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Glacier landing in Queenstown, New Zealand

By May 25, 2020February 10th, 2023No Comments

The uncompromising beauty of New Zealand never ceases to astound. Milford Sound is no exception with its perpetually frozen alpine world of diverse landscapes and ancient glaciers. A scenic helicopter flight provides you with the opportunity of a birds-eye view of this iconic landmark.

Once in flight, you soar over magnificent waterfalls and between snow-covered peaks to gain an extraordinary perspective of this natural phenomenon. The exhilaration of flying close to the sheer rock face of towering mountains, over vast glacial lakes and forested valleys will leave you breathless and in awe. 

Milford Sound is only a short flight from Queenstown but it is as if you have discovered a whole new world. Forming part of the Fiordland National Park, New Zealand’s largest World Heritage area, Milford Sound was actually misnamed as a sound. Instead of renaming it Milford Fiord, they decided to name the entire area Fiordland. 

This is the New Zealand you have to see, up close and personal you get to take in the serenity and seclusion of a world crafted by nature over thousands of years. Landing at Milford Sound you have the opportunity to take a short walk to the perfect spot to capture Mitre Peak through your camera lens.

Taking off again you venture over the Southern Alps, to witness the many glaciers and alpine lakes below. Soak up the stunning views before you land again, this time on one of the pristine glaciers. It is easy to see why Rudyard Kipling called this part of the world “the eighth wonder” as the sheer magnitude and silence embraces you.

Enjoy a glass of champagne as you absorb the sheer rapture of standing on an immense glacier. You will not be able to take your eyes off the surrounding vistas, it is as if time stands still.


As we take flight we leave behind the vistas of snow-capped mountains and lakes and head towards the Remarkables Mountains. Nestled at the foot of this mountain is Jack’s Point Golf Club, a spectacular 18 hole 72 par championship course. For those golfers looking for a challenging and unforgettable experience, we highly recommend a round of golf at the panoramic Jacks Point.

They say that the journey is the destination but in the case of Milford Sound and the glacier landing, the journey and the destination are both worth more than you can ever imagine.

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