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Milford Sound, also known as Piopiotahi, is a beautiful fiord that is situated in the South Island. Home to wonderful wildlife and extraordinary natural views, you simply cannot miss seeing its beauty (by air!) if you are in the Wanaka area.
At Southern Alps Air, our Milford scenic flights packages offer a fly-cruise-fly tour over Milford Sound which guarantees marvellous views of the fiord, Mt Aspiring, many glaciers and waterfalls. In this blog, we will explore what you can expect with a Milford Sound fly-cruise-fly tour with Southern Alps Air.
When you choose a Milford Sound fly-cruise-fly tour with Southern Alps Air, each flight promises unique sights that are simply unforgettable. Every passenger gets a window seat, which means that you get a view throughout the entire flight! In fact, with Southern Alps Air, our pilots fly over the full length of Milford Sound, which means that you get aerial views of the entire fiord before you land.
Along the trip, you will find gorgeous glaciers and alpine lakes, including the famous Lake Wanaka. As the flight takes you across Te Wahipounamu and the Southern Alps of this South Westland region, you will see Mt Aspiring, also known as Tititea (means the “glistening one”). Mt Aspiring is the highest mountain outside of the Mt Cook/Aoraki area.
The return trip takes you over the Dart Valley, where at the head of Lake Wakatipu/Whakatipu Waimāori, you will receive a glimpse of Middle Earth, otherwise known as Glenorchy – a popular shooting site of the Lord of the Rings franchise. Rest assured that our experienced pilots will provide informative commentary throughout the flight!
Our fly-cruise-fly tour allows you to land in Milford Sound and embark on another adventure as you step on board the cruise vessel it takes you right to the mouth of the Sound and to the Tasman Sea. You even have the option to add lunch to your cruise.
You may also spot native wildlife like seals and penguins, as well as various waterfalls and grand cliffs along the way!
At Southern Alps Air, we provide Milford scenic flights from Wanaka, offering passengers a magnificent view of glaciers, Mt Aspiring, and more! We are a family owned and operated business that has been offering scenic flights since 1975. If you are interested in our Milford Sound fly-cruise-fly tour, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Southern Alps Air today for more information about this flight package.