Air Safaris

Lake Tekapo Base

Experience breathtaking alpine scenery on an exciting scenic flight with Air Safaris from their base at Lake Tekapo on the main highway between Christchurch and Queenstown - a must do South Island attraction.  The Grand Traverse flight from Lake Tekapo is our most popular air tour and covers a diverse range of alpine scenery.

Air Safaris main base and airport facility (since 1975) is located alongside the main highway 4km west of the Lake Tekapo township.  A sales and information office is situated centrally within the small township.

Lake Tekapo is located in the heart of the beautiful Mackenzie Country surrounded by golden tussock lands and snow capped mountains.  The pristine glacial waters and unique turquoise blue colour of Lake Tekapo are stunning.  The Lake Tekapo area offers a wonderful contrast of scenery and activities both in summer and winter. 

The Grand Traverse scenic flight operates year round (except Christmas day) from Lake Tekapo with departures every hour (weather permitting).

Click here to get driving directions to our base at Tekapo

If you require any further information on flying The Grand Traverse from Lake Tekapo please phone 0800 806 880 or 03 680 6880.