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Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly Ex Wanaka

Join Southern Alps Air for this spectacular Milford Sound and Glacier Flight with Cruise. Departing from Wanaka you'll Fly further, see more!

You won't believe your eyes when you Fly from Wanaka across the Southern Alps to Milford Sound. All passengers enjoy excellent viewing from window seats. See Glaciers Galore, waterfalls, 2 World Heritage National Parks, rainforest, snow, ice, rivers, valleys - stunning vistas of rugged untouched wilderness.

Fly the full length of Milford Sound before landing and enjoying 2 hours out on the fiord while listening to your skipper talking of the history and geography of the area. Then enjoy a return flight to Wanaka via a different scenic route.

Wanaka is a popular departure point for Milford Sound Flights offering similar prices for a longer flight and better views than the flights departing from other locations. Departing from Wanaka enables passengers close up views of the spectacular Mt Aspiring and many glaciers which are not able to be seen if departing from neighbouring Queenstown.

Experienced and friendly pilots who share interesting information during your flight.


Infants: Infants are free of charge when accompanied by a fare paying adult, sitting with an infant restraint belt on their parents lap. Strictly 1 infant per adult.

Please make sure you check your booking confirmation for full pre-flight requirements and check-in details


Duration: Allow 4 hours return

Departures from Wanaka Airport, 12 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka

Conditions: Departures can be weather dependent, where a flight is unable to depart due to bad weather you will be offered a re-schedule or full refund. Flights Guaranteed confirmed with 4 passengers or more, smaller bookings waitlisted to confirm. Discount fares are transferable at Southern Alps Air's discretion.


Qualmark & enviro endorsed as well as Department of Conservation approved operator.


Owner/Operated since 1975


Adult $580.00
Child $395.00

Available Bookings from December 15 to December 21

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All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$580.00
  • Child$395.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$580.00
  • Child$395.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$580.00
  • Child$395.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$580.00
  • Child$395.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$580.00
  • Child$395.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$580.00
  • Child$395.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$580.00
  • Child$395.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$580.00
  • Child$395.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$580.00
  • Child$395.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$580.00
  • Child$395.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$560.00
  • Child$395.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$580.00
  • Child$395.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$580.00
  • Child$395.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.9

65 reviews

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Paul Seddon from United Kingdom wrote on 19 April 2019

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Breathtaking!

A simply perfect day! I (like everyone else I’m sure) was very conscious that this isn’t a cheap trip but if you’re someone who is debating this because of the cost, don’t. It’s worth every penny / cent. We were fortunate to have a perfect day and could see Mt Cook around 100 miles away. The staff and pilots were friendly and professional and the whole experience felt special. I will never ever forget the flights to and from Milford Sound and to see dolphins from the boat as we entered the Tasman Sea was the cherry on the top of a perfect day.

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Peter from New Zealand wrote on 25 October 2018

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Stunning

Flying through the mountains to Milford Sound not only saved us time (compared with going by bus) it provided a stunning close-up view of the Southern Alps. Cruising Milford Sound is a must do...Very worthwhile, highly recommended.

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From Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly Ex Wanaka

Hi Peter, Thank you for taking the time to review your Milford Sound Glacier Flight. It definately saves a lot of time. It takes 10 hours to travel by road from Wanaka to Milford Sound and return. Taking the option you chose means you can fly from Wanaka to Milford Sound, take the scenic boat cruise and return to Wanaka (4 hrs) before you would have even reached Milford By road. The window seats that everyone has allows great opportunities to take plenty of photos of the stunning landscape. We love having the opportunity to share this spectacular region with everyone - especially New Zealanders as it it doesn't happen very often. Good on you Peter for exploring your own back door. Come and see us if you are visiting Wanaka again. Regards from the Southern Alps Air Team.

Rachael from Australia wrote on 25 February 2018

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A perfect day

Excellent experience. Lovely pilot and lovely staff. We had fantastic weather, so much snow over the mountains, and beautiful blue skies. Saw lots of dolphins and seals on Milford Sound. I would normally not splash out for this kind of thing but I definitely think it’s worth it, as opposed to taking a 5 hour coach trip. The flight made the experience. Would recommend. Try and book for start of your trip so there is time to reschedule in case of inclement weather. The small plane is awesome, 5 people. Worth going from Wanaka too, which is a lovely town to explore. Would be worth staying there a night to explore.

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Steve from New Zealand wrote on 25 November 2017

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Awesome experience.

This is the way to do Milford! Worth every cent and you'll save about two days of your holiday doing it this way so you can do more stuff. The flights in and out equal the splendour of Milford itself.

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From Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly Ex Wanaka

Hi Steve Thank you for taking the time to review us on Bookme! It was a pleasure flying you to Milford. We believe it is the best way to visit Milford Sound not only for the convience of only taking a half day but also flying over untouched wilderness, glaciers, lakes and rivers. On behalf of the Southern Alps Air team thank you for flying with us. Regards Alex

Lynette Douglas from New Zealand wrote on 26 October 2017

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THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR SOUTH ISLAND TRIP

Great communication by the friendly staff and fine, calm, clear weather paved the way for for our Milford Sound flight and boat trip. Our fellow passengers from overeseas were friendly and fun and the young pilot was knowledgable. The scenery was mindblowing and made for great photographs. Definitely the highlight activity on our South Island road trip. So much better than hours on a bus. The bonus was seeing many glaciers as the previous day we hadn't been able to helicopter up to the Franz Joseph and Fox glaciers due to low cloud.

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