Trans-Divide Excursions Franz Josef - Tekapo | Air Safaris

For travellers with limited time, our one way or return scenic flights from Franz Josef to Tekapo over the main divide of the Southern Alps let you experience the other side without the 8 hour drive.


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Lake Tekapo is a short flight from the West Coast and Air Safaris offers you the opportunity to fly over the main divide of the Southern Alps for a ½ day excursion.

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On the eastern side at Lake Tekapo you can enjoy the hot pools and star gazing / observatory tours, go skiing, ice skating, curling (during the winter). There are also great walking and mountain biking activities available. We are happy to arrange Tekapo activities for you.

Experience a spectacular scenic flight that explores the Westland and Mount Cook National Parks flying over New Zealand’s highest mountains and largest glaciers. Our aircraft offer a window seat for all passengers and have wings-above for unobstructed viewing below.


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Physical address

Trans-Divide Excursions Franz Josef - Tekapo | Air Safaris, Main Road, Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast, 7856, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8:30am-5.00pm May –Sept and 8.00am-5:30pm Oct – April
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Air Safaris Airport is approximately 7km from the main township, along Waiho Flat road off the Fox Glacier Highway.
Proximity to town:
Our sales and information office is on the main road in Franz Josef township.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $425.00
(13 year(s) and under)
Further pricing information:
During the summer season we operate two daily Trans-divide flights leaving at 9 am and 1 pm. Trans-divide trips are operated on demand during the winter season. Minimum 2 passengers required. One way or return flights available.

Language support

  Written Spoken
German YES NO
Japanese YES NO
Spanish YES NO

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