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Air Safaris

State Highway 8 | Tekapo Aerodrome, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6880
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Grand traverse fromTekapo to Franz Josef and return. the whole flight exceeded my expectations.We... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
simont23
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Grand Traverse - an extraordinary experience

What an amazing experience!!! We booked the grand traverse scenic flight the night before. That was... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
MiriamNiessen
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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State Highway 8 | Tekapo Aerodrome, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Grand traverse fromTekapo to Franz Josef and return. the whole flight exceeded my expectations.We meandered up Lake Tekapo to the Cass valley, then over to the Murchison and Tasman glaciers, where we saw 9 glacier skiers! We then went down the Franz Josef glacier from...More

Thank simont23
Air_Safaris, Front Office Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Hi Simon, Thanks for sharing such a detailed review! It sounds like you were a rather lucky passenger on one of our trips to our West Coast base to swap an aircraft, what a bonus! We are pleased you enjoyed the flight and took so...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016

What an amazing experience!!! We booked the grand traverse scenic flight the night before. That was no problem at all, but we had been there during low season. No idea how busy it is during peak season. It is just a few minutes drive from...More

1  Thank MiriamNiessen
Air_Safaris, Front Office Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Hi MiriamNiessen, Thanks for sharing a review of your flight, you've covered all the points! We really appreciate the lovely comments and are so pleased you enjoyed the trip, making sure we provide exactly what we say we do is high on our priorities list!...More

Reviewed 24 August 2016

Excellent Flight over Tekapo. Weather was not good early on so they changed our time to suit us and weather. Good communication and excellent service.More

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Thank leigh_timaru
Air_Safaris, Front Office Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Hi Leigh-timaru, Thank you for taking the time to share this review. We're pleased we were still able to accommodate you around the weather, thanks for being so understanding on the day! Your comments are greatly appreciated and have been passed onto the rest of...More

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

My first time in a helicopter and I throughly enjoyed it. The pilot explained everything and was very reassuring for a nervous flyer. The scenario was breathtaking, plenty of photo opportunities.

Thank Catwood71
Air_Safaris, Front Office Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Hi Catwood71, Thanks for sharing your review, its great to hear you enjoyed your helicopter flight! We hope you had a great time in Lake Tekapo! Kind regards, The Air Safaris Team

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I write now so I don't forget anything. We were booked for yesterday but the weather wasn't good so they rebooked us and I can say it was worth the wait. Our pilot was Matt and we flew over the glaciers and next to Mount...More

1  Thank oscarjosefina
Air_Safaris, Front Office Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Hello oscarjosefina, Many thanks for taking the time to share a review of your flight. We're sorry you were unable to fly on your original booking but glad you were able to join us when we had some better conditions. We appreciate your comments about...More

Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This was the most fantastic experience I got for our wedding anniversary. My husband was thrilled. Very professional, excellent service, and personal. Would recommend this to everyone, out of this world, just amazing.

1  Thank Angiewilliams2001
Air_Safaris, Front Office Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Hi Angie, Thank you for taking the time to review your flight, we're pleased you enjoyed your Air Safaris experience. Your comments are greatly appreciated as is that wonderful recommendation! Thanks again, The Air Safaris Team

Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

The scenery was,of course, magnificent. The plane was great, wings above the cabin allowing great photos through the large windows. The staff from booking counter in Lake Tekapo to the airport and pilot were brilliant. My wife was a little uneasy and we felt that...More

1  Thank Adrian R
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We had booked this flight as a back up to a helicopter flight from Franz Josef in case the weather wasn't good while we were there. Although we were able to have the helicopter ride, the weather in the Mt Cook area was so good...More

1  Thank WH56
Reviewed 7 June 2016

My husband and I were celebrating our first year Anniversary and what a better way to start the day with a one hour scenic flight over The Grand Traverse. Our Pilot Leon was friendly, knowledgable and provided great commentary, oh yeah, and the flight was...More

Thank Paula S
Air_Safaris, Front Office Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2016

Hi Paula, Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your flight. Firstly congratulations on your first anniversary! We're pleased you chose to celebrate it with us and even more so that you enjoyed the Grand Traverse experience so much. Thank you...More

Reviewed 30 May 2016

Absolutely amazing.......Mr.Tim and Senior Tim..........was simply superb. There front office staff, airbase staff, pilot and all other staffs were so professional... we thoroughly enjoyed the scenic ride..................!! dont ever miss it friends when u r at lake tekapo......... look for Mr. Tim & Senior Tim.............every...More

Thank Thomas J
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paulinecarroll7
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
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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
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