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Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights

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Address: 12 Lloyd Dunn Avenue | Wanaka Airport SH6, Wanaka 9382, 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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Absolutely Amazing - Make sure you do it

I was recommended to do this trip by a friend - it wasn't something we had even considered but I have to say it was one of the highlights of our trip to New... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recommended to do this trip by a friend - it wasn't something we had even considered but I have to say it was one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand......absolutely stunning......we had numerous flights cancelled due to the weather and had to rejig our trip a bit but I am so glad we did....it was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a trip this was! We flew in a tiny 7 seater plane which looked daunting but was made to feel very safe by our pilot Will. The beauty of the mountains and glaciers were astonishing - you really couldn't take your eyes off the scenery for a second. It only took 40 mins to reach Milford Sound rather than... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise experience. We were delighted to meet you and have the opportunity to share the spectacular views that this region has to offer. It is a great way to visit Milford Sound, you see lots more than travelling by road and it saves... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Leaving Wanaka heading to Milford on a small plane was a little daunting but soooo happy we did it this way.. There is no way you could see all the stunning scenery but from the air. Snow, glaciers and lakes from up there is a sight that will live with me forever. A big shout out to the pilot Paul... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of you Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise We are excited that you believe the views will live with you forever - we really hope so!! Paul enjoyed your company and having the opportunity to share this spectacular part of the world with you during your visit to the Wanaka... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Highlight of our west coast trip. Staff were friendly, informative, and our first flight in a small plane was never an issue. It was what was outside the window that was captivating. The mountains, the glaciers were majestic. Flying out of Wanaka was an added bonus with great lake views and seeing clear across the South Island from the Tasman... More 

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

Thank you for your amazing review, we really appreciate you taking the time to post on Trip Advisor. To take a flight in one of our 5 and 6 seater Cessna Aircraft is often a first for our guests and your description is very similar to what we are told by others. The flight tours are very personalised because of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic experience from start to finish. Excellent pilot, very informative and professional. We had the perfect weather conditions, amazing to see Mt Cook clearly in the distance. Mt Aspiring glacier was so close, felt like we could reach out and touch it! The flight through milford sound to the airstrip is breathtaking. The 2 hour cruise with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Our day started with a very scenic 50 minute drive from Wanaka to Makarora. Here we boarded a tiny Southern Alps Air plane and our totally relaxed pilot flew us through some of the most majestic NZ scenery I have experienced. He skilfully landed on a small grass strip in the Siberian Valley, which to us townies seemed to be... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

what end to a trip this was amazing ! Beauitful lakes clear view blue water & great views of the glaciers mt Cook & franz josef . So worth the money !!!

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Warana, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Fantastic scenic flight over Mt Aspiring National Park and glaciers. Dart Glacier was incredible! landed Milford Sound. 3hr cruise fantastic. Scenery ridiculously beautiful. Great history and geology of Sound. Stunning waterfalls, cliffs, seals, birds and dolphins. Fantastic value for money. Saves the drive al the way to Milford and absolutely the best way to see the glaciers and Milford Sound.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Outstanding scenic flight through Mt Aspiring National Park over snow capped mountains, glaciers and stunning scenery to Milford Sound. Pilot Nick was informative throughout the hour and a half flight. We were blessed with perfect weather and great visibility throughout. Truly a magical experience enhanced by a competent pilot and friendly ground staff. Thank you to Ann for looking after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We enjoyed very much the amazing flight that was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to the South Island

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