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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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Wanaka Fly Cruise Fly - AMAZING

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Lichfield
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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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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Mandurah, Australia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

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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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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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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