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Air Safaris

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“grand traverse”(62 reviews)
“window seat”(16 reviews)
“mt cook”(50 reviews)
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
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State Highway 8 | Tekapo Aerodrome, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6880
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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!

Thank Lovestoholiday24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy booking, amazing pilot and what a location! We had a great experience, so informative and showed us all the sites!

Thank Joshua E
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Juless267
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

It has been one of the best experience of my life! Those mountains were breathtaking!! I would definitely do it again!! Pilot explain lots of things and made it even more interesting !

Thank Eriikita
Reviewed 14 July 2018

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

Thank Su A
Air_Safaris, Pilot at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Hi Su, 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

Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

(By plane) 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

Thank Dom21076
Air_Safaris, Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Hi Dom21076, 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

Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank NDharmawansa
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

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Must try, a bird view at lake tekapo and fly to mt cook and snow landing at the highest point of Mt Cook

Tim R, Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

We are really glad you enjoyed your helicopter flight with us. Our high snow landing sites are stunning places to land and enjoy the scenery. Hope the rest of your NZ holiday went well.

Reviewed 28 May 2018

Take the 50 minute flight over the highest mountains and glaciers of NZ. The commentary from the pilot is first class and the views are breath-taking. But do try to pick a cloud free day.

Thank Daryl M
Air_Safaris, Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Really glad you loved the flight guys. The fixed wing option is quite a bit cheaper than a similar helicopter experience but allows you to see a whole heap more breathtaking scenery.

Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We had originally booked this to depart from the Franz Josef side of Mt Cook, but it was cancelled due to poor weather. However, Steve was a real star, and told us all about his stone jewellery, and he kindly showed us how he produces...More

Thank Manel K
Air_Safaris, Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

So glad you got to experience the Grand Traverse on such an amazing day!

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27 May 2018|
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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
20 July 2016|
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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
Jamie W
15 December 2015|
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Response from Air_Safaris | Property representative |
Hi Jamie, 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