Experience New Zealand’s highest peaks and longest glaciers with Air Safaris who will take you on a scenic flight to discover the National Parks of Aoraki Mount Cook and Westland Tai Poutini. Catch ‘The Grand Traverse’ flight from either of our facilities at Lake Tekapo, Franz Josef and Glentanner and enjoy the flight of a lifetime where every seat has a window. Also offering personalised charter flights to a number of destinations including Christchurch, Queenstown, Wanaka & Milford Sound.
‘The Grand Traverse’ is the premier Aoraki Mount Cook flight-seeing experience encompassing 200 km’s of breathtaking scenery of two World Heritage National Parks. Highlights of this magical world of permanent ice and snow include beautiful glacial lakes and valleys, braided river systems, remote high country sheep stations and New Zealand’s highest mountains and largest glaciers. Get up close to the face of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki Mount Cook standing at a magnificent 3,754 metres and enjoy the magnificence of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers as they spill down to the rainforests of the West Coast.
The Grand Traverse is approximately 50 minutes of flying time and every passenger is guaranteed a window seat. Your friendly pilot will provide an enjoyable and informative commentary with an in-flight guide that is translated into a number of different languages.
The Lake Tekapo base is located within the heart of the beautiful Mackenzie country with its pristine glacial waters and the unique turquoise colour of Lake Tekapo, the Glentanner base is located 15 minutes drive from Mount Cook Village and the Franz Josef base is located 8km west of the Franz Josef township surrounded by lush rainforest and snow capped peaks.