DISCOVER OUR BACKYARD

Queenstown | Tāhuna, our home, is a place of beauty; a landscape like no other with mountains rising out of the lake's shore; casting shadows over the town in the evening and as the sun sets revealing a pink hue that takes your breath away. Often like us, you probably find yourself looking out across the lake staring out at the vast body of water in front of you wondering how this town can get any more picturesque.

Join us at first light and discover our backyard before the rest of the town wakes up with our sunrise flights. See the peaks, valleys and your home in a whole new light as the sun breaks over the horizon. If an early start isn't for you, take these flights later in the day. They are great after a delicious local brunch in town! Explore areas you didn’t know existed as our pilots take you to their favourite places across the region. Truly appreciate Queenstown’s beauty from our windows as we share what we do every day in this golden light, Watch the mountains obscure the valleys in their shadow as the sun rises over Queenstown and it’s surrounding areas.

Experience the overwhelming sense of calm that comes with watching the start of a new day and walk away with memories that will last a lifetime shared with people that you love the most.

We are lucky enough to live in this paradise, see it in all its beauty as we take you over the town which gave us our name, find out about the rich history of the area as we fly into Mt. Aspiring National park. We promise that you will not regret your decision to set the early morning alarm to see the beautiful views of our region.

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MILFORD SOUND SCENIC FLYOVER

Our Milford Sound Scenic Flyover shows you Milford Sound like you've never seen before. Depart Queenstown Airport for an 80 minute flight over the Southern Alps to Milford Sound. Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and glacier-fed braided rivers as you fly into Mt. Aspiring National Park. The breath-taking scenery continues into Fiordland National Park, out over the rugged West Coast and the Tasman Sea before flying into Milford Sound. Fly down the middle of the Fiord then follow a different flight path back to Queenstown.

Trip Time 1 hr 20 mins
Flight Time 1 hr 20 mins

EARNSLAW BURN & THE GLACIERS

The Earnslaw Burn & The Glaciers flight is an incredible way to view Queenstown's surrounding glaciers. Embrace the change to discover some of New Zealand's most spectacular scenery from the air on this scenic flight and take in the incredible glaciers of Mt. Earnslaw. Mt. Earnslaw/Pikirakatahi, stands 2,819-metres high and consists of twin peaks, the second and third highest peaks of Otago. Enjoy panoramic views of Glenorchy township, the braided rivers of the Rees-Dart Valley and Lake Wakatipu. 

Trip Time 40 mins
Flight Time 40 mins

MT. ASPIRING & THE GLACIERS

The Mt. Aspiring & The Glaciers flight is stunning beyond belief. Depart Queenstown Airport for an incredible scenic flight around Mt. Aspiring, the glaciers of the Barrier Range and the Olivine Ice Plateau. Explore from the air the dazzling Passchendaele Icefall, the white expanse of the Bonar Glacier and the perfect symmetry of Mt Aspiring, the Southern Alps' most beautiful mountain which rises majestically two miles high. Your return flight passes via the gold mining area of the Skippers Canyon. The best way to #discoveryourbackyard.

Trip Time 1 hr 15 mins
Flight Time 1 hr 15 mins

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SUNRISE MT. ASPIRING & THE GLACIERS

See Mt. Aspiring & The Glaciers at first light with our Sunrise Flight. Depart Queenstown Airport for an incredible scenic flight around Mt. Aspiring, the glaciers of the Barrier Range and the Olivine Ice Plateau. Explore from the air the dazzling Passchendaele Icefall, the white expanse of the Bonar Glacier and the perfect symmetry of Mt Aspiring, the Southern Alps' most beautiful mountain which rises majestically two miles high. Your return flight passes via the gold mining area of the Skippers Canyon. The best way to #discoveryourbackyard.

Trip Time 1 hr 15 mins
Flight Time 1 hr 15 mins

SUNRISE EARNSLAW BURN & THE GLACIERS

The Earnslaw Burn & The Glaciers flight is an incredible way to view Queenstown's surrounding glaciers. Embrace the chance to discover some of New Zealand's most spectacular scenery from the air on this scenic flight and take in the incredible glaciers of Mt. Earnslaw. Mt. Earnslaw/Pikirakatahi, stands 2,819-metres high and consists of twin peaks, the second and third highest peaks of Otago. Enjoy panoramic views of Glenorchy township, the braided rivers of the Rees-Dart Valley and Lake Wakatipu. 

Trip Time 40 mins
Flight Time 40 mins

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