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Milford Sound & Big Five Glaciers Scenic Flight

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Highlights

The only scenic flight company ex. Queenstown to showcase some of Mt Aspiring & Fiordland National Parks largest Glaciers. These include the Rob Roy, Bonar, Jura, Volta, Dart, Olivine, and Donne Glaciers among many others and of course, Milford Sound itself. Each tour with Air Milford is guaranteed to see at least five major glaciers.

What You'll Get

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Air Milford, 1 Tex Smith Lane Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand

Begin your experience with a thorough pre-flight briefing with your pilots on the sights to be encountered during the 1hr Scenic flight.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Coronet Peak, Queenstown New Zealand

After takeoff, view Coronet Peak, one of New Zealand's premiere ski fields.

Pass By: Skippers Canyon, Skippers Rd, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand

Fly over the Shotover river and Skippers canyon, this is where gold was discovered in the 1860's. This river became the world's 2nd highest gold bearing river in the world, next to the Klondike in Alaska.

Pass By: Mount Aspiring National Park, Ballantyne Rd, Wanaka New Zealand

Head North out of the Wakatipu basin and into Mt Aspiring National park, with the larger mountains and glaciers emerging as you track north.

Pass By: Mount Aspiring New Zealand

View Mount Aspiring, often known as the Matterhorn of the South, it sits at 10,000ft / 3,030meters and has six related glaciers, the largest being the Upper Volta Glacier.

Pass By: Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Begin to head West, over the main divide of the Southern Alps and into Fiordland National park, before exiting Mt Aspiring National park fly down 'glacier alley' with the Olivine Ice Plateau, a unique glacial amphitheater. One of the first sights you will encounter on arrival in Fiordland National Park is Mt Tutoko, at over 8,900ft / 2,700meters it is Fiordland's highest peak. There are two main glaciers to view here the Donne and the Age.

Pass By: Milford Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679 New Zealand

Your scenic flight will then take you of an overhead of Milford Sound itself. Milford Sound is Fiordland's most northerly of 14 fiords and also it's most dramatic.

Pass By: Mitre Peak, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

View the highest peak in Milford Sound, Mitre Peak. It impressively rises directly out of the water of the fiord, to it's summit at 5,560ft / 1,690 meters, which is just over a mile of vertical gain!

Pass By: Sutherland Falls, Fiordland National Park 9679, New Zealand

After leaving Milford Sound the flight path tracks south, down the Arthur valley. At the head of this valley, the Sutherland falls can be viewed, this is New Zealand highest waterfall, falling impressively 1,900ft / 580 meters to the valley floor below.

Pass By: Lake Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

The flight path then begins to track east over the Southern Alps and back towards Queenstown. New Zealand's second largest lake, lake Te Anau can be viewed stretching out to the south.

Pass By: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand

After once again crossing the main divide of the Southern Alps, the route traverses the beech forest filled Greenstone valley, before emerging above Lake Wakatipu. Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand's longest lake, with Queenstown nestled on it's shores.

Pass By: Air Milford, 3 Tex Smith Ln, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

View the Remarkable mountain range and Queenstown, before landing back at the Air Milford base for your drop-off back to your accommodation by approximately 9.30am.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date/time or full refund
  • Do not forget to bring a jacket and your camera
  • Infant 0 - 1 years of age fly free of charge, when the infant is sat on a parents lap, with an infant lap belt. If an infant requires their own seat, then a child ticket must be purchased
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Full pre-flight briefing with Air Milford pilot
  • Live pilot commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels)


Exclusions
  • No landing in Milford Sound is included
  • No cruise of Milford Sound is included


Duration
1 hour

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
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