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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 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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Bilthoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We had the flight Lake Tekapo returning to Lake Tekapo. we are sitting with 10 persons in the plane. It was a clear day so we see the glaciers and the lake very well. Because my husband can't make good pictures, he was sitting next to the propeller he was offered to go with the next flight again. Many thanks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I was a little put off by the price at first (which is however not overpriced for a flight) but it was an amazing experience, worth every penny of it. The staff is amazingly available. the weather was awful on the day we were supposed to fly and as we had planned on leaving town for another weather permitting activity,... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is one of my favourite activities in NZ (together with swimming with dolphins and Waitomo Caves). After a short but sound safety briefing the small plane took off on the Grand Traverse. We spent about 30 to 40 minutes up in the air flying over Tekapo, Mt. Cook, Fox Glacier and Southern Alps. It needs to be said we... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The ONLY way to see Mount Cook and surrounds. Air Safaris is a thoroughly professional outfit and they do everything possible to ensure that you have the most rewarding experience. Our pilot, Andrew, was superb - friendly, knowledgeable and a great flyer. Highly recommended.

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