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

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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 5h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Flight and cruise combo grants unique mix of air and sea views
  • 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

  • Flight and Cruise
  • Light refreshments
  • Live commentary on board
  • Complimentary pickup and drop-off from set locations
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
What's not included
  • Lunch

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please call Milford Sound Scenic Flight for the final weather check 1hr 30mins before the departure time you have booked for. Hotel pick-up commences from 5mins after the weather check time for your flight. Please check email confirmation from operator stating closest pickup location and time. If you are staying at an location not listed, please advise Milford Sound Scenic Flights and they will advise you of the closest pickup location.
  • 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
  • Other:
  • 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Outside The Helicopter Line Booking Centre
  • Colonial Village Motel, 136 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand At the Colonial Village/Pounamu Bus Stop
  • Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu, Queenstown, 110 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand At the Colonial Village/Pounamu Bus Stop
  • The Rees Hotel, Luxury Apartments & Lakeside Residences, 377 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Pickup from the Bus Stop located opposite The Rees Hotel
  • Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort, 327-343 Frankton Road, Queenstown, STH 9300, New Zealand Pickup from the Bus Stop located opposite The Rees Hotel
  • Oaks Queenstown Club Suites, 171-179 Frankton Road, Queenstown, STH 9300, New Zealand At the Colonial Village/Pounamu Bus Stop
  • Sherwood Queenstown, 554 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Pickup from the Bus Stop at the bottom of Sherwood Manor/Goldfield Heights
  • Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road, an IHG Hotel, 594 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand Pickup from the Bus Stop at the bottom of Sherwood Manor/Goldfield Heights
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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: 28286P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You will need to call 1hr 15mins before the departure time you have booked for. If the weather is suitable you will be picked up from your hotel approximately 5 minutes after the call.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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.
  • 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

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

How much is Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown?
Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown price starts from $691.19. Discover and book Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown on Tripadvisor
What is the Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown cancellation policy?
Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown on Tripadvisor
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Julia Y
London, UK22 contributions
What an unforgettable, amazing experience. Our flight to and from the sound was mind-blowing and beautiful. An absolutely incredible scenic flight which our pilot, Katie, navigated so smoothly and with great commentary. We were within an arms reach of mountain peaks and glaciers. The flight into the Sound was an absolute highlight and will be one of the most unique flying experiences you’ll ever have. We were guided to the cruise with Mitre Peak Cruises directly from the airfield and the cruise itself was a good two-hour journey through the Sound, with free tea and coffee on board. It was a full boat after a week of bad weather and cancellations but everyone had a spot to get a good view most of the time. Our return flight with Katie was awesome again, and we took a different route to get a beautiful view over Lake Te Anau and Wakatipu. Completely worth doing the fly/cruise/fly if you can as we were back just after 2pm which meant we had time to go out for a nice glass of wine in the Gibbston Valley!
Written 12 February 2021
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Hi julz_young Thanks for your fantastic review. Great to hear you had such a great time flying with us. Kind regards Milford Sound Scenic Flights
Written 28 March 2021
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Craig
Tauranga, New Zealand7 contributions
Awesome flight and cruise
The pilot Elliot was brilliant, very knowledgeable about the surroundings and a great sense of humour.
The cruise was mind blowing with seals sunbathing and dolphins putting on a fantastic show.
All the staff from pick up to drop off were amazing
Book your trip ASAP 😊
Written 26 July 2020
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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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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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Jeanne T
Hawaii233 contributions
When we first arrived at the airport we were told that the flight was canceled because Milford Sound was socked in with clouds and we would not be able to see the mountains from the Sound. A half hour later we were told the clouds had lifted and we would be on our way flying to the Milford Sound in a 14 passenger airplane. Katie was our pilot and it was wonderful. From Queenstown to Milford Sound flying over the mountains and all the scenery that we saw was just spectacular. When we landed at the Milford Sound we boarded a boat and went through the Sound and headed out into the Tasman Sea. The captain and his co-employee on the boat were very nice, friendly and informative. Milford Sound is just beautiful. The last picture you can see red snow, that is from the fires in Australia. We were so lucky to experience both the airplane and boat tour they are well worth the money.
Written 11 January 2020
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Thank you so much for the great review. We do think Milford Sound is a special place and recommend everyone to experience it. Glad to hear Katie our pilot did a fantastic job, and we will pass on your great feedback to her.
Written 21 January 2020
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AliNel01
Nelson, New Zealand102 contributions
May 2021
A great experience from start to finish. Pilot Andy looked after us extremely well, the flights were stunning - above the clouds for about half of the first flight, so beautiful, and the commentary both ways was informative. Cruise was excellent. We really enjoyed this trip and would recommend it to anyone. Well done, team, and thank you.
Written 6 May 2021
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Hi AliNel01 Thank you for your fantastic review. Great to hear you had a super experience with us and Andy looked after you throughout your trip with us. Kind regards Milford Sound Scenic Flights
Written 21 May 2021
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Dario
8 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
An absolutely outstanding experience! All staff including aircraft, check in and cruise staff treated us exceptionally well. As others have noted, flights can be cancelled due to weather, so make sure you book yours for earlier in your trip, so there is time for you to reschedule to another day if needed. Our first booking was cancelled due to weather but we were able to easily rebook for another day, such turned out to be postcard perfect. This is a 'pinch yourself' kind of experience, highly recommended!
Written 1 July 2021
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Thank you Dario for the great review! Glad the weather held out for you, and we were able to get you to Milford Sound during your time in Queenstown 😊
Written 5 July 2021
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louieHobartTasmania
Hobart, Australia56 contributions
We had been waiting to visit Milford Sound for 5 yrs, as we missed out on a previous trip to NZ. We were due to go on Tuesday but the weather was not suitable, the front office staff were so helpful in rebooking us to another day, which turned out to be perfect.
Everything was very professional, safety was paramount,clear instructions were given, everything explained and then we were away. Wow every moment was memorable, so many photos from the plane, the pilot Katy, was relaxed, funny and extremely competent. Never felt anxious at all in the small plane.
On arrival to Milford we were transferred to a waiting bus to join our cruise. Everything was well planned.
The cruise itself was breathtaking, to be in the Sound after all the waiting was worth it. Simply beautiful, peaceful and iconic.
My only criticism of the cruse was the basic refreshments, tea bags, coffee was instant, no bickies or snacks available. The refreshment side of things needs to be improved, put in a pay as you go decent coffee machine and snack machine.
Once returned to port we were again transferred by bus to our plane. A wonderful flight back via a different route and before we knew it we were returned safely to Queenstown Airport.
Well worth the cost, everyone was very friendly, professional and the trip did not disappoint. Thank you very much
Written 23 March 2023
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Kia Ora Louie, We are very happy to hear that after 5 years and a weather day that we were finally able to get you over to Milford Sound! Glad to hear that Katie was able to make your experience even more memorable. 😊 Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us and we will take on board the criticisms also. Kind Regards, Milford Sound Scenic Flights
Written 27 March 2023
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PABLONZ
New Zealand2 contributions
Jul 2020
This was an amazing experience! Well worth the money. The Pilot, Elliot, was so informative telling us everything as we flew over the Alps. Then the criuse round Milford Sound was breathtaking. The Captain of the Ferry made so much effort to make the experience even better. He knew his stuff. The other staff were fantastic and friendly and also knew their stuff. The flight back was as amazing and again Elliot knows his stuff. Great Pilot and great host.
This was a Bucket List day that I will never forget. Seeing the dolphins swimming alongside the boat was beyond words.
Seriously, words do not highlight what an amazing day this was. The photo opportunities were out of this world.
I cannot recommend this highly enough. If you do one thing here it is this trip.
Written 27 July 2020
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darrenjAtl
Atlanta52 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Wow! What a great experience! We had originally booked for December 2, but a few days before the weather said 90% chance of rain but December 1 looked really good. We were lucky that they still had available seats to change our booking because we ended up going on an absolutely beautiful day. Fiordland National Park is such a huge and remote area that is not easily navigable or viewable by land. We did the fly/cruise/fly package and were able to see it (not all of course) from the sky as well as from ground level in the cruise. It's definitely the way to go, and it saved us probably 5-6 hours of driving as we originally planned to go there driving from Te Anau.

