Milford Sound is probably the most sought after destination in NZ, and is sometimes acclaimed as ‘The 8th wonder of the World’.
Milford and Fiordland’s mountains rise vertically up out of the sea to a height greater than anywhere else in the world.
Fly over the pristine clear blue waters of Lake Wanaka, up wide braided rivers that drain the Southern Alps snow melt, to mighty Mt. Aspiring. After crossing the main divide and numerous glaciers, valleys, alpine lakes and mountain ranges, we fly along the rugged West Coast beaches, seeing seal colonies and bird life in their natural habitat.
We enter the mouth of Milford Sound from the Tasman Sea and fly the entire length of the Sound to land at Milford Aerodrome. After a leisurely look around on a nature bush walk and perhaps a cup of coffee, we either proceed back to Wanaka if on the Milford Magic flight or, if on the Milford Max flight, we fly deeper into Fiordland to see the impressive Sutherland Falls – the World’s 5th highest waterfall.
From here we proceed back to Wanaka through more of remote Fiordland via Lake Wakatipu and the historic gold-rich Shotover River.
Milford Sound and Fiordland
|Majestic Milford||2.5 hours||$1295pp|
|Milford Max||3 hours||$1495pp|
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