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Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights

#9 of 47 Tours in Wanaka
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Address: 12 Lloyd Dunn Ave | Wanaka Airport SH6, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-443 4385

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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2016
Jillian B
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 

Thank Nibsie
Sydney, Australia
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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 

Thank Jillian B
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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 

Thank vshorty26
New Zealand
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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 

Thank nzlynn
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 !!!

Thank georgina h
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is a definite highlight of any trip to the South Island. The scenic flight was the most beautiful and awe-inspiring that I have ever been on and I have done my share of travels. Fun to land on a grass strip in the middle of no-where and the hike was enjoyable with the sound of the river below as... More 

Thank Quiltjanet
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

My son and were give a great flight from Wanaka across the snow capped mountains and down Milford Sound. We landed at the Sound and had time for a short walk. The return flight took us through a series of gaps in the peaks and over Glenorchy and back to Wanaka, again the scenery for fantastic. Our pilot was very... More 

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