Scenic Flights Queenstown, New Zealand
Flying with True South Flight’s, a locally owned & operated family scenic flight business based in Queenstown New Zealand, offers the ultimate adventure. True South Flights employs seven experienced (specifically trained in mountain flying) local pilots, ably backed by the administration team of three.
Our experienced and friendly team are committed to providing a seamless experience for all our guests. Fly-Cruise-Fly Milford Sound, day trips out of Queenstown to Mt Cook, Hike or Ski the Tasman Glacier, Fly to Stewart Island or just come fly with us and check out our beautiful backyard, are just some of our adventures.
As a company we prefer to keep our numbers small and our service big to enable the best of everything.
The Company currently operates 5 modern and comfortable aircraft, a 6 seater Piper PA32R, fitted with large leather seats, this aircraft provides higher cruising speeds to all our destinations. We have three 8 seater GA8 Airvans fitted with executive leather interiors and large bubble windows for unsurpassed views. The pride of the fleet is our Cessna C208B Caravan with 14 window seats and air-conditioning for extra passenger comfort. This fleet allows our operation to custom make flights for a family or group of friends so they can all travel as one group. We guarantee you a window seat on every flight!
“We take great pride of our unblemished safety record with civil aviation New Zealand”
Our highly experienced pilots are teeming with local knowledge and eager to share their love for this beautiful part of the country. Our dedicated team are always happy to discuss your needs and create a trip just for you or join on one of our popular and proven tours. We provide courtesy pick up and drop off from your Queenstown based accommodation. If you wish to drive yourself to our check-in offices based in Frankton next to Queenstown airport we can provide free parking.
Our most popular tour is the Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly package which departs Queenstown crossing 3 snow capped mountain ranges, stunning glaciers, spectacular waterfalls and untouched alpine lakes taking approx 40 minutes to arrive in Milford Sound where you will join up with our cruise boat partners who operate the newest and most comfortable boat in Milford Sound, The Gem.
Your cruise will take approx. 1 hour 45 minutes as you sail the entire fiord taking in spectacular waterfalls, granite mountains descending into the ocean all assisted with great commentary from the skipper. On return to the dock you will be escorted by your pilot back to the Milford airport to board your aircraft back to Queenstown taking a different route, weather permitting. Our pilots take pride in providing you with an informative commentary to and from Milford Sound. True South Flights also offers a Scenic Flight over Milford Sound from Queenstown and return that gives a spectacular 1 hour 5 minute view of the region. This tour perhaps suits the time poor traveler.
True South Flights is proud to operate to Mt Cook and Franz Josef and is excited to partner with Alpine Guides, with 50 years experience in Mt Cook area, so you can experience Glacier Hikes and Heli-Skiing. We will take you by helicopter from Mt Cook or Franz Josef airport after your flight from Queenstown to hike on the Tasman or Franz Josef Glacier. Our guides can also provide heli-skiing on the Tasman Glacier or for the more adventurous skiing on some of the 300 local mountain trails.
We also partner with our helicopter company to provide Scenic Flights over Mt Cook landing to view one of the spectacular glaciers in the region.