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Air Safaris

Franz Josef, New Zealand
About Air Safaris
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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Reviewed March 6, 2019

This air safari takes one over New Zealand's highest mountain, largest glaciers and some of the most spectacular scenery in the Southern Hemisphere - well worth the time & costs !!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fiona H
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

Superb experience on a day with perfect weather, hardly a cloud in the sky and very low wind. The scenery has to be seen to be believed, I took more pics on this trip than any other. The mountains are enormous, awesome and cannot be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 644rong
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

We got rained out on Thursday and flew at 9 am Friday. Looked cloudy from the ground but the flight was flawless. The pilot could turn the 6 seater on a dime and we spent 50 glorious minutes over the glacier to the sea. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I found this service online prior to my trip and determined this was the most economical and covers the most area of all the air tours from Franz Josef. I took the plane tour of Mt Cook and Glaciers. The plane that was used can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Condornarvik67
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Thanks so much to the team from Air Safari's for an unbelievable experience. It's a good long flight (50min), and better value for money than the helicopters in my opinion. When we first hopped on board, I was concerned that I might have had the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank timonhowes
Reviewed June 19, 2018

I would highly recommend taking the Grand Traverse trip on the plane. The flight time is 50 minutes and everyone has a window seat unlike the helicopters. The sight of the glaciers and mountains were breathtaking and must rate as one of the top ten...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LadyWillow2014
Reviewed April 24, 2018

We got the scenic flight and Air Safaris recommend by another traveller and I would definitely recommend them to others! Up until an hour before the flight the weather was amazing, but by the time we were supposed to fly the sky had turned grey....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JikkeR_K
Reviewed March 9, 2018

Initially wanted to do helicopter flight but then saw this way better to do. Arrived to book for the next day and they had spaces available had 10mins to get to airport. Best decision we made was a cloudless sunny day. Tony gave us a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 123LS
Reviewed March 5, 2018

The grand traverse is the only way to sea most of the Southern Alps from both sides of Mt Cook. The plane gets close, but not uncomfortably close to the mountains and glaciers. Take your camera.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Drjack183
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Wow !!! Scenic Flight over Mt. Cook Highest Peak in New Zealand Today Today was one of the most exciting days of my life!!! I flew for 50 minutes, over 200 km in 2 National Parks. The flight includes incredible views of the mighty Franz...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Bruce R
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