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Scenic Flights designed for Kiwis

Helicopter & Fixed Wing Flights

Kiwi Special - Affordable Scenic Flights - Direct Bookings Only


We have two great options by aeroplane or helicopter. Both options have fantastic viewing - all of our aircraft have window seats.

The 25min helicopter flight includes an alpine landing (10 mins is ground time). The aeroplane flights are 30 mins flying time and cover a much larger area including a great view of Aoraki Mount Cook.

Lake Tekapo Base

Pricing
HELICOPTER - 15 MINUTES

Adult/Child NZ$149

UPGRADE FOR AN EXTRA $50PP TO A 25 MINUTE ALPINE/SNOW LANDING EXPERIENCE

 

 

Enjoy the thrill of a helicopter flight for the whole family. 

Jump in and make sure you have your camera ready while we take you for a magic flight around Lake Tekapo.

Highlights include:

  • Seeing the turquoise blue water of beautiful Lake Tekapo and the local rivers that feed into the lake.

  • Flying around the Lake Tekapo Village.

  • Mt John Observatory.

  • Our local High Country Sheep Stations.

  • Lake Alexandrina with its fresh spring-fed water contrasting starkly with glacial fed Lake Tekapo.

  • Ancient glacial deposits including massive “erractics” left behind as ice melted during the last ice-age.

Please note there is a maximum weight restriction of 130kg per person. Minimum of two adults and two children required for family price. Minimum of four people for a flight to operate.


Pricing
FIXED WING - 30 MINUTES

Adult NZ$195

Child NZ$125 (aged 3 - 13)

 

 

 

Join us for a unique flight specially designed to give New Zealander's a taste of the Mackenzie from the air.

The flight covers an area world-famous with photographers for the turquoise blue lakes, river braids and majestic lighting over ancient glacial moraines.

This flight is a shorter version of our "Grand Traverse" with particular emphasis on the natural history and beauty of the upper reaches of the Mackenzie basin and alpine high-country valleys. 

Everyone has their own window seat.

Highlights include:

  • Lake Tekapo, 29km long glacial lake / Lake Alexandrina, spring-fed famous for rainbow trout fishing.

  • Mount John Observatory / University of Canterbury research and world renowned for star gazing.

  • 15000-year-old lateral and terminal glacial moraines 100's of feet high mark out periods of glaciation

  • Lake Tekapo / Godley Valley river delta / stunning colours of glacial silt flowing into the lake.

  • Mistake valley and Upper Cass valley / Godley Peaks & Glenmore Sheep Stations, 50 000 acres and up to 10 000 merino sheep famous for their fine wool/home of the Himalayan Thar / valleys carved by ice 45,000+ years ago

  • Lower Murchison Glacier (17 km long - second longest in NZ), views directly across at Aoraki Mount Cook (NZ highest mountain at 12 300 feet/3749 m) & Mount Tasman.

  • Upper Jollie / Tin Hut / Fork Valley's highest elevation high country farming areas in NZ. Popular heliskiing and backcountry skiing areas from July - Sept

  • Lake Tekapo township/ permananent population of 400.


Premier Flights

With our premier flights listed on our site, give us a call, and we can see if we can help you in any way to take to the air (the more significant the group, the better). 

Alternatively, tell us a price that suits your budget, and we can work with you to tailor a flight to suit.


Franz Josef Base ONLY

Pricing
FIXED WING - 20 MINUTES - Single Glacier

Adult NZ$140

Child NZ$120 (aged 3 - 13)

 

 

 

Join us for a short flight giving you a taste of the wonderful West Coast.

The flight departs from the Franz Josef Airport and climbs up the Franz Josef Glacier, the fastest moving glacier in the Westland National Park

Everyone has their own window seat.

Highlights include:

  • Lower west coast terrain with dense rainforest and coastal rivers

  • Franz Josef Township

  • Franz Josef Glacier, the crevasses and stunning ice carvings.

  • Mount Cook and Mount Tasman (NZ's two highest mountains) 

Pricing
FIXED WING - 30 MINUTES - Twin Glacier

Adult NZ$250

Child NZ$200 (aged 3 - 13)

 

 

 

Join us for a medium length flight giving you a taste of the beautiful West Coast.

The flight departs from the Franz Josef Airport and climbs out over the dense west coast rain forest towards Fox Glacier, before weaving your way up the Fox Glacier with views of Aoraki Mount Cook and Mt Tasman, our highest mountains you will then traverse over to the Franz Josef glacier before commencing your descent back down the glacier to the airstrip.   

Everyone has a window seat.

Highlights include:

  • Lower west coast terrain with dense rainforest and coastal rivers

  • Franz Josef Township

  • Franz Josef Glacier, the crevasses and stunning ice carvings.

  • Mount Cook and Mount Tasman (NZ's two highest mountains) 

  • Fox Glacier and Fox Glacier village 

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Air Safaris & Services (NZ) Ltd


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

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