Explore the immense beauty of the Tasman Glacier's upper snowfield. Flying to 2200m in a skiplane (or maybe a helicopter depending on conditions), you are ready to explore ice formations in this ever-changing environment. Following your knowledgeable, professional, NZMGA trained Guide you will learn about New Zealand's awe inspiring big mountain country, the birthplace of New Zealand mountaineering.
What You'll Get
Explore the immense beauty of the upper snowfield of the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier. As you fly in to 2200m on board either your helicopter or ski plane, marvel as the rock and ice debris transforms to glistening white. You may even see an iceberg in the glacier lake.
Equipped with snowshoes (or crampons,depending on snow conditions), walking poles, harness and other equipment, you are ready to explore 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 experience in this vast mountain landscape.
This experience is named in honour of Harry Wigley, pilot and pioneer of the skiplane's retractable ski for glacier and airfield landings. You will be a part of New Zealand's history.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- 3-4 layers of warm upper body clothing
- Warm trousers (no jeans)
- Sunglasses and sun protection
- Drink and snacks
- Trip is weather dependent
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
- Two scenic flights
- Professional guide
- Woollen socks
- Quality leather boots
- Snow shoes or crampons
- Adjustable walking poles
- Water proof Jacket
- Water resistant over-trousers
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Mt Cook Glacier Guiding in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.
This offer is not eligible for promo codes.
The Fine Print
7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.