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Milford Sound Fly Explore Fly ex Queenstown by Glenorchy Air
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Milford Sound Fly Explore Fly ex Queenstown by Glenorchy Air

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Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 4h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Child/booster seats available on request, baby earmuffs also provided
  • Departures from Queenstown Airport
  • Your knowledgeable, highly skilled local pilot will provide interesting and informative commentary
What's not included
  • Lunch - available to purchase from the Milford Sound Cafe


Start:
  • Queenstown Airport, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Check-in time is 30 minutes prior to departure at our desk inside the main building. Queenstown Airport Terminal Parking A is the closest parking to our check-in and costs a maximum of $20 for the day. For the closest free on-street parking please head to Douglas Street or McBride Street.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair 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: 20935P10

    • Most travellers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 2 people are required to confirm a flight
    • 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 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.

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    • You'll start at
      Queenstown Airport
      Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      Check-in time is 30 minutes prior to departure at our desk inside the main building. Queenstown Airport Terminal Parking A is the closest parking to our check-in and costs a maximum of $20 for the day. For the closest free on-street parking please head to Douglas Street or McBride Street.
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    • Pass by
      Lake Wakatipu
      Glenorchy
      Mount Aspiring National Park
      Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
    • 1
      Milford Sound
      Stop: 2 hours
      Landing in Milford Sound to explore the shores on three short walks with a chance to grab a coffee or some lunch too. The Foreshore walk - An easy flat stroll on the boardwalks, through beech forest and alongside the majestic Milford Sound. You can find some of the best views of Mitre Peak along this route. The Lookout track - A quick uphill climb to a platform with an awesome perspective of Milford Sound framed by native bush. Milford's best-kept secret Lady Bowen Falls - Beginning from the main cruise terminal, a boat transports walkers to disembark and join the track among the lush forest, winding its way up to a spectacular viewpoint of the 162m Lady Bowen Falls. (closed JUNE - AUGUST) You should even have time after to relax in the Milford cafe before your return flight departs back to Queenstown.
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Glenorchy Air
      1,967
      Queenstown, New Zealand
      Joined in September 2010
    • _jackieaa1
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible day
      This trip really was just amazing! The arrangements were seamless, views from the flight just stunning - even after enjoying NZ’s spectacular scenery for 3 weeks we weren’t prepared for such amazing sights. To top off the trip we had dolphins follow the boat’s wake on the cruise. All staff from Glenorchy Air were helpful and professional. If thinking of booking - just do it!
      Written 19 April 2024
    • Travel-planner-mum
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing flight and cruise!
      We had the best time. Views were amazing on the flight. Definitely recommend flying to Milford Sound. My husband got to sit in front with the pilot on the way back and could not be happier. Thank you Glenorchy Air!
      Written 19 April 2024
    • acarlisle026
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Smooth ride, spectacular views, great company!
      This was incredible! If you every do this tour absolutely take a flight to or from the sounds. It gives you such incredible views! The ride was very smooth, and so enjoyable. The pilot was very knowledgeable, friendly, and truly gave us such a smooth flight. I forget his name, but he made the trip feel very safe and lots of fun!
      Written 15 April 2024
    • 43elyset
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible Milford Sound Flight
      We were originally scheduled to fly from Milford Sound to Queenstown with another airline. When they experienced mechanical difficulties, Glenorchy stepped in and offered to take us. If you don't have a lot of experience in small planes, it can be a little unnerving at first. All of the jitters immediately disappeared as the pilot smoothly lifted off and took us on an incredible flight over the fjord and on to Queenstown. A highlight experience.
      Written 14 April 2024
    • roxannes484
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best Trip in NZ!
      As a very nervous flyer, I reluctantly agreed to the excursion because my husband wanted to go. I am so glad we did this! Glenorchy was very organized and our pilot was friendly and professional. He gave clear safety instructions then continued to note along the flight if it was going to be bumpy and what to expect. This put me at ease and I was able to relax and enjoy the most spectacular views! Our pilot made sure both sides of the plane had views and commentary. Everyone had a window seat and we went over many glaciers on the way to Milford Sound and many waterfalls on the way back to Queenstown. I would highly recommend this day trip and would have taken another (different) day trip with Glenorchy if we had the time!
      Written 13 April 2024
    • JavaBamBam
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Friendly, convenient and AMAZING excursion
      The staff was super friendly and communicative. Queenstown airport was super easy to get in and out of. Our pilot Connor was awesome...just enough commentary to help us understand what we were looking at, but not too much to distract from the spectacle. So nice to see everything from both the air and on the water. We had a beautiful sunny day, which was a great contrast to visiting Doubtful Sound the next day in the rain. Both were spectacular! Highly recommend!!
      Written 1 April 2024
    • Voyage65483538279
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worth the money
      Everyone gets to see the view -- two seats per row. It was amazing. Also save me from endless driving to Milford sounds...
      Written 31 March 2024
    • dmckenna2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Scenic flight & cruise
      Great experience and well worth the spend for a memorable day. Breathtaking scenery, entertaining pilot sharing local knowledge of the area.
      Written 30 March 2024
    • SHB_DCRW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Stunning views of Fjordlands National Park
