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Southern Alps Air - Private Flights

12 Lloyd Dunn Ave | Wanaka Airport SH6, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 (0)3 443 4385
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Ranked #11 of 52 Activities in Wanaka
Type: Tours
Owner description: Try the Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka with Southern Alps Air. WHY? because of where Wanaka is located geographically in relation... more » Owner description: Try the Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka with Southern Alps Air. WHY? because of where Wanaka is located geographically in relation to Milford Sound you will FLY FURTHER - the circular flight path is 1hr 30mins. SEE MORE glaciers, waterfalls, the Olivine Ice Plateau & Mt Aspiring up close + more. SAVE TIME The drive from Wanaka to Milford Sound is 10hrs return. Enjoy the Milford flight & 2hr Mitre Peak Boat Cruise and you need only allow 4 hours return. Option of Heli Glacier Landing while at Milford Sound. ALSO Mt Cook & Mt Aspiring options or the amazing FLY-WALK-JETBOAT Experiences of Siberia Experience or Blue Pools Nature Experience. Our experienced team provide a friendly and professional service. During your flight, enjoy a personalized commentary and uninterrupted views from your window seat. Qualmark and Enviro endorsed locally owned and operated family business. Department of Conservation approved operator with an excellent safety record. « less
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We took the Milford sound flight/cruise from Wanaka and what a great trip!! Easy to book, Nick the pilot met us at the airport, was super friendly, informative and a good pilot!! The flight was incredible, so much more to see at lower altitudes compared with commercial flights, great commentary all the way through the flight, Nick not only pointed... More

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Milford Sound flight and cruise was one of the best experiences of my life - a once in a lifetime experience - but I will save up for it again!. The service was friendly, efficient and despite the fact that this was the smallest plane I had ever been in, the pilot made me feel I was in safe... More

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The whole experience was truly amazing from first contact with the company being welcomed to the office, the pilot gave a detailed briefing and the excellent commentary on the flight and of course the weather was exceptional with amazing views. The Milford sound cruise on the smaller more personalised boat was a great partner for this activity as staff moved... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Milford sound flight and cruise was just incredible - a once in a lifetime trip that I am so glad I chose. I was picked up from my Wanaka Motel and taken to the airport. A small plane with 5 other passengers flew us over the mountains, breathtaking views and the pilot pointed out landmarks. The cruise was also... More

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Ossie
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Gosh where do I begin with this review- without a doubt this was one of the best days of my life JUST AMAZING!!!! Something one can just dream about. We were totally confused as to whom to go through to book a flight to Milford Sound. Conflicting stories from downtown agencies and a huge variance in $, so we drove... More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Owner at Southern Alps Air - Private Flights, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your experience with us. We are delighted you found us at the airport and that everything about your experience was so memorable. We all enjoyed your company, especially Nick (Nuck - don't you love our kiwi accent!) We were thrilled to be able to share... More

Wanaka, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

What a beautiful trip! The flight over snow capped mountains including views of the majestic Mount Aspiring and then all the way out the Tasman sea and into Milford sound is amazing. The cruise gets you up and close to the waterfalls. Watch out where you are standing outside, the boat comes so close to the waterfalls, you will get... More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Owner at Southern Alps Air - Private Flights, responded to this review

We were delighted to have the opportunity to share this spectacular landscape with you en-route to Milford Sound. Thank you for taking the time to experience this special part of the world with us. We really appreciate your thoughtful review. Thank you for letting us know that you had a wonderful time, we certainly enjoyed having the chance to show... More

San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Our family of 6 took the fly - cruise - fly trip from Wanaka to Milford Sound. We had a lovely day. We were the only ones on our plane. The pilot pointed out all the landmarks below. It was just gorgeous to see the mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers from the air. The cruise on Milford sound was fantastic.... More

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Milford Sound is an outstandingly beautiful place and I would definitely recommend flying there as the best option. Driving from Wanaka would have taken us around 5 hours but flying took a mere 40 minutes. The flight was far beyond my expectations; flying over Mt. Aspiring and endless untouched glaciers was one of the most incredible experiences I have had.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Booked at 4 pm thru the visitors center and they did the flight to Mount Cook just for the two of us. Perfect weather conditions, good commentary.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The flight with Southern Alps Air was one of the best experiences we had during our trip in New Zealand. We were intending to drive to Milford Sound from Queenstown, which was our next stop from Wanaka but the weather had other plans. This option was the only way we were going to get to see the area before bad... More

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