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If you’ve dreamed about exploring the picturesque town of Queenstown, take your trip to the next level by booking the experience of a lifetime with True South Flights

Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in the Southern Alps of the South Island, beautiful Queenstown offers many thrilling experiences and breathtaking views. Upon your arrival, you’ll find that the town is surrounded by dramatic mountain ranges, with the Remarkables to the east and the peaks of the Southern Alps to the west. Stunning backdrops and panoramic views are a given when you decide to go on a scenic flights Queenstown adventure. 

Queenstown is one of the best places on the South Island, and some might even argue that it offers the best scenic views in New Zealand. If you haven’t been to this wonderful little town before, you might leave feeling as if you’ve just left a world out of a fairytale. 

Queenstown can vary dramatically in appearance depending on the time of year you decide to visit. Picture an array of orange, red, and gold hues within the forests during autumn and large mountain peaks covered in ice crystals and snow blankets during winter. Upon arrival, you are completely surrounded by stunning mountains, lakes, and glaciers. And one of the best ways to see it all is from the sky. 

Read on to discover everything you need to know about what to expect on a scenic flight Queenstown trip.

Scenic Flights Queenstown Adventures 

A scenic flight in Queenstown is among the best and most thrilling experiences. When you book a trip with True South Flights, you will be guaranteed a large window seat so you don’t miss out on any of the beautiful views. Our experienced pilots will be there to guide you through the journey, offering an overview of local knowledge and insights. We can also create a personalised trip for you if you want to surprise someone with an unforgettable experience or want to do something different.  

If you’re searching for the ultimate adventure, look no further than the variety of scenic flights in Queenstown to choose from. With so many scenic flights in Queenstown, deciding which tour to book can be overwhelming. Our guide has narrowed down the best scenic flight tours so you are prepped and ready when you visit Queenstown. 

A Thrilling and Scenic Experience

If you’re short on time but would like to squeeze in a scenic tour, the Milford Sound scenic flight offers an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Departing from Queenstown, this tour is around 65 minutes long and covers a spectacular overview of Milford Sound. You’ll see panoramic views of majestic lakes, large waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains along the way. You’ll also see glaciers and glacial rivers before going to Milford Sound, where you’ll be surrounded by views of Mitre Peak, the Stirling and Lady Bowen Falls. It won’t be a boring route on your way back to Queenstown, either. Hang tight as our pilot takes you back via Sutherland Falls – one of New Zealand’s tallest waterfalls!  

Tip: Check the weather forecast before you book scenic flights in Queenstown. The weather can often be unpredictable, so preparing for potential changes is important. 

Breathtaking Views

If you want a tour that offers the best of both worlds, we’ve got you covered! Our Milford Coach Cruise Fly tour is approximately 10 hours long and perfect for your itinerary’s second or third day. You’ll experience stunning views from the road as you travel on the coach on the way to Milford Sound. When you arrive, get ready to embark on a luxury coach journey, boarding the Gem of the Sound Cruise for a 2-hour leisurely ride. The best is yet to come as the boat drifts beneath the towering granite cliffs and takes a dip under Stirling Falls – you won’t want to forget your camera for this part! Upon your return to the berth, you’ll meet a pilot who will lead you through to an aircraft for a breathtaking flight through glacier-carved valleys on your way back to Queenstown. 

Tip: Remember to dress appropriately for the weather. Layers and comfortable clothing suitable for the temperature during the boat cruise and scenic flight will be important to keep you warm.

Memorable Experience 

Whether you are looking for a short flight or a longer excursion to Milford Sound or Mount Cook, scenic flights in Queenstown will be the highlight of your visit. One of the most popular tours on offer at True South Flights, the Glacier Helihike Tasman will simply take your breath away. Start your day with a one-hour fixed-wing flight from Queenstown, flying over snow-covered mountains to Mt Cook. After receiving the necessary equipment and a safety briefing, you’ll board a helicopter on arrival at the tour. You’ll disembark in the middle of the Tasman Glacier, where an experienced guide will lead you into a deep part of the glacier. Walking through one of nature’s most impressive phenomena will reward you with the most memorable experience. The power of the glaciers is something you need to see in person to experience all the beauty it has to offer. 

Tip: The weather in the mountain region can often be very unpredictable, with chances of rain throughout the day. It’s important to plan ahead and make sure you take everything you need for the trip, such as warm clothing.  

Natural Beauty 

Booking a Mount Cook scenic flight is a great option for travellers who might not have much time to explore. Mount Cook is spectacular for its impressive height – standing at 3,724 meters as the highest mountain in New Zealand, and for its natural beauty. You will depart from Queenstown Airport and enter the Southern Alps’s heart, where you will see Mount Cook in all its glory. You’ll witness some of the most magnificent glaciers that make up the area. The combination of dramatic peaks and glacial terrain offers a unique and breathtaking alpine experience. You’ll also see views of the west coast of the South Island and the Tasman Sea on your way back to Queenstown as your journey ends.

Tip: Take the time to soak in the breathtaking scenery and be in the moment. Remember to bring your phone or camera to take incredible photos that will last a lifetime.

Book Your Trip

Now that you know everything about experiencing Queenstown’s ultimate scenic flight adventures, our team at True South Flights would love to get your trip organised. Call us today.