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Air Safaris

Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0716
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Spectacular scenery

The flight takes over the hour if you count pre-flight and post-flight activities, but you get a... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
James N
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Orange, Australia
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Extremely well run. Charming pilot Tony who was very professional and with an excellent sense of... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
jeremy g
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London, United Kingdom
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Our fixed wing scenic flights promise an incredible view of the mighty Franz and Fox Glaciers and rugged Westland National Park before traversing Mount Cook to explore the vast Mount Cook National Park. Every seat a window seat – get the big picture! Experience breathtaking alpine scenery on an exciting scenic glacier flight with Air Safaris from their base at Franz Josef in Westland National Park on the West Coast - a must-do South Island tourist attraction.
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“window seat” (10 reviews)
“grand traverse” (14 reviews)
“mt cook” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0716

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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The flight takes over the hour if you count pre-flight and post-flight activities, but you get a full 50 minutes of air time. Each person has a windows seat in a high-wing monoplane; I was lucky enough to score the co-pilot seat (needed me there...More

Thank James N
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Extremely well run. Charming pilot Tony who was very professional and with an excellent sense of humour. A most enjoyable 50 minute trip. The pilot kept changing direction so that passengers on each side of the plane had good views of the mountains and glacier....More

Thank jeremy g
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We were lucky to have very good weather for our flight. Air Safaris were very accommodating in moving our flight from a bad weather day to a good weather day. Really nice people in the office. Our pilot, Tony, was funny and informative about the...More

Thank herebedragons
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Well and truly worthwhile. Pilot was very helpful and even assisted my wife who is partly incapacitated onto the plane. Excellent viewing.

Thank Darryl D
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

What a great way to see the glacier! We flew over Fox and Franz Josef glaciers and the views were amazing. Don't miss it!

Thank Larkfam
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Go for the Grand Traverse, if you can. Tony our pilot was pleasant, efficient and his commentary was very informative without being intrusive (I've seen those types). We flew over Franz, Fox and close to the peaks. The weather was excellent and I would rate...More

Thank Tapan S
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The expertise of the pilot with which he flew the plane allowing all of the passengers to see the glaciers and Mt Cook up close. A wonderful memorable experience that gave me a better understanding of the perils of mountain climbing.

Thank Margaret N
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a MUST DO when in the area. A little expensive but one which you will always remember. The pilot is helpful friendly and the whole trip is stunning. Try to pick a clear day as you will land on the top of the...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2016

We had originally booked the 40 minute flight but it was deemed to be too windy around Mt Cook to be safe, so we did the 30 minute flight instead. There were 3 of us in the helicopter - I had the front seat and...More

Thank Sandiefran
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We have taken many helicopter tours over the years but none more spectacular than the Franz Josef Glacier. The pilot was young but very experienced, putting everyone at ease and very informative. Would highly recommend this as a must to see the Glacier up close...More

Thank PATRICKDON
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