Faces of Tourism Series - Air Safaris
Today in our series we're meeting Richard Rayward from Air Safaris.
Richard shared his story with us of how he got into tourism and how Air Safaris was born.
"I was originally part of the national film unit, filming the outdoors and climbing mountains.
50 years ago, this year, I decided why not share some of the views I have seen with others so I decided, with friends, to start Air Safaris and originally focus on back-country guiding tours.
Over the years this has developed into a busy tourism company showing the beautiful Mt Cook region."
Air Safaris is still operated by Richard, his son Tim and Tim's wife Penny, taking people to see the spectacular views of the Mt Cook region from Tekapo. Check out their scenic flight experience listed with us.