Scenic Charter Flights


Flexible Charter Options

DSCN3028Air Safaris operates air charter services throughout New Zealand. The company specialises in charter flights between Christchurch, Mount Cook, Queenstown, Wanaka, and Milford Sound. The option of a charter flight means that you can easily travel between the South Island main centres, save on travel time, while enjoying some of New Zealand’s finest scenery. In conjunction with a charter flight, Air Safaris often provide an extended scenic flight through the Mt Cook region or alternatively you can fly direct – the choice is yours!

Charter flights are quoted directly by Air Safaris and are based on aircraft type appropriate for your group size. Please contact us for a quote.

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Lake Tekapo is located exactly half-way between Christchurch and Queenstown. Air Safaris provides the opportunity to experience Lake Tekapo’s great activities as an easy day trip from either Christchurch or Queenstown.

Come to Lake Tekapo and explore the local alpine scenery, boat and fish in the surrounding lakes, ice-skate, soak in the hot pools, or take a horse trek in the sourrounding Mackenzie basin.

In addition to providing you a comfortable flight to and from Lake Tekapo we can also include a scenic flight into the Mt Cook National Park. This will give you the chance to view New Zealand’s hightest peaks and longest glaciers!

Air Safaris operate Lake Tekapo Link charter flights on a flexible basis so we can fit in with your travel plans – please get in touch with us and we will help organise your Lake Tekapo experience.

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Trans Divide Air Transfers

Weather permitting Air Safaris operate flights on demand between Franz Josef, Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo. This means a 6+ hour trip by road can be accomplished in less than 30 minutes by air. These Trans Divide flights traverse some of the most spectacular alpine scenery the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks have to offer. Flights include many of the highlights seen on our Grand Traverse scenic flights. Please contact us for a quote.

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Aerial Photography

Aircraft can be configured for photography (doors removed if required – by special arrangement and at the discretion of Air Safaris staff). All senior pilots have considerable experience in operating these photographic flights. Please contact us for a quote.

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Educational Tours

Air Safaris can provide special educational aerial sightseeing tours of our unique glaciated environment. Tours include many ancient landforms and features contrasting with modern day processes and landscapes. The Mackenzie Basin around Lake Tekapo has been little altered since the last ice age approximately 15000 years ago and provides stunning views of a previously glaciated landscape. These flights also feature the high country sheep stations and how the rugged country is farmed.

This is a popular option with schools, universities and special interest groups. Minimum group numbers required. Please contact us for a quote.

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Special Interest Scenic Tours

If you would like something different from our Grand Traverse or wish to visit an area within the central regions of the South Island then a charter flight with Air Safaris would be a great option.

These services are quoted directly by us and are based on aircraft types appropriate for your group size. Please contact us for a quote.

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