Experience the Grand Traverse to explore the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks departure from the skies!
The Grand Traverse is recognized as the premier Aoraki Mount Cook flight-seeing experience and New Zealand's "must do" scenic flight; this magnificent flight encompasses two World Heritage National Parks and 200 km of New Zealand's most memorable and breathtaking scenery. Taking off from Lake Tekapo, you'll see beautiful turquoise glacial lakes, golden tussock lands, and the braided river systems of the Mackenzie basin, you'll be surprised by the magical world of permanent ice and snow, creating a winter wonderland for The Aoraki Mount Cook National Park! Your flight will soar across Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountains, and above the country's largest glaciers including the Tasman. From your window seat with unobstructed views, you'll also see High Country Sheep Stations, glacial valleys, and unique landforms. Your friendly pilot will provide an informative and enjoyable commentary to accompany your multi-language flight-guide.
The Grand Traverse scenic flight is a spectacular way to see the highlights of New Zealand, book this flight with us today!
Address: Air Safaris, State Highway 8, Tekapo Aerodrome, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Please check-in at the meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance of your scheduled departure time.
Hotel transfers are available for certain Tekapo hotels (with limited places). Self-drive is recommended, free parking is available at the airport.
Child ticket: Ages 3 - 13 years
Infants under the age of 3 can take part in this activity for free, provided they sit on the lap of a parent or caregiver.
A minimum of 2 people are required to book this tour for it to proceed.
Departure time: Flight departs every hour from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (summer), 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (winter)