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

Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown

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This easy half-day tour of Milford Sound allows you to see and experience the best of Fiordland in a short time. With convenient round-trip transfers from Queenstown, even travelers on a tight itinerary can do a lot. Enjoy a sightseeing flight over the glacial fiords, and then get a close-up view on a catamaran cruise. The sound is beautiful in any weather, and you may even spot dolphins, penguins, and seals.
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    Air Milford
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    Pass by Coronet Peak
    Pass by Skippers Canyon
    Pass by Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
    Pass by Routeburn Track
    Pass by Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
    Pass by Milford Sound
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    Milford Sound
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    Milford Sound Airport
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    Bowen Falls
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    Milford Sound Airport
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    Pass by Sutherland Falls
  • 6
    Cruise Milford
    Stop: 105 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Greenstone and Caples Tracks
    Pass by Lake Wakatipu
    Pass by Walter Peak Station Wharf
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    Air Milford
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    Pass by Lake Te Anau
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  • An ideal tour for photography and nature enthusiasts
  • Learn about the area from live commentary
  • Transfers from central Queenstown hotels are included
  • Get the best views with reserved seating on board the cruise
Important Information
Departure Point
Queenstown, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live pilot commentary on board
  • Reserved Seating aboard the Nature Cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • On the 9.30am departure a small morning snack is provided, on the 11.30am departure, lunch is provided and on the 1.30pm departure a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink is provided.
  • Entry/Admission - Cruise Milford
  • unless specified
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Additional Info
  • 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 150 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Malcolmfire wrote a review 12 Mar
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom171 contributions48 helpful votes
This was the most amazing day of my life. Well executed from being picked up at holiday park, really friendly reception, flight briefing my pilot Tom ( who was the consummate professional all afternoon & very knowledgeable) the fantastic boat crew of Southern Tours & flight
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Bretton B wrote a review 3 Mar
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Worth every cent! An exceptional tour with great scenic views, in-flight commentary and an awesome cruise on Milford Sound. We went in the morning and had great weather. Thoroughly recommended!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Mermaid wrote a review 2 Mar
Huntington Beach, California4 contributions
Racheal and the Jake Japanese guy were the best ever lots of pics so patient made the experience APlus super stoked for this adventure 5 stars
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Date of experience: March 2020
Yorkshireman abroad wrote a review Feb 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
We did the fly cruise fly option. Well worth it. Especially as at the moment it’s an 8 hour round trip only by an organised coach through to Milford Sound after landfall that they’ve had. Views were spectacular. We booked the smaller boat cruise, again worth it. As due to
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Austin & Phoebe wrote a review Feb 2020
Taipei, Taiwan104 contributions3 helpful votes
原本預定的日期因為天氣不佳沒有成行,幸運的第二天天氣很好,air Milford 幫我們安排下午出發,飛行過程中看到壯闊的雪山,之後乘坐大船遊Milford Sound,看到一群海獅,峽灣風景很美,直得一遊
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Phoebe C, Tank you for you review of Air Milford on TripAdvisor. It was our pleasure to host you recently and we are so pleased that you enjoyed an excellent time visiting Milford Sound - how awesome to see some seals during the cruise! Thank you for mentioning the weather in your review, as it plays a large part in our operation and should be a consideration when making a booking. Flying to Milford Sound is weather dependent, so we can only fly to Milford when the weather is good, we fly about 70% of the time, so we recommend that guests have a back-up day (or two) factored into their schedule, so that if the weather is inclement on their first day, they have maximum flexibility to switch to a following day. We are glad to hear that you had a back-up day ready, so that when poor weather intervened, you were able to simply swatch your booking to a following day and not miss out on the adventure. On behalf of the whole team here at Air Milford, thank you for your high endorsement to future travelers and all the best for your next travels! Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford.
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About the operator
By: Air Milford
Becky R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Amazing way to see Milford/Queenstown
Our family of 5 had booked a round trip van excursion to Milford Sound from Queenstown - when we arrived in
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Orange, Australia
flight to Milford Sound
on my Birthday we took a special flight to Milford Sound, terrif experience the most fantastic view of the
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Lubbock, Texas
must do
this is a very exciting plane ride and boat tour . i highly recommend it and bring your cameras you will want
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Barbara H
Stunning aerial views and a beautiful Milford Sound cruise!
Antony our pilot was welcoming and made us all very comfortable and ready for our flight and cruise ahead. The
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Brian Gray
Brian Gray
Wonderful experience. Highly recommended. Best activity we had in new zealand. Very helpful and experienced
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We spent 5 days in Queenstown with adventures planned every day and this was the best experience we had during
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
This was the most amazing day of my life. Well executed from being picked up at holiday park, really friendly
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Our 50th birthday celebration
Amazing best flight ever pilot was amazing full of information & just a great trip . We absolutely enjoyed it
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caroline l
Oxford, United Kingdom
Scenic Flight to Milford
We had hoped to fly to Milford and sail up the sound, but the rain washed away the road and the landing strip!
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Milton, Georgia
Amazing Experience
Definitely the tour company to book with. They picked us up at our hotel at the exact time scheduled (8:30am).
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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