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Lake Tekapo: 50-Minute Mount Cook and Beyond Scenic Flight

Lake Tekapo: 50-Minute Mount Cook and Beyond Scenic Flight

From $276.74 per person

Experience the flight of a lifetime and explore the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks from above. Marvel at dramatic mountain landscapes, rainforests, and the magnificent Fox and Franz Glaciers, all in one spectacular scenic flight.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Marvel at New Zealand’s highest mountains and largest glaciers
  • Fly over beautiful turquoise glacial lakes, golden lands, and unique rivers
  • Enjoy a window seat for unobstructed viewing below
  • Listen to informative commentary from your local guide
Full description
Delight in a premier Aoraki Mount Cook flight-seeing experience with a magnificent 50-minute scenic flight from Lake Tekapo. Soar above two World Heritage National Parks and 200 kilometers (124 miles) of New Zealand's most memorable and breathtaking scenery. Begin your journey in Lake Tekapo, where you will meet your expert team. Take off from the local airport and fly over spectacular scenery including turquoise glacial lakes, Aoraki Mount Cook, and Tasman glacier. Then, head across to the remote West Coast to see the amazing Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers running off into beautiful rainforest landscapes. Throughout your experience, enjoy informative and interesting commentary from your local guide, as well as a flight information guide available in multiple languages.
  • 50-minute Scenic Flight
  • Informative commentary from a local guide
  • Flight information guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meet at the local partner's base at State Highway 8, Tekapo Aerodrome, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time, which will be confirmed by the local partner via email after you have made your booking.

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Know before you go

  • All trips are subject to favorable weather conditions. It is recommended to book for your first available day in Lake Tekapo so that you have maximum flexibility
  • Please note there is a weight limit of 130 kilograms (286.6 pounds) for the scenic flight due to safety reasons
  • The date and time of your trip may be different from the one requested. The local partner will confirm your exact tour details by email after booking
  • Please arrive to check in for your activity at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 5 reviews

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We really enjoyed our flight over Mount Cook. Our pilot was super nice and friendly and I even got to ride in the copilot seat. He kept us well informed on our flight about the scenery and historical places. Rest assured you’ll be perfectly safe with Air safari. I’ve flown in mini small planes in our pilot was super competent and well experienced.

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December 30, 2019

Really good

January 19, 2020

Absolutely fantastic! Would recommend to anyone. Was the absolute highlight so far

January 15, 2020

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