I was lucky enough to win two scenic flights with Air Safaris, which I was able to take on my recent trip to NZ. While battling with the highly changeable NZ weather caused some delays in being able to fly, once up in the air we realised how worthwhile it was to wait for a window of clear weather.
The Grand Traverse flight starts from Lake Tekapo airstrip just outside of the town. The team at Air Safaris were very friendly & efficient and we found the whole operation highly professional.
Up in the air, the scenery was amazing. Having visited the area several times before, the Air Safaris tour gave us a completely different perspective. The Mackenzie basin,high country stations, the expansive glacial valleys & their blue lakes, the snow covered mountains, glaciers, and of course the jewell Aoraki Mount Cook.
The pilot gave great information on the area, reassured our nerves when we encountered a little unexpected turbulence, and prepared us for what was coming up next so we could have our cameras at the ready.
I would highly recommend this activity to anyone wanting to get up close and personal with this beautiful area. Having explored the region from both land and water for a few days prior, I can honestly say that the Air Safaris Grand Traverse was an excellent showcasing of the magnificence of this area. Thanks Tim, Tom, Bella & team for an extremely memorable experience.
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