The Grand Traverse ex Franz Joseph

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The Grand Traverse ex Franz Joseph

From $425 per person
New Zealand’s premier Aoraki Mount Cook flight-seeing experience

The Grand Traverse is recognised as the premier Aoraki Mount Cook flight-seeing experience; this magnificent flight encompasses two World Heritage National Parks and 200 km of New Zealand’s most memorable and breathtaking scenery.

The highlights of the Grand Traverse flight include:
  • Beautiful turquoise glacial lakes, golden tussock lands, and the braided river systems of the Mackenzie basin
  • Remote High Country Sheep Stations, glacial valleys, and landforms
  • The Aoraki Mount Cook National Park – a magical world of permanent ice and snow
  • New Zealand’s highest mountains and largest glaciers – including Aoraki Mount Cook and the Tasman Glacier
  • The Westland Tai Poutini National Park encompassing the magnificent Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers spilling down to the rainforests of the 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.


The approximate time for this scenic flight is 50 minutes in the air, with the whole experience taking around 1 hour

Children are between the ages of 3 and 13 years old inclusive. Infants are between the ages of 0 and 2 years old, and travel free on an adults lap.


  • Destination
  • Departure
    Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand
  • Included
    Scenic Flight
  • Not Included
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Tour Location

Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand

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Booking Information

Flight is operated by Air Safaris

Operator Contact Details:

Main Office Ph: +64 3 680 6880

Franz Joseph Ph +6437520716

Email: sales@airsafaris.co.nz


  • Bookings are NOT Live Availability on REZDY
  • Call the operator up at the appropriate base to confirm departure time then book in on the Website.
  • Operator takes full payment.


State Highway 8, Tekapo Aerodrome, Lake Tekapo 7945