Enjoy the the scenery of Fiordland from a different perspective. Flights depart from Te Anau and Milford Sound and you can take to the air in a fixed wing plane, float plane, or helicopter.
Options vary from a 10 minute overview of Te Anau and Manapouri to longer flights that encompass the fiords and sounds to the west.
Fly Te Anau
If your budget won’t allow you the unforgettable experience of a longer flight, you can still get amongst the mountains with one of these options (Note, most flights require a minimum of 2 people):
Short 10 min Overview
A local overhead flight that gives you a taste of Fiordland with views of the Te Anau basin, Lake Te Anau and Lake Manapouri.
25 - 35 Minute Fiordland Overview
Enjoy magnificent Fiordland, with its towering peaks, deep valleys and plunging waterfalls, from a scenic flight.
The ever-changing scenery and bush, alpine lakes, waterfalls and hanging valleys are all revealed.
If possible, a landing will be made at a remote picturesque area for you to experience the Fiordland we know.
Charter an aircraft and visit the remote areas of Fiordland for a bit of hunting or tramping. Flying is also a quick and unique of way of getting to the start of any of the major walking tracks.
Fly Milford Sound
Sit back and enjoy the views as your helicopter flies over the Dart and Hollyford Valleys, with panoramic views of Mt Earnslaw and Lake McKerrow.
Weather permitting, you can land on the Mt Tutoko Glacier.
Airborne again, you descend towards Yates Point where there is a large seal colony and enjoy panoramic views of the Tasman Sea at the entrance of the fiord. Your flight continues past the Stirling and Bowen Falls and the Spectacular Mitre Peak rising out of the waters of Milford Sound.
Look out for track walkers as you follow the Arthur Valley on your way to the Sutherland Falls, the second highest waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere.
Departing the Sutherland Falls you fly over the Mckinnon Pass with views of the world famous Milford Track before heading homeward bound.
Flights depart Milford Sound and Te Anau daily. Flight options vary from a 10 minute overview of Milford Sound to longer flights that encompass more of the sights of this remarkable area.
When at Milford Sound you can connect with a scenic cruise on Milford Sound.
Fly Doubtful and Dusky Sounds
A scenic flight into a creation left over from the ice age... is how you would describe Doubtful Sound. The ever changing scenery and brush, alpine lakes, glacial valleys and waterfalls are all revealed on your flight back to reality.
Cast yourself back in time and experience Dusky Sound, a remote and historical area of Fiordland.
On this flight you will overfly picturesque Lake Manapouri and view the extreme terrain of the Dusky Track.
You will be able to overlook the 365 islands of Dusky Sound the largest and most spectacular of all the fiords.
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