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Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights

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About Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights
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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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of the best things we have ever done and even though we are used to our amazing South Island landscape, we found the scenery spectacular. Everything was great, the plane ride, the walk was easy and to finish on the jetboat ride...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A big thanks to Anne for helping with a last minute booking. We had an incredible trip to Mt Aspiring and would recommend this company to anyone wanting to take a scenic flight.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nick S
SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nick S, Thank you so much for your 5-star review. It was our pleasure helping you book last minute and we are delighted you enjoyed your trip to Mt Aspiring. What a gorgeous time of year to fly over the Southern Alps! We sincerely...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018

We were not able to complete the flight to Milford Sound due to the quickly changing weather. During the flight were not able to cross the last mountain pass and had to turn back, but what we did see was amazing and beautiful. Our pilot...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dsco10
SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Dsco10, Thank you very much for your 5-star review and kind words despite your experience with South Island weather. It's always unfortunate when the weather takes a turn and we can't give our guests the experience we planned for them to have. Our team always...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We booked the Milford Sound flight and cruise from Wanaka.Weather was an issue but everything was clearly explained to us. Finally flew on third attempt. Once you make this incredible flight you have a much better understanding of all the reasons why weather and safety...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank beezzer42
SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Hi beezzer42, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time and found it worth every cent. You are right about the weather and we are glad you mention it here!...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

This was one of the top activities we did while visiting New Zealand, and it’s worth every cent. The views from the airplane are just breathe taking. One thing about booking this trip: call ahead rather than book online so they can tell you if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nell S
SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Nell S, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us! We agree with you that weather can be tricky - the key is to contact us as soon as you arrive in Wanaka or Queenstown area so our pilots can you...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018

We did this about 3 years ago and decided to go again, so glad we did, incredible flight through th Alps, some of the Mountains look d so close, all majestic and loads of snow, an incr dibble trip and matched with a great cruise...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Euan R
SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Euan R, Thank you for posting your feedback about your experience with us! We are so happy you came back for your second time! We love showing travelers the magic of Milford Sound and flying from Wanaka makes it even more special. Again, our sincere...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

This flight was incredible, the whole day was incredible. The route over Mt Aspiring was breathtaking and it was a perfect way to enter Milford Sound. Boat cruise was really peaceful and then the alternate route home over Queenstown through to Wanaka was stunning. Great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Melissa F
SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

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

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Three of us travelled via Southern Alps Air’s Cessna 206 piloted by Julian(?) over the Southern Alps to Milford Sound hopped on a two hour cruise on the Mitre Peak II then rejoined Julian for the return flight. Excellent flight with all the highlights pointed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

hymacVancouver, Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your trip with us. We do our very best to create the best experience for our guests. The Milford Sounds fly-cruise-fly is certainly an experience of a lifetime. If...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018

We booked a fly / cruise to Milford Sound with Southern Alps Air. The flight was just amazing, we were right among the snow covered mountains, so close and so amazing. For us the flight was better than Milford Sound. It is costly but it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Hi Judy V, Thank you very much for your 5-star review! We are delighted to hear that you had such an incredible experience with us on our Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly. You're right, it truly is an experience you will never forget. We have guests tell...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dom21076
SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

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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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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