52 Rankers Reviews
17 Scenic Flights
7 Lake Tekapo
To appreciate the beauty and scale of the Mackenzie region, there is nothing better than seeing it from the air. Air Safaris have been flying aircraft in and around the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks since 1970. Over that period, Air Safaris has grown from a single aircraft operation to operating New Zealand’s largest privately owned fleet of modern flight-seeing aircraft. 40 years later, Air Safaris continues to offer the respected ‘Grand Traverse’ flight from both Lake Tekapo and Franz Josef bases.
The Grand Traverse is a magnificent flight encompassing 200 km of New Zealand’s most memorable and spectacular scenery. With approximately 50 minutes flying time, The Grand Traverse reveals golden tussock lands, turquoise glacier lakes amongst New Zealand’s highest mountains and largest glaciers. Every passenger has a window seat, and all aircraft have ‘wings above’ to ensure optimum viewing below.
Throughout the year, view for yourself the dazzling scenery of fresh snow on the Southern Alps, in glacial valleys and a more visible ice-carved landscape. Pilots provide an informative in-flight commentary and are dedicated to providing an excellent passenger experience every time. The company takes great pride in the quality of the operation and the experience it provides.
South Island ▷ Mount Cook - MacKenzie ▷ Lake Tekapo
May - September: 08:30 to 17:00
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Great experience with our pilot Tim. Tim was very well known about the surroundings.
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Der Flug war eins der schönsten Erlebnisse unseres Urlaubs!
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The ultimate professionals. The flight was great as was the whole experience booking. The 10% off coupon from Rankers saved us almost $100!
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Great experience. We were comparing heli vs plane, price and sights. For us it was the best value with the best tour. And a perfect end for our round trip. Thanks!
Amazing and just a trip you need to do on your holiday in NZ. A must do !!!!
Amazing once-in-a-lifetime-experience, just 4 people on the plane, professional, funny, friendly staff... The perfect overview over new Zealands glaciers with views even to the west coast. A MUST DO IN NEW ZEALAND!
If we could give a ranking higher than 10 we would!!! Absolutely awesome. Staff are friendly and are keen to show you the area at its best.
Took flight from Glentanner with a pilot called Phil. Incredible experience and will remember it for always. Such an informative commentary and he could not have been a nice fellow to everyone. Made our day, week, month Year. Really exciting flight over Mount Cook and around.