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“The most magical experience of my life”
Review of Air Safaris

Air Safaris
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 17, 2012

The flight leaves from Franz Joseph and takes 50 minutes. In a 6 seater plane the views are indescribable and one is left spellbound by the beauty of it all. The trip is expensive, more so than the helicopter flights that land on the glacier, but is much longer and gives a true representation of the beauty of the area. We were helped by a clear blue sky and the weather is very important. However the organisation was very fair and although we had booked and could have been taken in some cloud they suggested we return when conditions were better. If you need to cancel something else to be able to afford it, do so.

Thank sillyoldduffer
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"window seat"
in 11 reviews
"grand traverse"
in 15 reviews
"mt cook"
in 10 reviews
"co pilot"
in 2 reviews
"snow covered peaks"
in 2 reviews
"franz joseph"
in 7 reviews
"both sides"
in 3 reviews
"southern alps"
in 4 reviews
"new zealand"
in 8 reviews
"excellent viewing"
in 2 reviews
"informative commentary"
in 2 reviews
"small plane"
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"running commentary"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the money"
in 4 reviews
"fox glaciers"
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"minute flight"
in 3 reviews
"clear skies"
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

We were lucky to do this on a bright day the views were magnificent. Great to land on the glacier so tranquill.

Thank suejm
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

We took the Air safaris from Franz Joseph and it was fantastic being able to fly above the glaciers and mountains. I even was able to sit in the copilot seat for an extra special view. Easy flight, felt very safe and had great views. The longer flight was well worth it.

Thank Bruce S
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

This tip is worth every penny. The flight is about an hour and it takes you over the mountains and glaciers, you see mt Cook in all it's splendour and the rivers that flow from the glaciers and lakes. The whole trip is awesome and gives you a perspective and view you cannot get from the ground.

Thank julie_fearn
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

Must pick a good day, which I did, fantastic views. Expensive but worth it.

Thank Stuartessaouira
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