Air Safaris, Franz Josef

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Marvel at New Zealand's glaciers from above with Air Safaris, operating from three airports in the Lake Tekapo area. Established in 1970, the charter company takes clients to view New Zealand's highest peaks and biggest glaciers. You can fly over 200 km (124 mi) and observe ice and snow fields, deep ravines, and steep cliffs plunging into the Tasman Sea. The operator's fleet consists of several single- and twin-engine aircraft and a helicopter. Arrange to visit Air Safaris and other attractions in Franz Josef using our Franz Josef trip planner .
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  • Wow !!! Scenic Flight over Mt. Cook Highest Peak in New Zealand Today Today was one of the most exciting days of my life!!! I flew for 50 minutes, over 200 km in 2 National Parks. The flight includes ...  more »
  • This 50 minute flight will fly you around all the glaciers and main peaks in the area. Everyone has a window. We did it on a partially cloudy day but still saw plenty and got some great pics. You seem...  more »
  • Took off from Franz airstrip flew above Fox Glacier, around Mounts Cook and Tasman, saw the Murchison and Tasman glaciers, numerous alpine lakes and snow covered peaks and saddles and then flew down o...  more »

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Where to stay in Franz Josef

With the increasing popularity of the glacier among vacationers, the town of Franz Josef offers a range of accommodations to suit the needs of its many visitors. Hostels are popular in the town center, but those looking for something more upscale will also find luxury hotels. Camping is a good option if you want to get straight out into the wild. Advanced reservations are essential during peak times.
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