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The “Grand Traverse” is a spectacular scenic flight that explores the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks and shows you the region like no other flight. Recognised as a premier Aoraki Mount Cook flight-seeing experience and a NZ “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.
Soar over beautiful turquoise glacial lakes, golden tussock lands, and the braided river systems of the Mackenzie basin. View New Zealand’s highest mountains and largest glaciers – including Aoraki Mount Cook and the Tasman Glacier, remote High Country Sheep Stations, glacial valleys, and landform and experience a view like no other of both the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park – a magical world of permanent ice and snow and The Westland Tai Poutini National Park, encompassing the magnificent Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers spilling down to the rainforests of the wild West Coast.
The aircraft operated by Air Safaris are ideal for New Zealand’s conditions, offering a window seat for every passenger and have wings-above to ensure unobstructed viewing below. Your friendly pilot will provide an informative and enjoyable commentary in addition to all passengers receiving the Air Safaris multi-language flight-guide.
Approximately 50 minutes flying time, allow one hour total duration.
Flights from Franz Josef depart at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
Flights from Lake Tekapo depart at 9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm.
Adult $370 / Child (3-13 years incl.) $250
Ground Floor, 307 Durham St. Nth Christchurch New Zealand