Wanaka Flightseeing specialises in scenic flight excursions to Milford Sound, Mount Cook National Park, Mount Aspiring, Doubtful Sound and the Lord of the Rings locations.
The 'flights of discovery' theme reflects the beautiful and remote alpine wilderness areas, the majority of which can only be discovered from above. Well-apportioned Cessna aircraft with high wings, provide uninterrupted viewing. All passengers have window seats and individual headsets to receive an informative in-flight commentary.
This is an enjoyable 2 hour boat cruise on the Sound before returning to Wanaka - total flight time 1 hour 20 minutes with spectacular views of Fiordland and the Southern Lakes. (For those with limited time, the flight is also available without the cruise). Fly the full length of Milford Sound, including a landing for a short bush walk and photographs.
An hour long flight through the Mt Aspiring Park
The 3030 metre tall Mount Aspiring stands majestically above the backbone of the Southern Alps. The peak is named Tititea by Maori, which means "The Glistening Peak". Experience close up views of snow covered mountain peaks, steep glacier icefalls, alpine lakes and rivers.