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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 was a magical journey.Thanks to everyone involved and we will certainly be recommending Southern Alps Air.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank tony m
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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 rain per year so those blue bird days are are always welcome!

On behalf of Alex and the whole team at Southern Alps Air, it was a pleasure to fly you and thank you again for your high endorsements to future travellers.

Kind regards,
Bayleigh

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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 seeing the whole time. The photographs taken do not do the scenery justice at all and you have to really see it all to take it in. Going across the southern alps was brilliant and the flight into the sound (fjord) was something else.

Likewise, the boat trip through the sound was superb with the 'Master' of the boat keeping all passengers informed of what we were viewing. The boat has complimentary tea and coffee, but you will need to take something to eat with you, as no food is available on the cruise.

Words really cannot describe how brilliant this trip was and if you do just one thing visiting New Zealand, this is the one to do. It was worth every single penny.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Brigham69
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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 air are absolutely stunning, I hope you made some great memories and we see you have some lovely photographs even though you say it can not do it justice!

We love the photos you shared, our favourite one is of Mt Cook! Even though we are far away from our tallest mountain in NZ you can still see it from your flight from Wanaka.

On behalf of the team, thank you for choosing to fly with us.

Kind reagards,
Bayleigh.

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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 would highly recommend this trip. So worthwhile. Thank you.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank RMReynolds
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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 you are seeing.

On behalf of your pilot Will, thank you for choosing to fly with us.

Kind regards,
Bayleigh.

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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!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank LoveTravel563779
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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 views from our aircraft are simply breathtaking!

On behalf of your pilot Alex, thank you for choosing to fly with us.

Kind regards,
Bayleigh.

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 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.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Jay L
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SouthernAlpsAir, Pilot at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

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.

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