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Our various fleet of aircraft can accommodate almost any need

As well as scenic flights Air Safaris offer a wide range of other commercial services such as Aerial Photography, Survey, Air Freight/Cargo, Remote Access from either our Lake Tekapo or Franz Josef Airports.

Please contact us directly for any enquiries.

Large, open, unobstructed views from our Gippsland GA8 Airvan door

Aerial Photography & Filming

Air Safaris helicopters and fixed wing aircraft can offer premium views for almost any film or aerial photography job. A number of our pilots have considerable experience in this area.

Our location is perfect to access some of New Zealand’s best scenery and with experience and local knowledge we can advise you how to get exactly the shots you are after.

Our Airvan GA8 aircraft provide an exceptional platform for aerial photography providing a large clear unobstructed view and extremely low vibration. Many of our photographers comment on just how smooth the Airvan’s are for film work. We can also use our Bell206 where a helicopter offers a better solution or photography from that special hard to get to location.

Your Safety is our biggest concern and we can provide either doors on or doors off operation in both helicopter and fixed wing.

Previous Aerial Film & Photographic Work:
  • Feature Films.
  • Magazine Photography.
  • Web.
  • Television.
  • News.
  • Professional Photography.
  • Newspapers.
Some conditions apply. Previous aerial door off experience preferred.

We can help you with any aerial survey needs

Aerial Survey

Air Safaris aircraft are all very well suited to aerial survey work. Options include single engine (piston/turbine) to multi engine turboprop, all types have excellent endurance and a wide range of operating speeds. Our Nomads provide an ideal platform for extended offshore operations.

All our aircraft can be easily configured to suit operation and provide extremely good viewing. Our GA8 Airvan’s have slightly bubbled windows to improve downward viewing.

Over the years we have carried out surveys both onshore and offshore with a number of our different aircraft types.

Large aircraft, large lifting capacity... we can move it

Air Freight / Cargo Transport

Air Safaris operates a very large fleet of aircraft that can provide an efficient solution to all your air freight needs.

The Nomad N24A and Cessna Grand Caravan offer big load carrying capacity or work very well in a combo role carrying both personnel and cargo. The GA8 Airvan fleet offer very cost effective solutions for loads up to 550kg. All our fleet have removable seats throughout the main cabin so any range of pax/cargo options can be catered for.

For any of your smaller remote cargo operations, we also can use our Bell 206-L3 helicopter.

Remote area access from Lake Tekapo

Remote Access

Air Safaris operate a Bell 206 L3 helicopter which is perfect for remote access jobs in the Mackenzie Basin and further a field. The Bell 206 is an extremely popular helicopter type used widely throughout the world.

The B206 L3 allows a fast and cost effective way for 4-5 passengers and gear/equipment to get to a large number of our remote areas otherwise accessible only on foot.

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Air Safaris & Services (NZ) Ltd

P.O. Box 71, Lake Tekapo 7945
New Zealand


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