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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Highlights
  • Milford Sound flight and cruise combo tour
  • Fly over Fiordland National Park to see remote landscapes
  • Multiple departure times to accommodate your schedule
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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
From US$ 397.41
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9.30am Departure SummerMost Popular
Includes morning tea aboard the Nature Cruise.
From US$ 397.41
1.30pm Departure Summer
includes complimentary beer, wine or soft drink aboard the afternoon Nature Cruise
From US$ 397.41
9.30am Departure Winter
Includes a morning tea aboard the Nature Cruise of Milford Sound departing 9.30am in winter
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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.
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 35-minute 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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Reviews (120)
1 - 5 of 109 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Put this on your bucket list!

My partner and I spend our time enjoying beautiful places and new experiences around the world. We have cruised the fjords in Norway, helicoptered into the Grand Canyon and enjoyed hot air ballooning in the New Mexico desert. All memorable but the Air Milford flight...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LouisEbarb
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Thoroughly enjoyable day.

I wasn't going to sit in a coach for hours and hours just to get to Milford sound from Queenstown, so I chose this option. I got picked up from outside the hotel, and driven to the airfield, where we got on a 14 seater...More

Thank Dave9960
Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded today

Kia Ora Dave9960, You chose the right option! A five hour coach each way isn't the most appealing, especially when you can arrive in style in one of our Cessna Caravans AND take in spectacular views over two different routes, in and out of the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Round trip air Milford Sound with cruise

Excellent flight with Pilot Alex Turnbull. The flight was challenging due to partly cloudy conditions and rugged mountain as well as short runway located in a canyon. Mr. Turnbull provided a safe and entertaining flight which was not easy given the condition. (note: I am...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hans Wolfgang C
Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Hans Wolfgang C! Thank you for your review of your fly / nature cruise / fly with Alex as your pilot. It's always interesting to have a pilot's opinion on what they experienced during their excursion, glad to hear you were impressed with Alex's...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Experience of a life time!

This was a fabulous experience! Beat the 10h or so drive from Queenstown by enjoying such a beautiful view from the air. It was a bit cloudy when we flew there but still magical to see the snow cap mountains from the plane. Our pilot,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Maika-Laura
Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Maika-Laura, Thanks for your lovely review and for awarding us five stars, we loved reading your account of your fly / cruise / fly excursion! I agree that the beautiful scenic flights (around 35 minutes each way), totally beats the 10 hour round trip...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic

The flight was great, the pilot was cool and the boat trip was really worthwhile! We loved it. The flight saved us hours of coach or hours of long, dangerous driving and we saw a lot more from above. Luckily for us, the weather was...More

Thank jo_lb978
Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi jo_lb978, Thank you so very much for your fantastic review of your fantastic Fly / Cruise / Fly! We really loved reading your review and are glad that you had such a great time on what sounds like a beautiful day in Fiordland. The...More

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