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Stop At: Air Milford, 1 Tex Smith Lane Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
Begin your experience with a thorough pre-flight briefing with your pilots on the sights to be encountered during the 1hr Scenic flight.
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: Coronet Peak, Queenstown New Zealand
After takeoff, view Coronet Peak, one of New Zealand's premiere ski fields.
Pass By: Skippers Canyon, Skippers Rd, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Fly over the Shotover river and Skippers canyon, this is where gold was discovered in the 1860's. This river became the world's 2nd highest gold bearing river in the world, next to the Klondike in Alaska.
Pass By: Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka New Zealand
Head North out of the Wakatipu basin and into Mt Aspiring National park, with the larger mountains and glaciers emerging as you track north.
Pass By: Mount Aspiring New Zealand
View Mount Aspiring, often known as the Matterhorn of the South, it sits at 10,000ft / 3,030meters and has six related glaciers, the largest being the Upper Volta Glacier.
Pass By: Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
Begin to head West, over the main divide of the Southern Alps and into Fiordland National park, before exiting Mt Aspiring National park fly down 'glacier alley' with the Olivine Ice Plateau, a unique glacial amphitheater. One of the first sights you will encounter on arrival in Fiordland National Park is Mt Tutoko, at over 8,900ft / 2,700meters it is Fiordland's highest peak. There are two main glaciers to view here the Donne and the Age.
Pass By: Milford Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679 New Zealand
Your scenic flight will then take you of an overhead of Milford Sound itself. Milford Sound is Fiordland's most northerly of 14 fiords and also it's most dramatic.
Pass By: Mitre Peak, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
View the highest peak in Milford Sound, Mitre Peak. It impressively rises directly out of the water of the fiord, to it's summit at 5,560ft / 1,690 meters, which is just over a mile of vertical gain!
Pass By: Sutherland Falls, Fiordland National Park 9679, New Zealand
After leaving Milford Sound the flight path tracks south, down the Arthur valley. At the head of this valley, the Sutherland falls can be viewed, this is New Zealand highest waterfall, falling impressively 1,900ft / 580 meters to the valley floor below.
Pass By: Lake Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
The flight path then begins to track east over the Southern Alps and back towards Queenstown. New Zealand's second largest lake, lake Te Anau can be viewed stretching out to the south.
Pass By: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand
After once again crossing the main divide of the Southern Alps, the route traverses the beech forest filled Greenstone valley, before emerging above Lake Wakatipu. Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand's longest lake, with Queenstown nestled on it's shores.
Pass By: Air Milford, 3 Tex Smith Ln, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
View the Remarkable mountain range and Queenstown, before landing back at the Air Milford base for your drop-off back to your accommodation by approximately 9.30am.