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Milford Sound Scenic Flights

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Address: Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Over the Alps to Milford Sound... one of the world's best scenic flights....

Over the Alps to Milford Sound... one of the world's best scenic flights. Milford Sound Scenic Flights operate daily from Queenstown and Milford Sound, including coach, helicopter and cruise options.

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USD 281.71*
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Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown
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USD 343.91*
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Return Flights from Queenstown
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USD 438.30*
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Full-Day Milford Sound Walk and Cruise Including Scenic Flights from Queenstown

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Favourite trip by far of a 2 week holiday

This experience was fantastic from start to finish. The knowledgeable and friendly pilot made us feel comfortable and safe in our 6-seater plane. The boat we travelled on through... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This experience was fantastic from start to finish. The knowledgeable and friendly pilot made us feel comfortable and safe in our 6-seater plane. The boat we travelled on through the Sound was much smaller than others, meaning less people to contend with when taking photos! Flying in over the Southern Alps is a breathtaking view. I would highly recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only in Queenstown for one day. We pre-booked our family flights from Australia after carefully checking alll similar Milford Sound deals. Clearly good value, considering my research of their pilot experience, aircraft type, maintenance and safety record (I myself am a commercial and ex military pilot of 28 years experience). Unfortunately all flights of every company were cancelled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have flown before but this was a unique experience! Flying over the glacier mountains from Queenstown to Milford sounds was truly unforgettable! Our pilot was brilliant and he acted as a sky-tour guide. The landing was spectacular in between two high fjords. I chose the fly-cruise-fly option, so we had a cruise too. Extra service for the fly-in customers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do experience. As soon as the plane got in the air the trip became breathtaking. Flying over all the snow covered mountains was amazing. Once arriving at Milford sound we boarded the boat and all I can say is it is spectacular. One of the most beautiful places I've visited. The team at milfound sound scenic... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are very pleased to be rated the highlight of your trip. Milford Sound is a fantastic place to visit by any means of transport but flying by plane is a truly unique experience! Thanks again More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The helicopter there was absolutely incredible!!! Landed on top of a mountain too! The cruise was breathtakingly beautiful. Had to stop taking photos because they can't do Milford Sound justice. The flight back was... terrifying lol. Nothing went wrong but it was windy and turbulent in the small plane. Worth it though. Definitely worth doing! Especially the heli part!!!!

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your Helicopter Cruise Fly trip. This is one of our top products and it is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your day. As we fly over Mountains then we will generally some turbulence at times. Thanks again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Has amazing views of all the mountains, lakes, rivers, etc. Takes about 5 hours including a cruise at Milford. Everything is worthwhile but somewhat expensive.

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We couldn’t agree more that flying into Milford Sound is an absolute must do for anyone travelling to Queenstown. Thanks again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very fortunate the morning our flight / cruise tour the weather was perfect. My son and I literally flew into Queenstown at 9am, got on the 10am tour and Simon and his team met us at 215pm when the tour concluded and whisked us back to the airport to catch our 325pm flight. New meaning to a "fly-by"... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your trip with us. We are very blessed to be able to fly into Milford Sound and share this part of the world with our valued customers. Thanks again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The majestic Milford Sound has a unique beauty which makes it hard to miss for your trip in Queenstown. The best option is drive, cruise and flight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, we were blessed with good weather so our flight was able to go. We got picked up in a taxi and brought to the airport (or rather air field). After check in we were greeted by our pilot Jake... who was friendly (extremely easy on the eye) and very reassuring. There were 7 guests and Jake on our plane... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. It is so great to hear your feedback and I have passed on your comments to Jake as well. We definitely agree that using the smaller boat is one of our biggest points of difference from our competitors as we do not have large tour groups on our boats. Thanks again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Our pilot flew us from Queenstown to Milford Bay and from Milford Bay to Glenorchy. The scenery was gorgeous, as you can imagine, but we were particularly impressed with the professionalism and skill of Corey, our pilot. Smooth takeoffs and landings and great communication during the flight. Weather can certainly be an issue in this area, and we were delayed... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us. I have passed on your comments to Corey who is a valued member of our team. The weather in Milford Sound can be unpredictable at times but it was great that on the day you flew you managed to still get the Dart River Safari Wilderness Jetboat tour... More 

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