Southern Alps

Going Flightseeing in New Zealand

When traveling to New Zealand from out of area there is a good chance you will take a commercial plane. Once you arrive though, have you ever thought about sightseeing not from land, but via flight?

Sightseeing via a small aircraft or helicopter is truly the premier way to view New Zealand’s spectacular geography and sites. In fact, it is a very popular activity in many sections of the country including Northland, Canterbury and the West Coast.

When going on a flightseeing tour you will have the ability to fly over active volcanoes, glaciers or even experience the highest peaks of the Southern Alps.

Still to hard to believe? Just imagine this scenario:

You travel into the Queenstown airport, rent a car using and take a ride to the Milford Sound, also known as one of the world’s most scenic areas. Here you will head over to the Milford Sound Scenic Flights where all passengers get a window seat for truly uninterrupted viewing. During the air tour, experienced pilots provide informative commentary of all the great views you are viewing.

Views include primeval forests, walls of rock with cascading waterfalls, snowcapped peaks and so much more! You will never want to get off of this one-hour incredible experience.

While land tours are a wonderful way to take in New Zealand, flight seeing is something you can’t do just anywhere, especially anywhere with picturesque views that will be remembered forever. How often can you say you viewed the entire Milford Sound all the way to the Tasman Sea including Miltre Peak and Bowen and Stirling Falls.

This is truly a must for anyone’s “bucket list”. Just make sure your smartphone is charged to take great photos or that you have a fresh battery in your digital camera.

Memories are for sure to made flightseeing in New Zealand!