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Air Safaris

State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
+64 3 680 6880
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Lake Tekapo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: The premier Aoraki Mount Cook flight seeing experience, The Grand Traverse encompasses two World Heritage National Parks in a tour of 200kms amongst... more » Owner description: The premier Aoraki Mount Cook flight seeing experience, The Grand Traverse encompasses two World Heritage National Parks in a tour of 200kms amongst New Zealand’s highest mountains and largest glaciers. From the golden tussock lands, turquoise glacier lakes and huge glacial valleys of the Mackenzie Basin around Aoraki Mt Cook, Mt Tasman and the Tasman Glacier to the coastal plains of Westland and the dramatic icefalls of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

From start to finish, the customer service was exceptional. All staff were very helpful and eager to answer any questions we had. They offered to take our photo and also suggested other activities we could do around Lake Tekapo. Our pilots Tim and Matt were super friendly and gave great commentary throughout our flights. We were lucky enough to go... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Gorgeous day, superb service and stunning views sums up our experience. The pilot was very attentive, explaining everything we saw on the flight and gave us plenty of excellent photo opportunities by tipping the plane up or down a little to ensure the wings weren't spoiling our view. Well worth while.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I got an extra bit of time aboard a Tekapo Air Safari flight and not only was the flying smooth, safe and exciting...but the scenery in this part of NZ, let alone the world is breath-taking. The pilot 'Matt' made sure passengers on both sides of the plane got the views, the pics, and the excitement. It was almost like... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Finding a match of suitable weather, passenger numbers and booking date to use a gift certificate during winter, did pose some problems initially. The Air Safaris staff were equal to the task and engaged in several calls to co-ordinate a flight. A three hours drive was rewarded with an extremely warm welcome and excellent service. Our pilot, Tim jogged the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

The best tour I've ever had, the glaciers are amazing. It looks like the fortress of solitude :) lake Tekapo is a great little town with really nice people and great restaurants. I recommend making this your first choice when coming to visit lake Tekapo.

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Air S, Front Office Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this review

Hello Michael, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so pleased you enjoyed not only your air safari but also your time in Lake Tekapo. The glaciers are spectacular and one of our many favourite parts of the tour. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Regards, The team at Air Safaris More

Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Fabulous trip and extremely friendly and informative pilot. Stunning views of countryside covered in snow... Would do this trip again and again

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Air S, Front Office Manager at Air Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Browny47, We are so pleased you enjoyed your heli flight with pilot Tim! Those landing spots are just fabulous, and so much fun in the snow!! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand and had a safe trip home to Australia. Kind regards, The team at Air Safaris More

Dunn Loring
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very professional pilots and excellent facilities. Gave one a great sense of confidence in the organization. Our flight was just over an hour. We had a beautiful day and got a great perspective of the Southern Alps. My wife and took the flight in the morning in February 2014. We highly recommend the excursion.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Thankyou so much for a wonderful flight over Mt cook and the glaciers. Was by far the best experience I have had on my travels. Friendly service and great value for money. Pilot was friendly and professional and explained the geology of the area. Can't rave about it enough. Don't think about it just do it....

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our flight around Mt Cook was awesome, the landscape from the foothills upwards was stunning, from brown to brilliant white, our pilot flew as close to the mountain and glaciers as possible, giving a detailed commentary, one could see the blue ice in the Fox and Franz Joseph glaciers. What a flight, many thanks to the Air Safari staff.

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Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The hour long early morning flight in a ga8 took us over lake Tekapo and up one of the glaciers, round Mount Cook and across Fox and Frans Joseph glaciers. The pilot was extremely professional both in flying as close to the glaciers as is safely possible while giving a detailed commentary on the views. The highlight of our New... More

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