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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
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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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Thanks to Southern Alps Air we had an incredible experience. Scenic flight from Wanaka to Milford Sound, there we got on a cruise, organized by Southern Alps, and then scenic... read more

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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Thanks to Southern Alps Air we had an incredible experience. Scenic flight from Wanaka to Milford Sound, there we got on a cruise, organized by Southern Alps, and then scenic flight back to Wanaka. Breathtaking views both from the air as from the boat. All was very well organized. We loved the fact that Southern Alps is a family run... More 

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kaiapoi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I had the absolute pleasure of seeing a piece of paradise from the sky. Our pilots Bayleigh and Alex were very informative and gave a fantastic commentary of everything the eye could see.The weather certainly turned it on ,to add to what was a magical journey.Thanks to everyone involved and we will certainly be recommending Southern Alps... More 

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

Dear tony m, Thank you for your amazing recommendation of Southern Alps Air to the TripAdvisor community. It sounds like you had a brilliant day in Milford Sound. You were certainly fortunate to get a perfectly sunny day, Milford has up to 7 meters of rain per year so those blue bird days are are always welcome! On behalf of... More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far the best experience of our whole NZ trip. Both my wife and me enjoyed it so much and the views are just stunning and the landscape is beautiful. The pilot was very good and kept us informed of what we were seeing the whole time. The photographs taken do not do the scenery justice at all... More 

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

Dear Brigham69, What a great review of your glacier flight and cruise with Southern Alps Air. Thank you for taking the time to pass on your knowledge to future travellers. We agree the views of the glaciers, mountains and Milford Sound itself, enjoyed from the air are absolutely stunning, I hope you made some great memories and we see you... More 

Angaston, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole experience was amazing. The mountain views were spectacular, our pilot Will was very knowledgeable about all the valleys, gorges, glaciers, mountain peaks and rivers. The boat trip on Milford Sound equally impressive but such a contrast from seeing it from the air. I would highly recommend this trip. So worthwhile. Thank you.

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

Dear RMReynolds, Thank you for taking the time to review Southern Alps Air on TripAdvisor. The views from the plane are certainly amazing, it is such a unique perspective that takes your breath away, due to the sheer scale and beauty of the wonderful sights you are seeing. On behalf of your pilot Will, thank you for choosing to fly... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My nearly 13 y.o and I went to Milford on Scenic Air and LOVED it. Informative, awesome pilot, great service. Loved the flight and cruise! WOW!! Thanks so much. So glad we chose to fly rather than drive! Much better view!

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

Dear TripAdvisor member, Thank you for the praise of your Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise experience with Southern Alps Air! The flights in and out of Milford certainly beat the six hour coach journey each way and even though the road is spectacular, the views from our aircraft are simply breathtaking! On behalf of your pilot Alex, thank you... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful flight and superb pilot Will. Thanks for the memories. Our group was in awe of the scenery and raw beauty of the landscape. A trip of a lifetime.

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

Dear Jay L, Thank you for your five star review of Southern Alps Air. It is our aim to exceed our guest’s expectations of their once in a life time excursion and we are pleased to hear that we have been successful! On behalf of your pilot Will, thank you for choosing to fly with us. Kind regards, Bayleigh. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the fly into Siberia hut, 7km walk and jetboat with Wilkin River Jets. What a fantastic trip! We live here (locally in Queenstown) and were completely wowed by the scenery and the sheer mountainscape. We hike regulalry through NZ beech forest and this was as beautiful as anywhere else we've walked. The skill of the pilot and jetboat... More 

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

Dear Nzedfi, Thank you for your 5 star review of our ultimate wilderness excursion. It is always such a pleasure to host local kiwis and show off our backyard! During the flight you see glaciers, ice, snow, mountian lakes, hanging valleys and vast rain forests, so that from the ground you can really appreciate the dramatic unspoiled beauty. On behalf... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were going to drive to Milford Sound, but made the BEST decision to fly with Southern Alps out of Wanaka. An absolutely amazing 30 minute flight over the mountains and into the Tasman Sea and then into the Fiord. Then took a wonderful boat trip into Milford Sound and another flight back to Wanaka on a different flight pattern.... More 

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

Dear advicetaken, Thank you so much for your five star review of your Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise excursion with Southern Alps Air, we appreciate your wonderful recommendations to future travellers. The flight takes in some fantastic scenery during the 45mins you are in the air, beginning with the magical Mt Aspiring, before adventuring down the Southern Alps to... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to have a trip to Milford Sound from Wanaka organised and paid for by some family I was staying with. The trip consisted of a flight to Milford Sound in a tiny little yellow plane and then a boat tour around the fjord. The flight was incredible! I sat next to the pilot, who gave us... More 

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

Dear MollieE94, Thank you for taking the time to review your excursion with Southern Alps Air on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear you had a "trip of a life time" with us, the scenic flight from Wanaka to Milford Sound is, in our opinion, the most scenic flight in the world - and what a beautiful picture of Mitre... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had just completed 3 weeks traveling around New Zealand. We both wanted to see Milford Sound but did not fancy a 12 hour day on a bus to and from the Sound. We booked with Southern Alps and whilst I was very nervous (as a flyer) what a great team. My fears were alleviated and I had the best... More 

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

Dear Donna, Thank you for sharing your review of Southern Alps Air on TripAdvisor. It is an honour to be one of your highlights, or better yet, 'one of the best experiences of your life'! The flight takes in some amazing scenery. Only when you fly from Wanaka do you get to see Mt Cook (NZs highest mountain), Mt Aspiring... More 

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