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Air Safaris

Flightseeing in Canterbury
Price range:
$370.00


Description

Experience an awesome Air Safaris Grand Traverse flightseeing tour of the Aoraki Mount Cook and Westland World Heritage Parks.
See Mount Cook, the Tasman & Murchison glaciers plus the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers on every flight!

A long established family business Air Safaris is dedicated to friendly personal service and great value for money!

The Air Safaris “Grand Traverse” is recognised as the premier Aoraki Mount Cook flightseeing experience and is still the longest and most comprehensive flightseeing tour of Mount Cook and glaciers available in the area!

This incredibly diverse and comprehensive flight encompasses two World Heritage National Parks in a tour of 200 kms amongst New Zealand’s highest mountains and largest glaciers.

– From the golden tussock lands, turquoise glacial lakes and ancient glacial valleys of the Mackenzie Basin to the vast snowfields and dramatic icefalls of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers – cascading down to the coastal plains and rainforests of Westland.

– Around Aoraki Mount Cook (3754m), and Mount Tasman, and over the 29 km long Tasman Glacier.

Flights depart 1/2 – 1 hourly all day from Lake Tekapo and Franz Josef.
Courtesy van available between airport and accommodation in both Franz Josef and Lake Tekapo Township.

Established in 1970 and flying from their Airport at Lake Tekapo Air Safaris is well known for their friendly, personal service and modern aircraft fleet with guaranteed window seats.


Options

#1 - Grand Traverse - from Franz Josef

The flight of a lifetime, the "Grand Traverse" is a spectacular scenic flight seeing experience allowing you to explore the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks.

The recognized premier Aoraki Mount Cook flight seeing experience, this magnificent flight encompasses two World Heritage National Parks and 200 km of New Zealand's most memorable and spectacular scenery.

The highlights of this flight include:
-Beautiful turquoise glacial lakes, golden tussock lands and braided river systems of the Mackenzie basin
-Remote High Country Sheep Stations, glacial valleys and landforms
-The Aoraki Mount Cook National Park – a magical world of permanent ice and snow
-New Zealand's highest mountains and largest glaciers; including Aoraki Mount Cook, and -the Tasman Glacier
-The Westland Tai Poutini National Park encompassing the magnificent Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers spilling down to the rainforests of Westland

Our large and varied fleet especially selected for New Zealand air tour sightseeing ensures that every passenger has a window seat and all aircraft have wings-above to ensure optimum viewing below. Pilots provide a full and informative commentary with multi language commentary brochures supplied.

Hourly departures from Air Safaris' bases at Lake Tekapo and Franz Josef
Approximately 50 mins flight time. Allow for 1 hour total duration.
The child rate refers to those aged 3 – 13 years inclusive


#2 - Grand Traverse - from Lake Tekapo

The flight of a lifetime, the "Grand Traverse" is a spectacular scenic flight seeing experience allowing you to explore the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks.

The recognized premier Aoraki Mount Cook flight seeing experience, this magnificent flight encompasses two World Heritage National Parks and 200 km of New Zealand's most memorable and spectacular scenery.

The highlights of this flight include:
-Beautiful turquoise glacial lakes, golden tussock lands and braided river systems of the Mackenzie basin
-Remote High Country Sheep Stations, glacial valleys and landforms
-The Aoraki Mount Cook National Park – a magical world of permanent ice and snow
-New Zealand's highest mountains and largest glaciers; including Aoraki Mount Cook, and -the Tasman Glacier
-The Westland Tai Poutini National Park encompassing the magnificent Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers spilling down to the rainforests of Westland

Our large and varied fleet especially selected for New Zealand air tour sightseeing ensures that every passenger has a window seat and all aircraft have wings-above to ensure optimum viewing below. Pilots provide a full and informative commentary with multi language commentary brochures supplied.

Hourly departures from Air Safaris' bases at Lake Tekapo and Franz Josef
Approximately 50 mins flight time. Allow for 1 hour total duration.
The child rate refers to those aged 3 – 13 years inclusive


Reviews


avatar - Jan 2010 -

GLENDA GALBRAITH

The weather was poor but the staff were so friendly and tried hard to accommodate our willingness to fly at some time during our stay. We did go late that day and it was an amazing experience.

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