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Milford Sound - 201
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Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Helicopter flight
  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
What's not included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 35 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Pickup details
  • Will self-drive Pick up location TBC Kamana Lakehouse Mercure Queenstown Resort Heritage Queenstown Crowne Plaza Queenstown I-Site Millennium Hotel Pounamu Apartments The Rees Hotel Sherwood Bus Stop (Frankton Rd) The Hilton Resort & Spa
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Queenstown isite Visitor Information Centre, 22 Shotover Street, The Clocktower Building, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • 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: 9180P11

      • Most travellers can participate
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Infants will be charged at the child rate (0-3 years old sit on adults lap)
      • Due to comfort and weight/balance of the aircraft, passengers must supply accurate weights upon booking
      • 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 30 travellers

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

      How much is Milford Sound - 201?
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      Which company provides Milford Sound - 201?
      Milford Sound - 201 is hosted by Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Milford Sound - 201 on Tripadvisor
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      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9180P11

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      Itinerary
      • You'll start at
        35 Lucas Place
        Or, you can also get picked up
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      • 1
        Milford Sound
        Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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      • 2
        Milford Sound
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      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
        972
        Queenstown, New Zealand
        Joined in October 2010
      • sharnaedmondz
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        What an experience!!! Amazing!
        Absolutely loved our flight experience with Luke West, right from the start to the end he was so professional and very experienced. He definitely went above and beyond for us. Which made our trip even more memorable than it already was! It’s the little things that make it special. From digging in the snow to help us climb to the top, realising I was cold so went back to the helicopter to bring me my jacket. The whole entire staff is awesome! Thank you to all at glacier southern lakes helicopters you are all amazing!! We will definitely be back with you guys for another exceptional experience.. did I mention we went for our 1 year wedding anniversary? Left there with our cups overflowing!
        Written 7 April 2024
      • iWuverine83
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing and highly recommended experience
        10/10 experience! The views were breathtaking and the helicopter experience felt very safe and exciting. Jeremy, our pilot, was a steady hand and gave us a some amazing views and insights into the area. The booking process was also very smooth - they were responsive and very clear with the instructions. Complimentary pickup was also included! Highly recommended and it left us wishing we could go on more flights with them in the future 😊😊😊
        Written 4 April 2024
      • Seaside04262354920
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worth every penny!
        Kurt was amazing! Incredible views, great info on all of the locations, views, and stops. Highlight of our two-week honeymoon trip!
        Written 23 March 2024
      • RegularKeyakidiner
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Enjoyable flight....
        Enjoyed the flight and the landing on Glacier Isabel given that we could not make the heli hike on Franz Josef Glacier due to poor weather for our 2 hour window... Next best...
        Written 23 March 2024
      • travellingmichael1
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing, unique experience
        From the moment you take off you know you are in for a special experience. At 7000 feet you get a perfect close up view of the scenic mountains and valleys surrounding Queenstown, sights you would never see in that level of detail unless you were a mountaineer. The glacier landing (which is weather related) is a once in a lifetime experience where you truly feel you are connecting to nature. If the pilot gives that the all clear, best to skip the pebbled beach landing because, as soon as you step out of the helicopter swarms of sand flies start biting your face, neck and feet the itching goes on for days afterwards! The pilot was calm and helpful with just the right level of commentary. Don't miss this.
        Written 17 March 2024
      • DayTrip27642487833
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Money well spent
        Alfie was entertaining and he made the trip exciting and fun. The scenery was amazing and we got to see a stag. It is worth the money…. Do it.
        Written 14 March 2024
      • Tenli F
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Majestic Milford Sound
        Wow! I have taken several helicopter flights and the beauty of this area is unmatched. You’ll be flying next to snowy blue glaciers; pop over the ridge of the mountain and you’re now looking at a completely different landscape. Will our pilot was great!
        Written 14 March 2024
      • D9788MYmaryp
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Trip of a lifetime! Amazing!
        It was an extraordinary opportunity! There are not enough words to accurately describe this. It was magnificent - magical- majestic! Our pilot Luke was awesome - talented pilot and a wonderful host and guide. This was a highlight of our trip to New Zealand! I would recommend this excursion! We will be back some day! I’d give this 10 stars if there was such a rating! ❤️
