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Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown
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Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

By The Helicopter Line Queenstown
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Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 2h
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  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • 1.5-hour scenic helicopter flight with two alpine landings
  • Pilot guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
What's not included
  • Food and drinks


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • The Helicopter Line, Queenstown, 29 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
    We have free parking alongside our Hangar building which will have marked customer parking signs. You will need to check in 30 minutes prior to your departure time.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3434ZQN_HLQ1B

      • Most travellers can participate
      • All children must be accompanied by a fare paying adult
      • It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures. Moderate fitness is required.
      • 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 6 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      How much is Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown?
      Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown price starts from $1,117.57. Discover and book Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown on Tripadvisor
      What is the Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown cancellation policy?
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      On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown on Tripadvisor

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3434ZQN_HLQ1B

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      • The Helicopter Line Queenstown
        413
        Queenstown, New Zealand
        Joined in February 2007
      • Craig B
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Helicopter overview
        Our helicopter cruise was cancelled but this 90 minute tour was just fine. Two stops including the top of a mountain. Our guide did a great job and we felt 90 minutes was plenty of time
        Written 23 May 2024
      • Mukesh R
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mountains high - had a great time
        Great experience - friendly, professional staff. Pilot Mike provided an unforgettable experience taking us so close to Mt cook peak and landing on the snow. Thanks !!
        Written 22 April 2024
      • 665kate
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Professional company and great experience
        Great experience We booked the southern glacier experience with our young family We had to reschedule due to weather so make sure you book in at the start of your trip to allow for this Our pilot Bill was fantastic! Very informative and even pointed out the goats for the kids. Enjoyed our landing on the glacier and got some great pics (thanks Bill) Scenery is amazing! Highly recommend. Felt like a very professionally run operation 🚁 will come back next year
        Written 16 April 2024
      • 458brettc
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Cancelled on us twice so stuffed is around
        Booked short flight via tour agency in Queenstown, which was easy, but unfortunately our first flight was cancelled and on second attempt/following morning time was shifted to a time that conflicted with already schedules wine tour . First cancel due to us two being only pax so not economical for them to fly, we had cancelled a boat trip to do the helo ride. Second cancel due to weather. Be aware if booking that you need to call 15 minutes prior to pickup time to check it is on then you find flight cancelled or delayed. As we are only here 5 days, we book 2 x activities per day; the cancelled flights meant we lost 2 x half days waiting around in case we flew. Recommend you book when you have plenty of free time to waste and be prepared that your flight may be cancelled or time changed, so don’t schedule other stuff. Weather is outside operators control and they are running a business so understand hesitancy to take off with empty helo. Booking company said 2 pax minimum, yet company still cancelled flight as not enough passengers so someone telling porky pies. Takes 1 minute to snatch your deposit and weeks to get it back. In hindsight, wish we did not waste time trying to do a flight as better ways to enjoy time and money.
        Written 7 April 2024
      • K416XYpetern
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great flight
        Charlotte our pilot on the flight was very informative about what we were passing over during the flight. The views were astounding up and around the Queenstown Airport, and we landed up on top of one of the highest mountains at 5000 ft.
        Written 10 March 2024
      • Simon T
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        View from the top!
        We’d missed out on Milford Sound flight owing to the weather (happens around 65% of the time apparently), so a helicopter trip seemed like the right thing to do! Another first for my wife (and me!) and we had a great time. It was only a brief flight, but the views were outstanding AND we landed on a mountain top for an extraordinary photo opportunity. Bill the pilot was awesome too, highly recommended
        Written 28 February 2024
      • Navigate38573852800
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic experience
        This was a brilliant, brilliant experience for the three of us on the trip. Danny was a great pilot. We all loved the experience.
        Written 23 February 2024
      • Nmaisuria22
