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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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If you do nothing else in NZ, do this!

The reviews say it all. Bird's eye view of snowy mountain vastness. A landing at Milford Sound surrounded by massive peaks. Stunning boat cruise. Made even better by the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The reviews say it all. Bird's eye view of snowy mountain vastness. A landing at Milford Sound surrounded by massive peaks. Stunning boat cruise. Made even better by the friendliness of the pilots and other staff. You may have to wait a little until weather conditions are suitable for takeoff but if you get a clear sunny day for this... More 

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Hue, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the flight over Mount Cook, Fox, Franz Josef and the Tasman glaciers.......just wow!!!!! I have been on alot of flight tours around the world and these guys were just the best by far! The staff were extremely friendly and informative of what we would see on the flight and showed us clearly on the map. A very comfortable,smooth... More 

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Flowood, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As anxious as I was to go on this excursion, I really appreciate the effort that Southern Alps Air put into finding a time that the weather was cooperative. Not an easy task I'm sure. But my oh my the experience was outstanding. The flight out and back was delightful with scenery I'll never forget thanks to the vantage point... More 

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Richmond, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to book the return flight and boat trip to Milford sound. The staff were professional and informative . The flight was through the mountain range. The pilot ensured a very smooth take off and decent as we had a baby on board. The day was well run and prompt . The scenery was magnificent and I... More 

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

Hi there and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience - we really appreciate it. It is great to have the opportunity to show you around our world heritage national parks in all of their natural glory. A true spectacle from the air with many unexpected highlights tucked away amongst the rugged... More 

Ettalong Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Flew from Wanaka to Milford Sound in a little 6 pax Cessna, went on western route and back on eastern route. Flew over the Alps at about 6500 feet, fantastic,went around Mt Aspiring, tallest mountain in area, everything with terrific snow cover,a bucket list dream. Pilot ,Paul, was great, pointed out different lakes, rivers,Glaciers,with lots of great info with them.... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

The weather wasn't perfect for the first couple of days we tried to go on this trip but the staff ensured us we wouldn't miss out before we left NZ. They kept us informed and even gave us alternative activities available in the area for our family to do. Our flight, cruise, flight to Milford Sound was nothing short of... 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 your Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka. The weather can be a little frustrating at times but as you found there are lots of other great things to do if there is a delay. We don't have to cancel flights all that often due to weather; but... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Took this flight and boat cruise to Milford Sound on a whim and booked the most beautiful clear day in early September to go. Pilot was great and gave excellent commentary on the sites we were flying over. Boat cruise was very good too. Return loop via different range was also great, not too many bumps turbulence wise. Highly recommended... 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 - it was a beautiful spring day for your Milford Sound Glacier Flight and Cruise. So happy you enjoyed the experience and I hope you are able to come back again sometime. Thank you for choosing Southern Alps Air - Wanaka. Kind regards, Anne and the Team More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We had the privilege of a crystal clear spring day to enjoy the snow capped mountains, glaciers, flying over the national parks and up through the fiord to Milford Sound where we landed for a coffee. It was a surreal experience to see the most beautiful part of our own country. Totally recommend this experience. You don't know what you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

This would have to be the best Scenic flight worldwide, from huge snow capped mountains, to flying up fiords with waterfalls cascading down out of the bush what a great trip

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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