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This premier Aoraki / Mount Cook flightseeing experience, 'The Grand Traverse' encompasses two World Heritage National Parks in a tour of 200kms amongst New Zealand's highest mountains and largest glaciers. From the golden tussock lands, turquoise...more
Hours Today: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
State Highway 8 | Tekapo Aerodrome, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Words cannot possibly describe what you witness during this 50-minutes flight. It feels like someone yanks you out of your life in the middle of the day and puts you in a dream - the dream being the most stunning set of mountain ranges and...More
We took the Grand Traverse flight which we couldn’t recommended more!!! The scenery was truly breathtaking and the variety of landscapes were incredible. Very friendly service by our pilot Tim to top it off. Do yourself a favour and put it on your bucket list!
I absolutely enjoyed every moment of the Grand Traverse Flight with the lovely and very knowledgeable pilot Sanna. Great views on a perfectly clear and sunny day, I can only recommend this experience to everyone who’s considering it!!
Thank you Air Safaris for this unforgettable...More
There are no words to describe the 50 minutes we have just had flying over the Southern Alps with pilot Joe. Smooth flight, breathtaking views, great commentary and an experience that will be long remembered.. thoroughly recommended..More
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Air_Safaris, Pilot at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018
Thanks for your lovely words after your flight here with us!
It was my pleasure to take you folks on the Grand Traverse - such incredible weather, a day as smooth and clear as today certainly made for excellent conditions! Some spectacular avalanches...More
Yes, it costs a little bit of money... but on a good day with few to no clouds... WHAT A TREAT! It is worth every penny!! The pilot is friendly and talkative, providing great commentary during the flight (he will also make you...More
Air_Safaris, Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018
Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review. We are really glad you enjoyed your Grand Traverse flight around Mount Cook and the glaciers - it is an amazing way to see the area.
We hope you enjoyed your holiday...More
This is the most memorable ride we had. We took a helicopter and the pilot was very good. He took us high to Mt Cook. Though it was winding and cloudy he managed to show us many surroundings and landed in a place where we...More
Air_Safaris, Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018
Thanks very much for your comments NDharmawansa, we are really glad you enjoyed your flight with us.
June has been a challenging month with fog and cloud here but in between we have had some magic days for flying.
We hope you enjoyed your time...More
Response from traveller2148 | Reviewed this property |
We were advised to take the flight at first opportunity in case weather gets worse later. We did the plane flight over mt cook, fox and Franz Josef glaciers which was excellent. Only booked day before and there was plenty of... More
We were advised to take the flight at first opportunity in case weather gets worse later. We did the plane flight over mt cook, fox and Franz Josef glaciers which was excellent. Only booked day before and there was plenty of space. Weather v hot so I expected it to be full. We drove to the airport not far from lake tekapo.
Mr John had nice little cafe overlooking lake...spectacular views.
Our other chance to do a flight was near Franz Josef when we went up west coast, but wrathervwas poor there, so we were glad we did it earlier
Response from Air_Safaris | Property representative |
Good morning and thank you for your inquiry. When you book on our website the prices for the new season (October onwards) will be displayed to you when you select your preferred day and flight time. If it is not what you are... More
Good morning and thank you for your inquiry. When you book on our website the prices for the new season (October onwards) will be displayed to you when you select your preferred day and flight time. If it is not what you are expecting you can simply leave the site without booking. I hope this helps and we look forward to flying you around our stunning backyard. Regards, the team at Air Safaris
Response from Air_Safaris | Property representative |
Booking is advised as especially in the busier months some time slots can fill up. As mentioned in some of the other responses here we do not charge until on the day and any cancellations due weather are free of... More
Booking is advised as especially in the busier months some time slots can fill up. As mentioned in some of the other responses here we do not charge until on the day and any cancellations due weather are free of charge. We advise checking in with us when you arrive in town to check the conditions for your flight time.
If you wish to make a booking or have any other questions please feel free to check out our website where you will find a booking form and also our direct contact details.
We look forward to having you join us on a flight!