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        On top of a glacier!
        It was a great trip and a well experienced that gave descriptions of the landscape along the way. Would highly recommend.
        Written 15 February 2024
      • Travellingisliving83
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Absolutely magical flight. We had the perfect weather and scenery was spectacular
        My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our flight. It was a glorious day, the landing was amazing and we had plenty of time for photos and playing in the snow. This flight was so memorable and one of the best experiences on our whole NZ trip. Very safety conscious and professional and picked up directly from hotel and took us back.
        Written 25 January 2024
      • Q9635EQlaurab
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nice ride over the mountain tops but...
        Nice ride over the mountain tops but would have been ideal if the pilot could speak more clearly to hear the spots he called out. It was not a technical issue but his verbal. And, one couple brought a water bottle and we were told to not do so -- too bad they put it in the snow at the glacier top and it showed up in the pics.
        Written 6 December 2023
      • J243BQstevew
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A fantastic experience
        Our knowledgeable chopper pilot, Jezza, first flew us around the area pointing out the features and places of interest. He then flew up to Mt Larkins on to a snow filled basin. What an awesome experience, climbing out on to snow where there were no previous footprints. And we got to takeaway a great photo of ourselves on the snow, by the helicopter at very reasonable price. Thank you to the team at The Helicopter Line for a great experience.
        Written 4 December 2023
      • Laurajamiee
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Trip highlight for adults and kids - we loved it!!
        Trip highlight! So well organised and worth every dollar, check the weather and book for a clear day - spectacular! Our pilot chose a spot with some snow for the kids to play and they absolutely loved it. Highly recommend!!
        Written 26 November 2023
      • Critical_Image
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The soggy socks afterwards was more than worth it!
        We chose this helicopter flight over the Queenstown area as it appeared to give the best value for money. The previous day, we had planned a trip over Fox glacier but unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate. This service came recommended by our travel guide and we weren’t disappointed. We had door to door pick up and return via minibus to our accommodation which was prompt and friendly. After our safety briefing, and with perfect, calm weather, we were strapped in for our adventure, 1.5 km above Queenstown. Our pilot gave a running commentary of what could be seen all around us and reassuringly gave plenty of notice of his manoeuvres so that there were no surprises. Landing in the snow at this time of the year was a treat we will never forget. It was soft and powdery, as we sunk up to our knees and laughed so much it hurt until we found firmer footings. There was about 10 minutes of “magic time” to take photos and to try to absorb the breathtaking vistas that totally surrounded us. A quick reshuffle of seating was organised to share photo opportunities for our return journey back to the airport. Optional souvenir photos were available to purchase from the reception area upon our return. It may be a comparatively short flight, but it certainly lived up to the advertised promise and provided a “grand view” of the Queenstown basin topography.
        Written 23 October 2023
      • 659barrieh
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Will worth doing
        Done the 35min snow landing. The pilot explained all the peaks, lakes and glaciers very well. He also took photos for us. The weather was amazing perfect day for a flight.
        Written 17 September 2023
      • KateB4455
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing helicopter ride
        Wow!! What an absolutely amazing experience! Our pilot Jezza was so great. Really chatty and informative throughout the flight. Weather was perfect and the scenery spectacular!. Would definitely recommend this to anyone to experience.
        Written 4 September 2023
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      Luci
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Couples
      We absolutely loved this tour. Bill was great, really hard to hear him speak bc you're in a helicopter but didn't matter - the views and experience in whole was just fantastic. He landed us on a alpine lake and at the sea - just breath-taking. Make sure to take motion sickness medicine before if you're not used to the belly drops.
      Written 9 October 2023
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      Kia Ora, We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your flight to Milford Sound with Bill. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review. This flight is one of our favourites, and how special it is to share it with you. Thank you for including us on your Queenstown adventure.
      Written 10 October 2023
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      Max G
      Los Angeles, CA982 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2023
      When our planned trip to Milford Sound—fixed wing flights and cruise—was canceled due to the weather, we feared that we would not be able to see one of New Zealand’s prime attractions, but at the last minute, our travel agent was able to secure a helicopter tour from Queenstown. Though this trip is shorter than what we had planned, and did not include the cruise, we had a great opportunity to see Milford Sound and explore the area around it.

