Milford Sound Scenic Flight & Big Five Glaciers

Milford Flights

Option One: Milford Sound Scenic Flight & Big Five Glaciers

ALL NEW FOR SUMMER 2018/2019

Mt Aspiring

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 is guaranteed to see at least five major glaciers. Although not world famous like the Fox & Franz Josef glaciers, these are kiwi secrets that have been reserved to advanced mountaineers or a select few tourists travelling by air from Wanaka.


The Dart Glacier

 

This option is ideal, if you:


Description:

Each tour begins with a complimentary pick-up from your central Queenstown accommodation provider (charges may apply to rural locations). After check-in completion, your pilot will give a thorough pre-flight briefing on the route and scenic highlights likely to be encountered.

Milford Sound,  Photo Credit: Max Hollande

Departing from Queenstown airport at 8.00am, the flight path tracks north up the world famous Shotover Canyon, passing Lake Lochnagar to Mt Aspiring (tallest peak outside of the Mt Cook region at 10,000ft/3030m). New Zealand has 7 glaciers that span greater than 10 hectares, and the only one in the Southern Lakes happens to reside on the northern side of Mt Aspiring, called the Volta Glacier. This is assured to be a highlight before turning west for Milford Sound. On this next sector passengers will be mesmerised flying down ‘glacier alley’ with the Olivine Ice Plateau, a unique glacial amphitheatre. Further west toward Milford Sound we link up with our existing Milford flight path, over Mt Tutoko and the Donne & Age Glaciers, before capturing the Fiord of Milford, followed by a return flight back to Queenstown.

What is normally 150km/93mile return trip, we’ve extended to approximately 220km/135miles. What’s more, as a launch product, we are discounting the price by 15%! A return shuttle to your hotel is complimentary at the conclusion of this activity.  


Top Tip:

Because of the weather dependent nature of flying in the Southern Alps to Milford Sound, we recommend booking in for your first available day in Queenstown. So that, should the weather be unfavorable for flying on the first day, you will have maximum flexibility to roll your excursion on to a following fine weather day.


View of the Southern Alps

View of the Southern Alps with Air Milford

View of the Stunning Southern Alps

Milford Sound & Big Five Glaciers Scenic Flight:

This is a 1 hour Scenic Flight, beginning and ending in Queenstown, taking in incredible scenery of the Southern Alps, Fiordland National Park, Glaciers and Milford Sound itself.

Price:

Summer 2018/19 1st October 2018 – 30th April 2019
NZ$399 per adult 
NZ$255 per child 

Departs:

08.00am 1st October – 30th April

You will be back at your Queenstown accommodation by 09.30am, ready to explore more of what the region has to offer!

Duration: One hour
Tour Includes:
  • Pick up & drop off from centrally located Queenstown accommodation
  • Scenic Flight of Milford Sound via Mt Aspiring, overflying at least 5 major glaciers.
  • Fantastic aerial views of the Southern Alps, glaciers, waterfalls and the majestic Milford Sound 

 

*Please note that this option excludes landing in Milford Sound or a boat cruise, trading instead for a longer scenic flight with a central focus around New Zealand’s most hidden Glaciers.

Contact us for more information, or  Book Online  

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