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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown provided by Milford Sound Scenic Flights

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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown
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Tour snapshot
Flight and cruise combo grants unique mix of air and sea views
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
It's an undisputed fact that the best views of New Zealand's scenery are achieved from the air. Experience unparalleled views of Fiordland National Park on a round-trip scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound. From your window seat, listen to the pilot’s commentary as you peer out over striking mountain peaks, lakes, and waterfalls. Plus, get an up-close glimpse on a cruise from Mitre Peak to the Tasman Sea.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Visit Milford Sound, the Tasman Sea, and the Southern Alps in a single day
  • Pilot commentary guides visitors on each flight 
  • Convenient hotel pick-up, drop-off, and choice of departure time
What to expect
Your trip begins with hassle-free hotel pick-up in Queenstown. Once you arrive at the hangar, check in and board your aircraft—equipped only with window seats so that all passengers can take in the panorama below. On the first flight to Milford Sound, you have a bird’s eye view of the dramatic landscapes of Fiordland National Park, guided by the commentary of your pilot. After landing, begin your cruise along the untouched waters of Milford Sound, traveling from Mitre Peak to the Tasman Sea. Your return flight takes a different path, soaring above the snowy Southern Alps. Once you land in Queenstown, enjoy transport back to your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit Milford Sound, the Tasman Sea, and the Southern Alps in a single day
  • Pilot commentary guides visitors on each flight 
  • Convenient hotel pick-up, drop-off, and choice of departure time
What to expect
Your trip begins with hassle-free hotel pick-up in Queenstown. Once you arrive at the hangar, check in and board your aircraft—equipped only with window seats so that all passengers can take in the panorama below. On the first flight to Milford Sound, you have a bird’s eye view of the dramatic landscapes of Fiordland National Park, guided by the commentary of your pilot. After landing, begin your cruise along the untouched waters of Milford Sound, traveling from Mitre Peak to the Tasman Sea. Your return flight takes a different path, soaring above the snowy Southern Alps. Once you land in Queenstown, enjoy transport back to your hotel.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 28286P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Flight and Cruise
  • Light refreshments
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick-up commences 5mins after the weather check for your flight.
  • 39 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Departure Point: Your Queenstown central hotel, or self-drive to the base hangar (address on confirmation voucher) Address: 39 Lucas Place Queenstown, There is plenty of free off street parking at our base. Return point: Return to same departure location
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • You will partake in a weather check an hour before the departure flight time. If the weather is suitable you will be picked up from your hotel approximately 5 minutes after the call.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infants are classed as 11kgs or under. If they are over this weight, they will be classed as a child due to infant seatbelt weight limit restrictions. They will have to be charged a child price on the day if weights and are over the 11kg limit.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers 36 weeks or more into their pregnancy
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Flight and Cruise
  • Light refreshments
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick-up commences 5mins after the weather check for your flight.
  • 39 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Departure Point: Your Queenstown central hotel, or self-drive to the base hangar (address on confirmation voucher) Address: 39 Lucas Place Queenstown, There is plenty of free off street parking at our base. Return point: Return to same departure location
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • You will partake in a weather check an hour before the departure flight time. If the weather is suitable you will be picked up from your hotel approximately 5 minutes after the call.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infants are classed as 11kgs or under. If they are over this weight, they will be classed as a child due to infant seatbelt weight limit restrictions. They will have to be charged a child price on the day if weights and are over the 11kg limit.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers 36 weeks or more into their pregnancy
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Patrick Leung
Glen Waverley, Australia2 contributions
Jun 2022
The aerial views of the snow capped mountains from the plane was spectacular. The views of the fjord from the boat were simply awesome. A most wonderful excursion. Highly recommended. We are very glad that we chose the round-trip flight approach.
Written 27 June 2022
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MSFNZ
Thanks for your amazing review of your trip with us to Milford Sound. There is no better way to see the mountain scenery than by flying through the mountains and weaving your way through to Milford Sound with our experienced pilots guiding you through there and back.
Written 1 July 2022
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Nikki Lemoto
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
MUST DO activity! It’s so beautiful and peaceful on the cruise. Our drivers were knowledgeable and shared all the history behind the scenery. It was super cold so make sure you layer up and take some snacks! 10/10 experience & compulsory if you visit/live in NZ!!
Written 23 June 2022
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MSFNZ
Thanks for your excellent review. Great to hear that you had a fantastic time with us and had a 10/10 experience with our team. The scenery is just one of a kind and our Pilots love explaining about the scenery/history of the area with everyone. It certainly is a must do activity whilst you are in Queenstown/NZ.
Written 1 July 2022
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MRTX
3 contributions
Sadly, the boat cruise portion of our trip was cancelled due to weather, so my review is only of the flight portion.
I was admittedly a little bit nervous as we’d been made aware that there would be no time for our Milford Sound boat cruise due to an approaching storm system. However, the calm and knowledgeable demeanor of our pilot Katie allayed my concerns about the weather and what it might mean regarding turbulence snd safety. Katie was an excellent pilot.
