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The Best Ways to Visit Milford Sound

Are you planning to head to Wanaka, but are unsure of the best Wanaka excursions to participate in? Don’t worry, Southern Alps Air has got you covered with our collection of Milford Sound flights that can fly you over and into the fiord, offering incredible views and experiences. 

If you are wondering about the best ways to visit Milford Sound, you have come to the right place. Southern Alps Air offers you three different ways to visit the fiord, and all three come with window seats for limitless views, taking off from Wanaka! 


With our Milford Sound flyover package, you get unrestricted bird’s eye views of the fiord, with over 100 stunning glaciers to see! Catch a glimpse of the Fiordland National Park rainforests, as well as the glittering Alpine lakes. Our pilots are more than experienced with providing scenic flights across Milford Sound, so you can also expect excellent commentary to guide you through your flyover! 


Expand your exploration of Milford Sound with a fly-cruise-fly tour that includes a flight, cruise, and return flight back to Wanaka. With an extraordinary perspective over Mt Aspiring/Tititea and Lake Wanaka, you will surely enjoy this memorable tour! Plus, once you land, you can step on board a new vessel and witness even more grand views, from waterfalls to the potential sighting of seals, across the Sound itself. 

Brief Landing

Taking the same route as our other Milford Sound packages, our tour with a brief landing allows you to enjoy a short landing at Milford Sound, offering the ideal opportunity for pictures of Mitre Peak and a feel of the fiord’s natural beauty. Take advantage of this brief landing and go on a short bush walk, exploring the native fauna! 

For the best Wanaka excursions, Southern Alps Air and our flights to Milford Sound are certainly a great way to explore the fiord. With different packages to choose from, you are bound to find the perfect Milford Sound scenic flight combination that suits your needs and preferences. For more information on our services, or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us today