We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

4-Hour Milford Sound Cruise and Fly Experience

Highlights
  • Fly to Milford Sound for a scenic catamaran cruise
  • See remote parts of the South Island from the air
  • Guaranteed window seat on a fixed-wing, small plane
More
4-Hour Milford Sound Cruise and Fly Experience
From USD 350.18
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
10am SummerMost Popular
Scenic flight to Milford Sound including a Scenic Cruise past seal colonies and waterfalls to the mouth of the sound and return to the wharf. Return to Queenstown by a different route.
From USD 354.39
8am (Summer Only)
Scenic flight to Milford Sound including a Scenic Cruise past seal colonies and waterfalls to the mouth of the sound and return to the wharf. Return flight to Queenstown by a different route.
From USD 350.18
2pm (Summer Only)
Scenic flight to Milford Sound including a Scenic Cruise past seal colonies and waterfalls to the mouth of the sound and return to the wharf. Return to Queenstown by a different route.
From USD 350.18
Show 3 more
Overview
Take in the vast scale of Milford Sound from the air and water with a half-day trip that includes round-trip flights and a catamaran cruise. You’ll board a small plane that accommodates up to 7 passengers, lift off above the ridges and lakes of Fjordland National Park, then cruise Milford Sound all the way to the Tasman Sea. Watch for fur seals and penguins, and pass through the mists of Stirling Falls before meeting the pilot for the return trip to Queenstown.
What to Expect

Get ready for a unique and personal experience! Unlike many other Queenstown operators, our flights take our customers via the glaciers of the Darren Mountains and Barrier Range. This allows you to take in all the beautiful surroundings whilst enjoying extra fly time to let it all sink in.

Once you land in Milford Sound, your pilot will organize your transport from the airport to the boat terminal. You will then be directed to the according vessel for an unforgettable cruise around the stunning Milford Sound.

The cruise travels the length of the Fiord and out to the Tasman Sea whilst stopping at waterfalls and points of interest. These include extensive wildlife such as seal colonies, rare birdlife and dolphins that love playing in the waves of the catamaran!

After your cruise, your pilot will be waiting for you at the boat terminal to accompany you back to the airport for your return scenic flight to Queenstown.

All seats aboard our aircraft are window seats and your pilot will provide an interesting and informative commentary. 

(Routes can be weather dependant and may vary at the pilots discretion).

Reviews (26)
1 - 5 of 23 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Fantastic day out!

As a business, we like to reward a busy year with a day out as a team. This year we opted to fly from Glenorchy to Milford Sound. The weather was marginal but cleared in time for our flight. Pilots; James, Luke & Liam were...More

Thank W5977ITjackieb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SIMPLY A MUST DO!

Well, that was one of the best tours I have ever done. The scenery was stunning - weaving through the mountains in the very safe hands of the pilots was an incredible experience. From start to finish, everything about this trip and the company was...More

Thank Stuart L
Glenorchy Air I, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Stuart and Wendy, Thank you for the great feedback. I was a pleasure having you both. We all agree, it's a really special experience and I'm glad you feel the same. I will be sure to pass on the kind words to the pilots....More

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile
BREATH TAKING!!

A trip of a lifetime for my mum and I. We flew over the most spectacular views with the best pilots Liam and James. They were both very informative pointing out land marks, mountains, lakes and history of the area. I would recommend this trip...More

Thank jodi1388
Glenorchy Air I, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Hi Jodi, We're delighted that you decided to fly with us and had such an amazing experience. James and Liam are here in the office and really appreciate the feedback. Enjoy the rest of your trip and we'll hopefully see you again. Best, Glenorchy Air...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018
The highlight of my trip to New Zealand!

My experience visiting Milford Sound with Glenorchy Air was the cherry on top of a phenomenal 2-week trip to New Zealand! Not only was the pilot, Mackenzie, well-versed in the history of the region, but he was also witty and kept us all very entertained...More

Thank Carol R
TurloughM1, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Hi Carol, Thank you for your amazing feedback. We're really glad that you decided to top of your trip with a flight with us. It is a beautiful part of the world and Mackenzie knows it very well. We hope to see you again at...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Amazing views

Well worth the money for a lifetime of memories. Our pilot Mackenzie was literally a mountain of information. We booked the whole plane and the family all said it was awesome and not to be missed. I feel this is the way to see Milford...More

Thank Wendyclan
Glenorchy Air I, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Hi Wendy, I am so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your flight with us. It's nice when a family can enjoy a private trip in our 7 seater aircraft, but no one has to argue over the best seat, they all get...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from 4-Hour Milford Sound Cruise and Fly Experience staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines