One of the best ways to visit Milford Sound, this fly-cruise-fly day trip to Milford Sound from Wanaka will take in over 100 glaciers and amazing views of Mt Aspiring and over Lake Wanaka. And that’s just on the flight over.
Your scenic flight to Milford Sound departs from Wanaka Airport and takes you through the UNESCO World Heritage area of Te Wahipounamu, which 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.
Once you’ve flown into Milford Sound – the “8th Natural Wonder of the World” – you will cruise the length of the Sound (16km) on a smaller, more intimate vessel, viewing native wildlife such as seals, penguins and dolphins as well as the many waterfalls to be seen. The return flight takes you via the Dart Valley and Glenorchy, as well as Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu & gold bearing Shotover River.