Top Of The Tasman Glacier Hike

Walk, hike, or snowshoe around the largest glacier in New Zealand!

map Mount Cook, New Zealand
5 hrs
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
12 years old
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Not included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Aoraki/Mt Cook Airport
NZD $669
or 6 weekly interest free payment from $111.50 with
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What's Included


  • A ski plane will fly you to Tasman Glacier, which can be explored by walking, hiking, and snowshoeing
  • Snowshoes, adjustable walking poles, leather boots, waterproof jacket, socks, gloves, harness
  • Keep an eye out for icebergs in the glacier lake! 


Experience the upper snowfield of the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier!


On this tour, you’ll board a ski plane and fly over Mount Cook National Park. Once the plane lands near Tasman Glacier, you can explore it by walking, hiking, and snowshoeing. Keep an eye out for icebergs in the glacier lake! All glacier equipment is included in the tour so that you can have the best adventure possible! 


Have you ever tried snowshoeing in New Zealand? If not, now’s the time to go! Snowshoeing is a great way to journey across snow-covered terrain. Once on the glacier, the tour will provide you with snowshoes, adjustable walking poles, harnesses, and any additional equipment you may need. After your gear is fitted, you’re free to explore the ice formations in this ever-changing environment; Mount Cook is the heart and birthplace of New Zealand mountaineering. 


Once you’re done exploring the glacier, the flight home tracks down the eastern side of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook and the stunning Hochstetter icefall. After this five hour experience, you’ll return home bursting to tell everyone about your Tasman Glacier hike!


Important Notes:

  • Please ensure that you allow sufficient time to travel to the base at the Aoraki/Mt Cook Airport, Mt Cook Road, State Highway 80 safely
  • There are scheduled flight times and are unable to delay a trip departure if you are running late
  • Although the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier is the primary landing site, this may vary depending upon the environmental condition


  • Any Essential Medication
  • 3-4 layers of warm upper body clothing (jeans are not recommended on wet days, as they become very cold and uncomfortable to wear)
  • Sunglasses and sun protection
  • A daypack, drink and snacks
  • A warm hat
  • A camera
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Terms & Conditions:


  • Dependent on the season and snow cover you may be walking in crampons or snowshoes or a combination of both
  • The tour operates with strict fly times so are unable to delay a trip departure if you are running late

Cancellation Policy:


No cancellation fee if:

  • You cancel your booking at least 24 hours before the reporting time for your trip or the tour cancels for any reason before the trip has commenced

A cancellation fee of 100% of the cost of the trip is payable if:

  • You cancel your booking less than 24 hours before the reporting time for your trip or you do not show up at the reporting time for the trip


NZD $ 669
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