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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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Mt Aspire and Milford Sound

Fantastic sight seeing flight from Wanaka to Milford Sound via Mt Aspire followed by cruise up the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Best day

Thank you Alex for a great day. We did the Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise. What a brilliant... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anne S
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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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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+64 3-443 4385

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A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic sight seeing flight from Wanaka to Milford Sound via Mt Aspire followed by cruise up the Sound. Perfect conditions and breathtaking scenery. Highly recommended.More

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

Hi Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. Your Pilot was Will, he thoroughly enjoyed flying you to Milford and sharing all the stunning views along the way. The weather has been fantastic over the past few days and we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Alex for a great day. We did the Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise. What a brilliant day. Clear weather. The day was worth every cent. Alex is a perfect host and pilot. Very knowledgeable. One of the best things is we had...More

Thank Anne S
SouthernAlpsAir, Owner at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Anne Thank you so much for taking the time to review your Milford Sound Glacier Flight and Cruise with Alex from Wanaka. We were delighted to have the opportunity to show you around our part of the world, especially on such a beautiful day....More

Reviewed 20 May 2017

As a pilot myself, I have to admit that the scenic flight around Mt Cook with Southern Alps Air was likely the most scenic flight I have experienced within NZ. Perfect weather ensured we experienced the most amazing scenery that the South Island has to...More

Thank Cody C
SouthernAlpsAir, Pilot at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Dear Cody C, Thank you for reviewing Southern Alps Air on TripAdvisor. We always strive to fulfill guests expectations and we are pleased to receive your feedback, that on this occasion we have succeeded and you had a perfect day! On behalf of the team,...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Having grown weary of driving the entire length of New Zealand, we decided rather last minute that we wanted to fly to Milford Sound to save us the 10 hour plus drive. We booked a flight for next day and were pleased when the weather...More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Pilot at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Dear Aretheremonkeys, Thank you for reviewing Southern Alps Air on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear that your last minute decision to join us to Milford Sound paid off. It certainly beats the long drive! My favourite photo is taken from the aircraft looking down...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We were booked to do the Siberia Experience, but we were very disappointed that due to windy weather it was cancelled. But as the saying goes "things happen for a reason" we were taken on a private flight over Wanaka, mountains and glaciers. AWESOME. Thank...More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Pilot at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Dear Kfound6, Thank you for taking the time to review Southern Alps Air on TripAdvisor. With all our excursions being weather dependant we sometimes unfortunately have to cancel flights due to bad weather. We were thrilled we could come up with a 'Plan B' for...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

Thank an26a
SouthernAlpsAir, Pilot at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Hi an26a Thank you for taking the time to give feedback on our fantastic Milford Sound Experience. We believe the best way to experience Milford Sound is by air and water if you have the time. We take pride in the fact we are a...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

Thank tony m
SouthernAlpsAir, Pilot at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

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...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

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...More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Pilot at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

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...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017 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...More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Pilot at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

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...More

A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 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!More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Pilot at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

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...More

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