Air Safaris

Lake Tekapo Tours


The Grand Traverse is a 50 minute Aoraki Mount Cook flight seeing experience covering 200km's of New Zealand's highest mountains and largest glaciers including the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers.

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 Christchurch, Queenstown, Wanaka, and Milford Sound.

Map & Directions

Lake Tekapo Airport, State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo


Lake Tekapo Airport is located alongside the main highway 4km west of the Lake Tekapo township.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and No-Show Policy:
Greater than 48 hours = no charge
Between 24 and 48 hours = 50% charge
Less than 24 hours and no-shows = 100% charge
No charge if the flight is cancelled by Air Safaris due to weather