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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown provided by Air Milford

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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Overview
See Milford Sound’s soaring cliffs and waterfalls on a spectacular trip that explores Fiordland National Park by air and water. Combining a sightseeing flight and cruise—with included transportation from your hotel—is a great way to take in the vast scale of the region's alpine lakes, fjords, and glaciers. After touching down in Milford Sound, cruise the entire length in a boat for spotting wildlife and snapping photos.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    3 Tex Smith Lane
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Air Milford
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Coronet Peak
    Skippers Canyon
    Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
    Routeburn Track
    Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
    Milford Sound
    Milford Sound
    Milford Sound Airport
    Milford Sound Airport
  • 2
    Cruise Milford
    Stop: 105 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Sutherland Falls
  • 3
    Bowen Falls
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Greenstone and Caples Tracks
    Lake Wakatipu
    Walter Peak Station Wharf
  • 4
    Air Milford
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Lake Te Anau
  • You'll end at
    3 Tex Smith Lane
    3 Tex Smith Lane, Otago 9300, New Zealand
    Air Milford have free parking out site their base.
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Highlights
  • Milford Sound flight and cruise combo tour
  • Fly over Fiordland National Park to see remote landscapes
  • Multiple departure times to accommodate your schedule
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Queenstown hotels
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your centrally located Queenstown accommodations for transfer to the airport, where you’ll start with a preflight briefing on the scenic highlights of the route, including Skippers Canyon, the Paradise region, and Donne Glacier. Enjoy spectacular views of the rugged southern terrain and then fly over Milford Sound itself before landing at the head of the fjord. Board a cruise boat for a trip down the length of Milford Sound, with reserved seating, hot drinks, and open-air decks that give up-close views of the fjord’s dramatic waterfalls and wildlife. Following the cruise, lift off for the return flight to Queenstown, taking a different route to see even more of the landscape, including towering Sutherland Falls. A driver will greet you at the airport for return transfer to you accommodations.
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Important Information
Departure Point
3 Tex Smith Lane, Otago 9300, New Zealand
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live pilot commentary on board
  • Reserved seating aboard the Nature Cruise of Milford Sound
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Cruise Milford
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Do not forget to bring a jacket and your camera
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Infant rates apply for 0 - 1 years of age, when the infant is sat on a parents lap, with an infant lap belt
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Airma B wrote a review 16 Jan.
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions2 helpful votes
Amazing flight to & from Milford. Both pilots gave great commentary and made passengers feel safe. Scenery is spectacular
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Airma B, Thank you for reviewing Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased that you had a great time on your Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly trip and that you enjoyed viewing the spectacular scenery, from the comfort of our Cessna Caravan aircraft. We think that an interesting commentary makes all the difference to the excursion, as it is so much more engaging when passengers know about the interesting locations they are viewing and it is great to know that your wholeheartedly agree! On behalf of the whole team here at Air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us and for your 'must do' recommendation to future travelers. All the best, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
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Avishay Datt wrote a review 14 Jan.
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
Good scenic flight to Milford Sound by air. Both pilots gave us two views of our flight. One flying high and one flying lower in air. Pilot Anthony Sproull was informative throughout the flight, making it interesting too learn and know about things. Views too see on the flight
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Avishay, Thank you for taking the time to review are Milford on TripAdvisor. We couldn't agree more, the sights viewed aboard our scenic flights to Milford Sound are absolutely magnificent. We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed a memorable visit and that our pilot's interesting commentary enhanced your enjoyment of the region, we think it is so important to be guided through the sunning scenery viewed! On behalf of pilot Antony and the Air Milford team, thank you for choosing to fly with us and all the best for your future travels. Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
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Johanna wrote a review 14 Jan.
