Go back to the enewsletter Visitors will be able t

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterVisitors will be able to explore Kā Roimata-a-Hinehukatere (Franz Josef Glacier), Te Moeka-o-Tuawe(Fox Glacier) and Kā Tiritiri o te Moana (the Southern Alps) with the West Coast’s newest helicoptercompany, Vantage Helicopters.The business, part of the Ngāi Tahu Tourism group, along with Glacier Southern LakesHelicopters in Queenstown, has launched three scenic flight options ranging from 25 to 45 minutes,each including a snow landing.“We timed the launch of these scenic flights in advance of the busy summer season. With so many visitors in the region we’re pleased to offer them the opportunity to fly over such iconic and spectacular scenery,” said Pat West, Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s General Manager Aviation.The premier scenic flight encompasses views over Kā Roimata-a-Hinehukatere, Te Moeka-o-Tuaweand New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki Mt Cook. Other flight options feature the two glaciers.“Our flights include the opportunity to land on snow, so our manuhiri (visitors) are able to see theselocations from new heights and then get up close to the beautiful landscape. The geography of theregion is unique, given the proximity of the Tasman Sea to the West Coast rainforest and thetowering Southern Alps,” West says.The flight tours are as follows:Franz Josef Scenic FlightScenic flight starts from Franz Josef township. Fly over pristine rainforest and into the valley that is home to Franz Josef Glacier.Adult: NZ$280Duration: 20 minutesLanding: Snow landing (10 minutes)Twin GlaciersStarting from the Franz Josef township, fly over the spectacular Franz Josef Glacier and further on to the Fox Glacier.Adult: NZ$380Duration: 35 minutesLanding: Snow landing (10 minutes)Twin Glaciers Plus Aoraki Mount CookThe ultimate scenic flight journey featuring New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki Mount Cook, and the second highest, Mt Tasman.Adult: NZ$480Duration: 45 minutesLanding: Snow landing (10 minutes)Vantage Helicopters also provides transfer flights on to Kā Roimata-a-Hinehukatere for Franz JosefGlacier Guides, another Ngāi Tahu Tourism business.The company has a modern fleet of Airbus Squirrel helicopters and a team of highlyexperienced pilots and ground crew, with extensive knowledge of the unique local mountainenvironment.More information at vantagehelicopters.co.nz/Go back to the enewsletterlast_img

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