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Milford Sound Scenic Flights

Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
64 3 442 3065
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Ranked #43 of 168 activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Over the Alps to Milford Sound... one of the world's most magnificent scenic flights. Milford Sound Scenic Flights operate daily from Queenstown and... more » Owner description: Over the Alps to Milford Sound... one of the world's most magnificent scenic flights. Milford Sound Scenic Flights operate daily from Queenstown and Milford Sound, including coach, helicopter and cruise options. « less
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I did this trip when I was 12 with my parents. I remember the mountains so close to my window. Some 30 years later I shared this amazing experience with my husband. I was excited (and maybe a little nervous). Once the plane took off any fear left me and the awe of where we were was just beautiful. To... More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent trip with us. We absolutely agree that Milford Sound by Air should be on everyone's bucket list! Thanks again, The team at Milford Sound Scenic Flights. More

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The most awesome day ever. We had a wonderful time flying over the Southern Alps into Milford Sound. We then cruised up the entrance and saw dolphins birdlife and even a seal. What an amazing day worth every penny and this company goes over and beyond to make your experience safe and memorable.

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to write us this review, we are thrilled that the diversity of wildlife on the fiord put on a great show to meet your expectations. We are pleased that our experienced pilots made you feel safe and comfortable, while offering you stunning views of the surrounding fiords. Many thanks once again from the team at... More

Los Angeles, California
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51 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great way to get back to Queenstown from Milford Sound. Flying over the glaciers and Stirling Falls was beautiful.

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

We appreciate the time you took to write us this review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your flight back from Milford Sound to Queenstown. Flying back from Milford you see a magnificent landscape that you wouldn't normally see from the road in. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Thanks again from the team at Milford Sound... More

New Delhi, India
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13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

You can take a short private flight to Milford sound on a fly cruise fly package. Which gets you back to Queenstown on the same day as well as you enjoy the Milford sound cruise.The view of snow peaked mountain from the flight is a view in itself.

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Best Way to explore Milford Sound - Many thanks for taking the time to review your trip with us. Seeing Milford Sound by the Fly Cruise Fly is a fantastic way to see the majesty of Milford Sound in 4 hours while experiencing the amazing views along the way. Thanks again! From the team at Milford Sound Scenic Flights. More

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It is worth paying the price for this terrific adventure. Seeing the mountaintops so close up saves climbing and the views of the gorges was brilliant. So lucky we had a clear day good pilot and smooth flight. The cruise on the sound of 2 hours was enjoyable .A once in a lifetime thing you should save up to do.... More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We completely agree that seeing Milford Sound by air is a once in a lifetime trip and is something that everyone should and experience while they are in the Queenstown area. Thanks again! From the team at Milford Sound Scenic Flights More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

awesome scenery, informative & polite plane pilot, magnificent experience. Everyone should do this trip! Excellent value for money. The lunch buffet was surprisingly delicious onboard the boat trip

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of your recent trip with us. It is always great to hear from our passengers and to hear their thoughts on the majestic Milford Sound. Thanks again! From the Team at Milford Sound Scenic Flights. More

calgary
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The sun came out and my husband was delighted that he had an option to returning to Queenstown by motor coach(the motor coach was fine - it just takes 31/2 hrs) We were absolutely dumbfound at how beautiful it is in the mountain passes when the fixed wing appears so close to the mountain that you think there is only... More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

View of the top of the world - Many thanks for your review. It is fantastic to hear from our passengers. Returning to Queenstown by Flight after a Coach ride into Milford Sound is a fantastic option to see the wonderful Milford Sound from the Ground and then the Air. Thanks again! From the team at Milford Sound Scenic Flights. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This isn’t a cheap thing to do, so I carefully selected what I wanted from the website. I booked the 40 minute scenic non-stop overview flight of Milford Sound, so we would see two different views flying in to Milford Sound and back to Queenstown. What I got was a ‘taxi’ ride to Milford Sound, a stopover of ten minutes... More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent trip with us. It is unfortunate that we did not meet your expectations for the Milford Sound Overflight as we pride ourselves on providing fantastic scenic flight experiences in and out of the magnificent Milford Sound. We have passed on your comments to our Chief Pilot in regards to your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

My self and my partner decided to fly to milford and loved every second of the flight. We live in queenstown and I work in the mountains so we are amongst the mountains everyday. We were blown away by how beautiful and amazing this place is when you get up above, and then you get to milford which speaks for... More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent trip with us. It is always fantastic to hear from our happy customers! Thanks again! From the team at Milford Sound Scenic Flights. More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Just one of the most spectacular trips ever. The small plane added a thrilling (albeit somewhat frightening) aspect. Views unparalleled. If you are lucky enough to find yourself in New Zealand, don't even think about it - go.

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of your trip with us. It is fantastic to hear from our happy passengers and we thank you for sharing your experiences on TripAdvisor! From the Team at Milford Sound Scenic Flights. More

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