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Address: 12 Lloyd Dunn Ave | Wanaka Airport SH6, Wanaka, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-443 4385
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Description: Try the Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka with Southern...
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.
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Great way to see Milford Sound

We booked only the flight not the boat trip. Check-in was easy with very friendly staff. We were fortunate to have a clear day with great views. Our pilot was very professional... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We booked only the flight not the boat trip. Check-in was easy with very friendly staff. We were fortunate to have a clear day with great views. Our pilot was very professional and personable. During the flight he provided information regarding what we were seeing (via a headset). Since we were not going on the boat ride we were able... More 

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

Thank for taking the time to write a review, we are delighted that you had such an enjoyable time during your Milford Sound Glacier Flight Experience with us. The views on this flight are spectacular and having some time in Milford Sound as well tops off a great NZ day out. We hope you enjoyed all of visit to New... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Thank you so much to the team at Southern Alps for the specially arranged flight to Milford Sound, Aspiring, Fox glacier, Mt Cook and Franz Joseph Glacier - the landing at Milford broke the trip up in a lovely way - it also allowed us to enjoy the sound without been tainted from the amazing beauty of the Mt Cook... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your flight with us. We are delighted you had such an enjoyable afternoon. We were so lucky with the weather it was a glorious day in the Wanaka, South Westland and Mt Cook Regions and a great day to explore these spectacular areas of the lower South Island. Your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were impressed with the company which scheduled the flights and boat trip with minimum wait times in between. Our pilot was very experienced and kept up communication well via headphones. Our Wanaka/Milford flights were fantastic.

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

Hi Terry and Everyone who has posted a review !! Thank you so much to all of you for taking the time to write reviews on your Scenic Flight Experience with us. We sincerely appreciate the wonderful feed-back that we have received from everyone and are delighted to know that we have helped make your visit to our little corner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

One of our highlights of a 3 week holiday in New Zealand was the amazing flight from Wanaka over to the Milford Sound. You go on a small 6 seater plane for 45mins then cruise for 2 hours followed by the 45 min flight back. The views are amazing. Will our pilot was very informative about what we were seeing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Wow. We visited New Zealand for a month to travel and I have to say it's hard to find anything I didn't enjoy. But the Fly Cruise Fly from Wanaka to Milford was the best experience I have ever had. The 45 minute flight was just superb...I found myself sitting upfront with the pilot and I was just giddy with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had one of the most amazing experiences ever a couple of weeks ago with Southern Alps Air. Had a weekend away with 2 friends and decided to go to Milford Sound in style - by air. This is definitely THE way to go and THE company to go with! We had limited time and the thought of being on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I went on an early morning flight on the Cessna 206 up and over the Southern Alps out of Wanaka. The thrill of the ascent in a small plane is unrivalled as we headed towards Mt Aspiring. Our pilot was extremely knowledgable and he was able to point out each glacier down below as we soared over the divide. We... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Breathtaking mountains,glaciers,lakes all from the air. Then cruising on Milford sound a truly majestic experience,an awe inspiring creation of a long gone era. Thanks to our very capable pilot Paul. The only way to see the Alps & the Sound.

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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We flew southern Alps air from Wanaka to Milford Sound. The flight was superb with amazing views over the Alps and great commentary from Rory our Pilot for the day. After landing we went on a cruise of Milford sound with its stunning waterfalls, views of glacial valleys and fantastic wildlife. The flight back was equally exciting and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

On our honeymoon. BEST SCENES EVER. You won't be disappointed. The view of the glaciers and breath taking mountain tops were just amazing. Pilot ROSS and ANN were very helpful. Upon reaching Milford the boat ride was very smooth and it was a great experience!!! Definitely a must do. Also a better aerial view as you get To see more... More 

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Address: Address: 12 Lloyd Dunn Ave | Wanaka Airport SH6, Wanaka, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-443 4385
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka

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