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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  • After being unable to get on a (pre booked) chopper flight over 3 days due to winds I fluked a seat on this treasure!! Wow,what can I say but better than my expectation and way better than the chopper...  more »
  • I don't have enough words to describe how amazing this flight was ! We flew the mount cook, glaciers, mountains...what an incredible show ! I am so grateful that I was able to see such beautiful lands...  more »
  • Our hosts Steve and Tony (the pilot) are very professional and accommodating. The day was perfect for our flight over the glaciers, but we saw much much more than the glaciers from the plane. Would hi...  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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