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“southern alps”(4 reviews)
“arch”(20 reviews)
“pilot”(5 reviews)
Air Rangitata offer you scenic flights and charters from our base in Mid Canterbury, 20km's north of Geraldine, in the heart of the South Island of New Zealand. Our high wing Cessna 206 aircraft has seating for five passengers and provides fantastic...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
372 Rangitata Terrace Road, Ashburton 7775, New Zealand
+64 3-696 3848
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

What can you say about an adventure that takes you around and above one of the most stunning vistas in the world? Well for a start the fantastic knowledge of Arch and Rob meant we came back with a reall appreciation of what makes and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marc M
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Arch runs this service in a very professional manner, he has been a local farmer for many years and knows the area ell which makes him knowledgeable on the best places to see

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Frank L
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We've had a breathtaking and stunning experience with our scenic flight to the Alps, Glaciers and the Mount Cook. Thanks to Arch who did a great job and informed us about all the scenic sights also in the green hills. And thanks to Arch and...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank johanenmargot
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We visited Mt. Sunday (Edoras, LOTR) on a sunny day and saw a sign for Air Rangitata and decided to do a scenic flight. This was a great decision, it is cheaper then those flight operators close to Franz Joseph Glacier or Mt. Cook, but...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Rob297623
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Our 1 hour scenic flight was a moments decision. The weather was clear and fine. Fresh snow had fallen. No other reason was needed. Arch made the flight even better with his running commentary and pleasant friendly manner. From Christchurch through Rakaia then all the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank fionajane2015
Reviewed 9 February 2016

wonderful flight. Arch a great pilot and lots of knowledge Norma his wife very friendly. A great team

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

Such a spectaular way to bring in the New Year! The Southern Alps scenic flight is a must do! The weather was perfect and the views were spectacular with an in depth commentary from Arch throughout the flight. You get to see amazing features of...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank hameshp2016
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Arch is the expert of the south. It is obvious he is extremely competent and experienced both as a pilot and with his knowledge of the landscape. As a scared flyer, I almost didn't go but am so glad I did! Arch made us feel...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank jojolum_nz
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We had an incredible Scenic flight on New Years Day. The weather was perfect, the views were stunning the and the brilliant commentary kept us well informed about where we were and what we could see. It was a professional service and a very comfortable...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank bridgetl20
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Arch is a great pilot and the plane was amazing. The views were incredible and we saw areas and features that would otherwise not be part of our NZ experience. Arch is obviously proud of his beautiful country and he gave a knowledgable commentary of...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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