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Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights

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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 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 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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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Unique view over mount aspiring and Millford sound. One of the most beautiful things we have ever seen. Very good and friendly pilot. We were doubting to do this trip because of the price, but are very happy we did it. It was definatelty worth...More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Director of Sales at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Thank you Hans for your great opinion about the experience you shared with us on your scenic flight through the Southern Alps and Milford Sound. We pride ourselves on our unique and friendly scenic experience. We are very thankful you took the time too express...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Well worth the cost, amazingly scenic flight particularly at low level down Milford Sound which was simply spectacular. The whole flight both ways was also really interesting as the information and background supplied by our fantastic pilot, Ryan Cooper who is a top bloke, very...More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Hi Pat M, Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are so glad you had such a spectacular time on our Milford Sound Flight and Glacier Cruise. Ryan is a wonderful pilot and we are lucky to have him on our team! It...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this amazing and informative flight. James was the perfect host and pilot. The weather was fantastic and the cruise in Milford Sound spectacular.More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Hi prvet8, It was our pleasure flying you! We are so glad you enjoyed the day and had a chance to see the beautiful Milford Sound in such gorgeous weather. Thank you for choosing to fly with us. We are very appreciative of you sharing...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

I did the Southern Alps flight and Milford Sound cruise. The sights as you fly over the Southern Alps are just breath-taking. The Milford Sound cruise was brilliant and we even had dolphins swimming alongside the boat, as well as a colony of seals to...More

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

Scottng15, Thank you for sharing about your wonderful experience with us here on Trip Advisor! The views on the way to Milford Sound truly are breathtaking and pictures simply don't do it justice. The boat cruise along the fiord is a lovely compliment to the...More

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Rosemary698
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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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