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Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Flight Sightseeing Tour from Queenstown
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Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Flight Sightseeing Tour from Queenstown

By Milford Sound Scenic Flights
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Ages 4-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 8h 30m
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  • Scenic flight
  • Complimentary pickup and drop-off from set locations
  • Scenic Coach Tour to Milford Sound from Queenstown
  • Numerous scenic stops on the drive to Milford Sound
What's not included
  • Picnic Lunch $30pp, please contact Milford Sound Scenic Flights to prebook - lunchbox is received in Te Anau


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Departure Point: Various bus stops throughout Queenstown (to be advised after booking) Directions: Directions to the Coach pick up points can be supplied. Please contact local operator to request Dates: Daily Return point: Drop-off to your accommodation in Queenstown
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Kamana Lakehouse, 139 Fernhill Road, Fernhill, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • Mercure Queenstown Resort, Private Bag 50071 21 Sainsbury Road, Fernhill, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • Heritage Queenstown, 91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown, 38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • Hotel St Moritz Queenstown - MGallery, 10/18 Brunswick Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • Crowne Plaza Queenstown, an IHG Hotel, 93 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • The Station Building Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • Haka House Queenstown Lakefront, 88-90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • Queenstown Holiday Park Creeksyde, 54 Robins Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • Upper Stanley St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview, 88 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • Pounamu, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • Hensman Road / Oaks Shores, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • Marina Heights, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • Frankton Terminus, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 28286P3

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • Infants are classed a 11kg or under due to seatbelt restrictions on the flight - if over this weight they are classed as a child
      • Infants and Child car/booster seats available at an extra cost booked directly with the supplier, otherwise please bring your own along.
      • 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 15 travellers

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

      How much is Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Flight Sightseeing Tour from Queenstown?
      Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Flight Sightseeing Tour from Queenstown price starts from $763.87. Discover and book Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Flight Sightseeing Tour from Queenstown on Tripadvisor
      What is the Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Flight Sightseeing Tour from Queenstown cancellation policy?
      Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Flight Sightseeing Tour 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 Coach, Cruise and Flight Sightseeing Tour from Queenstown on Tripadvisor
      Which company provides Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Flight Sightseeing Tour from Queenstown?
      Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Flight Sightseeing Tour from Queenstown is hosted by Milford Sound Scenic Flights. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Milford Sound Scenic Flights on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Flight Sightseeing Tour from Queenstown on Tripadvisor

