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Mt Aspiring and Glacier Overflight - True South Flights

This spectacular local scenic flight offers visitors to Queenstown a wonderful alternative flying experience on days when weather prevents flights to Milford Sound and enables access to an area of outstanding natural beauty that is a highly underrated part of Queenstown's attraction.

Flying north out of Queenstown over the 19th century gold mining area of Skippers Canyon the flight heads directly to the giant ten thousand foot rock pyramid in the distance that is mount aspiring, known to Maori as ?Tititea? or glistening peak.

Your pilot will provide an interesting and informative commentary as you circumnavigate the peak and look down on magnificent views over the seracs and crevasses of ancient translucent blue glaciers and icefalls. This is the heart of a fascinating and stunningly beautiful world of permanent ice and snow, a wondrous visual remnant of the last ice age.

Flying over the dazzling white expanse of the Bonar, Volta, Thurma, Rob Roy, Avalanche and Kitchener glaciers it's apparent that the primal beauty of an untouched glacier is one of natures true wonders.

Heading back to Queenstown your pilot will descend into the Rees or Dart river valleys flying overhead Glenorchy where those two great glacial fed rivers empty into the northern head of Lake Wakatipu. The flight then follows lake Wakatipu back to Queenstown.

Trip Inclusions:

  • Courtesy transport to & from your Queenstown Accommodation
  • Return Scenic Flight from Queenstown
  • Pilot Commentary

Price: Adult $375 / Child (4-15) $225 / Infants (0-4) Fly Free On parents lap.

Departures: Summer: 8am, 10am, 12pm, & 2pm. Winter: 10am & 12pm

Please ensure you check your booking confirmation for pre-flight requirements and checkin details

Duration: 1 hours

Conditions: (1) Departures can be weather dependent, where a flight is unable to depart due to weather you will be offered a re-schedule or full refund. (2) Flights Guaranteed confirmed with 2 passengers or more (3) Discount fares are transferable at True South Flights; discretion. Cancellations by the operator due to weather will be fully refunded. If your travel plans change or you are unable to fly with us as planned please contact us promptly and let us know. Cancellations made within 24 hours prior to your reserved flight incur a 50% cancellation fee and in the case of a "no show" we will charge you the full cost of the flight. True South Flights reserves the right to apply discretion in exceptional circumstances.


Please check back to this page for flight discounts deals and specials as they aren't always available on the Bookme home page


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abhik mitra from India wrote on 12 November 2016

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splendid thoroughly enjoyed james was the best

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