Trans-Divide Excursions from Franz Josef to Lake Tekapo

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.



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 half day excursion. 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.


Main Road, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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