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

Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This easy half-day tour of Milford Sound allows you to see and experience the best of Fiordland in a short time. With convenient round-trip transfers from Queenstown, even travelers on a tight itinerary can do a lot. Enjoy a sightseeing flight over the glacial fiords, and then get a close-up view on a catamaran cruise. The sound is beautiful in any weather, and you may even spot dolphins, penguins, and seals.
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
  • 2
    Milford Sound
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  • 3
    Milford Sound Airport
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 4
    Bowen Falls
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 5
    Milford Sound Airport
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Sutherland Falls
  • 6
    Cruise Milford
    Stop: 105 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Greenstone and Caples Tracks
    Lake Wakatipu
    Walter Peak Station Wharf
  • 7
    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 the front of our base.
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Highlights
  • An ideal tour for photography and nature enthusiasts
  • Learn about the area from live commentary
  • Transfers from central Queenstown hotels are included
  • Get the best views with reserved seating on board the cruise
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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Cruise Milford
Exclusions
  • Lunch
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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 150 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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Ian P wrote a review 19 Jan.
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We did a trip on Friday 15th January 2021 Antony our pilot was excellent and professional the day was beautiful clear blue sky's he made the flight was excellent and cruise we would recommend air milford Antony and the crew on any scenic flight very friendly team nothing was a
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Travel62191160964 wrote a review 17 Jan.
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The weather gods were very kind & we experienced a breath taking & informative flight with our very capable & competent Pilot Anthony. A day we will always remember. Nga mihi
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Cassienicholson wrote a review 16 Jan.
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We had a spectacular flight with a great pilot - stunning views. Then had the delight of a pod of dolphins following us for our cruise. Air Milford were great to deal with - recommended a change in our flight time to make sure we caught the good weather.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Cassienicholson, Thank yo for taking the time to review Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We couldn't be prouder to receive your gracious feedback and know that you had a spectacular time visiting Milford Sound aboard our Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly trip. How fortunate to see dolphins in the fiord too - that certainly puts a cherry on the top of the day! The weather is one of our greatest challenges, we fly about 70% of the time, because flying to Milford Sound is weather dependent. Milford Sound receives over 7 meters of rain annually and is one of the wettest places in the world, so we try our very best to communicate with our guests if the weather is looking bad, so that they don't miss out on experiencing Milford Sound during their visit. On behalf of the whole 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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Andrew L wrote a review 11 Jan.
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Due to bad weather, we had our booking cancelled. Luckily we had a half-day free the following day leading to our flight to leave Queenstown. They allowed for us to change our trip for that day and graciously allowed us to get picked up at our accommodation and promptly dropped
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Andrew L, Thank you for sharing your review of Air Milford with the TripAdvisor community. For guests visiting Milford Sound with us, we defiantly recommend having a bit of flexibility in their schedule, so that should inclement weather intervene, they have the flexibility to switch days. We couldn't be happier to know that you had some wiggle room in your itinerary, allowing you to delay by a day and not miss out on visiting the stunning Milford Sound. Milford Sound is one of the wettest places in the world, with over 7 meters of rain falling annually! - it makes for some absolutely spectacular scenery, but does also mean that we can't fly there every day. We fly about 70% of the time, the other 30% it's either blowing a gale, pouring with rain...or both! On behalf of the friendly 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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RobertandLynda wrote a review 9 Jan.
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions10 helpful votes
Excellent flight, felt very safe. Very good information through out from Tom the pilot. Tom ensured we all got on the cruise and was waiting on our return.
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Dear RobertandLynda, Thank you for sharing your review of Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased that you had an excellent time visiting Milford Sound with Tom, he is a diligent and knowledgeable pilot, he loves sharing his knowledge about the region with his guests and was so pleased to know that you found his commentary interesting! On behalf of Tom and the Air Milford team, thank you for choosing to fly with us and for your high endorsement to future travelers. Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
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By: Air Milford
Emz1921
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Emily and Family
We had the most amazing time the views and scenic flight was breath taking. All the staff were friendly and very a
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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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airmab
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Must do
Amazing flight to & from Milford. Both pilots gave great commentary and made passengers feel safe. Scenery is spe
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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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Avishay2021
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Magnificent experience
Good scenic flight to Milford Sound by air. Both pilots gave us two views of our flight. One flying high and one fl
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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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johannapaige98
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Unforgettable - a must-do
This was our first experience of Milford Sound and it was completely unforgettable. The flight there and back is th
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dl75
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Awesome experience
Absolutely amazing experience. Highly recommend. Suitable for all ages, even our 6 year old was entertained and had
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1968AndrewS
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Must-do Queenstown activity
The highlight of our Queenstown holiday was this "fly-cruise-fly" trip. Although the weather was not suitable for
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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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ahukaramu
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Friendly service, definitely recommend
Took the half day flight and cruise to Milford Sound, easy to find office, Good service, tidy plane in good order,
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Cessna1805
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Best birthday present ever.
Flight round the summit of Mt Tutoko was amazing - too busy enjoying the view to take photos. Lucky enough to have
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abeiting
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Seeing gorgeous New Zealand from a new perspective
Wow!! What an incredible opportunity! After having seen New Zealand by foot and car, it is amazing to behold the be
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KellyG3881
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Stunning !!
We just did the half day fly/cruise/fly from queenstown to milford sound - and can only say it was a fantastic expe
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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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