Come on Kiwis, this is an amazing offer on our Wanaka to Milford Sound flight (plus return). Visitors come from all over the world to fly to our fantastic Milford Sound. Some say it is the best thing they have ever done. Now it’s your turn – explore your own backyard and see ‘The 8th Wonder of the World for yourself.
There are so many highlights on the circular flight path from Wanaka you will be in awe of the beauty that New Zealand has to offer! The flight is 30 minutes longer than flights departing from Queenstown. There are also many more glaciers, plus the spectacular Mt Aspiring on our flight route.
This trip is ideal if you want to experience Milford Sound but don’t have the time to stay for the Milford Sound cruise option. This overfly option has the same flight route so you will see Mt Aspiring, 100+ glaciers and the scenic World Heritage beauty of Te Wahipounamu.
Fly to Milford Sound through two of New Zealand’s most picturesque National Parks (Mt Aspiring & Fiordland National Parks). View alpine lakes nestled amongst soaring snow-capped mountain peaks and pristine glaciers, with vast rainforest and cascading waterfalls visible from every seat!
Departing from Wanaka Airport your flight will take you up and over Lake Wanaka with its islands and then out to Mt Aspiring National Park. This stunning region is part of the World Heritage areas of Te Wahipounamu and recognised for its unspoilt beauty.
Fly past the peak of Mt Aspiring (3,033m) and view glaciers, remote valleys and pristine alpine lakes as you fly over Fiordland National Park. The views as you fly into Milford Sound will stay with you forever and you will even have views out to the Tasman Sea from your window seat.
The scale of Milford Sound is best appreciated from the air, you can understand the vastness of the landscape and why it has been called the 8th Natural Wonder of the World. Cascading waterfalls, sheer cliffs that fall into the blue waters of the Sound. Everyone should experience this!
Your pilot will ensure that your return scenic flight is just as spectacular. Returning via the Dart Valley and Glenorchy – a famous movie location for the Lord of the Rings trilogy you will fly up Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown. Here you can see the legendary Shotover River where gold was discovered in 1862.
Finally you will make the descent over into Wanaka after 1.5 hrs of incredible views on a Milford Sound scenic flight you will never forget!
You can choose to upgrade to enjoy a brief landing at Milford Sound or, if time permits check out our Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly from Wanaka which includes a cruise and is amazing value at $595.00 per adult.
The scenic flight from Wanaka to Milford Sound takes around 40 mins and includes spectacular views of two of New Zealand’s National Parks – Mt. Aspiring & Fiordland National Park
From your window seat in the plane you will be able to fully appreciate the wild vastness of Milford Sound and its cascading waterfalls. You will also get views of the coastline out to the Tasman Sea. Our amazing pilots fly to Milford Sound every good weather day they can and never get tired of the views!
This depends on the time you have available. Our Milford Sound flyover trip takes 1.5 hrs so is perfect for those who are short on time but still want amazing views. However if you have the time we do recommend upgrading to either our Milford Sound brief landing option or opting for our full Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly from Wanaka (allow 4 hrs).