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Scenic Flights

Finding the ultimate aerial view

Surrounded by seemingly endless mountain ranges, scenic flight tours of the Mackenzie region are an absolute must-do to get up close to the highest peaks and find the ultimate view.

Why is the Mackenzie Region the place to do a Scenic Flight?

Flightseeing allows anyone the opportunity to view this spectacular environment to what would otherwise be restricted to the most experienced and adventurous mountaineers.

  • Grand tour of New Zealand’s highest peaks (150 peaks higher than 2,300m) includes the window seat view to see New Zealand’s tallest mountain Aoraki/Mount Cook.

  • Glacial landings – make the most of the special moment where the engines stop, feet are on the snow and you can feel the silence and tranquillity of the mountains.

  • Marvel at the countless glaciers, ice and snowfields including the longest of New Zealand’s glaciers, the Tasman Glacier.

There is a variety of different scenic flight durations depending on your availability and price range. Businesses also operate from a number of convenient local airports in the Mackenzie region including Lake Tekapo, Pukaki (Twizel), Glentanner and Aoraki/Mount Cook or ask for a pickup and dropoff from right outside your accommodation at Mount Cook Station.

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