New Zealand

Southern Alps Air

Location:Wanaka & Central Otago

Siberia Experience -  Fly-Walk-Jetboat Adventure

  • Duration: Allow 4 hours
    • Flight - 25 mins
    • Walk - 3 hours
    • Jetboat - 30 mins

Highlights:

Scenic Aeroplane Flight - Departing from Makarora, take a 25min spectacular aeroplane flight into the remote Siberia Valleyfrom the mountain village of Makarora (near Wanaka). Enjoy one of New Zealand’s best wilderness experiences with stunning views including rugged mountains, glaciers, mountain lakes, hanging valleys and vast rainforests. Window seats for all, Experienced Pilots, Qualmark and Enviro Endorsed Owner/Operators.

Remote Siberia Valley Landing - Retrace the steps of pioneers as you journey into the spectacular Siberia Valley in the heart of the Southern Alps. Towering mountains greet adventurers as they step from the Cessna aircraft onto the valley floor and set off towards the crystal clear waters of Siberia Stream and the walking track.

Bush and Valley Nature Walk - The three-hour bush walk follows a well-formed track through river valleys and native beech forest. Hear birdsong and immerse yourself in nature while you pass mountain streams, rock formations, mossy tree trunks, native ferns and native birds, including the inquisitive fantail.

Jet boat Safari - Rendezvous with the jet boat at the pick up point in the Wilkin Valley for a thrilling and scenic 30 minute MOUNTAIN RIVER journey back to Makarora.

What To Bring - Comfortable walking footwear, 3 layers plus a warm water proof jacket (even in summer), Snack food, Drink, Camera, sunglasses, insect repellent, sunscreen and anything else for your personal comfort

 

Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka

  • Duration: Allow 4 hours
  • Depart at 8.45am or 1.30pm      

Highlights:

Fly the spectacular scenic route from Wanaka to Milford Sound enjoying uninterrupted views of our natural wonders from window seats. Discover waterfalls, glaciers, Mt Aspiring, ancient rugged mountains and plunging valleys hidden amongst New Zealands Southern Alps as you travel through the Mt Aspiring & Fiordland World Heritage National Parks. Enjoy vistas of ice and snow amongst the Alps all year round and the contrasting dense native rainforest of the West Coast as you near the Tasman Sea.

Your pilot will guide your aircraft in to Milford Sound where you will fly the full length from the mouth before landing and boarding a boat to enjoy a 2 hour scenic cruise of the Fiord.

Enjoy informative commentary in-flight and during your boat cruise. You will return to Wanaka 4 hours later by a different flight path allowing you to view even more spectacular landscape.

 

 

 

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