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Address: State Highway 8 | Tekapo Aerodrome, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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+64 3-680 6880
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08:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This premier Aoraki / Mount Cook flightseeing experience, 'The Grand...

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 glacier lakes and huge glacial valleys of the Mackenzie Basin around Aoraki Mt Cook, Mt Tasman and the Tasman Glacier to the coastal plains of Westland and the dramatic icefalls of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Every passenger has a window seat and all aircraft have wings-above to ensure optimum viewing below. Pilots provide a full and informative commentary with multi language commentary brochures supplied. We also offer exciting helicopter flights from Tekapo with alpine landing and an incredible Combo Flightseeing Experience featuring the MacKenzie Explorer heli-flight plus Grand Traverse fixed wing. The best of both worlds!

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A great way to see Mount Cook and the glaciers

We went on the Air Safaris scenic flight from Lake Tekapo and had a fantastic flight. The pilot was knowledgable and friendly and his commentary was first class. We flew over Lake... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 November 2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2010

We went on the Air Safaris scenic flight from Lake Tekapo and had a fantastic flight. The pilot was knowledgable and friendly and his commentary was first class. We flew over Lake Tekapo and up to the Southern Alps, we had fantastic views of the Fox, Franz Josef and Tasman glaciers and the flight went right round Mount Cook and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2010

A definite must. Great flight coupled with the pilots amazing knowledge of the area. Breath taking scenery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2008

We decided to take Air Safaris Grand Traverse from Franz Joseph. We had a superb view of Mt Cook and the Southern Alps from the 8 seater fixed wing plane. There were breathtaking views of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman. We flew really close to the peaks and, because everyone had a window seat, we could all take some great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2008

We boarded the small 8 passenger plane outside of Lake Tekapo at Air Safaris for The Grand Traverse of Mt. Cook. As we took off we could see the beautiful turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo beneath us. We flew over the high country sheep farms where the merino sheep are raised . We continued to climb over riverbeds carved by... More 

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