Air Safaris

Please contact the provider directly to make your booking enquiry. Their contact details can be found below...
+64 3 680 6880| [email protected]| State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
Point of difference

See Mount Cook and the glaciers from your very own window seat!

Directions from nearest town

Located just 3km to the west of the Lake Tekapo township

Air Safaris have been flying aircraft in and around the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks since 1970. Over that period, Air Safaris has grown from a single aircraft operation to operating one of New Zealand’s largest privately owned fleet of modern flightseeing aircraft from bases at Lake Tekapo and Franz Josef.

Air Safaris premier flight the Grand Traverse is a magnificent flight-seeing tour encompassing 200 km of New Zealand’s most memorable and spectacular scenery. With approximately 50 minutes flying time, the Grand Traverse reveals golden tussock lands, turquoise glacier lakes nestled amongst New Zealand’s highest mountains and largest glaciers, ancient glacial deposits, lush temperate rain forests and massive braided river systems.

Pilots provide an informative in-flight commentary, dedicated to providing an excellent passenger experience every time. The company takes great pride in the quality of the operation and the experience it provides.

Other popular 20-25 minute flight options are available, this varies between the winter & summer.

Air Safaris also provides a wide range of aircraft charter options around the South Island. The company specializes in charters between Tekapo, Christchurch, Mount Cook, Glentanner, Queenstown, Wanaka & Dunedin but can service most South Island destinations.

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The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is a grade 2-3 (easy to intermediate) cycle trail. There are a variety of trail surfaces. Riders are advised to take certain essentials with them (e.g. first aid, repair kit, water, food). Parts of the trail pass through alpine environments, where conditions can change.

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Getting Here

Located in the South Island of New Zealand, halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown, is the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. It is recommended that you start your ride from Aoraki/Mt Cook - though there are numerous access points along the trail from which to start or end your ride.

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Trail Details & Maps

Each of the 9 maps show the elevation, trail surfaces, fitness, skill, traffic, safety notes, and highlights. Please consult the maps to ensure you are prepared for what you'll encounter on each section. Some sections are easy, others more difficult.

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See & Do

Want to know what you can do while visiting the South Island of New Zealand during your ride?

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