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Air Safaris

State Highway 8 | Tekapo Aerodrome, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6880
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Brought sister and her husband to visit the South island

Air Safaris were wonderful people. They assisted in every way to make our visit an experience to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Julie W
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Best Experience Ever!!

I visited Air Safaris last week with a bunch of other travel agents on a famil. We got the chance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SophieMiichelle
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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State Highway 8 | Tekapo Aerodrome, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Air Safaris were wonderful people. They assisted in every way to make our visit an experience to remember. This was a trip for my relatives they hadn't even realised should be part of their 'bucket list.' It will certainly remain a highlight of our trip....More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Air Safaris last week with a bunch of other travel agents on a famil. We got the chance to do the Grand Traverse flight and oh my word!! We all agreed that this experience really took the cake. A stunning day and our...More

Thank SophieMiichelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thought long and hard about the cost of a helicopter flight, as anyone who has looked at them will know, they're not cheap. Neither of us had been in a helicopter before, so we chose a relatively short (35 min) flight out across the...More

Thank smurf4568
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were travelling through the area on our way to Queenstown and my husband phoned to see if there were seats available. They booked us in for 2:00 p.m. and when we arrived we found we were the only ones booked. They asked us if...More

2  Thank Sandra F
Air_Safaris, Pilot at Air Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Sandra, Thanks for your wonderful comments regarding our Grand Traverse flight! I'm glad we could get you folks up and flying, and a brilliant day weather wise it was too - not much can beat the Mount Cook & Westland National Parks on a...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Our time with Air Safaris was certainly one of the highlights of our trip. We arranged for the combo Mackenzie Explorer and Grand Traverse tours, and were delighted with our choice. The pilots were very professional and gave a great overview of the region, pointing...More

Thank Terence C
Air_Safaris, Pilot at Air Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Terence, Thanks for your lovely comments on your Grand Traverse/Mackenzie Explorer flights. A great choice doing both products, seeing the extent of NZ's largest mountains and glaciers on the Aeroplane, and exploring the Lake Tekapo area in the Helicopter. The Alpine Landing is a...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

On a near perfect day, a little bumpy in parts, the hour long flight was brilliant. Scenery spectacular and the pilot really informative. Planes smaller than a jumbo terrify me, but this was more than worth any respirations.

Thank John H
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our Grand Traverse. The views were spectacular and the pilot did an awesome job of banking turns so both sides got a great view. He was also very knowledgable and told us all about the lakes, mountains, rivers, glaciers, high country stations, etc....More

Thank Sarshy
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Was recommended either a heli or plane tour of Mt Cook and the glaciers. Unfortunately, being over on the east coast I couldn't arrange one from Franz Joseph. Had heard that Air Safaris ran one from Tekapo, booked one and crossed my fingers for good...More

Thank padprod
Air_Safaris, Pilot at Air Safaris, responded to this review

Hi padprod, Thanks for your wonderful review of your flight with us here in Lake Tekapo. Sounds like you had an absolute bluebird day! We really appreciate your comments re. limiting the photo count, and repeat the same ourselves. The sights along the way are...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017

Booked flight with the lovely staff at Franz Josef office for Air Safaris. Were very helpful about changing the flight times for the plane trip as the low cloud cover over the village was stopping anyone from flying a lot of vthe day. Fortunately after...More

Thank butterflyjulie
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I decided to take the Grand Traverse trip which lasted one hour. I was a little reluctant at first as at $340 for 2 it seemed expensive. However afterwards I felt it was well worth the money. I was lucky enough to...More

1  Thank PeterLeggett
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paulinecarroll7
Price for a couple in October
20 July 2016|
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Response from Air_Safaris | Property representative |
Good morning and thank you for your inquiry. When you book on our website the prices for the new season (October onwards) will be displayed to you when you select your preferred day and flight time. If it is not what you are... More
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Jamie W
We are headed to Lake Tekapo in January and would like to book a flight. Is it best to book once we arrive in case of weather?
15 December 2015|
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Response from Air_Safaris | Property representative |
Hi Jamie, Booking is advised as especially in the busier months some time slots can fill up. As mentioned in some of the other responses here we do not charge until on the day and any cancellations due weather are free of... More
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