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True South Flights

If unrivalled beauty is what you are looking for, the South Island is the place for you. Home to vast tussock-covered plains, tangled turquoise rivers, vibrant wildflowers, crystal-clear lakes, and towering mountains, it is a nature-lovers paradise. And while it is extraordinarily beautiful year-round, this is a location that comes to life in winter. If you have been considering a scenic flight excursion but are unsure when to fly, check out our special tour packages. We assure you that flying in winter will be a lifetime highlight, and our terrific seasonal deals are here to help make your dream adventure a reality.  

Why Fly In Winter? 

Wondering why you should book your scenic flight during the winter season? Let’s delve into a few of the reasons. 

Unrivalled Beauty

There is something extra magical about a winter wonderland. The South Island is completely transformed during winter, swapping golden grasses and magenta lupin for powdery white fields and snow-dotted treetops. Imagine flying amongst white-capped mountains and over frozen blue lakes, a pristine winter landscape stretching around you, all while your warm hotel room awaits you in Queenstown. 

App-Worthy Scenery

Whether you enjoy traditional photography or are purely focused on social media platforms, a scenic flight in the South Island is sure to impress. Capture the perfect Facebook profile picture from the plane or create an Instagram reel soaring past Mount Cook that will delight followers and allow you to reflect on your experience for years to come. 

Cosy & Comfortable

Our special tour packages have the added benefit of encouraging you to embrace a winter getaway. While summertime scenic flights are best capped off with a cold beer on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, winter flights provide a cosy alternative. Get out your winter wardrobe and rug up with boots, mittens, beanies, and scarves and step out into the cold with the peace of knowing you will be by the fire later that night, sipping hot cocoa and relaxing in your comfortable Queenstown accommodation. Winter excursions are ideal for romantic weekends away or family trips with the kids.

Winter Playground

Whether you are an avid skier or simply want to get your fill of snow, the South Island is the ultimate winter playground. Kids will love playing in the snow and building snowmen, while the more adventurous will delight at the array of ski slopes in Queenstown and surrounding areas. Other popular winter activities include snowshoeing, tobogganing, hot pools and stargazing. Round out the trip with a stunning scenic flight made possible through our special tour packages, and you are guaranteed to have an incredible time.  

Special Tour Packages This Winter

True South Flights offers special tour packages for the winter season to elevate your South Island tour to the next level. View some of our flight options below and start planning.  

Mount Cook

The South Island is comprised of approximately 60% mountains, one of which is Aoraki Mount Cook, the tallest peak in New Zealand. Dominating its surroundings, Aoraki is a sight to behold – and scenic flight passengers can experience it at close range for a jaw-dropping experience. Our Mount Cook Scenic Flights allow you to witness and admire the grand scale of the Southern Alps mountain range, which stretches almost 500 kilometres. Your flight will depart from Queenstown and fly past Mount Cardrona, home to one of the area’s most popular ski fields, over idyllic Lake Wanaka, and past mountains including Mount Hooker, Mount Dechen, Mount Glenmary and, of course, Mount Cook. You will take in the rugged terrain and sweeping valleys of Mackenzie Country and dozens of lakes and rivers, including the pearl Lake Tekapo. 

Milford Sound

The best-known of Fiordland National Park’s thirteen fjords, Milford Sound features dramatic scenery that should be on every traveller’s bucket list. Thundering waterfalls pour down the sides of towering cliffs covered in native plantlife, flowing into the deep sapphire waters of the Tasman Sea below. Your Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown will cross breathtaking scenery as you leave Queenstown behind and cross through Mount Aspiring National Park before reaching Fiordland. Descending into Milford Sound, you will come close to the impressive Mitre Peak, the famous Stirling and Lady Bowen Falls, and many dazzling glaciers. We have fly-over options as well as packages that include a cruise on the Milford Sound itself.  

Glaciers

Did you know that the Southern Alps contain over 3000 glaciers? True South Flights has scenic flights to the South Island’s most popular glaciers, Franz Josef and Tasman Glaciers. Our excursions are well-suited to thrill seekers, as after your plane ride from Queenstown, you will hop into a helicopter for an adrenaline-pumping journey deep into the glacier. Don’t miss this unique, exciting experience, made even more thrilling during the winter season. 

Embrace The Cold With True South Flights

Winter is a special time to embark on a scenic flight, and our special tour packages make it even more affordable. Don’t miss out on these terrific discounts—contact us to book your dream excursion today.