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Confirm your flight's departure (which depends on the day's weather) by calling ahead before your flight. Once confirmed, make your own way to the Milford Sound Airport to board your small airplane.

Take the scenic route to Queenstown when you glide over the majestic landscape of Fiordland National Park. Capture aerial photos of snow-capped mountains, sparkling fjords, and alpine lakes, and see features such as the Tasman Sea, Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu, and Sutherland Falls.

Touch down at Queenstown Airport and disembark from your aircraft. Transfer to the waiting vehicle for transportation to your hotel in Queenstown where your tour ends.
Locations visited
Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
Milford Track
Soak in panoramic views of New Zealand's South Island during your 35-minute one-way flight to Queenstown from the Milford Sound. The scenic flight follows a route over Fiordland National Park, the Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu, and Sutherland Falls, before landing at Queenstown airport, where a driver transfers you to your hotel.
  • One-way scenic flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown
  • View the Tasman Sea, Southern Alps, and other natural wonders
  • Fly over the fjords and mountains of Fiordland National Park
  • Includes transfer to hotel in Queenstown
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sensational views and a smooth ride...

Passing on the bus ride back and instead taking a plane ride with Tom over Milford Sound and back to Queenstown was easily one of the best decisions I have ever made. New Zealand had been my dream destination since I was a little kid,...More

2  Thank Quinn W
Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Quinn W, Thank you for reviewing your Fly Back from Milford Sound to Queenstown, we really appreciate you sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community and we love the five stars that you awarded us ⭐🤩⭐ It was our pleasure to take you flying...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Epic flight to Milford Sound!

We had an awesome flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound! Air Milford uses bigger aircraft, so stable and comfy. The pilot was very professional and providing lots of information on the flight route. The scenery was stunning, we flew among those beautiful snow and glacier...More

2  Thank Sandy H
Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Dear Sandy H, Thank you for reviewing Air Milford on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear that you had an "Epic" time on our one-way flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown! The one way flight back is an awesome option for guests who have taken...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Simply Amazing

We decided to wait until we finished our Milford Sound cruise before deciding whether to fly back or travel back on our bus, this was because more often than not the weather is wet and miserable and sometimes because of this, flights get cancelled. However...More

1  Thank Peter R
Airmilford, Guest Services at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hi Peter R. Thank you for your review. As we operate 14 seater Cessna Caravans we believe you travelled with Milford Sound Scenic Flight who operate they type of plane you have described. If you would like to move your lovely review to their TripAdvisor...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Fantastic trip back to Queenstown after seeing Milford Sound

My daughter and I decided to skip the bus and take the flight back to Queenstown. It was ultimately one of the highlights of our NZ trip. Pilot Michael Rutherford was outstanding, courteous, and insightful in providing a great tour of the region from the...More

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Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear Mark_Dallas_USA, Thank you for taking the time to review your flight with us on TripAdvisor. We are really pleased to hear that you and your daughter had a fantastic time flying with Mike recently, he is a wonderful pilot and also an encyclopedia of...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Between and Over the Southern Alps

Glorious airborne views of the Sound, of the mountains and lakes including, of course, of Lake Wakatipu. A delightful, time-saving alternative to retracing the road route we had already enjoyed on the way there. All weather dependent, of course, but we were fortunate to enjoy...More

2  Thank BruceRYeovil
Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hello there, BruceRYeovil! Thank you for reviewing your fly back from Milford Sound to Queenstown, what a great finish to an epic day, flying back in 35 minutes rather than bussing back in five hours! The views are some of the best in the world...More

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