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. By using our Franz Josef trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Air Safaris and other attractions in Franz Josef.
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  • June 23, 2017
    We had booked this flight for 9am the day after our arrival in Franz Josef. We came to the office around 4pm to check in and make sure all ok for our flight the next morning. We were told that rain wa...  more »
  • May 1, 2017
    Not cheap at $370pp but well worth the layout. A full 50 minutes over the Franz Joseph and Fox glaciers (and Tasman, Murchison etc), circuiting Akoraki Mt Cook and others. Lots of great photo opportun...  more »
  • April 19, 2017
    We took a helicopter to reach top Franz Joseph glazier. It was a fantastic experience. We must have been among the oldest couples to go by helicopter!  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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