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The Grand Traverse of Mount Cook

Soar over a snowy wonderland filled with towering icy peaks, azure blue lakes and sparkling glaciers in this flight of a lifetime over Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.

This tour promises breathtaking alpine scenery and this unique flight encompasses the Aoraki Mount Cook and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks, traversing 200 kilometres of New Zealand's most beautiful and spectacular scenery.

Highlights include Aoraki Mount Cook, Mount Tasman and all of New Zealand's highest peaks, the famous Tasman, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and from the turquoise glacial lakes and glacial valleys of the East to the lush rainforest and coastal plains of Westland.

Air Safaris has a large and varied aircraft fleet especially selected for air tour sightseeing that ensures that every passenger has a guaranteed window seat; all aircrafts have wings above to ensure optimum viewing below.

Flights are subject to suitable weather conditions. Tour concludes approximately 50 minutes after commencement.

Experience Includes

  • Spectacular 50 minute flight over 200km of NZ's most breathtaking scenery
  • See Mount Cook, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, the Tasman Glacier and more
  • Full commentary from the pilot throughout
  • High Wing Planes so your view is not obstructed

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities
  • Refreshments


Daily, year round. Does not operate on 25th December.

Departure location

Air Safaris office, Main Road, Franz Josef.

Start times

Every hour, from 9.00am to 5.00pm.


50 minutes.

Terms & Conditions

  • A minimum of two persons is required to book this experience.
  • Flights are subject to suitable weather conditions.
  • Itinerary subject to change.
  • Please note, flight departs and returns to the same location (Air Safaris Office, Franz Josef).