      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: 28286P3

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      • Milford Sound Scenic Flights
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        Queenstown, New Zealand
        Joined in January 2007
      • Q1531JBdonnac
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great flight to milford sound
        Wonderful experience, great staff and flight in was amazing with fantastic views. Boat ride gets you up close and personal
        Written 24 February 2024
      • CALLPC
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Half day flight to Milford Sound
        Enjoyable half day trip great staff and planes - wonderful scenery not to bumpy !! Good information explained en route.
        Written 18 February 2024
      • alanpA5492YQ
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A Flying start to a Milford Sound experience
        Milford Sound is one of the most-do visits on a New Zealand tour- but an eight hour return drive is slightly off putting The combined flight and cruise trip is eccentric value and great way to see the terrain that prohibits sticking a road to offer a direct route. Utilising a Cessna Caravan ( 12 pax) the 40 minute flight takes you over the top of peaks and valleys - sometimes flying between the narrow sheer cliff edges of a ravine. The views of Alpine lakes and snowy tops are excellent and great in-flight commentary from pilot Andy. On arrival at Milford’s strip a coach take you the five minutes to the natural harbour and a two hour cruise taking you close to the base of waterfalls and the resident fur seals before heading out into the Tasman Straits before returning back for the return flight The full trip takes just four hours and you are back In Queenstown for sundowner.
        Written 16 February 2024
      • Ian P
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Fly-Cruise
        The trip was very well organised and went extremely smoothly. Collected from holiday park by the courtesy bus up to the airport, and checked in. Your allocated pilot gives you the safety briefing before you board and then off you go. Very informative during the flight before landing at Milford Sound. The cruise was also very slick, well organised and an informative commentary, we also had the benefit of seeing plenty of seals as well as a pod of dolphins. Like the flight out, the return went as smoothly and great to fly back a different route. Once back the same bus then returned us to our holiday park
        Written 11 February 2024
      • dougsY8077HZ
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An unforgettable experience!
        It was an incredible experience, and probably the best and most enjoyable way to see the Milford Sounds! My only comment would be that whilst it was great flying a different route on the way back (so you saw more of the Southern Alps), it felt like you missed out on some of the views on the way into Milford Sounds if you sat on one side (i.e., the right-hand side) of the plane. Nevertheless, I would highly recommend this to anyone seeking to explore the Milford Sounds (and already have done!).
        Written 2 February 2024
      • Daydream62527042705
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Thank you, great MFS
        Great experience, very trusted pilot, amazing views, unforgetable… Fly Cruise Fly is the best. We were lucky to have great weather. Thanks!
        Written 29 January 2024
      • Dacia73
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A wonderful 1/2 day trip; highly recommend!
        Our pilot, Jake, was knowledgeable and friendly. Both the flight and the boat ride went smoothly. The whole experience was well coordinated. We had a great time, and the scenery was, of course, spectacular!
        Written 29 January 2024
      • Rohil2
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautiful flight and great customer service!
        Beautiful flight was great to see Milford Sound and the surrounding area by air. My initial booking was cancelled due to the weather, the staff was extremely helpful throughout and were able to find a way to make the trip happen. Amazing flight and great customer service!
        Written 25 January 2024
      • Cruiser21083794096
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A very memorable experience
        A very memorable experience. Our pilot Kurt was very nice and friendly. He seems to love his job and does it with passion, which made our experience best possible. My husband got to be co-pilot which was a dream come true for him. The views were amazing and the whole trip was definitely worth the money.
        Written 20 January 2024
      • Travelbuddies93
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent Trip!
        A fantastic trip! The organisation was excellent from the moment we were collected from our accommodation. Everything was so organised and everyone so helpful. Our pilot (Kirk) was really friendly and gave us lots of information whilst on our flight and lots of reassurances (even though we had excellent weather!) which made us feel safe and comfortable
        Written 19 January 2024
      • L8158VQkatherineb
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sunning and enjoyable experience!
        Stunning day seeing the Southern Alps via plane and ferry. I’m a nervous flyer but Jake was a great pilot and the flight was very smooth the whole way and offered insane views of the region. The ferry got very close to the waterfalls and a highlight was watching the dolphins serve the bow wave! Also appreciated getting back to the hotel by 230 pm so we could rest vs a lin bus ride each way. Should have brought a snack- we didn’t read in structuring carefully enough! Also couldn’t make out most of what the ferry captain was saying due to wind and possibly also his accent and speed of speaking. Was definitely a NZ highlight for us!
        Written 16 January 2024
      • mykolak157
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Pleasant flights and cruise. Well worth the trip.
        Pleasant flights and cruise. Well worth the trip. Nice planes. Good pilots. The cruise boat was modern. Complimentary coffee was nice.
        Written 15 January 2024
      • DayTrip09493418665
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Scenery
        It was an amazing trip. We enjoyed every minute of it. The scenery was amazing from the air and the boat cruise was fantastic as well.
        Written 15 January 2024
      • dlsalse
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautiful Milford Sound
        We had an amazing driver and guide for our trip to and from Milford Sound. We loved the small size of the coach and boat. My vegetarian sandwich was amazing 🤩. I would love to have that recipe. So many beautiful steep peaks and valleys. Going through the sound was amazing. I highly recommend this trip. We were disappointed that weather didn’t permit us to fly back.
        Written 11 January 2024
      • maggiehY4640HH
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A must do once in a life time experience!
        We have driven to milford before so this time we booked a scenic flight and cruise. The views were spectacular. A great way to see milford sound. I am nervous at times when flying. The plane ride was smooth and I felt safe at all times. It was much smoother in the small plane than our flight to Queenstowns with Air New Zealand.
        Written 6 January 2024
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      Michelle P
      Brisbane, Australia221 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023
      Had a wonderful day and the best of both worlds. Got to stop at some fantastic places on the way in the bus, and some great scenery. The boat cruise was wonderful and we had great weather so it was just breathtaking. The flight back to Queenstown was even better. One of the best days of my life :)
      Written 25 January 2024
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      Kia Ora, Thank you for your 5-star review and for sharing your experience. How wonderful to experience Fiordland by road, boat and plane. Milford Sound / Piopiotahi is a magical place with wonderful views. We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the day. Thank you.
      Written 2 February 2024
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      Mellie726
      Melbourne, Australia24 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Family
      We had a fabulous scenic flight back from Milford Sound with Jake. He was very helpful and shared lots of knowledge about the areas we flew over. I would highly recommend Milford Sound scenic flights. Thanks Jake for a magical flight back to Queenstown.
      Written 5 January 2024
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      Kia Ora Mellie, Thank you for flying with us. We are so happy that Jake could share his local knowledge of the areas with you. Will be sure to pass along your feedback. Thank you for recommending this trip to others. Kind Regards Milford Sound Scenic Flights
      Written 10 January 2024
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      Pompier-Partners
      7 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Couples
      Great day out. Bus trip interesting with lots of stops, cruise was bracing, flight back was ace. Our guide Sinchan did an excellent job. Overall, highly recommended…
      Written 24 February 2024
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      Christine8046
      Switzerland53 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Couples
      Really can recommend that trip. Awesome flight with great pilot. Great boat with friendly staff. Everything well prepared and operates smoothly and efficient. We very much enjoyed that day. Thank you.
      Written 19 February 2024
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      Bontempi2
      Melbourne, Australia124 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2018 • Family
      We booked a coach/cruise/fly from Queenstown.

