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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown provided by Air Milford

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
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from $460.52 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Milford Sound flight and cruise combo tour
Fly over Fiordland National Park to see remote landscapes
Multiple departure times to accommodate your schedule
Convenient pickup and drop-off at Queenstown hotels
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 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38244P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Live pilot commentary on board • Reserved seating aboard the Nature Cruise of Milford Sound • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels) • Coffee and/or Tea • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We provide a pick-up/drop-off service from all centrally located Queenstown accommodation, for an additional cost, please update us with your details. If your accommodation is not centrally located, please let us know and we will send through parking directions.
3 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Air Milford have free parking out site their base.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Live pilot commentary on board • Reserved seating aboard the Nature Cruise of Milford Sound • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels) • Coffee and/or Tea • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We provide a pick-up/drop-off service from all centrally located Queenstown accommodation, for an additional cost, please update us with your details. If your accommodation is not centrally located, please let us know and we will send through parking directions.
3 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Air Milford have free parking out site their base.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Do not forget to bring a jacket and your camera
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Infant rates apply for 0 - 1 years of age, when the infant is sat on a parents lap, with an infant lap belt
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
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 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    3 Tex Smith Lane
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Air Milford
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Coronet Peak
    Skippers Canyon
    Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
    Routeburn Track
    Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
    Milford Sound
    Milford Sound
    Milford Sound Airport
    Milford Sound Airport
  • 2
    Cruise Milford
    Stop: 105 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Sutherland Falls
  • 3
    Bowen Falls
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Greenstone and Caples Tracks
    Lake Wakatipu
    Walter Peak Station Wharf
  • 4
    Air Milford
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Lake Te Anau
  • You'll end at
    3 Tex Smith Lane
    3 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Air Milford have free parking out site their base.
    See address & details
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Cam
3 contributions
Amazing views and service on Milford Air
Apr 2021 • Family
Air Milford delivered a spectacular experience. They are a family run business with new comfortable planes which enable awesome views. Safe and environmentally conscious airline with informative pilots. If you want to go to Milford, fly (not drive) and choose Air Milford. Helpful support service from booking time to flight. Ours was moved due to weather but no hassles and good communication.
Written 30 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Cam Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We here at Milford Air pride ourselves at being as environmentally conscious as we possibly can so it is great to hear that our guests appreciates our efforts. Milford Sound is best seen from above and cannot be compared to seeing it from a car window. We are happy to hear that your experience was spectacular and the service from our staff contributed to your overall time with us. On behalf of the whole team at Air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us, we cannot wait to host you again in the future. Sincerely, Kris Guest Services
Written 3 May 2021
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Dream667924
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
Fantastic trip
Apr 2021 • Family
We loved this trip. The flight there and back was amazing - different routes each way. Incredible scenery. The nature cruise was also great.
Written 28 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Dream667924 Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Our Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly is an amazing way to view the incredible scenery. We are so happy to hear that you loved the trip and had a great time. On behalf of the whole team at Air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us, we cannot wait to host you again in the future. Sincerely, Kris Guest Services
Written 3 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KC-NZ1
Auckland, New Zealand73 contributions
A must do for your bucket list!
OMG! This trip was amazing! It was one of those trips that wasn’t on our bucket list but it went on there today! The trip was amazing partly because we had the most fabulous weather - one of those (apparently) rare days where the sun was shining, simply stunning. We had a fabulous pilot in Carl - knowledgeable and highly competent. And a great crew on the Southern Discoveries boat. We loved seeing Mitre Peak - big highlight. Fabulous seeing fur seals on the rocks and the myriad of waterfalls. The sights were fantastic, the rock formations incredible, and Milford Sound really is a hidden wonder. We really do live in a beautiful country. You gotta go!
Written 27 April 2021
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Hi KC Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that the flight experience with Carl went amazingly. We can all agree that Milford Sound should be on everyone's bucket list as it is truly one of the most beautiful places to visit. We are proud to be able to host our guests on these excursions and show off the hidden wonders New Zealand has to offer. On behalf of the whole team at air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us and all the best for your future adventures. Sincerely, Kris
Written 30 April 2021
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Dave M
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
Awesomely Air Milford
Apr 2021 • Solo
Fantastic day from the time I was picked up from my hotel. Awesome crew who flew the sights of the Southern Alps. The weather was near perfect with fresh snow covering the peaks. The fly-cruise-fly experience is the way to go.
Written 27 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Dave Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so pleased that you had a fantastic day with us and enjoyed viewing the beautiful Southern Alps. This time of year is great for seeing those snow tipped peaks. On behalf of the whole team at Air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us, we cannot wait to host you again in the future. Sincerely, Kris
Written 30 April 2021
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Aaron D
1 contribution
Amazing experience
Apr 2021 • Family
Amazing flights with loads of points of interest. Pilot was fantastic with loads of commentary. One of the best things I’ve ever done.
Written 27 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Aaron Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience with Air Milford. It is always our aim to exceed our guests expectations and it's wonderful to know that on this occasion, we were successful. On behalf of the whole team at Air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us, we cannot wait to host you again in the future. Sincerely, Kris Guest Services
Written 30 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Don White
1 contribution
One Of My Top Tour Experiences....Anywhere!
Apr 2021
Wow. What a trip. It's hard to credit that the flights themselves could exceed the charms and beauty of the Milford Sound Cruise, but these did. Antony, the pilot, took us over a wide variety of lakes, mountains, and other breathtaking scenery. It was enhanced by the great weather that day, so we were extra lucky.

