Milford Sound Flights, New Zealand
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Milford Sound Scenic Flights Introduction
Milford Sound Scenic Flights offer a amazing sightseeing experience for visitors to the region. Our Milford Sound flights will captivate you with their breathtaking and awe inspiring views that can only be experienced from the air.
The operators of our scenic flights are one of the most experienced in the Milford Sound region. Milford Sound Scenic Flights have been flying visitors to and from Milford Sound for over 20 years. All of the passengers on our scenic flights of Milford Sound have a window seat for uninterrupted viewing and our experienced pilots provide an informative commentary, highlighting points of interest along the way.
No visit to Queenstown is complete without a trip to Milford Sound, one of the world's most scenic areas.
Our Milford Sound Flights
Our Milford Sound flights depart from both Queenstown and Milford Sound, or why not truly experience the magic of Milford Sound with one of our flight combos, which includes a cruise on Milford Sound with the flight.
We also have a range of charter flight options available including flights to Mount Cook and/or the glaciers.
Milford Sound Scenic Flights Combos
Our Milford Sound flights offer the following options for you to experience Milford Sound:
- Scenic Flights – Enjoy uninterrupted viewing of this awe inspiring region from a Milford Sound scenic flight window seat
- Flight and Dart River Combos – To experience this area from other perspectives, choose a flight combination trip which can include a coach trip. No visit is complete to this amazing fiord without taking a cruise out to the Tasman Sea. Or combine stunning Milford Sound with the contrasting Dart River wilderness
- Scenic Tours – Great for those who are not keen on flying but still want to experience the awe inspiring beauty of Milford Sound with our cruise and coach combo tour
Our Milford Sound scenic flights will allow guests to enjoy a spectacular view of the mountains, lakes, fiords, untouched wilderness ares and more.
About Milford Sound
Milford Sound, located at the northern most end of Fiordland National Park, is a national icon. In places as much as 400 metres deep, celebrated for its pristine landscapes, and remote and rugged beauty, it is actually a fiord, rather than a sound. A river formed valley subsequently flooded by the sea is called a sound, however, Milford Sound was formed by the erosive effects of a glacier and is technically a fiord.
It is a fiord of spectacular beauty and natural grandeur, carved by ancient glaciers. The deep, icy blue waterway flows to the Tasman Sea and is set amongst the towering peaks of the majestic Fiordland National Park.
On your visit to Milford Sound, a camera is an absolute must. Photo opportunities abound, from spectacular scenic wonders, such as the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak, to the abundant wildlife all in their glorious natural habitat.
Named after its resemblance to a bishop's mitre (head-dress), Mitre Peak is a prominent peak on the south shore of Milford Sound. Rising 1692 metres, seemingly sheer above the Sound, the summit consists of five closely grouped individual peaks.
Milford Sound is rich in indigenous flora and fauna. New Zealand fur seals, once nearly hunted to extinction, are now live in plentiful numbers and are often seen on our Milford Sound cruises, along with Dusky and Bottlenose dolphins, Little Blue penguins as well as the rare Fiordland crested penguins.
As one of the most dramatic and beautiful areas of New Zealand, Fiordland has achieved World Heritage status and is often called the Sightseeing and Walking Capital of the world.
The best base for exploring the Fiordland area is the resort town of Te Anau. From here it is an easy two hour's drive to Milford Sound and twenty minutes drive to Lake Manapouri and the start of a Doubtful Sound excursion. The road to Milford Sound is considered to be one of the world's best alpine drives.
You can explore Fiordland National Park by foot, sea kayak or boat, or take to the air and do it the flightseeing way. Fiordland National Park covers 1.2 million hectares and showcases dramatic wilderness on a grand scale.
Waterfalls flow hundreds of metres into pristine, forested valleys, sheer-sided fiords slide gracefully into the sea, rare native birds and sea creatures go about their lives in a near-perfect world.