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New Zealand Scenic Flights

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Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Scenic Boat Cruise

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Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Scenic Boat Cruise - New Zealand Scenic Flights.

Fiordland National Park, Mount Aspiring, glaciers galore and scenic boat cruise.

View spectacular mountains and the dramatic landscape of Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks, part of South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. This area is known to Maori as Te Wahipounamu, meaning 'the place of greenstone'.

The scenic flight includes the impressive Mount Aspiring, pristine glaciers, the Olivine Ice Plateau, rainforest, alpine lakes, rivers and cascading waterfalls. Fly the full length of Milford Sound before landing and boarding your cruise boat.

Scenic Boat Cruise
Cruise the full length of Milford Sound on small and friendly cruise boats or ships. Seals, penguins and dolphins can often be spotted at play. The cruise includes an informative commentary and complimentary tea and coffee.
Return Flight to Wanaka

Our return flight takes in more scenic highlights including the Milford Track, Sutherland Falls (At 580 metres, it's New Zealand's highest waterfall and the fifth highest in the world), the Dart River Valley, Glenorchy and Lord of the Rings Locations, before returning to Wanaka

Tour Highlights
Wanaka to Milford

Southern Alps, Mt Aspiring (3030 metres), Mount Aspiring World Heritage National Park, Fiordland National Park, glaciers galore, icefalls, Olivine Ice Plateau, alpine lakes, waterfalls, river valleys, rainforest, Lord of the Rings locations.
Milford Sound

Fly the Full length of Milford Sound. Board your smaller boat, cruise the full length of Milford Sound, view wildlife while on-board (most often), informative commentary and complimentary tea/coffee.
Milford Sound to Wanaka

Sutherland Falls (580 metres), Milford Track, Dart River Valley, Glenorchy, Lake Wakatipu, Lake Loch Nagar, Shotover River, Treble Cone ski area.


Southern Alps Air operates from Makarora and Wanaka airport, Air New Zealand's base for flights to Christchurch and connecting flights to Wellington and Auckland. Queenstown airport is approximately one hour by car from Wanaka airport.

Southern Alps Air is Wanaka's only locally owned and operated fixed wing scenic flight company. It has been operating in this region since 1975 and has an excellent safety record. We take pride in offering unobstructed views from window seats and personalized service.