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Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0716
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Great sightseeing flight

This 50 minute flight will fly you around all the glaciers and main peaks in the area. Everyone... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lacewing B
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Edinburgh
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WOW - Spectacular

Took off from Franz airstrip flew above Fox Glacier, around Mounts Cook and Tasman, saw the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Xjapie
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Franz Josef, New Zealand
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0716

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 6 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

Thank roxannefl15
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Our hosts Steve and Tony (the pilot) are very professional and accommodating. The day was perfect for our flight over the glaciers, but we saw much much more than the glaciers from the plane. Would highly recommend this trip over a helicopter flight.

Thank Marg J
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We had booked this flight for 9am the day after our arrival in Franz Josef. We came to the office around 4pm to check in and make sure all ok for our flight the next morning. We were told that rain was forecast for the...More

Thank Soxybaby
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Not cheap at $370pp but well worth the layout. A full 50 minutes over the Franz Joseph and Fox glaciers (and Tasman, Murchison etc), circuiting Akoraki Mt Cook and others. Lots of great photo opportunities and our pilot ensured everyone, regardless of which side of...More

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We took a helicopter to reach top Franz Joseph glazier. It was a fantastic experience. We must have been among the oldest couples to go by helicopter!

Thank Sam30091945
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is an excellent way to see glaciers, snowcapped peaks, ice flows and many other sights. It takes 50mins. Pilot is very knowledgeable and gives a running commentary.

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is once in a lifetime experiece one must do. 15 minutes flight takes you to fantastic glaciers. Wish they allow us more than 10 minutes at the top

Thank Yogeshwar T
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