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Air Safaris

Experience the famous Grand Traverse

Air Safaris

Experience the famous Grand Traverse

50 minute Scenic Flight

The Grand Traverse

– fly from Lake Tekapo or Franz Josef

Our premier “must do flight of a lifetime”. See the Southern Alps and Aoraki Mt Cook plus the Tasman, Franz Josef and Fox glaciers up close from your very own window seat.

  • Adults $395 pp
  • Children (3 – 13) $295 pp

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60 minute Scenic Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

Aoraki Mt Cook Franz
& Fox Magic

– fly from Lake Tekapo

A totally unique 60 minute helicopter flight taking in the Southern Alps, Aoraki Mt Cook and the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers.

  • Adults $695 pp
  • Children (3 – 13) $595 pp

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45 minute Scenic Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

Aoraki Mt Cook Alpine Grandeur

– fly from Lake Tekapo

An awesome 45 minute flight exploring remote alpine valleys and glaciers of the Southern Alps and getting up close to Aoraki Mt Cook.

  • Adults $495 pp
  • Children (3 – 13) $395 pp

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30 minute Scenic Helicopter Flight with Snow or Alpine Landing

Mackenzie Explorer

– fly from Lake Tekapo

A stunning 30 minute flight with amazing views of Lake Tekapo and surrounding areas.

  • Adults $295 pp
  • Children (3 – 13) $245 pp

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2.5 Hour Scenic Flight with landing at Milford Sound

Milford Sound Excursion

– fly from Lake Tekapo or Franz Josef

Fly direct to Milford Sound or via Aoraki Mt Cook seeing Lake Hawea and Lake Wanaka, Mt Aspiring the Olivine Ice Plateau and the Hollyford Valley.

  • Adults $770 pp
  • Children (3 – 13) $540 pp

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30 minute exclusive flight to our remote alpine spot high above Lake Tekapo

Weddings & Engagements

– fly from Lake Tekapo

Our Wedding and Engagement packages include your own helicopter transfers that will make your special day just that little bit more memorable.

  • Wedding $1595 total
  • Engagement $1295 total

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Air Safaris

Spectacular
Scenic Flights,
New Zealand

Air Safaris has operated alpine flight-seeing throughout the world heritage national parks of Aoraki Mount Cook and Westland Tai Poutini since 1970. The iconic Air Safaris Grand Traverse scenic flight provides the opportunity to view New Zealand’s highest peaks and longest glaciers. You can catch the Grand Traverse flight from either of Air Safaris’ modern facilities located within the South Island of New Zealand at Lake Tekapo and Franz Josef.

Air Safaris also operate charter flights within New Zealand. These flights provide a personalised service that take in New Zealand’s stunning scenery while linking flexibly with a number of destinations including Milford Sound, Queenstown, Wanaka and Christchurch.

  • Braided River from Plane

  • Helicopter Snow Landing

  • The Godley River and Lake Tekapo

  • Liebig Dome Snow Landing

  • Mackenzie Braided River

  • Mt Cook & Tasman

  • Lake Alexandrina

  • Tasman Terminal Lake

  • Cessna Grand Caravan and Mt Cook

Why Fly
Air Safaris?

  • Every seat has a window
  • Safe, modern aircraft with experienced local alpine pilots
  • Friendly personal service since 1970!
  • Experience New Zealand's spectacular alpine scenery on the famous "Grand Traverse" flight of a lifetime!
  • Go further & see more - exploring places no one else
    will take you
  • Private charter flights to Milford Sound
  • Fixed wing and helicopter flights
About Us

Mount Cook and Westland National Parks since 1970

Tasman Terminal Lake

Murchison Glacier

Tasman Glacier

Air Safaris have been flying aircraft in the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks since 1970 and one of the pioneering families still own and operate the company. Air Safaris has grown from a single aircraft operation and now flies 9 aircraft and is one of New Zealand’s largest scenic flight airlines. We look forward to showing you this incredible area.

Tasman Glacier

We have been flying aircraft in the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks since 1970 and, as one of the pioneering families, still own and operate the company. Over the last 50 years we grown from a single aircraft operation to a fleet of 8 aircraft and are one of New Zealand’s largest scenic flight airlines.

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  • "Provided clear views over the mountains and glaciers! An amazing flight!"

    Hoi An, Vietnam, November 2019
  • "Thoroughly recommend this must do experience."

    Auckland Central, New Zealand, September 2019
  • "Thoroughly recommend this company to have an unforgettable experience and worth every cent."

    Blenheim, New Zealand, July 2019
  • "Just prepare to be flexible with your booking as the weather is very unpredictable on the mountains."

    Brisbane, Australia, August 2019
  • "you will see things you cannot see from ground level. The colours are amazing."

    Berkhamsted, United Kingdom, April 2019

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Air Safaris & Services (NZ) Ltd


P.O. Box 71, Lake Tekapo 7945
New Zealand

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