6 Rankers Reviews
7 Scenic Flights
5 Franz Josef Glacier
To appreciate the beauty and scale of the Mount Cook National Park, 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 ▷ West Coast ▷ Franz Josef Glacier
October - April: 08:00 to 17:30
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It was a perfect adventure ! We had luck, came there and an hour later we could fly !! Beautiful views !Great !
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Just do it! 50 minute flight, memories of a lifetime. We had a four month old baby with us - no trouble at all.
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Unforgettable experience and relatively good value for money.
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Les and Carole Savins
A great experience. Friendly, informative and helpful staff. Relatively expensive but a very worthwhile activity.
Mount Cook/Fox/Franz Joseph/Tasman Valley. Departure Lake Tekapo. Very beautiful, good service, not so expensive, $295/adult, (1 hour).
This is one of the best scenic flights we have done anywhere in the world. We really cant say enough about the views. Well worth the money!