The view from the air of the Southern Alps, glaciers, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, Milford Sound and the edge of the Tasman sea were spectacular. I don’t think the majesty of the area could be fully appreciated except from an aerial view. Katie landed us for a 15 minute stop at the Milford airfield, and we had time for a brief walk along a shoreline path. Having traveled from the USA, we were disappointed in the cancellation of the boat cruise portion, but due to weather our excursion had already been rescheduled from 2 days earlier, snd we were departing NZ the following day so this was our last opportunity to see Milford Sound. I am glad that we opted for the “flight only” that was offered as an alternative to cancelling the excursion altogether.
We were required to check in via telephone an hour prior to our tour time, and it was somewhat inconvenient when our initial date was postponed, as we had no time to make arrangements for an alternate excursion. Something to bear in mind if you are staying a limited number of days in the area. Fortunately we had left one day “open” and were able to reschedule for that date.
Something that could be improved upon: our pilot gave a commentary during our flight, and even though we were seated in the second row behind her, due to the engine noise we could not hear a word that she said. This was quite disappointing. It would’ve been much more enjoyable if we’d been able to hear the names of the landforms etc that we were flying over and near. I’d suggest that this company offer headsets, as helicopters provide, so that passengers can benefit from the pilot’s commentary.
Written 6 June 2022
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MSFNZ
Thanks for you your great and in-depth review. We are glad you enjoyed the Milford Sound flight with us and got to see some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer. The weather does become a challenge certainly on the West Coast where Milford Sound is, and with safety being a main priority, we want to make sure all customers have a fantastic yet safe experience with us when we can get out there. With weather being extremely variable around this region, we always recommend booking for the earliest day you have available whilst in Queenstown to allow the chance to reschedule to another date incase of bad weather as our team will happily help to recommend the best possible chances of getting you out to Milford Sound via flight. We will pass on your commendations to Katie also. Thank you again for joining us.
Written 1 July 2022
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Ruth O
Hamilton, New Zealand3 contributions
Apr 2022
I couldn't pick a favourite. The whole trip was fantastic! The flights over and back took different routes and the scenery is incredible. Mountain after mountain after mountain. Stunning. Our pilot was very personable and spoke to everyone on the flight. It was difficult to hear what he said during the flights though which would be the only drawback. Cruising the sounds was also just beautiful. Saw dolphins and seals. Also had gorgeous weather so that was a bonus.
Written 16 April 2022
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Journey36979649387
Thank you for this wonderful review! We are so glad you were able to experience this special part of New Zealand with us 😊 Kind Regards, Milford Sound Scenic Flights Team
Written 24 May 2022
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Georgette R
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
Amazing flight experience. Picture perfect views. Friendly and easy going pilots. Totally recommend to friends and family. Flying into Milford is a must.
Written 29 December 2021
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Thank you for your great review. Awesome to hear you had a super time out with us. Milford Sound is definitely a must for everyone Kind Regards Milford sound Scenic Flights
Written 11 January 2022
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Michelle
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We had an awesome flight to Milford with Andy as our pilot. Andy gave us a great commentary on the way and when we landed we were lost for words on how beautiful the scenery was. The cruise was amazing and we were extremely lucky as it was quiet so we pretty much had the boat to ourselves. Loved the dolphins.
Written 17 December 2021
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Thanks for your fantastic review. We are glad you had a great day out with us in Milford Sound and super lucky to catch some dolphins in the Sound swimming by the boat. Kind Regards Milford sound Scenic Flights
Written 11 January 2022
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Angelique J
15 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
We had an amazing pilot that provided great commentary and the whole service from start to finish from all involved was exemplary.
Written 28 November 2021
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Journey36979649387
So happy to hear you had a wonderful time with us on your trip to Milford Sound. Thank you for leaving a review with us 😊 Kind Regards, Milford Sound Scenic Flights Team
Written 5 December 2021
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Xbelo
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Flying to Milford Sound was an amazing experience. The pilot Katie was a great guide and also an excellent pilot. The scenery was something else. Not to be missed.
Written 30 October 2021
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Journey36979649387
Glad to hear you had a wonderful time with our Pilot Katie on your trip to Milford Sound. Thank you for leaving a review! Kind Regards, Milford Sound Scenic Flight Team
Written 11 November 2021
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surelybassey
Wellington, New Zealand246 contributions
Lovely scenic, perfect day. We took off at 10 am with clouds and the sun came mid flight.
Brilliant for shaving 6 hours travelling off your trip.
I wanted to dip into the sounds but it’s either too deep or too shallow near the jetty and a bit slimy on the base. The boat cruise was nice snd the very cool pilot allowed us to stop for 5 minutes by the water for a dip.
Charge your cameras, it’s pretty amazing.
Out Daughter, 11 got awful pressure in her ears both ways. Would have been nice to walk around but the boat does show you seals, waterfalls and old tree avalanches.
I would rather a 1 hour boat and one hour explore. Skip the sea part.
Bring food.
Written 21 October 2021
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Journey36979649387
Thank you for your review! Happy to hear you had a lovely trip and were able to get down to the water. Kind Regards, Milford Sound Scenic Flight Team
Written 11 November 2021
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Bryony
2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Milford Sound Scenic Flights and Mitre Peak Cruises

