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Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights

12 Lloyd Dunn Avenue | Wanaka Airport SH6, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4385
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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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12 Lloyd Dunn Avenue | Wanaka Airport SH6, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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US$273 per adult
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful experience with this friendly New Zealand owned and operated company... great welcome, short wait and we were in the air for the ‘Mount Aspiring and Glaciers’ tour. 5 passengers in a small plane, comfortable enough for enjoying the incredible scenery the region has to...More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Dom21076, Thank you very much for your 5-star review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your flight with us to see the gorgeous Mt Aspiring and surrounding glaciers. This 50-minute flight is a fantastic way to see what the Southern Alps have to offer while...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday was the perfect day. Flying over Franz, Fox and Tasman glaciers and seeing the peaks of Mount Cook was truly breath taking. Being that close to the mountains and soaking in all the incredible scenery was just wow! Absolute must do, couldn't recommend it...More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

751tee, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with fellow travelers here on Trip Advisor! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your trip with us. We absolutely love showing visitors the gorgeous view of Franz, Fox and Tasman glaciers as well as the...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This is a well organized scenic trip that may very well be the trip of a lifetime for anyone! We had so much breathtaking scenery that it was tiring snapping all the pictures! Glad I had a big memory card! The pilot did fantastic with...More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Packer B, Thank you for taking the time to review your Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise experience. This is a stunning time of year to take this flight across the snowy Southern Alps and through two National Parks with spectacular views from window seats....More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

I flew with SAA from Wanaka to Milford Sound and did a two hour cruise (Mitre Peak Cruises) then flew back to Wanaka. Great way to see some of the most beautiful scenery in NZ. The service was the best, faultless, with the pilot giving...More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Owner at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise experience. This is a stunning time of year to take this flight across the snowy Southern Alps and through 2 National Parks with spectacular views from window seats all the...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

During our visit in the Queenstown area, we wanted to visit the fjords, glaciers, and mountains. A friend had recommended air/cruise excursions. We considered many itineraries as well as various companies. We looked into driving for part of the way. We read guidebooks and searched...More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Mimiii, We are so delighted to hear that you had such a great experience with us on our Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly! You're right, there is so much information out there on different trip choices, so we are thrilled you found our brochure and chose to...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

On a beautiful day following two days of heavy rain, we took off from Wanaka in a whole fleet of small planes, expertly handled by young pilots. Our pilot, Ryan, pointed out the various mountain ranges as we flew over them, seeming to almost touch...More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Sixty-somethingmum, We are so glad to hear that you had an unforgettable trip with us to Milford Sound on our Fly-Cruise-Fly! We agree with you, the scenery is incredibly beautiful as it is but the snow-capped mountains are even more spectacular. The cruise is a...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Flights from Queenstown seem more heavily advertised, but Wanaka to Milford Sound takes you over Mt Aspiring, great views of glaciers and the National Park in general, before a lovely descent along Milford Sound before you cruise back out there for another, more leisurely look...More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Dear alandju, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed and highly valued your recent Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly trip. You're right, there are many companies in Queenstown that offer a Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly option, but we definitely have...More

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Rosemary698
1 December 2017|
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Response from SouthernAlpsAir | Property representative |
Hi Rosemary, Our reccommendation would be to book your first available time slot, so that if the weather be inclement on your first try you have maximum flexiblity to roll to a following fine weather slot.
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