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Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights

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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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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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One of these days

This was on of the best days we had in NZ. We had trip on the 31st of December and fantastic weather. We choose the flight - cruise - flight package to Milford Sound and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Gunnar B

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was on of the best days we had in NZ. We had trip on the 31st of December and fantastic weather. We choose the flight - cruise - flight package to Milford Sound and travelled above glaciers, rough mountain terrain, hills and Fjords. LotR from the air. Great small plane, good service, very friendly pilot and a reasonably good... More 

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Thank Gunnar B
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friendly pilot, Johan, expertly flew us across the Southern Alps to Milford Sound on a gob-smackingly stunning journey. The beauty is impossible to put into words it is so breathtaking. Glaciers, lakes, rivers, mountains, over-the-clouds peaks, fjords, valleys, gorges...and then Milford Sound itself to enjoy for 2 hours by boat once you get there. An unforgettable trip - THANK... More 

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Thank OrlaCait
Picton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This trip was by far the best experience our family has had so far on any holiday. From check in to arriving back at Wanaka everyone involved was sensational. The ground crews were very helpful in helping us get the most out of the trip. The pilots were exceptional both in flying the plane as well as giving very informative... More 

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Thank Russell K
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did the Milford Sound Glacier flight and cruise from Wanaka and had the most amazing morning, particularly because the weather was perfect for it. The company was very efficient and friendly to deal with and we were collected by car from our campsite. There were just four of us, plus pilot, in our six seater plane. The views on... More 

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Thank carrie_trounce
Alexandra, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Although our flight had to be re-scheduled twice for bad weather, when we finally were able to go it was beyond worth the wait! We had a perfectly clear day and the views from the plane were breathtaking. Our pilot Will was exceptional; he was very informative about the things we were seeing and let us know any time we... More 

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Thank enp0001
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We took the return flight to Milford with a cruise back on 12 February 2015 and I have been feeling guilty ever since that I failed to provide a recommendation. We had planned to travel by car to Milford but I was ill and we had to cancel that. Renmore House B&B (excellent) recommended we go by air instead and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your flight. We really appreciate knowing what your experience was like and are delighted that you were able to get there after all and had a wonderful time. The road trip from Wanaka to Milford Sound is 5 hours 1 way, add on the 2 hr cruise time plus travel out of... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

If like us its your first time in NZ, do yourself a favour and fly with Southern Alps Air to Milford Sound. We had a beautiful experience flying with them. Our pilot was friendly and knowledgeable from the get go giving good commentary all the way and even on the way back. Bring a pair a binos to complete the... More 

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Thank glennmarclee
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

You have to take this quick simple and easy flight to Milford sounds, we were very time poor so this was perfect for us, The whole trip there and back with a little stop was 2 hours, it is however extremely expensive for the time you are gone, The flight was just amazing, and the pilot always made you feel... More 

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Thank kimberley f F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We did the fly-cruse-fly tour and it was the most amazing tour we have been on. The views and experience that you get on the flight far surpasses the cruse through Milford sound. Our guide was super friendly and very knowledgeable. I will be recommending this trip to anyone who will listen!! :)

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

Thank you Troy for taking the time to write a review on your flight to Milford Sound with us from Wanaka, We always appreciate feed back and are delighted that you had such a great time. The spectacular views en-route to Milford Sound are hard to imagine unless you have the opportunity to personally experience them, the delighted surprise of... More 

Varsity Lakes, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Had initially tried to book the Siberia Experience with this company, but as the Tour was not operating during July and August, we opted for a scenic flight and Milford Sound Cruise. We could not have made a better choice. Great Service, including pick up and and drop off from Hotel, good safety instruction and friendly Staff was only the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your flight. We really appreciate knowing what everyone thinks of their flight experience and are delighted that you really enjoyed your day. Flying from Wanaka, across the Southern Alps to the Magical Milford Sound is a journey through the New Zealand Wilderness that seems to be unforgettable. Thank you for your wonderful... More 

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