Take an exciting scenic Franz Josef Glacier flight with Air Safaris from their base at Franz Josef Glacier within the Westland National Park – a fantastic South Island West Coast flight seeing attraction.
The Grand Traverse scenic flight from Franz Josef provides the best way to experience this glacial environment in its entirety. The Franz Josef Glacier flight includes an incredible view of the mighty Franz Josef Glacier, the Fox Glacier and the rugged Westland National Park. Your flight then journeys across Mount Cook and the main divide to explore the vast Mount Cook National Park encompassing two World Heritage National Parks and 200 km of New Zealand’s most memorable and breathtaking scenery.
The highlights of the Grand Traverse flight include:
Beautiful turquoise glacial lakes, golden tussock lands, and the braided river systems of the Mackenzie basin Remote High Country Sheep Stations, glacial valleys, and landforms The Aoraki Mount Cook National Park – a magical world of permanent ice and snow New Zealand’s highest mountains and largest glaciers – including Aoraki Mount Cook and the Tasman Glacier The Westland Tai Poutini National Park encompassing the magnificent Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers spilling down to the rainforests of the west coast
The aircraft on your Franz Josef Glacier flight is operated by Air Safaris and is ideal for New Zealand’s conditions, offering a window seat for every passenger and having wings-above to ensure unobstructed viewing below. Your pilot will provide an informative and enjoyable commentary in addition to all passengers receiving the Air Safaris multi-language flight-guide.
NZD $370 / GBP £196
Approx 50 min flight, 1 hour total duration
Please note: All optional excursion descriptions represent a typical itinerary and will not necessarily operate exactly as outlined. Distant Journeys reserves the right to change the local operators at short notice if deemed necessary and appropriate.