One item of the bucket list ticked off! I thought I knew my country, this experience showed me I'd only scratched the surface!! I can't say enough great things about our experience or the staff. I feel I wouldn't do it/them justice - but I'll give it a try.

An amazing experience we will remember forever! We came in the Spring/Summer season and it was stunning, we've vowed to come back in Winter where I'm sure it will be even more so. Definitely something not to be missed! Some people come to Milford Sound by bus which I'm sure is great, but flying to and from Milford.... absolutely magical. Awesome, friendly staff that know their stuff and know how to give people a great time. From the flight to the cruise, these guys are a well oiled machine who take this experience to the next level!

Can't wait to come back and experience this all over again!

P.S. can't upload a photo because the files are too large. Regardless, you have to see it to believe it!
Written 19 October 2021
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Journey36979649387
Hi Bryony, Thank you for the glowing review ! We look forward to seeing you again in the Winter months 😊 Kind Regards, Milford Sound Scenic Flight Team
Written 11 November 2021
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The best experience of Queenstown!
Absolutely amazing, we can't rate this experience highly enough. Breathtaking views, book now, it is so worth it!
chrishN2745VI
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Best thing I’ve done in Queenstown
A last min surprise flight ended up being the trip of a lifetime to fly over the snowy mountains. Despite a fear o
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Milford Sounds flight/cruise
Flights fantastic, cruise just as good. Would do it again. The pilot was awsome & whole trip was one of the best th
Natalie H
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A beautiful day
The team at Milford Sound Scenic Flights were friendly and professional, and the over flight was incredible. Seeing
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Ask for James - awesome pilot
Had an awesome day with our pilot James - confident, professional and knowledgeable regarding fiordland and the M
Julia S
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Brilliant Experience
We would like to thank Katie for being our pilot on Wednesday the 28th April she was marvellous and very informativ
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Fabulous trip
We had a spectacular flight with pilot Grant, who gave us a really interesting commentary and made sure that all pa
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Flight / cruise / Flight
We had the best day flying into one of the most spectacular parts of the world!!! Pilot Pete was super informative
UnaSinead
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Top Day Out 🥰
Had the pleasure of flying with Milford Sound Scenic Flights, at the weekend, under the expert control of Katie TOP
AdenO9
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Phenomenal
One of the best experiences of my life so far! Katie and they crew are so amazing, I will do this again and gift t
12SH11
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Amazing
Incredible experience. Very easy, picked up from our hotel and taken to the airport. Plane is comfortable and every
NASASSY
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Memorable day
What a wonderful day our family of three had fly/cruise/fly. Outstanding value for a spectacular day of scenery. Ou
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Worth every cent
The Milford Sound cruise was great, but the flights there and back ...stunning. Pay the money, unbelievable scene
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What an Experience
Our family of five did the Fly Cruise Fly. A real bucket list adventure and what an adventure it was. Unbelievable
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Once in a lifetime experience!
Loved this experience! Everything was on time and very professional. Being able to witness all the surreal views fr
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