Trans-Divide Excursions Tekapo - Franz Josef | Air Safaris

This scenic flight over the Southern Alps gives you the opportunity to 'see what is on the other side' without the 8 hour drive between Lake Tekapo and Franz Josef. Ideal for travellers with limited time. One way or return flight options.

$425.00 - $650.00
$300.00 - $650.00

Contact Us


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

Read more

On the West Coast at Franz Josef you have a range of activities to choose from including nature tours, heli-hiking, four wheeler adventures, guided glacier walks, and a soak in the hot pools. We are happy to arrange activities for you.

Experience a spectacular scenic flight that explores the Mount Cook and Westland 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. Your friendly pilot will provide an informative and enjoyable commentary.


Visit our website


Get directions

Physical address

Trans-Divide Excursions Tekapo - Franz Josef | Air Safaris, State Highway 8, Tekapo Aerodrome, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch - Canterbury, 7945, 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 main base and airport facility (since 1975) is located alongside the main highway 4km west of the Lake Tekapo township.
Proximity to town:
Our sales and information office is on the main road in Tekapo township.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $425.00 - $650.00
(13 year(s) and under)
$300.00 - $650.00
Further pricing information:
During the summer season the Trans-divide operates two daily 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
Chinese (Simplified) YES NO
German YES NO
Japanese YES NO
Korean YES NO
Spanish YES NO

Contact Us

The content on this page was created by Air Safaris & Services (NZ) Ltd - Lake Tekapo

This website helps visitors connect with providers of great New Zealand tourism experiences. It is not intended to give any assurance that any particular provider meets certain quality standards or legal obligations. Please contact this business for more information. See also: terms of use.