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Air Safaris

State Highway 8 | Tekapo Aerodrome, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6880
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Air safaris, lake tekapo

If you travel on holiday to New Zealand and tour the country you will want to make the most of it... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
Vince-8619
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Newport, United Kingdom
Air Safari's are definitely the best for scenic flights & overall friendliness !

This is a top quality experience with genuine people committed to quality and giving the best... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2016
penguin314598
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London, United Kingdom
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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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State Highway 8 | Tekapo Aerodrome, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

If you travel on holiday to New Zealand and tour the country you will want to make the most of it. We took the flight with Air Safaris, over Lake Tekapo and to view the glaciers. The views were tremendous and worth the cost of...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is a top quality experience with genuine people committed to quality and giving the best passenger experience. They judge when flight conditions will be best, and though this meant there were no flights for a few days, the wait was well worth it. Matt's...More

Thank penguin314598
Air_Safaris, Front Office Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016

Hello penguin314598, Thank you for such a lovely review and great comments! We are sorry you had to wait around for a few days before we were able to get some good flying conditions, a downside to our stunning alpine location unfortunately, however we greatly...More

Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Prior to my trip I'd been in touch with the guys at air safaris about the weather & the best / most likely day to fly & they'd been very helpful & efficient at getting back to me. While you can never predict the weather,...More

Thank Liz H
Air_Safaris, Front Office Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016

Hello Liz, Thank you for sharing a review! By the sounds of it you were caught up in our week of terrible weather in mid May, thank you so much for being so patient and understanding, it seems the wait was worth it and you...More

Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

I decided to try the scenic flight with Air Safaris after a friend had recommended and It was a fantastic experience. The view of Mt Cook, the valleys and The Tasman Sea as well as the glacier is absolutely stunning. In addition to this, everyone...More

Thank Dina P
Air_Safaris, Front Office Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016

Hi deafleopard80, Thank you for sharing your review. We greatly appreciate your comments about the team; we are very proud, and lucky, to have a team who all enjoy sharing the experience with passengers. I have passed your comments on to Rob also. We hope...More

Reviewed 8 May 2016

My husband and I booked to go on the Grand Traverse and were not disappointed. We had a perfect day and an hour whizzed by as we flew over turquoise lakes, glaciers and Mt Cook. So close, we felt like we could lean out and...More

Thank Helen M
Air_Safaris, Front Office Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016

Hello Helen, Thanks for taking the time to share a review of our Grand Traverse. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed it! Our pilots love being able to take passengers so close to the mountain, it's a fantastic part of the flight. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 8 May 2016

Flying around Mt Cook and the glaciers from Lake Tekapo is not cheap (more than our flight from Aus to get there) but it is so worth every cent. We were gobsmacked that you didn't just fly over the mountain and the glaciers but we...More

Thank Loris G
Air_Safaris, Front Office Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016

Hello Loris, Thanks for your lovely review! It's great to hear you enjoyed the flight. We aim to be able to show passengers the diverse scenery we have in the area and the face and summit of Mt Cook are some of the most impressive...More

Reviewed 1 May 2016

It was a special occasion, it was a glorious day, it was an unplanned booking. We were captivated by the scenery and informed of the history and given a sense of grandeur. We loved the 'grand traverse' scenic flight and would recommend it to all....More

Thank fionajane2015
Air_Safaris, Front Office Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016

Hi fionajane2015, Thank you for you review. It sounds like you made the most of a beautiful day, we're pleased to hear you enjoyed the flight. Well done spotting climbers on the flight too, its amazing what you can see from above! We are grateful...More

Reviewed 27 April 2016

My wife and my 4 year old son and I all took the Grand Traverse from Tekapo. Approximately 50 minutes in the air, plus 20 minutes signup and safety briefing, and a 5/10 minute wash-up and photos mean all up this can be done easily...More

Thank Michael S
Air_Safaris, Front Office Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2016

Hello Michael, Thanks for taking the time to share your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your Air Safaris experience, we aim to provide a whole experience rather than just the flight so it's great to hear you got just that. We are...More

Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

It was a bit cloudy down at ground level but we were assured things would be different once in the air. Didn't that prove to be true. Our pilot Leon was excellent and provided a running commentary of all the highlights. Views of the glaciers,...More

Thank Brian G
Air_Safaris, Front Office Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2016

Hello Brian G, Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the flight. Conditions around the mountains can often be very different from what we can see from the ground, its great that you checked in with us. Hopefully you...More

Reviewed 10 April 2016

informative commentary about lakes, glaciers and southern alps. probably worth it. i also recommend the schedule near sunset if the sky is clear, the scenery is incredible.More

Thank Lily T
Air_Safaris, Front Office Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2016

Hi Lily T, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are pleased you enjoyed the flight. Flights at the end of the day often bring some of the most unique views, sounds like you were very lucky to get a late...More

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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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