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 weather!
The day of my flight, the weather was perfect, blue skies, light wind. There were only 2 other passengers, so we were sat all on the right hand side so all got excellent views. Our pilot was an excellent guide, not too intrusive and let the stunning scenery speak for itself. I never imagined getting so close to Mt Cook, or the glaciers, or seeing the Lake in all its beauty.
Many photo ops, but my advise is limit yourself, and take it n with your eyes! The hour flight flew by, literally, and I was left in awe. My advise it, book one, and do everything you can to fly on a sunny clear day. Well worth re arranging plans, you will not see anything like it for sure. The highlight of my NZ trip.
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