The timing of our visit was so good. The suspension bridge that the road must pass the next day was closed for maintenance. Tourists who were suddenly cancelled in the hotel were sent back by the bus at a loss.
Tasman Glacier (Tasman Glacier) is located in Lake Tasman in Mount Cook National Park, South Island, New Zealand. It is the longest glacier in New Zealand. It is 27 kilometers long, 4 kilometers wide, and covers an area of 101 square kilometers, with a thickness of up to 600 meters and a height. At 3000 meters above sea level, it is one of the longest glaciers in the world. The Tasman Glacier slides slowly every day at a speed ranging from 23 to 45 cm, and the slowness is almost imperceptible. As a representative of the closest glacier to the ocean, especially since 1995, the glacier has declined rapidly, and the front edge of the glacier has receded by nearly 1 km.
Experience a different kind of scenery in the adventure The feeling of flying over the three glaciers is really shocking. The snow is thick and soft. It reminds me of the snowy scenery of the Jungfrau Mountain. For children like us who grew up in the south, it is super exciting! Stepping on one of the longest glaciers in the world is a worthwhile trip! Feeling super excited! It is said that due to global warming in recent years, glaciers have melted at a faster rate, so friends who are recommended to go there should be early!
A 45-minute snow plane tour of Tasman Glacier (including landing) and a 20-minute helicopter landing on the snow mountain. The driving force of a snow plane is higher than that of a helicopter. It is very suitable for families who want to go to the glacier but have children under the age of 8 who cannot participate in glacier trekking. Along the way, they can enjoy the full view of New Zealand’s highest peak, Mount Cook. Sprinkle wild on Tasman Glacier. Helicopter snowfall is more suitable for those who do not have a high budget, but want to experience helicopter aerial sightseeing, but also want to get close to the snow mountains. Whichever you choose will not disappoint you!
At the Cook Mountain airport registry, we measure weight, we wear equipment, we fly to the glacier by helicopter, the propeller blows wind, we have to hop off, wait for the helicopter to fly away, it's not too cold on the midday summer glacier, we just wear our thin down jacket, Wear hats and gloves. Glacier hiking is not too difficult, coach will carry it safely, the whole trip is over two hours, slightly physical.
But as our boats approached the no man's land on the main glacial wall, the cold came in and out, the temperature difference dropped sharply, looking out at the huge Cook Peak, mysterious, excited with a sense of oppression. We didn't land in the hinterland, or in a helicopter, because of time. We hope we can find out.