I've been on many tours, in many places around the world, and this was in the top bunch. Well done guys. Proves you don't have to leave the country to have a great experience.

Thanks Antony, and to the friendly check in crew. Was so pleased I chose Air Milford...it was an excellent choice.
Written 21 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Don Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. It is awesome to receive your feedback and know that you had an amazing time flying to Milford Sound with us on your Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly trip. We are happy to hear that the flight experience with Antony can compete with the views of the stunning Milford Sound and that your overall time with us helped prove that New Zealand is and always will be one of the best places to visit. It is always our aim to exceed our guests expectations and it's wonderful to know that on this occasion, we were successful. On behalf of the whole team at Air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us and all the best for your future adventures. Sincerely, Kris
Written 23 April 2021
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Emma
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions
Don’t miss this!
Apr 2021 • Family
The most magical trip. If you are down this way, you CANNOT miss this! The pilot was so knowledgeable, the views from the plane were incredible and then came the beautiful Milford Fiord Cruise.
Written 21 April 2021
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Hi Emma Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. "Magical" is definitely a great way to describe the views! We are happy to hear you had a great experience being flown by Tom. It is always our aim to exceed our guest's expectations and it's wonderful to know that on this occasion, we were successful. On behalf of the whole team at Air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us and all the best for your future adventures. Sincerely, Kris
Written 23 April 2021
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Griffwilltravel
Nelson, New Zealand27 contributions
Six star experience
Apr 2021
If I could award 6 stars I would A amazing experience from beginning to end Run by true professionals. Comfortable planes and a comprehensive commentary describing the scenery as we flew over to Milford. Worth every penny to get there without the long road trip. I would highly recommend this firm.
Written 21 April 2021
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Hi Griffwilltravel Thank you for taking time out of your day to review us on TripAdvisor. We couldn't be happier knowing your Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly excursion with us gets 6 stars and that the information given by Tom, your pilot, helped contribute to your overall experience. We are proud to be able to host our guests on these excursions and show off the absolutely jaw-dropping scenery from the comfort of our state-of-the-art Cessna Caravans. On behalf of the whole team at air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us and all the best for your future adventures. Sincerely, Kris
Written 23 April 2021
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ARN
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Proud and Professional - fantastic experience
Apr 2021
The journey and destination are world class and worth every cent.
We were lucky enough to have a calm clear sunny day - made for magic flights through the mountains. The perspective of the mountain ranges from the air and up close are hard to imagine.
The Air Milford Team were incredibly professional. Their aircraft is clean, looks well maintained, is quiet and perfect for getting great views.
The Milford Sound Cruise boat crew were also incredibly hospitable and committed to making this an amazing experience.
Written 12 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi ARN Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor, we appreciate any and all feedback from our guests. From the amazing weather, the views outside and the crew at Air Milford, we are so happy to hear that your experience was fantastic! We are proud to be able to host our guests on these excursions and show off the absolutely jaw-dropping scenery from the comfort of our state-of-the-art Cessna Caravans. On behalf of the whole team at air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us and all the best for your future adventures. Sincerely, Kris
Written 23 April 2021
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jenkiwi
Orewa, New Zealand14 contributions
The most perfect day with the perfect company
Mum and I chose Air Milford to celebrate her special birthday and we could not have made a better choice.

