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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  • Initially wanted to do helicopter flight but then saw this way better to do. Arrived to book for the next day and they had spaces available had 10mins to get to airport. Best decision we made was a cl...  more »
  • The grand traverse is the only way to sea most of the Southern Alps from both sides of Mt Cook. The plane gets close, but not uncomfortably close to the mountains and glaciers. Take your camera.  more »
  • One hour of unforgettable flight: first on the coast with the impressive river mouth load gray silt of the glaciers, then in the middle of the mountains and glaciers. Pilot super pro and friendly with lots of comments during the vol. Photos and video through portholes XXL top and clean. Worth the asking price.
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