Our Mount Cook scenic flights send you into the heart of this majestic landscape. You’ll see all the details of the 3,724-metre peak thanks to an up-close perspective that takes in both the mighty peak and the beauty of the surrounding Southern Alps. These Alps are a big attraction for many of our passengers. With another sixteen peaks rising above 3,000 metres and a range of spectacular glaciers within the valleys, there’s always something to see. The memories from these scenic flights will last a lifetime. The major drawcard will always be Aoraki Mount Cook, however, from its translation from Māori, Aoraki means ‘cloud piercer’. It’s easy to see why – the world-renowned peak rises from the head of Lake Pukaki with a bearing that some days appears to reach for the roof of the sky above. Both options listed below include 1 hour return scenic flights to Mt Cook, saving approximately 4hrs driving time in each direction.