Wanaka Flightseeing

Wanaka Flightseeing



9 Rankers Reviews

7 Face-to-Face

11 Scenic Flights

14 Wanaka Township




Spectacular flightseeing in New Zealand's inspirational Southern region!

'Flights of Discovery' take you to remote alpine wilderness regions accessible only by air with the emphasis on being personalised, informative and interactive.

Experience the cascading waterfalls of Milford Sound, crystal clear alpine lakes, the towering snow capped peaks of Mount Aspiring or the ancient glaciers of Mount Cook and the West Coast. It took millions of years for nature to create the towering mountains and for the glaciers to carve its deep fjords. It will take you only a few hours to enjoy this magnificent scenery with one of our many flight options.

By joining a Wanaka Flightseeing scenic flight we guarantee a comfortable window seat from which you can marvel at the breathtaking scenery. Our two-way headsets allow your experienced pilot to share their intimate knowledge during the flight.

Our most popular flight is the Fly/Cruise/Fly into Milford Sound that offers a relaxing cruise on the Fjord of Milford Sound.

We have scheduled flights departing daily.


Feature Value Info


South IslandWanaka RegionWanaka Township


  • Scenic Flights



Sara Garside's avatar

Sara Garside

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent service and a fabulous trip!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Aidan Lawrence

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely day flying from Wanaka over the alps and onto a small cruise ship. A few things to be aware of:

1) Don't bother trying to decide between 'Wanaka Flightseeing' and 'Southern Alps Air' - it's the same firm behind the scene

2) Be aware that this is very weather dependent. My trip was postponed a day, even though the weather was fine in Wanaka it was no good in Milford. So if you only have a few days in the area book this as soon as you can. If getting to the sounds is a 'must' for you on your trip then don't rely on flying - instead take a land route to Te Anau and go to Doubtful sound - much much less weather dependent.

3) I had visited Doubtful sound on a previous trip. As a humble tourist, I could see very little difference between Doubtful sound and Milford. So if you've already been to Doubtful then probably not worth the extra time and money to go to Milford

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Bob Warne's avatar

Bob Warne


Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic flight into Milford Sound; knowledgable pilot. Very helpful at the desk. Excellent views wherever you sit in the plane.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Karl Brachtl


Ranking: 10/10

Flight and cruise were perfectly set up.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Thomas & Ruth Hardmeier


Ranking: 10/10

Flight to Milford Sound, then boat tour and back with same airplane was wonderful, the way back a bit bumpy.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Therea's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Good value for money - 40min helicopter scenic trip over Mt Cook, Mt Tasmin and Glaciers. Local firm, very friendly, pick up from site and return.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Sue S

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Flight from Wanaka airport over glaciers to Milford Sound, cruise of Milford Sound with dolphins/seals etc + flight back over Glenorchy - 4.5 hours of wonder! Good value.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

We have only good things to say about the pilot, staff and service we experienced in March 2008 when we took the Wanaka/Milford Sound Cruise/Wanaka flight and are often recommending this to people who say they are going to NZ for a holiday. A great experience. Thank You.
Graham & Kathy.

Reviewed over 12 years ago