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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
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
State Highway 8 | Tekapo Aerodrome, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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The hours flight was amazing, everyone got a window seat and the pilot flew the Cessna Caravan around each sight so both sides of the plane could see. The company was small but very professional and helped ensure we got a good flight the day...More
Annabelle B, Public Relations Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a fantastic comment!
Great things come in small packages :) We all love what we do and want all our customers to get the most out of their experience as they possibly can. It was great that...More
I read about the Air Safaris on Tripadvisor and I'm so glad we decided to do it! We stayed at Peppers Bluewater Resort and then decided to see the Fox Glacier and Mt Cook via the Air Safari instead of driving there. We had a...More
We were lucky with the weather and had a thoroughly enjoyable Grand Traverse flight. There were only 6 of us on board and our pilot, Tom, provided an excellent commentary throughout the 50 minute flight. Not cheap but definitely worth every dollar to get such...More
When we at Lake Tekapo in 2011 we looked at doing the Air Safari flight. However, the weather was not good enough and we had to wait until we came back this year, 2011. What attracted me was the flight was 50 minutes and travelled...More
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...More
Annabelle A, Marketing & Sales at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2011
Thank you very much for your comment. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your flight - it's great to get a perspective on this area from the air!!
It was great you could hang around for the weather to clear ... the weather can be very...More
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...More
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...More
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...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!