        Written 9 March 2024
      • chyy8
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Top of the line experience!
        It was such an incredible way to see the country I grew up in. Only of the most breathtaking experiences of my life flying low over the range. The crew were so professional and our helicopter pilot Jeremy was as good as you could ask for. I would 100% use this company again and when my children are older I would happily take them on it. Money well spent
        Written 5 March 2024
      • LissJoy
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worth the Money!
        This experience it worth the $. Our pilot Luke was very knowledgeable. We got to land on top of the mountain. The weather was to warm to land on a glacier. We did see Dolphins while on the boat.
        Written 2 March 2024
      • ondine64
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience!
        The flight was absolutely amazing, our pilot Will was so good, professional, very friendly, kept us informed all the time regarding the mountains we were flying over, and the landing on the glacier was so smooth and exciting.
        Written 28 February 2024
      • Connector88985
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Day trip to Milford sounds
        What an awesome day. We did a 4 hour coach ride from Queenstown to Milford sound, then a 2 hour boat cruise on the Milford sound and completed the day with a helicopter flight with glacier southern lakes helicopter back to Queenstown. Enjoyed both the coach ride there and the helicopter flight back. We did a landing with spectacular views.
        Written 28 February 2024
      • gablovesfreyja
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Ultimate way to see Milford Sound
        Incredible experience with amazing pilot Alfie - the most experienced pilot who did a year of filming for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. We had the most stunning day. Beautiful scenery. Really really enjoyed it. Landed on a mountain with snow, then at Milford Sound airport, then on a beach on the Tasman Sea. Perfect weather. Incredible pilot.
        Written 28 February 2024
      • Austin230
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful half day in the air and at sea.
        Helicopter ride to Milford Sound then Cruise of Milford Sound then helicopter back to Queenstown. It was a spectacular tour. The weather was such that we got to land on a glacier. The views were unbelievable. Our pilot was great. The Milford Sound cruise was special and Milford Sound should not be missed. Highly recommend this tour.
        Written 25 February 2024
      • I4730WG_
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience of seeing the tremendous mountains of Queensland in New Zealand
        It is the first time to see the glacier and snow on the high mountains in New Zeland and the scene was amazing. The snow was really soft and was cool up there. I even drew some letters and simple stuff on the snow with my feet!
        Written 20 February 2024
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      Martin S
      Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2020
      We had a superb blue sky day for this trip which was totally awesome. Our pilot Alfie took us up close to the peaks and pointed out all of the highlights along the way. We landed on the glacier which was like being on top of the world, before departing to fly down through the green valleys on the west coast. We landed on a beach at the entrance to Milford Sound for a quick photo stop, before we were off again, flying the length of the majestic Milford Sound. We then landed at Milford got a takeaway coffee and took a few photos. It was then back to Queenstown to end a truly memorable trip. What a great trip made even better by a superb pilot who was very knowledgeable and fun to chat with..
      Written 21 July 2020
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      Kia Ora Martin, Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear you had such an amazing trip with Alfie, he is a very talented pilot! We hope to see you again in the future!
      Written 30 August 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      RRmeeting
      Ponte Vedra Beach, FL4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2020
      Amazing tour of Milford Sound, the Southern Alps, and stunning NZ terrain. Very personable and informative pilot. I was delayed by bad weather for 2 days before finally making the flight. The office staff went out of their way to put me on a flight given my tight schedule before departing from New Zealand in the afternoon. This part of NZ reminds me of Lake Tahoe on steroids. Highly recommend letting these guys help you explore it.
      Written 29 February 2020
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      Kia ora! Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased to hear you had incredible trip and we were able to fight the weather! We hope to see you again in the future!
      Written 8 March 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      BlueJewelExplorer
      Sydney, Australia44 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2022
      I flew solo while my wife and daughter were skiing which is a shame as this was more remarkable than their skiing on the Remarkables.
      We decided that this trip would not be suitable for our 5yr old daughter but I look forward to the day when I can go with her as it is a magical experience.

      The highlight for me was landing on the mountainside.
      Will, was the name of our pilot. He was down to earth, friendly and informative throughout the trip which was great!
      It was my first helicopter flight and I can't imagine another beating this experience.
      The views from this flying perspective of the snow-capped mountains, turquoise rivers, glacial ice and of course middle earth itself are unmatched in magnificence.

