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“An experienced not to be missed in Te Anau”
Review of Wings & Water

Wings & Water
Ranked #9 of 33 Tours in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Wings & Water, Te Anau offers picturesque scenic flights through the rugged and beautiful Fiordland National Park. Our seaplane services Milford Sound, as well as providing stunning flights into Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound and within the local Lake Te Anau and Lake Manapouri area.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
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“An experienced not to be missed in Te Anau”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

We were staying at the Distinction Te Anau hotel, and observed the small floater plane stationed on the lake right across the road. We gave it a try and had a fabulous time. We did the Doubtful Sound ride. Views were amazing, the pilot super friendly and very knowledgeable of the region. It lasted 40min and this is a good duration. Of course it is a little expensive, but in my opinion well worth the money. We could not include a Doubtful Sound boat ride in our tight program and felt that this was a nice way to see some of it. But crossing the Southern Alps and seeing some altitude lakes ended up being to me the most fun part of the journey.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Luc V
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

This was one of the best things we did in NZ. It was a 45 minute trip around most of fjordland. The pilot probably does this several times a day but not once did he sound bored. You have to wear a headset so you can hear his commentary. The nice thing about plane/boats is that they can land anywhere there is flat water and mid-way through we landed on dusky sound and turned off the engines. Within minutes we were surrounded by about 100 dolphins all wanting to play. I would have paid a fortune then to have had a wet suit and been able to jump in with them. We did the swimming with dolphins in Queen Charlotte Sound, and this was better than that, as the dolphins were so playful and were a joy to watch.

It's pretty expensive to take this trip, but worth every penny.

Visited February 2013
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