Air Safaris 'Grand Traverse' Franz Josef Glacier

A stunning 50 minute scenic flight over the vast snowfields and dramatic icefalls of the Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers. Then around Aoraki Mt Cook, Mt Tasman and over the Tasman Glacier. Every seat a window seat.


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Our premier flight, the "Grand Traverse" covers 200 kilometres of New Zealand's most spectacular alpine scenery. The flight includes an incredible view of the mighty Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier and rugged Westland National Park before traversing Mount Cook and the main divide to explore the vast Mount Cook National Park.

Our aircraft 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.

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Physical address

Air Safaris 'Grand Traverse' Franz Josef Glacier, Main Road, Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $395.00
(13 year(s) and under)
Further pricing information:
The Grand Traverse departs hourly from Air Safaris’ base at Franz Josef.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
The airport is 5-10 minutes drive from the centre of Franz Josef village
Proximity to town:
We have a Sales and Reservations office on the main street in Franz Josef village.

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Opening times

Business hours:
8am - 6pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Language support

  Written Spoken
German YES NO
Japanese YES NO
Spanish YES NO

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