Milford Sound NZ$1,385pp
- Duration 1 hour 45 min
- Cost 1,385pp
- Depart from Te Anau
Milford Sound is world-famous for very good reason – it truly is spectacular!
Our Piopiotahi/Milford Sound scenic flight departs from the Te Anau lake front and showcases breathtaking, birds-eye views of some of the highest and most-photographed mountains in Fiordland.
We begin by soaring over the shores of Lake Te Anau to our first landing. It’s a great way to get a feel for our grand Fiordland scenery right from the get-go.
Once airborne again, we fly high above the remote Wick Mountains and the rugged landscapes that surround this range. Look out for Lake Iceberg, which does exactly what its name says – grows icebergs!
Soak up the stunning views of Mitre Peak and Piopiotahi/Milford Sound as they unfold below; we circuit the fiord to follow the route of the Milford Track. Soaring over the McKinnon Pass – one of the tougher parts of the Milford – we land at Lake Quill, a hanging lake that is the source of the famous Sutherland Falls.
Milford Sound itself is 15kms long, running from the Tasman Sea to Deep Water Basin Harbour. It was the location for epic scenic shots in The Hobbit Trilogy; carved by glaciers, it really is deserving of every superlative you can think of. Rich in pounamu, it has an ancient Māori history of intrepid journeys here to gather the precious stone.
Returning to Te Anau, the rugged beauty of Fiordland National Park unfolds before your eyes.
- The second landing is beside Lake Quill; located in a hanging alpine valley that feeds the famous Sutherland Falls
- Trust us – Milford Sound’s grandeur is best appreciated from the air!
Please note all prices listed are Share with Others. If you would prefer to book an exclusive flight, please let us know at the time of booking and we will confirm the cost with you.