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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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A dream of ours was to fly over the New Zealand Alps. Thanks to Bailey, our trusty pilot, this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
chrisso53
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newcastle
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Amazing Views!

There is no better way to experience the Amazing scenery of New Zealand on your way to Milford... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
4squirrel
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Cochecton
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A dream of ours was to fly over the New Zealand Alps. Thanks to Bailey, our trusty pilot, this dream was realised when we took the flight to Mt Cook. Not only was the scenery totally awesome and magnificent, the expertise of our pilot enable...More

Thank chrisso53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no better way to experience the Amazing scenery of New Zealand on your way to Milford Sound and the Fiords! Alex our pilot was very professional, knowledgeable and informative. The company was also very flexible in allowing us to adjust our trip due...More

Thank 4squirrel
SouthernAlpsAir, Pilot at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 4squirrel, Thank you for your 5 star review on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to receive the feedback that you had and excellent time flying with Alex recently. Alex is a very passionate pilot who enjoys sharing his country with visitors. We love the photos...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Believe the hype... if you've come this far to experience New Zealand's Southern Alps & Milford Sound then you need to catch this flight. From start to finish - Southern Alps Air is nailing it. The entire package is unforgettable from start to finish. To...More

Thank Will L
SouthernAlpsAir, Pilot at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Will L, Thank you for posting your feedback about Southern Alps Air on Trip Advisor. These are very complimentary words about our team, and I know they will take pride in reading this. Again our sincere thanks for the recommendation and it was a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our trip today to Milford Sound was absolutely fantastic, our Pilot Bailey was brilliant, she gave us lots of information as we flew over the mountains and made sure we had a really enjoyable relaxed flight. The boat trip is also wonderful with great cometary...More

Thank Christine M
SouthernAlpsAir, Pilot at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Christine M, Travelling to Milford Sound by air is certainly an experience and combining this with a cruise really makes for a fantastic day out. Flying between the mountains, lakes and glaciers you enjoy a varied and beautiful range of landscapes. On behalf of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great staff from the moment we stepped in the door to inquire about a trip to Milford Sound. Pilot was Professional with a great personality, Thanks Alex. Cruise staff and boat was equally courteous and knowledgeable.More

Thank Freemanteam
SouthernAlpsAir, Pilot at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Freemanteam, Thank you for your 5 star review on Trip Advisor. We are glad to hear your enjoyed the flight with us recently and that everything from walking in to walking out ran smoothly. It was our pleasure to host you and we are...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017

Our experience with Sothern Alps Air on our Milford Sound flight was outstanding! The scenery is another of God's great masterpieces and shouldn't be missed if you have the opportunity to see it! Our pilot, Will, was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and personable making...More

Thank Elaina Z
SouthernAlpsAir, Pilot at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Hi Elania Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor! Will thoroughly enjoyed being your host for the flight to and from Milford Sound via some of the most stunning scenery New Zealand has to offer! It is fantastic to hear...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We flew to Milford Sound and did a 2 hour boat cruise. The scenery on the flight was breathtaking, and the cruise enabled us to see the fiord at a more leisurely pace. It is hard to find words to describe how spectacular it is....More

Thank Mary T
SouthernAlpsAir, Pilot at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Hi Mary Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We had a great time taking you to Milford Sound with your pilot Will! Our flight to and from Milford Sound takes in many glacier views all throughout the Mount Aspiring...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

I was greeted warmly at Wanaka Airport and saw the plane being prepared for the flight. Our pilot Rod was a laid back Kiwi but had an air of authority. We were soon underway I was lucky enough to be in the right had seat...More

Thank hjohnnacepilot50
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Booked a flight and cruise trip to Milford Sound with Southern Alps. We had a friendly receptionist the airport from Will who turned out to be our pilot for the day. We left on time on a beautiful day and got great views of the...More

Thank Frank O
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Big thanks to Southern Alps Air for an incredible flight down to Milford. Couldn't of asked for better weather, the views were amazing and it was hands down the best flight i've ever done. Our pilot William was a complete champion with his knowledgeable commentary...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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