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Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights

Address: 12 Lloyd Dunn Ave | Wanaka Airport SH6, Wanaka, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-443 4385
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Ranked #9 of 39 Sightseeing Tours in Wanaka
Type: Air tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Try the Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka with Southern Alps Air. WHY? because of...
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Type: Air tours, Sightseeing 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 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly and welcoming staff made us feel right at home the moment we walked in the door. Exceptional commentary was offered throughout the flight explaining some of the not so obvious facts beyond the breath taking scenery. Would do the same flight again in a heartbeat and recommend to anyone regardless of how familiar they are with the area.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great scenic flight of Milford Sound - starting from Lake Wanaka rather than from Queenstown. We had the added bonus of flying over beautiful Mt Aspiring National Park. Just 4 of us on the flight with very friendly and knowledgeable pilot Johan - who gave us a running commentary so it was a 'guided' flight. About 45 minutes to Milford;... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had the best weather for a flight over glaciers and ice fields down to Milford Sound. Stunning views. A great commentary from the pilot covering geographical formations, local history and scenes from Lord of the Rings filming. Boat trip from Milford memorable with unfogetable views, seals and dolphins racing against boat. Good commentary of natural history and stories about... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Well worth the cost. Great, friendly service. I'm very experienced at walking in the New Zealand wild places (tramping) and mountaineering, and I still got a huge buzz from the sights on this flight. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Very beautifull flight to Milford Sound. And we were lucky that the sky was clear, so we could see the mountains and glachiers very clear. Flying through Milford Sound close to the mountains and landing softly at the small airport was perfect. Everything was commented by a friendly pilot, who made us all feel safe in the small airplane. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Was a great flight friendly pilot lots to see and a cool little plane. Was a smooth trip and mmilford sound is amazing. A bit pricey though maybe a group of 3 would be givn discount a once in a life time opportunity and the boat ride was good also

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Friendly, well organised crowd. We picked a blue sky day for the trip to the coast over amazing lakes, mountains and glaciers. The pilot's commentary kept us informed throughout even though the views on such a fantastic day were enough on their own. Arriving in the Sound gives you a few minutes of adrenaline as you swing round the towering... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A great experience. We booked trip well in advance, but unfortunately the weather prevented us from flying, but we were able to fly the next day in perfect conditions. It was definitely worth the extra 3 hour drive back to Wanaka! A 40 flight through the Alps landing at MS, then an hour boat cruise up the sound to the... More 

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