      THE COACH JOURNEY
      The coach to journey to Milford Sound takes around 5 hours with rest breaks. Along the way there is some spectacular scenery.

      MILFORD SOUND
      There is absolutely nothing at Milford Sound so make sure you take some food or buy the picnic pack.

      The food in the picnic pack and at the main stop on the way is extremely basic (like a petrol station sandwich from 20 years ago) so it is well worth taking your own food.

      THE CRUISE
      There are not many seats on the outside of the boat (it is clearly geared up for bad weather) so try to get on the boat first if the weather is good.

      The views are good but after spending a week driving around Queenstown not as impressive as they would be if this were the first place visited.

      FLIGHT
      Our flight back to Queenstown was cancelled because of bad weather.

      We only discovered that there had been no flights that day when we arrived at Milford Sound.

      We would like to have known this was the case before we left Queenstown because we would never knowingly signed up for 10 hours on a coach.

      HotAir balloon companies (who are also dependent on the weather) confirm that they will be flying the night before by asking people to check their web page or call to an answer phone to get a weather update in case the trip is cancelled.
      Written 4 February 2018
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      Thanks for reviewing your trip with us. I do apologise that we were unable to fly back due to the weather. Unfortunately we are not able to make weather calls the day before as we make weather calls for all of our flights 1 hour prior to the departure due to the ever changing nature of the Milford Sound Weather. As we have to book the coach for our Coach Cruise Fly passengers we are also not able to cancel bookings on the day as this is within the cancellation policy of the coach provider. I hope that you are back in Queenstown at some point so we have another chance to get you on the flights with us. Thanks again
      Written 22 August 2018
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      Andrew L
      Nottingham, UK52 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2019 • Couples
      Stunning views as you travel across the mountain range in a coach. Very friendly and knowledgeable coach driver. Excellent cruise up the Milford sound with very picturesque views of the surrounding mountains. Dolphins riding the bow wave was awesome. The weather conditions were good enough to be able to fly back across the mountain range again with absolutely stunning views.
      Written 15 June 2019
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      Many thanks for reviewing your experience with us. The Coach Cruise Fly is a great option for Milford Sound as you experience this amazing scenery by road, sea and air. Thanks again!
      Written 22 July 2019
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Rogelio C
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2017 • Couples
      We took the Milford Sound tour going by coach, doing the cruise and returning by plane. What an amazing experience!!! Everything is beautiful, the roof of the bus is a glass so you can take a look at the scenery, the cruise between the fjords is incredible and the flight back is the best way to close a day like this...
      Written 21 August 2018
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      Many thanks for taking the time to review your trip with us. The Coach Cruise Fly is a fantastic option to see Milford by Road, Boat and then Flight back to Queenstown. Thanks again!
      Written 17 October 2018
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      Jim W
      Summit, NJ225 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2018
      I think I could have rated this tour excellent, weather permitting. Unfortunately the mountains were socked in, so we were unable to fly back. But the bus driver was a hoot---and super safe! No signs of boredom in spite of the number of times I'm sure he's done the trip. The cruise thru Milford was first-rate;very professional crew. And the tour company was very prompt in returning the portion of the cost of the cancelled flight. Highly recommend!
      Written 22 February 2018
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      Many thanks for your review. It is unfortunate that you were not able to fly back with us and hopefully you will be back in the future so you could try again. Many thanks for your comments on the Bus as it is still a scenic trip despite the weather. Thanks again!
      Written 22 August 2018
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      Gillian Sward
      Safety Beach, Australia2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Couples
      Truely an amazing day of fabulous scenery and interesting information about the area and flora and fauna. Our guide Graham was excellent and very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
      Written 10 February 2024
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      Kia Ora, Thank you for your 5-star review. It's wonderful to see Milford Sound / Piopiotahi from both the coach and from above. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with our team and thank you for joining us. Best wishes, Milford Sound Scenic Flights
      Written 20 February 2024
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      Cohen M
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing tour! Everything was super smooth - Ashley our tour guide was great and made our experience even better! Give her a raise cause she was the best guide for our day!
      Written 10 February 2024
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      Kia Ora, Thank you for your 5-star review. It's wonderful to see Milford Sound / Piopiotahi in both from the coach and from above! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with our team and thank you for joining us. We will pass the high praise onto Ashley. Best wishes, Milford Sound Scenic Flights
      Written 20 February 2024
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