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Milford Sound Scenic Flights

Address: Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 442 3065
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Ranked #38 of 202 Activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Over the Alps to Milford Sound... one of the world's most magnificent scenic flights. Milford Sound...
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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.

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kent
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185 reviews 185 reviews
72 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had previously done the Milford Sound cruise so this time we chose the return flight, and it was just awesome. Excellent pilot Jake and the Cessna plane was as he said the Ferrari of the fleet. Breathtaking views and we landed at Milford Sound for 20 minutes before returning with a detour to see the waterfall. We were on... More 

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Many thanks for your review. I have passed on your comments to all of our staff including Jake your pilot. It is always fantastic to hear from our happy passengers I am glad you had such a great time in Milford Sound. Thanks again! More 

preston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

our pilot was blair he was a true gent he gave us a fabulous flight to milford sound then the cruise which was amazing then the scenic flight back a amazing experience thankyou blair we would highly reccomend anyone to do this trip AWESOME

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Many thanks for your review. We have passed on your comments to Blair and we absolutely agree that this trip is a must do when in Queenstown. Thanks again! More 

Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Our fly-cruise-fly to Milford Sound from Queenstown with Milford Sound Scenic Flights was simply breathtaking. A experience not to be missed or forgotten. We were lucky that the previous days poor weather had cleared up providing the opportunity to fly and see simply magnificent views. The flight with just seven passengers in a twin engined Britten Norman Islander across the... More 

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

Many thanks for your very thorough review of your trip with us. We completely agree with you that the Flights are the spectacular part of the trip but seeing Milford Sound by any method is a truly memorable experience. I have passed on your comments to Blair and the team at Mitre Peak Cruises. Again our thanks for taking the... More 

Folsom, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Highly weather dependent but we got lucky with a clear enough day to fly from Queenstown. Great views and arrived in 45 minutes to board Mitre Peak to take the early cruise which sems like the most calm water and less crowded than arriving with all the busses. Amazing doesn't begin to describe it. So many waterfalls and mountain scenery,... More 

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Many thanks for your review! It is fantastic to hear first hand accounts of our passengers and it sounds like you had an amazing time in Milford Sound. We absolutely agree that the Fly Cruise Fly in the morning is the best time of the day for this trip especially when you have the afternoon free in Queenstown to experience... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

i liked the bumpy low flying flight ride passing through the mountains. scenery was beautiful. this attraction is so weather dependent. our trip was postponed several times and we made it at last before we left from queenstown. cruise trip was also very good. i could see seals resting on the rocks and cute dolphins competing with the cruise speed,... More 

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

Many thanks for reviewing your trip with us. Milford Sound can throw some challenging weather at us for Scenic Flights at times but it is fantastic to hear that we were able to take you to Milford eventually. One of the main advantages of our Cruise provider (Mitre Peak Cruises) is that they offer 2 of the smallest boats on... More 

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Most amazing and unique way of seeing Milford Sound. It is known world wide for it's beauty and to experience it with a flight over just takes it to a whole other level. I went on the FLY/CRUISE/FLY Trip and was blown away . Starting from queenstown, flying through the snow capped mountains.. incredible . Throughout the flight the pilot... More 

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Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent trip with us. You are absolutely right that the Fly Cruise Fly is an amazing way to experience Milford Sound. You were very fortunate to experience all of the Wildlife whilst on the cruise! Thanks again! More 

Ormskirk, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

By far the best way to get to Milford Sound from Queenstown - 35 minutes of breath taking scenery. Andy the pilot was extremely helpful and gave a very interesting commentary during the journey. The flight path takes you over some very majestic mountains - covered in snow in our case on a beautiful sunny day.

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Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent trip with us. We couldn’t agree more that the scenery from the flights to Milford Sound is breath taking and the snow capped Mountains on a beautiful sunny day are truly amazing. I have also passed on your comments to our Pilot Andy. Thanks again! From the team at Milford... More 

Sydney, Australia
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1,390 helpful votes 1,390 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Intimacy among the clouds disintegrates like gossamer when contemplating the raw beauty of the kind of idyllic vistas found in the Sound. Carved into this south-western corner of the South Island, this 22 km fjord boasts more rainbows per square kilometre, sun kissed waterfalls, mossy rainforests, whales, penguins, dolphins and the whispiest cloud-crowned peaks. Well, if that intro doesn't grab... More 

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

Many thanks for your insightful and extremely descriptive review! It is fantastic to hear from our happy passengers and your review was amazing and very well written. It is often hard to describe Milford Sound to passengers but your review does it fantastically well! Thanks again! More 

Grassington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The weather was perfect throughout the day and we had amazing views on our flight to Milford Sound and back again later. Blair, our brilliant pilot, looked after us throughout the day and made sure everything went as planned. His great sense of humour and knowledgeable comments in flight added to the occasion. The cruise was very enjoyable and it... More 

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

Many thanks for reviewing your recent trip with us. There is nothing better than experiencing Milford Sound by air on a beautiful day! We absolutely agree that our smaller boats are an amazing point of difference for our company. I have also passed on your comments to your pilot Blair. Thanks again! From Milford Sound Scenic Flights More 

Ribble Valley
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

By far the best way to experience Milford! I was expecting am amazing flight but nothing could have prepared me for the beauty of the flight form Queenstown to Milford. The scenery is out of this world. Everyone on the plane gets a window seat which I didn't expect, The commentary on the flight is great and I saw Mountain... More 

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Many thanks for taking the time to review your trip with us. Everyone indeed does get a window seat with all of our flight tours and the scenery and landmarks you witness truly need to be seen to be believed. From the team at Milford Sound Scenic Flights. More 

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