Our flight took us from Queenstown over the Wakatipu river and through/over the mountains to land at Milford Sound. There were many beautiful sights to see along the way from snowcapped peaks to beautiful valleys. Our pilot was also our tour guide, narrating the things that we passed, and we could clearly hear him through our headphones. The windows of the plane are large and clean, so we were able to get a lot of great pictures.

The Mitre Peak Cruises boat had 2 levels, and you could choose to stay inside, protected from the wind and or water spray, or you could go out on deck to take pictures. We took Milford Sound all the way out to the Tasman Sea and back. We stopped by a couple of beautiful waterfalls, including the 2nd tallest in Fiordland Park, 146m, almost 3x taller than Niagara Falls. Our boat got very close so you could look up into the falls if you were brave enough to be out with the water spray.

Overall, we couldn't recommend this tour more. In retrospect, we'd have skipped the stop at Te Anau entirely since we ended up seeing Milford Sound through this tour.
Written 3 December 2023
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FamilyFirst_12
Chicago, IL57 contributions
We booked this tour after our original bus tour got canceled. It really worked out for the better. We throughly enjoyed the plane views. It was a beautiful day in the sky. We felt very safe as they take all the precautions to make sure it is safe to fly. We later found out the tour after ours had been canceled due to weather. We appreciated getting picked up right from our stay. My husband got a nice break from driving that day. The Milford Sound views from the boat were nice. It wasn't a clear day at Milford but they did a nice job of making sure to turn the boat when there was a waterfall so everyone could enjoy the views. We did not feel it was over crowded and you can walk around and change viewing spots. So glad we did this tour versus the bus tour as the plane views were our favorite part. Definitely recommend.
Written 24 March 2023
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Journey36979649387
Kia Ora, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience in Milford Sound with us. We really appreciate you doing so. Sounds like you truly lucked out with getting to see the sound before the weather changed and also saved a full day of being on the road 😊 Thank you for recommending to others ! Kind Regards, Milford Sound Scenic Flights
Written 27 March 2023
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