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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

  • Milford Sound flight and cruise combo tour
  • Fly over Fiordland National Park to see remote landscapes
  • Multiple departure times to accommodate your schedule
Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
From US$378.65
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9.30am Departure SummerMost Popular
Includes morning tea aboard the Nature Cruise.
9.30am Departure Winter
Includes a morning tea aboard the Nature Cruise of Milford Sound departing 9.30am in winter
1.30pm Departure Summer
includes complimentary beer, wine or soft drink aboard the afternoon Nature Cruise
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.
Reviews (111)
1 - 5 of 100 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
The only way to get to and see Milford Sound!!

We did the Fly/Cruise/Fly and it was worth the money. Whole journey too 4 hours rather than 6 hours driving each way. Staff are friendly and professional. Safety is a priority. Once in the air the views are amazing. Because we flew with Air Milford...More

Thank Cameron B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Phenomenal experience

We did the fly, cruise, fly with Air Milford yesterday from Queenstown and it was the most amazing experience! After doing the flight I would tell anyone I knew who was considering going to Milford Sound to fly rather than drive. It is definitely worth...More

Thank ImAnAussie
Reviewed 1 week ago
highlight of our 10 days in NZ

What a fantastic experience. The pilot was very interactive and went above an beyond to ensure both sides of the plan got the best views The groups are small and the service exceptional.More

Thank BV73
Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi BV73, Thank you so much for your short and super sweet review of your excursion with Air Milford! We really appreciate you taking the time out to let us know how you got on. it's so nice to hear that this was the highlight...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
A great day!

We are reviewing all tripadviser locations visited, as a couple, in our campervan on both N and S Islands, (four weeks in Sep/Oct 2018). As Aussies, we loved New Zealand and its people! Good or otherwise, any feedback helps those venues and fellow travellers alike!...More

Thank AudreyTasker
Airmilford, Guest Services at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi AudreyTasker. Thank you for your lovely review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear you had a lovely time in New Zealand, visiting both the North & South Islands over four weeks in a campervan would have been great to see so much! Seeing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great group, excellent experience!

Flying from Queenstown to Milford Sound is the best way to see the mountains and Alps here. They took one route in, then a different route back, we saw much more that way. Pilot Alex gave us an excellent ride, and fantastic commentary as we...More

1  Thank Mike T
Airmilford, Guest Services at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mike T. Thank you for the shiny 5 stars/11 stars! 😉 We are so glad to hear you had a lovely time flying with our pilot Alex. When flying to Milford Sound we like to show you as much as we can and flying...More

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