A short heli hop from the township takes you into the remarkable Pinnacles area of the glacier. You will explore the awe inspiring landscape in this incredible guided experience. includes entry to the Glacier Hot Pools back in the village.
Some other suggestions, although not necessary - Travel pillow, chewing gum (especially for those who have ear problems during flight), book and/or ipod and one change of clothing (air lines do lose luggage occasionally)
A tip for people looking for a decent coffee shop.. if you don't already know about it, you will because most Contiki travellers find out about it - its The Grasshopper. Ask a local and they should be able to tell you where to find it.