      My husband and I had heard that Milford Sound was a must-do for our trip. In planning our itinerary we just could not find the time for the drive out and back, this is where Glenorchy Air came in. Much to our surprise, the flight & cruise to Milford sound was within our budget and timed perfectly with our itinerary! After dropping off our rental car at the airport, their counter was easy to find. Check-in was a breeze and we waited in the "lounge" area for our pilot. We were escorted to our plane, where everyone had a window seat. I was a bit jealous of the person that got to sit up front with the pilot. Turns out our pilot had just completed the Milford Track great walk, and we got to hear his insights on different parts of the park from that perspective. The cruise was with a different company on one of the 3 story ships that take a bunch of people on them. Our pilot went and got our passes for the ship and met us at the dock at the conclusion. We got so lucky that it didn't rain that day, the sun even broke through for a bit! I obviously can't speak to the beauty of the scenery on the drive to/from the Sound, but the views from the flight path to/from were breathtaking. The professionalism and knowledge of everyone we encounter was top notch, and can not recommend taking the flight out to Milford Sound enough
      Written 27 March 2024
    • annaaskinezere
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Milford Sound Fly/Cruise/Fly tour
      The weather was great and the flight took place. The pilot was a great guy with a sense of humor. Pickup at the hotel, flight, transfer from the flying field to the port of Milford Sound, and back, everything was perfectly organized, very compact in time, no delays or long waits.
      Written 26 March 2024
    • Greg H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Milford Sound air excursion
      This is the best half day trip in the universe ! Amazing views all the way. Will the pilot is a great guy with the typical dry Kiwi sense of humour.
      Written 26 March 2024
    • kungandy2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent !
      The coach driver was so experienced and responsible. He was keen on sharing the history of NZ and Queenstown. The pilot was also friendly and helpful. After all, the fine weather was pivotal.
      Written 24 March 2024
    • 492jarmstrong
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic Day Trip
      We did the Milford Sound bus/fly option. The weather was perfect that day and everything went smoothly. The staff were great especially the pilot on our return flight to Queenstown. I was feeling anxious but he put me at ease and the flight was very smooth. Highly recommend this day trip when visiting Queenstown.
      Written 22 March 2024
    • KylieT1966
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Flight from Milford Sound
      Connor was our pilot who provided us with great commentary on our scenic flight back to Queenstown. We all felt safe and comfortable while enjoying the spectacular views. Everyone had a seat next to a window - a memorable experience. Our pilot provided over and above service by showing one of the young passengers how the controls worked and taking pictures of the passengers next to the aircraft after the flight. I give Glenorchy Air a 5 star rating.
      Written 22 March 2024
    • corrinb236
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best experience!
      We only flew back from Milford Sound after coaching it down there from Queenstown, but this has got to be the best experience ever! Our pilot, Megan, was absolutely brilliant - so experienced and fun. Very smooth trip and just the best view! A definite ‘must do’.
      Written 21 March 2024
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    Alice K
    Noumea, New Caledonia242 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The flight to Milford Sound is a life experience you don't want to miss. The scenery from the air is just breathtaking. Flying between the mountain peaks was just spectacular. Staff & pilots helpful & friendly. The cruise on the lake was also great, we had a clear blue sky day & still were able to get up close to the waterfalls. Spotted some sea life also. Definitely highly recommended !!
    Written 14 August 2020
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    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it. We love getting feedback like this. So glad that you enjoyed your day with us. Kind regards, Glenorchy Air Team
    Written 20 August 2020
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    Mooloonaki
    Hamilton, New Zealand7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021
    Outside of a minor hiccup with getting picked up the rest of the day was fantastic. James was our pilot. He was very knowledgeable and told us the things to look out for. The flight was very smooth without any turbulence. The views are spectacular and you get about 35 minutes from Queenstown to Milford. You then get taken by van about 1km to where the cruise departs from. We had a great time and were lucky enough to see dolphins swim by the boat. The sailing was really enjoyable and we got a great commentary from the captain and a bit of humour. The cruise takes you out to the start of the Tasman and you get up close and personal with waterfalls and seeing various things of interest. Then after about an hour and a half your dropped back to the wharf and you have another 35 minutes going a different way back to Queenstown. It is definitely worth the money
    Written 24 April 2021
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    Lynne333
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This trip was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Booking was easy, picked up on time, pilot Reuben was so polite friendly and very knowledgeable. The cruise was first class also. I would highly recommend Glenorchy Air 100%.
    Written 1 February 2021
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    Hi Lynne, Pleased to hear that you had a fantastic time flying with us and I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Reuben. We love having the opportunity to share scenic flying and the Milford experience with our passengers. Reviews like this make it all the more rewarding! Truly appreciate the feedback. Hope you had a wonderful time in Queenstown All the best. The Glenorchy Air Team
    Written 14 February 2021
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    Luke P
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021 • Solo
    I flew with Glenorchy Air to Milford sound and can not recommend the experience enough. I flew over with pilot Will who provided informative commentary and smooth flying the whole way, and returned with pilot and owner James in a plane so modern and new that it smelt like it had just come out of the shop. I am often described as a "6'4 beanpole" but felt very comfortable and safe in both these impressive aircraft.
    Written 26 December 2021
