Take a breathtaking journey with Air Safaris and discover the majestic beauty of New Zealand’s highest peaks and longest glaciers. From our facilities at Lake Tekapo, Franz Josef, and Glentanner.
Embark on a scenic flight to explore the Aoraki Mount Cook and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks.
With ‘The Grand Traverse’, where every seat provides a stunning view.
And for a more personal experience, choose from our charter flights to popular destinations, including Christchurch, Queenstown, Wanaka, and Milford Sound.
Our Lake Tekapo base is located in the stunning Mackenzie country, surrounded by pristine glacial waters and the unique turquoise hues of Lake Tekapo.
The Glentanner headquarters is a mere 15-minute drive from Mount Cook Village, while the Franz Josef base is located among lush rainforests and snow-capped peaks, just 8km west of the Franz Josef township.
Get ready to fly with Air Safaris and witness the natural wonders of New Zealand from the skies.
‘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.
Join us for an awesome experience showing off the very best of the Mackenzie with an alpine landing high on one of our local Sheep Stations to enjoy stunning views of Lake Tekapo and the mountains.
One of our most popular helicopter flights, the “Mackenzie Explorer” is a great experience summer or winter.
This flight by helicopter is a totally unique experience taking you from Tekapo, winding through our remote alpine valleys all the way right up close to mighty Aoraki / Mount Cook at over 3724 meters.
Learn all about our high country areas before crossing into the Mount Cook National Park for some amazing views of our highest peaks and longest glaciers. You will traverse over the Southern Alps and take in views of the Franz and Fox glaciers, before crossing back east for your snow landing.
Included in the flight is a snow landing on Liebig Dome (7700?) to enjoy a panorama view of Aoraki Mount Cook and surrounding mountains.
This flight by helicopter is a totally unique experience taking you from Tekapo, winding through our remote alpine valleys all the way right up close to mighty Aoraki / Mount Cook at over 12000’.
Learn all about our high country areas before crossing into the Mount Cook National Park for some amazing views of our highest peaks and longest glaciers.
Included in the flight is an alpine landing (snow only during winter months) on Mount Joseph to enjoy a panorama view of Lake Tekapo and surrounding mountains.