Wings & Water
Wings & Water
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Wings & Water, Te Anau offers picturesque scenic flights through the rugged and beautiful Fiordland National Park. Our seaplane services Milford Sound, as well as providing stunning flights into Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound and within the local Lake Te Anau and Lake Manapouri area.
Te Anau, New Zealand

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Dmitry Firskin
Amsterdam, The Netherlands6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The Seaplane Tour over Te Anau Lake is an absolute gem of an experience. From takeoff to landing, it's a breathtaking journey through Fiordland National Park. You'll soar over majestic peaks, lush forests, and the iconic Milford Sound, with captivating commentary from the pilot along the way. Touching down on the serene waters of Lake Te Anau is a moment you'll never forget. For a remarkable adventure in New Zealand's South Island, this tour is a must-do. Highly recommended.
Written 1 March 2024
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79MatthewB
Melbourne, Australia133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Absolutely brilliant activity. Pilot and support staff were awesome. We had an activity get rescheduled and walked in to see if I could get a seat on a scenic flight. The flight (a mystery flight) had us fly up the South Arm of Lake Te Anau and then land at a beach in Calm Bay (after flying through a canyon between Kepler and Murchison Range). The whole event was brilliant, and I can’t recommend this highly enough. All done with the best pre-flight safety video on earth and typical Kiwi humour.
Written 22 December 2023
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Narelle W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Our flight was a combination Doubtful Sound/Mystery Flight accomodating different passenger's requests. Ivan has a great sense of humour and wit which would calm any nervous nellies. He's is a very experienced pilot, having done a lot of competitive acrobatics - but kept it low key for us, which was much appreciated. The take off's and landings were "smooth as bro". The scenery was breathtaking and the commentary very absorbing. Ivan was generous in landing at his favourite beach, telling stories of customer experiences. Absolutely recommended to get a new perspective of this special place. Thank you, Narelle and Alan
Written 2 November 2023
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Safeena T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I was very apprehensive about taking a flight but the combination of the lady we booked with (standing in for Kylie) and then Ivan being so kind and considerate we went ahead and did the trip to Doubtful Sound. I need not have worried- I felt so safe and the sights were breathtaking. Ivan gave commentary so you knew what you were looking at.
If you are in Te Anau don't think twice about booking a flight - this company is professional and wants you to have the best experience.
Written 8 October 2023
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Anna P
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Well 2 flights … frequent flyer lol 😂
Decided to do 1 flight just to make sure it was for me …. 15 mins and was awesome, hence me booking Doubtful sound for today .
Ivan was superb, made me feel so safe and comfortable and had plenty of banter .
If you get the chance do it
The heavens were on our side we got rainbows and amazing views
This is what memories are made of ones that will last a lifetime
Truely Ivan and kylie it’s been a pleasure to meet you both and share this awesome experience ❤️🌈
Written 22 September 2023
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Thundercross Valley Dirt Bike Park
Tuakau, New Zealand6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
What an awesome experience! If you are in the area, this is 'must do'!
Ivan was fabulous; a wonderful pilot and engaging commentary.
Kylie was amaaaazing with our booking; it had been much-postponed from pre-COVID days. She remained patient, accommodating and super-helpful throughout - above and beyond.
Loved every second. Thank you, thank you.
We'll be back ...
Written 26 May 2023
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Karen
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
All of it. A fantastic adventure from start to finish. Friendly, helpful staff. Great flight. Gorgeous scenery. Brilliant pilot. Warm, private beach if you want a skinny dip. Impossible to rate this highly enough. 5 stars dont do it justice. 💖💖
Written 3 May 2023
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Drew H
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We did the Mystery Flight and it was an absolute highlight of our trip to New Zealand. Ivan the pilot took my husband and I on an hour flight through the NZ alps and canyons and over and through snow capped peaks before landing us on a secluded beach in the Fiordlands for an opportunity to scurry about in the amazing Forrest where humans rarely get to tread.

Such a really wonderful experience - there was just the two of us and Ivan was really informative and funny. Highly recommend this experience.
Written 25 April 2023
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Nicola
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Absolutely brilliant way to see some of Fiordland. We did the “mystery flight”, an hour of amazing scenery with a very cool landing and chance to explore a little in untouched native forest. Words can’t really describe, you have to experience it for yourself.
Written 10 April 2023
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KDUB7
Washington209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Kylie and Ivan are THE BEST! Professional, friendly, interested in what they do and for whom they fly - the whole package!

Disclaimer: I’m in the business - I am a seaplane pilot in the US who flies scenic tours and charters. I’m semi-retired now, but I’ve flown for nearly 13 years, and I can tell you, I’m very impressed with how Wings and Water conducts their business. Of course it helps that they’re operating in one of the most beautiful areas of the entire world, but you can tell they love it, and are never bored with it.

Ivan granted me professional courtesy and invited me to sit up front on our 15-minute scenic flight. In fact, he just plain invited me on board, period! We dropped by last minute, but he insisted he had room (he did). I really really appreciated it.

They are both outstanding pilots and they love what they do. You must schedule a flight with Wings and Water. It’s the best way to see this beautiful country!

Cheers,
—Kit
Written 6 April 2023
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