      This adventure flight is great value for money and dealings with the business was hassle free.
      Small recommendation - At the end of the trip when the photo is offered for purchase it would be a nice touch to add the digital version. This can be emailed and will surely provide more value than the printed photo alone. Not to mention that the digital version would be used in reviews and social media - free marketing guys.
      Written 1 October 2022
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      Hi BlueJewelExplorer, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your latest trip with us. We look forward to flying your wife and daughter in the near future. We know they will absolutely love it! I will certainly pass on your kind words to Pilot Will, We are very proud of our pilots and so glad you had an incredible flight with him. Thank you very much for your feedback on the photos. We will take this into consideration. We love providing the hard copies as it is so rare now a days for people to print photos, its a real special thing to take away with them. Thank you again for your review and we look forward to flying you again soon! Kind regards, Tegan
      Written 2 October 2022
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      Warwick D
      Levin, New Zealand6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2020
      This was an excellent foray across the Southern Alps, incorporating a short visit and bushwalk in Milford Sound, and a glacier stop. Very professionally managed; the flying involved no cowboy heroics. Recommended.
      Written 25 June 2020
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      Kia Ora Warwick Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positives review - it is great to hear you had a fantastic time! Thank you for choosing to fly with us!!
      Written 28 June 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      wnzsmith
      Winchester, New Zealand6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2020
      Absolutely awesome experience with a fabulous pilot, in a beautiful setting. Snow landing was amazing, knee deep in fresh powder! This will be a never forgotten trip, so pleased we chose to fly with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters.
      Thanks so much guys for making it happen for us, you are fantastic!
      Written 20 July 2020
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      Kia ora, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful experience with us and hope to see you fly with us again in the future.
      Written 30 August 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Laura R
      Toronto, Ontario34 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2020
      Bill took us into Milford Sound to walk around - Spectacular. Then we landed on a remote beach in Milford Sound then we took off again and landed on a glacier. This was a remarkable experience seeing New Zealand Queenstown and Milford Sound area by air. We had a pristine blue bird day so visibility was fantastic. Thanks for an epic adventure
      Written 24 March 2020
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      Chris S
      Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This experience exceeded all of our expectations by a large factor. The pilot (Luke) was very informative and welcoming, making the experience feel even more personalised. The scenery is a just amazing and the helicopter allowed us to se aspects of the landscape not otherwise possible from any other vantage point. The glacier landing was a real thrill and to be on top of a high peak only accessible via helicopter is a surreal experience. Overall the experience was worth every cent!
      Written 22 January 2023
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      Hi Chris, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us, sounds like you had a wonderful day with Pilot Luke who flew you to some pretty incredible locations! I will certainly pass along your kind words to him. Thank you again for choosing to fly with GSLH! Kind regards, Tegan
      Written 22 January 2023
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      Dionne N
      6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2021
      We have never been in a helicopter before and it was the most incredible experience! Matt, the pilot was totally awesome - he made our trip great fun and very educational. The team on the ground, were responsive, friendly and professional.

      We loved the glacier landing, trip to Milford Sounds and the West Coast beach. Magic!

      We would love to fly with you again and we highly recommend you!

      Thanks for the great flight.

      JC and Dee
      Written 17 May 2021
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      Hi Dionne, Thank you for your lovely words! We are glad to hear we could make your first helicopter experience such a memorable one. I will pass your review onto Matt as well. Kind regards,
      Written 18 May 2021
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      Victoria
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2021 • Couples
      First time on a helicopter, and I think, so far, the best one that we'll ever experience!
      Beautiful views and very educated and friendly pilot that was showing us around (unfortunately forgot his name). Milford Sound was beautiful, all people and capitain are very friendly. Experience that you should feel at least once in your life.
      We went on 9th of August, the best thing to do before level 4 lockdown 😀
      Written 31 August 2021
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      Hi Victoria, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad you had such a special experience with us, we hope to see you back again one day. Kind regards, Ruby
      Written 6 September 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      travellingmichael1
      Pinner, UK72 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2024 • Couples
      A stunning bucket list experience! From the moment you take off you see close up views of mountains and deep valleys from 7000 feet that you would never otherwise see unless you were a mountaineer. Then you fly over to Milford Sound making a couple of stops and see the fjord, but the ultimate experience is landing on the glacier where you get stunning pictures and a sense of exhilaration. It's all weather related of course but, if all is well, they give you the green light about one hour before take off. Only at that point do they take payment. The staff are helpful and friendly and Will, our pilot, was calm and professional. Even if you think you have seen it all do not miss this adventure....its worth every penny!
      Written 10 March 2024
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      Hi travellingmichael1, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and share your recent experience on our Milford Sound (201) flight. We have loved reading your feedback and we are over the moon to hear that you had such an incredible flight into the stunning Milford Sound with Pilot, Will. I will make sure to pass along your kind words to both Will and the team. Thank you very much for choosing to fly with GSLH. We trust you will have a safe journey home. Kind regards, Tegan
      Written 3 April 2024
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