeing is a great way to confidently make your way across snow-covered terrain. Once on the glacier, we will provide you with snowshoes, adjustable walking poles, harnesses and any additional equipment you may need. After your gear is fitted, you are ready to explore the ice formations in this ever-changing environment; you’re in the heart and birthplace of New Zealand mountaineering. 

Your flight home tracks down the eastern side of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook and the stunning Hochstetter icefall. You’ll return home with incredible memories of your Tasman Glacier hike in this vast mountain landscape.

This experience is named in honour of Harry Wigley, pilot and pioneer of the retractable ski for glacier and airfield landings. Although the Haupapa/Tasman glacier is the primary landing site this may vary depending upon environmental conditions.

Departure Times

11.30am

Check-in 10 minutes prior

Duration

Up to 5 hours
Includes up to 3 hours on the ice

What To Bring

Any Essential Medication
3-4 layers of warm upper body clothing 
Sunglasses and sun protection 
A drink and snacks
A warm hat and gloves
A Camera

Company Info

Leaders in aviation tourism, Mt. Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters by INFLITE, and glacier guiding professionals Fox Glacier Guiding, have combined to create the Mt Cook Glacier Guiding experience.

We are proudly New Zealand owned and operated and have a long and safe history operating in this beautiful environment.

The Wigley: Top of the Tasman Glacier Hike $669.00 / per person

Phone
03 435 1001

Freephone
0800 68 2665

Email
info@mtcookguides.co.nz

Address
Aoraki Mt Cook Airport, Unit 2, State Highway 80, Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, Mount Cook 7999

Region
Central South Island
Central South Island

Christchurch / Canterbury
Christchurch / Canterbury

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