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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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Owner description: Try the Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka with Southern Alps Air. WHY? because of...
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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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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Part of our Active Adventures New Zealand trip was a scenic flight into Siberia Valley. I have never been on a small plane before, but I absolutely loved it. Our pilot was very nice and shared a lot of information about the plane itself when one of our group members was asking nervous questions like "where are the emergency exits?!"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a really memorable way to visit Milford Sound. Friendly informative and professional staff and the experience of flying in a smallplane over the Southern Alps and down the sound are exceptional. A real highlight of our NZ holiday. Stunning scenery. We flew at 8.45 am so we arrived at Milford long before the bus tours roll up and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We are staying in Wannaka, New Zealand. We wanted to see Milford sound, but not take a long bus ride from queenstown. We took a flight with southern alps air and missed having to deal with crowds of people and buses at Milford sound. The pilot and copilot were very friendly and informative. They let us take our time when... More 

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