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    Hi Luke Thank you very much for your kind review. Our Cessna Grand Caravan EX is just over a year old and still has its new plane smell. great sized aeroplane for a beanpole such as yourself. Was a pleasure to have you aboard for your return trip. I have passed on your comments on to Will who I know will appreciate them. We look forward to flying you again in the future James Stokes Managing Director Glenorchy Air
    Written 28 December 2021
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    BeckyBDublin
    Dublin, Ireland12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The activity itself is stunning (incredible views) however the customer service was exceptional. The booking person and the pilot (Michael) were very understanding about my claustrophobia and worked with me to make it a totally comfortable trip. Such kindness !! What also impressed me was being contacted to ask did we want to go on an earlier flight as the weather later in the day may not be as good, I’m very glad we did as the later flight didn’t take off. I’d give this way more than 5 stars if I could. Thanks guys for the trip of a lifetime !
    Written 27 October 2022
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    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review Becky. We are so pleased to hear that you had an amazing time flying with us and I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Michael. On behalf of the whole team thank you for choosing to fly with us, and glad we could make the experience comfortable for you! Safe Travels
    Written 28 October 2022
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    Soph L
    Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I booked the Fly - cruise- fly package to Milford and everything was absolutely perfect. From booking to check in right up until our goodbyes. We self drove but they offer pick up & drop off service which is awesome. It was such a stress free experience not having to worry about booking or making our cruise on time. I also noticed on the cruise that the best tables were reserved for us, the Glenorchy air customers (yes the small things count!) The scenic flight itself was spectacular. Megan our pilot was very friendly & informative you can tell she loves her job! I’d definitely recommend Glenorchy air to everyone. Every single worker we dealt with (check in guys, meagan & her helper that walked us to the plane) was absolutely amazing and had the best customer service. Thank you for an unforgettable experience & memory!
    Written 12 February 2022
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    Thank you very much for your wonderful review Sophie. We are all really glad you had such a great day - it is a very spectacular flight over the Southern Alps and into Milford Sound. Next time you are here let us know and we can show you a bit more of our beautiful NZ - Mt Cook or Stewart Island perhaps. How lucky are we to live here! Thanks again Megan
    Written 12 February 2022
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    ova40
    Sunnynook, New Zealand18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Solo
    I flew with Will to Milford Sound and back and could not recommend him or Glenorchy Air enough. My original flight had been postponed due to weather conditions and by the time we flew the weather could not have been more perfect. Communication from the staff was exceptional from booking to rescheduling and pick up. I was a little anxious with being in such a small plane but I had no worries and felt completely safe the whole trip. If you are in any doubt whatsoever - do it!! You will not regret it. This flight completed my holiday in Queenstown perfectly and I would do it again and will definitely look at doing another one too somewhere else. Thank you so much.
    Written 17 October 2023
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    Hi There, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! As we are a weather dependent business it is great that we were able to reschedule you to a beautiful day. We are so happy to hear that the communication was exceptional! We are proud of our team and will make sure to pass on your compliments to Will and the staff. We are very fortunate to be able to show off the beautiful part of the world we live in and reviews like this make it all the more rewarding, we truly appreciate the feedback, thank you. We look forward to flying you again soon! Regards, The Glenorchy Air Team
    Written 20 October 2023
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    Niclas F. Keilen
    Hamburg, Germany12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023 • Family
    It was a beautiful experience quite expensive but worth every penny. We had a very experienced pilot who made the flight to Milford Sound very entertaining and provided much information. We as well did the cruise in Milford Sound which was very full but we were able to see many incredible views we otherwise would never have had the chance too.
    Written 19 August 2023
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    Thank you for your review. So glad that you had such a lovely experience, and we definitely agree that is is a once in a lifetime experience. Thank you for flying with us!
    Written 29 August 2023
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    Andrea S
    Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a wonderfuly trip on a perfect day. Not a cloud in the sky. We were flying the dream! Stunning scenery and Liam our pilot was not only an excellent pilot, but a very informative guide. A bucket list trip of a lifetime. Thank you Liam and Glenorchy Air.
    Written 26 June 2020
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    Kia ora 781andreas, Thank you for choosing to fly with us! We're stoked to hear Mother Nature brought her A-Game for you. We will be sure to pass along your compliments to your pilot Liam. We truly appreciate your feedback! All the best, The Glenorchy Air Team
    Written 27 June 2020
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    annief65
    New York City, NY26 contributions
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    Had a stunning morning flight with Tamsin and Liam today . They were very informative on the flight and the views and experience was stunning and unforgettable.

    What a beautiful country we live in .

    Highly recommend this professional and very friendly organisation.

    Don’t hesitate, take this flight.
    Written 4 November 2020
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    Kia Ora ! Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear that you had an amazing time flying with us! We agree that the flight really is the highlights of the trip, but then we are somewhat biased, we absolutely love having the opportunity to share scenic flying and the Milford experience with our passengers. Thanks again! Kindest regards, Tamzin & Liam
    Written 13 November 2020
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