We chose the Fly -> Kayak -> Fly trip to Milford. A pick up from Queenstown in the morning was organized for us as part of the fee. The skies were clear as could be and promised for an excellent flight. Ray took us to Milford in a Cessna 172 and the scenery was spectacular. Ray was very knowledgeable about the area and showed us a lot of points of interest as well as giving a lot of geological discussions. I'm a pilot myself and found the route through the mountains very interesting and the scenery was breathtaking. The flight into Milford provided an expansive view that one could only get from the air. The approach over the sound into the airport was definitely one to remember. Ray hooked us up with Rosco's Kayaks and we on our way into the sound.
We had such great weather with sunny, calm conditions that made our kayak trip with Rosco's simply amazing. Jimmy, our guide, took us on a four hour kayak trip around the sound, past waterfalls and sheer rock faces. Saw a lot of seals and other sea life. Just an amazing experience and not too physically demanding.
Ray was waiting to take us back to Queenstown in the Airvan. He took us on another amazing route through mountain passes, with glimpses of glacial lakes and waterfalls. The ride was smooth and the approach back into Queenstown over Lake Wakatipu was special.
The great weather and the friendly staff made for an epic trip that my friends and I will always remember for the rest of our lives. Choosing the flight option was more than saving seven hours of bus travel. It was an experience with stunning scenery that could be seen from the air. If you are an aviation buff or are looking for a spectacular adventure, I highly recommend it.
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13 October 2011
Wow, another great review about our Fly/Kayak/Fly tour to Milford Sound. We see it as the true Eco way to tour Milford Sound and are thrilled that this option will be available all this summer, for the first time. It was previously only offered in Winter. Thank you for taking the time to review this trip and we are thrilled that Ray could help make this tour more memorable.
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