From first meeting delightful Jo in the office, we knew the genuine caring nature of this family owned company was a perfect fit for us.
We were lucky enough to have Antony as our pilot (son of the owner). His passion for ensuring everyone had a special day really shone through. I also met a couple of their other pilots and could see they all have that same lovely nature.

It truly was a perfect day all round and we would give Air Milford six stars if we could.

Thank you Jo and Antony for making Mum’s day so special :)

Jen
Written 9 April 2021
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Hi Jen Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We love hearing that we helped make your Mum's special birthday one to remember! We are happy to hear that you received a warm welcome from Jo and a great flight experience with Antony. We will happily take your 6 star rating. It is always our aim to exceed our guests expectations and it's wonderful to know that on this occasion, we were successful. On behalf of the whole team at Air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us and all the best for your future adventures. Sincerely, Kris
Written 23 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Absolutely worth it. Was a lovely day for flying and the pilot made best use of the conditions. Friendly service an
carolnz7
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Extraordinary
Absolutely brilliant! We highly recommend this tour. Bookings with Mary were super easy. Alex the pilot gave us a v
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Amazing, Awe inspiring, Majestic….must do when in Q’town.
Simply amazing….. It truly is a once in a lifetime bucket list of must do’s whilst in Queenstown and priced well w
mummabear68
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Wow
How lucky were we. A must do in Queenstown if you can. Made to feel very welcome in a family run business from the
bipinjohn
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Awesome experience
Awesome experience and worth it.The service is incredible and commentary by the pilot was useful and he was checkin
graham108
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Best scenic trip ever
The whole experience was just amazing. The views from the flight were spectacular, and an incredible way to see thi
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AMAZING 🤩 An absolute MUST DO
Wow wow wow, An absolute MUST DO whilst in Queenstown. We are still overwhelmed with the beautiful flight we had a
Boncore
Boncore
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Best Queenstown Experience
Our initial booking to fly/cruise/fly to Milford Sound was cancelled due to bad weather. We only had a day in Queen
796ejm
796ejm
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Was the highlight of our holiday
All of it, the scenic flight was great, a blue sky day in Milford, and a calm boat trip made for a unforgettable da
meanderingkiwi
meanderingkiwi
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Absolutely Fabulous
Do not miss this experience when you’re visiting Queenstown and we highly recommend Air Milford as the ones to do t
Dlush1255
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A wonderful day
What a fabulous trip my friend and I enjoyed today with Milford Air from the pick up to the drop off at our Hotel.
99dahliaw
99dahliaw
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Stunning Trip
Trip of a lifetime, the views from the plane were like nothing we'd ever seen before & added to the cruise at Milfo
324laynel
324laynel
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Excellent experience
Flew out to Milford Sound and it was brilliant, Carl the pilot was fantastic and it was a great flight, we felt ver
anniecmm
anniecmm
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Incredibly professional
Although they couldn’t fly into Milford Sound for weather reasons, they found a solution and had us go from another
BarbG996
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Great way to see Milford & the mountains
Fantastic flight back from Milford Sound today. Awesome pilot and ground staff, thoroughly recommend
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