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 highlight the remoteness and beauty of the alpine wilderness areas. 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.
Wanaka Flightseeing tours Milford Sound
This is an enjoyable 2 hour boat cruise on the Sound before returning to Wanaka - total flight time 1 hour 20 minutes. You'll get 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 small walk and photographs.
View majestic mountains and the dramatic landscape of Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks, part of South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. This area is known to Maori as Te Wahipounamu, meaning ‘the place of Greenstone’.
The scenic flight includes two world heritage national parks the impressive Mount Aspiring, pristine glaciers, the Olivine Ice Plateau, rainforest, alpine lakes, rivers and cascading waterfalls. Fly the full length of Milford Sound before landing and boarding your cruise boat.
Cruise the full length of Milford Sound on small and friendly cruise boats or ships. Seals, penguins and dolphins can often be seen at play. The cruise includes an informative commentary and complimentary tea and coffee.
Your return flight takes in more scenic highlights including the Milford Track, Sutherland Falls (At 580 metres, it’s New Zealand’s highest waterfall and the fifth highest in the world), the Dart River Valley, Glenorchy and Lord of the Rings Locations, before returning to Wanaka.
Download a PDF map on flight routes.