Booking Information

Bookings

We strongly recommend that you make your flight bookings in advance and at the start of your Franz Josef itinerary to ensure you are not disappointed. If we cannot fly due to adverse weather, we can transfer your booking to another day. Alternatively, if you would prefer, we will refund you in full.

To make a booking please use our ‘enquire now’ button placed throughout the site. Please note that this is not a live inventory booking system. Upon submitting your booking enquiry you will receive an email from us, confirming availability and departure time.

Reconfirmations

Please call us at least 24 hours prior to departure for a weather check, to reconfirm booking details and to receive confirmation of departure time. This will allow alternative flight arrangements to be made if weather conditions are unfavourable.

Our toll-free contact number is 0800 VANTAGE or 03 752 0020.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your reservation more than 24 hours from the departure time, a full refund will be made. Cancellations or booking changes within 24 hours of the departure time will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Prices and Payments

All prices are quoted in New Zealand Dollars and include 15% Goods and Service Tax. All rates are valid until 30 September 2019.
All prices are subject to change without notice. Some public holidays are subject to a surcharge.
We welcome New Zealand currency, agent vouchers and all major credit cards. Please note credit cards will incur a surcharge. Fuel surcharges may also apply.

Children’s Prices

Children aged 0 – 11 years are eligible for child rates. Child rates are calculated at 70% of the adult fare unless otherwise stated. 12 years and over are considered adults.

Flight Durations

The away times (flight durations) specified in the flight tour itineraries are approximate and can be subject to weather conditions.  They include the snow landing time.  On occasion, flight paths and landing locations may change at the pilot’s discretion. We will always keep you informed of any changes to the published information.

Minimum Numbers

On all scenic flights, minimum numbers apply unless otherwise stated. Individual bookings may be combined if necessary to achieve minimum numbers. We carry a maximum of 6 passengers per aircraft within Civil Aviation Authority restrictions. For aircraft weight and balance purposes, please advise at the time of booking if any passenger exceeds 83kg (CAA standard weight).

What to bring

Because you’ll be outdoors in an alpine environment you will need:

  • comfortable walking shoes/boots
  • windproof jacket
  • warm clothing
  • camera, sunglasses, sunblock and any personal items