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Air Safaris

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Round and round

Thanks so much to the team from Air Safari's for an unbelievable experience. It's a good long... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Timon H
Experience of a lifetime!

I would highly recommend taking the Grand Traverse trip on the plane. The flight time is 50... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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“window seat”(12 reviews)
“grand traverse”(16 reviews)
“mt cook”(10 reviews)
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...more
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Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0716
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Reviewed 12 July 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

Thank Timon H
Reviewed 19 June 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

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Reviewed 24 April 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

Thank JikkeR_K
Reviewed 10 March 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

Thank 123LS
Reviewed 5 March 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.

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Reviewed 23 December 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

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

This 50 minute flight will fly you around all the glaciers and main peaks in the area. Everyone has a window. We did it on a partially cloudy day but still saw plenty and got some great pics. You seem to get awfully close to...More

Thank Lacewing B
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Took off from Franz airstrip flew above Fox Glacier, around Mounts Cook and Tasman, saw the Murchison and Tasman glaciers, numerous alpine lakes and snow covered peaks and saddles and then flew down over Franz Josef Glacier before landing back at the airstrip. Tony our...More

Thank Xjapie
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

After being unable to get on a (pre booked) chopper flight over 3 days due to winds I fluked a seat on this treasure!! Wow,what can I say but better than my expectation and way better than the chopper flight!! 50 (was more like 55)...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I don't have enough words to describe how amazing this flight was ! We flew the mount cook, glaciers, mountains...what an incredible show ! I am so grateful that I was able to see such beautiful landscapes from up there. We felt very confortable in...More

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