      Our pilot, Pete, was knowledgeable and friendly, making sure that we had a great experience.

      Though this cost a lot more than what we had planned, it turned out to be the perfect trip to Milford Sound.
      Written 1 March 2023
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      Kia Ora Max, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review and share your experience of our flight to Milford Sound. The views above the sound are stunning. Will be sure to tell Pete how much you enjoyed your flight. Thank you for including us on your Queenstown adventure. Kind regards, The Helicopter Line Queenstown
      Written 3 March 2023
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      Loky S
      32 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Flew the Milford Fjord trip, despite the snow showers we safely climbed up over the mountains for some spectacular views that will be everlasting. Did two alpine landing one on a glacier, just fantastic with plenty of time for photos and stunning views. Our pilot Jono was aware some, very experienced, informative and helpful, kept us safe by searching for safe suitable landing spots. The commentary was second to none. Our 10 year old grandson had the time of his life. These are certainly memories we will cherish for many years. Even if it a bucket list or once in a lifetime, it’s well worth taking this flight combo for vast views and fantastic experience
      Written 7 August 2023
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      Kia Ora Loky, We are so happy to read your 5-star review. Our Milford trip is one of our favourites. It really is so special to see this part of the world from the view of a helicopter. We've passed along your kind words to Jono. Happy to hear you got to enjoy this experience with your grandson. We are grateful for your support and thank you for joining the team in Queenstown.
      Written 15 August 2023
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      hermione2017
      Waterford, Ireland6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2023 • Family
      We had a great afternoon on the Milford Sound helicopter scenic flight. It was our first time in a helicopter and we loved it. Our pilot was Skippy and he was very relaxed and easygoing. He gave us so much information throughout the flight, I don't know how he remembers so much information to be able to name each mountain, lake etc The day was postcard perfect for our flight and we got to land briefly at Milford Sound and on a glacier which was really cool! This was definitely highlight of our trip, thanks Skippy!
      Written 24 July 2023
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      Kia Ora, Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback and 5-star review. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your flight with us. The flight to Milford is a favourite. We love being able to share our incredible backyard with you. Thanks so much for joining us.
      Written 3 August 2023
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      Sunshine47035842404
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Couples
      Simply stunning. Scenery is beyond belief and all staff from the courtesy driver through to our pilot Danny were just awesome! Views were spectacular and didn't feel rushed on either of the 2 landings. Plenty of photo opportunities. And felt safe at all times. Thank you Helicopter Line for this experience.
      Written 11 October 2023
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      Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to leave our staff a wonderful, 5-star review. The views from Queenstown to Milford are just spectacular and it's our treat to share them with you. Will pass along your feedback to Danny and the rest of our team. Thank you for including us on your Queenstown adventure.
      Written 19 October 2023
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      Ronja
      6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2022 • Family
      Most amazing flight to Milford Sound. We did the flight which included the cruise in Milford. Unbelievable scenery with an amazing landing on the way. Our pilot was also great and provided us with a lot of information about the area! Can highly recommend the Helicopter Line! this flight is one you will never forget!
      Written 29 November 2022
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      Hi Ronja, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your review and share your stunning photos. We’re so happy to know how much you enjoyed your flight to Milford Sound with us. Thank you for joining us. We appreciate your support of The Helicopter Line.
      Written 11 January 2023
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      MAP
      10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Online Booking two days in advance immediate response and top friendly. Flight - Cruise - Flight Package with all you can wish for (including Ben our friendly Aussie Pilot). Recommend it anytime!
      Written 26 November 2022
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      Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Your photos are beautiful, we appreciate you sharing them. Will be sure to pass along your feedback to Ben. We’re so glad you enjoyed your experience with out team. Thank you for including us on your Queenstown adventure. We are grateful for your support.
      Written 11 January 2023
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      Alvin
      9 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This was one of the rides we been on. You get to see the most beautiful and stunning views of Queenstown, Southern Alps and Milford Sound. This is definitely a must do.
      The pilot and the rest of the crew was exceptional. 10 star rating.
      Written 14 July 2023
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      Kia Ora, Thank you so very much for your wonderful, 5-star review. We are thrilled to know how much you enjoyed your flight and experience with our team. Thank you for joining us in Queenstown.
      Written 17 July 2023
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      Matthew S
      24 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Solo
      Scotty was my pilot and he was amazing. Definitely a bucket list item done. Way better than a 14 hour tour to milford and doing the 1.5 hour flight! Well worth every cent!
      Written 16 January 2024
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      Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to leave us and Scotty a 5-star review. The flight to Milford Sound / Piopiotahi is definitely one of our favourites. Thank you for including us on your Queenstown adventure.
      Written 23 January 2024
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      frequentflyer414
      Ohio48 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2019 • Couples
      This is a beautiful tour of Queenstown area and Milford Sound with landings on the beach and in a mountain setting next to an alpine lake (with fun viewings of Kea parrots). Great views of glaciers, mountains, lakes, coastline and surrounding area of Queenstown. Due to weather, our trip was postponed a few days, so we did the shorter Grand Circle tour also. This was also nice, but if weather allows, the Milford tour is a must!
      Written 12 March 2019
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      Thanks for the review! So glad you enjoyed you enjoyed your flight with us, the scenery around Queenstown and Milford Sound is definitely spectacular weather permitting! Thank you for choosing to fly with us.
      Written 25 March 2019
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