Franz Josef Base

DSC_1925 copyTake an exciting scenic glacier flight with Air Safaris from their base at Franz Josef Glacier within the Westland National Park on New Zealand’s West Coast – a fantastic South Island West Coast flight-seeing attraction.

Air Safaris owns and operates an airfield approximately 8km west of the Franz Josef township and a bookings and information office in the Franz Josef town centre.

Our Grand Traverse scenic flight from Franz Josef provides the best way to experience this glacial environment in its entirety. The flight includes an incredible views of the mighty Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier and rugged Westland National Park before traversing Mount Cook and the main divide to explore the vast Mount Cook National Park.

Franz Josef Glacier is located on the West Coast of the South Island approximately 1 ½ hour’s drive south of Hokitika. The township is surrounded by lush temperate rain forest and pristine snow capped mountains.

If you require further information on flying The Grand Traverse from Franz Josef please phone 0800 723 274.

Air Safaris Franz Josef
Main Road
Franz Josef 7886
Ph: 03 752 0716