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This was our first experience of Milford Sound and it was completely unforgettable. The flight there and back is the most breathtaking part. Combined with the cruise it makes for a brilliant day and we would highly recommend it to anyone.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Johanna, Thank you for sharing a review of your unforgettable experience with Air Milford. We are so proud have hosted you on your first experience of Milford Sound and are glad to hear that you had a brilliant day! With New Zealand's borders closed at this time, it has been amazing to learn how many kiwis have never had the chance of visiting Milford and what better way to do it, than by air and sea aboard our Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly trip. On behalf of the whole team at Air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us and for your endorsement to future travelers. All the best, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
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dl75 wrote a review 11 Jan.
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions3 helpful votes
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Absolutely amazing experience. Highly recommend. Suitable for all ages, even our 6 year old was entertained and had a great time. Staff very obliging picking us up from hotel after check out, storing our luggage and then dropping us at airport for flight home.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Dear dl75, Thank you for reviewing Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased that you and your family had an awesome experience flying with us to Milford Sound! The photos of the trip you have shared are wonderful, I especially like the shot of Mount Tutoko, it's such an awesome feeling to be flying so close the highest peak in Fiordland National Park and the glaciers with their deep crevasses look spectacular, On behalf of the obliging Air Milford team, thank you for choosing to fly with us, it was our pleasure to host you. All the best, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
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Andrew S wrote a review 10 Jan.
Wellington, New Zealand70 contributions10 helpful votes
The highlight of our Queenstown holiday was this "fly-cruise-fly" trip. Although the weather was not suitable for our original flight time, we were able to take off a few hours later and enjoy a smooth flight down to Milford Sound with breathtaking views of the mountains, lakes
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Andrew S, Thank you for taking the time to review Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We are so happy that despite the weather's best efforts to intervene, you were able to enjoy our Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly trip during your visit to Queenstown. It fills us with pride to know that after taking the trip, you rate us as a "must do Queenstown activity", Milford Sound is such a stunning destination and we simply love taking our guests on unforgettable trips there! On behalf of of the team at Southern Discoveries (who operate the wonderful nature cruise in Milford) and the Air Milford team, thank you for choosing to fly with us and all the best for your future adventures. Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
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Excellent
We did a trip on Friday 15th January 2021 Antony our pilot was excellent and professional the day was beautiful cle
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Travel62191160964
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Sensational!
The weather gods were very kind & we experienced a breath taking & informative flight with our very capable & compe
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Cassienicholson
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A stunning trip
We had a spectacular flight with a great pilot - stunning views. Then had the delight of a pod of dolphins followin
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stephlea2
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Sensational Experience
We had a sensational flight! Thank you so much for a very special trip seeing our incredible country so close up. W
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antonioeX1920CQ
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Beautiful day
Absolutely lovely flight and the weather was spot on. Views were breath taking. Awesome plane as well
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422manikt
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Exceptional Experience .....
Only 3 words for Antony. Genious, marvellous and intelligent. We enjoyed travelling with Air Milford very smoothly
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navjots2021
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Smooth and beautiful
Air milford staff is very friendly. Anthony was our pilot and he was amazing. I felt very safe and confident. Comme
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T8943NQandrewl
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Friendly service
Due to bad weather, we had our booking cancelled. Luckily we had a half-day free the following day leading to our f
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RobertandLynda
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Scenic flight to Milford Sounds
Excellent flight, felt very safe. Very good information through out from Tom the pilot. Tom ensured we all got on
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das-peter
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Awe inspiring views
Absolutely fantastic views from the plane. And really great to have someone that knows a lot about the area and its
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Ruth J
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Excellent experience
An excellent experience. Well worth the price. Aircraft small but very comfortable, and felt completely safe. Comme
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698gregn
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Amazing views
Stunning day and even more stunning views. I have driven to Milford before I can say flying is way better. You save
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W589OOdarrenl
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Amazing
The best scenic fly I ever have in NZ, what an amazing view, it was spectacular. We can’t wait to fly again in comi
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Compass485131
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Tumeke!!! (Awesome)
We loved our trip. Because the weather was too bad to fly into Milford and Air Milford knew how much we wanted to d
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83joannen
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5 star service
5 star. Lovely friendly staff and pilot. Beautiful flight. Worth every $. Organised the flight at very short notic
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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