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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...more
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12 Lloyd Dunn Avenue | Wanaka Airport SH6, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank beezzer42
SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Nell S
SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Reviewed 13 July 2018

Yesterday was the perfect day. Flying over Franz, Fox and Tasman glaciers and seeing the peaks of Mount Cook was truly breath taking. Being that close to the mountains and soaking in all the incredible scenery was just wow! Absolute must do, couldn't recommend it...More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

751tee, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with fellow travelers here on Trip Advisor! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your trip with us. We absolutely love showing visitors the gorgeous view of Franz, Fox and Tasman glaciers as well as the...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

This is a well organized scenic trip that may very well be the trip of a lifetime for anyone! We had so much breathtaking scenery that it was tiring snapping all the pictures! Glad I had a big memory card! The pilot did fantastic with...More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

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

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

I flew with SAA from Wanaka to Milford Sound and did a two hour cruise (Mitre Peak Cruises) then flew back to Wanaka. Great way to see some of the most beautiful scenery in NZ. The service was the best, faultless, with the pilot giving...More

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SouthernAlpsAir, Owner at Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise experience. This is a stunning time of year to take this flight across the snowy Southern Alps and through 2 National Parks with spectacular views from window seats all 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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