Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly Ex Wanaka

Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly Ex Wanaka

You won't believe your eyes when you Fly from Wanaka across the Southern Alps to Milford Sound. All passengers enjoy excellent viewing from window seats. See Glaciers Galore, waterfalls, 2 World Heritage National Parks, rainforest, snow, ice, rivers, valleys - stunning vistas of rugged untouched wilderness. Fly the full length of Milford Sound before landing and enjoying 2 hours out on the fiord while listening to your skipper talking of the history and geography of the area. Then enjoy a return flight to Wanaka via a different scenic route. Wanaka is a popular departure point for Milford Sound Flights offering similar prices for a longer flight and better views than the flights departing from other locations. Departing from Wanaka enables passengers close up views of the spectacular Mt Aspiring and many glaciers which are not able to be seen if departing from neighbouring Queenstown. Experienced and friendly pilots who share interesting information during your flight.


  • Milford Sound

  • Mount Aspiring

  • 100+ Glaciers!

  • Lake Wakatipu


Full Description

Fly further & see 100+ glaciers with Southern Alps Air
This is an incredible price for a Milford Sound fly-cruise-fly from Wanaka package. By departing/returning to Wanaka you get an extra 25 mins of scenic fight time, plus you will see over 100 glaciers and get amazing views of Mt Aspiring (named the Matterhorn of the South)!
Lunch can generally be purchased on the scenic boat cruise or a pre-ordered picnic lunch can be arranged. Please let the Southern Alps Air team team know when you check in for your flight.
Milford Sound from Wanaka (Fly Cruise Fly) Trip Highlights
Scenic views of Lake Wanaka & Mt Aspiring on this 4 hour trip
Fly past 100 glaciers & over 2 pristine National Parks
Stunning alpine lakes & vast temperate rainforests
Land into Milford Sound – the “8th Natural Wonder of the World”
Cruise the length of the Sound (16km) on a smaller, more intimate vessel
View native wildlife such as seals, penguins and dolphins
Return flight takes you via the Dart Valley and Glenorchy
Fly over Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu & gold bearing Shotover River
Informative, personal commentary from your experienced pilot
Choice of morning or afternoon departures
You can usually purchase lunch on the scenic boat cruise or a pre-ordered picnic lunch can be arranged
Your scenic flight to Milford Sound departs from Wanaka Airport and takes you through the UNESCO World Heritage area of Te Wahipounamu. This includes two of New Zealand’s most picturesque National Parks – the Mt Aspiring & Fiordland National Parks. The landscapes are unspoilt, remote and best viewed from the air!
View remote alpine lakes nestled amongst soaring snowcapped mountain peaks and pristine glaciers, with vast rainforest and cascading waterfalls visible from every seat!
Once landed safely into Milford Sound landing strip you will jump on your Milford cruise. We choose a smaller, more intimate vessel for our Milford Fly-Cruise-Fly tour as it makes experiencing the sheer mile high cliffs and waterfalls even more special. Complimentary tea and coffee is also provided.
You will cruise the 16km length of the Sound and out to the Tasman Sea (weather dependent). This allows you to appreciate the scale and grandeur of Milford Sound and its waterfalls. It also gives you lots of opportunity to spot our native wildlife. Seals & penguins often make an appearance and some lucky guests may also spot dolphins in the sheltered waters.
Once your cruise arrives back at the wharf your pilot will be ready to escort you back to your plane for your return scenic flight to Wanaka. Return via the spectacular Dart Valley and over the famous township of Glenorchy at the head of Lake Wakatipu. This location was used extensively in the Lord of the Rings movies with the mountains of the Dart / Rees Valleys forming the backdrop to Isengard.
Then fly over the striking blue water of Queenstown’s Shotover River. Gold was discovered here in 1862 and the river became one of the richest gold bearing rivers in the world.
Finally, you will return to Wanaka and land back at the airport with photos and memories that are yours to treasure.
Optional Extras
Add an optional helicopter glacier flight to explore the Milford Glaciers up close (additional price)
Purchase lunch on your scenic boat cruise or we can arrange a picnic lunch option for you. Please let us know at time of check in.
What to Bring
Wind proof jacket (for the cruise)
Snacks/Lunch (complimentary tea/coffee is provided on your boat cruise)
Insect Repellant for New Zealand’s least favourite insect (the sandfly)!


2 Hour Milford Sound boat cruise

1 Hour 30 Minute scenic Flight

Meeting Point

Our office is at 12 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka Airport, a 10 minute drive from the town centre, with free all day parking available.
Please call us on 0800 345 666 the day before to confirm departure time and again on the date of travel (one hour prior to your departure time) for a weather check before leaving your accommodation as the flight is weather dependent

Additional Information

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 48 hours before activity starts.

Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.

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NZ$ 450

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Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly Ex Wanaka

You won't believe your eyes when you Fly from Wanaka across the Southern Alps to Milford Sound. All passengers enjoy exc...Show More
Adult: $450
(15 - 110 years)
Child: $299
(5 - 15 years)
Infants Free
Duration: 4 Hours

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