Events in Queenstown

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Queenstown

Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Boat Cruise

Queenstown

Scenic Cruises Scenic Flights Tours Fiordland Activities

Southern Alps Air offers breathtaking scenic flights over the most dramatic scenery in New Zealand, including Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks and the spectacular Milford Sound.

The company has been operating in the area for 30 years and its experienced pilots know all the best spots for photo opportunities as well as ensuring a safe and comfortable ride.  Plenty of window seats in the small fixed wing aircraft, means everyone gets a great view.

Milford Sound Glacier Flight and Scenic Boat Cruise

One of the most popular flights takes visitors from Wanaka to Milford Sound. The advantage of departing from Wanaka is more flying time and a route that offers amazing views of Mt Aspiring National Park and many glaciers that cannot be viewed if flying from Queenstown.  The scenic 1 hour drive from Queenstown to Wanaka can be part of a circular loop allowing you different views of the stunning scenery on your return to Queenstown. 

The Wanaka to Milford Sound trip begins with a 45 minute flight from Wanaka past the soaring Southern Alps and through two national parks taking in glaciers, icefalls, waterfalls, and rainforest, before flying the full length and enjoying the best views of Milford Sound.

After the flight, see the amazing scenery, cascading waterfalls and the iconic Mitre Peak from a different viewpoint, with a two-hour cruise along the Sound with guided commentary. It's also an opportunity to spot seals, dolphins, and penguins. During the cruise, guests can also relax with complimentary tea and coffee.

The return flight offers the chance to see more of the South Island's most beautiful scenery, following a different flight path including Glenorchy, Lake Wakatipu, ice, waterfalls and many other Alpine Highlights hidden amongst the Southern Alps. Lord of the Rings fans will also enjoy the chance to see a few of the locations used in the films during the two flights.

All passengers enjoy window seats and informative commentary. 

Flight Options:

Southern Alps Air also offers a number of other flights and excursions:

  • Milford Sound Flyover or Brief Landing
  • Siberia Experience
  • Blue Pools Nature Experience
  • Mount Cook & Glaciers
  • Mount Aspiring & Glaciers
  • Scenic Epic Grand Triangle


Book Now:

Please visit the Southern Alps booking page for the latest pricing and bookings.  Flights operate all year round weather permitting.  Advance booking is recommended.

Contact Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Boat Cruise

Make Enquiry

Directions

Wanaka Airport,12 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka

View Larger Map

My Lists

Create New Guide

OR

Mini Guides
Arrow

Login to create your guides for Queenstown.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide

Cancel

Cancel

Create & Share your Guide to Queenstown with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section

Lists

Mini Guides

We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Queenstown is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations