Take a Sunrise Flight Around Mt. Aspiring

Imagine soaring through the crisp morning air, the first rays of sunlight casting a golden glow over snow-capped mountains and pristine valleys. A sunrise flight around Mt. Aspiring and the Southern Alps with Glenorchy Air offers this and so much more – a breathtaking start to your day that you will never forget.

The Magic of a Sunrise Flight

There’s something uniquely magical about watching the sun break from behind Mt. Aspiring, one of New Zealand’s highest mountains. As the darkness fades, the sky transforms into a canvas of vibrant colours – pinks, oranges and purples blending seamlessly into the deep blue of the early morning. The beauty is unmatched and experiencing it from your window seat amplifies the spectacle.

Why Choose a Sunrise Flight?

  • New Zealand’s Only Fixed-Wing Sunrise Scenic Flight: We are proud to offer New Zealand’s only fixed-wing sunrise scenic fight, providing an exclusive and unparalleled winter experience.
  • Perfect Pre-Slopes Activity: A sunrise flight is the ideal way to start your day before heading to the slopes. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Southern Alps from the air, then hit the slopes energised and inspired.
  • Unique Lighting: The angle of the sun at sunrise creates dramatic shadows and highlights, enhancing the natural beauty of the landscape. Photographers will find this light perfect for capturing stunning aerial shots.

What to Expect

  • Duration: The sunrise flight lasts approximately 75-minutes, giving you ample time to soak in the scenery and take heaps of photos.
  • Comfort: Our aircraft are designed for comfort and excellent visibility. Large windows ensure that perfect view. Every seat is a window seat. 
  • Expert Commentary: Our knowledgeable pilots provide interesting commentary throughout the flight, sharing insights about the geography and history of the region.

Tips for the Best Experience

  • Dress Warmly: While all of our aircraft have heated cabins, mornings in Queenstown in winter are chilly, so make sure the dress for the weather.
  • Bring You Camera: The unique lighting conditions make for spectacular photos, do don’t forget your camera or smartphone.
  • Be on Time: The magic of sunrise waits for no one! Please ring us 40 minutes before departure for your weather call and ensure you’re at our base at Queenstown Airport 20 minutes before departure for check in.

Our Sunrise Mt. Aspiring + The Glaciers flight is more than just a flight – it’s an unforgettable adventure that connects you to the stunning natural beauty of New Zealand’s rugged Southern Alps. Whether you’re a local looking to discover your backyard or a visitor seeking the experience of a lifetime, this flight is a must-do.


Book your sunrise flight today and witness the dawn of a new day from the best seat in the house – the sky!

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