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Scenic Flight Transfer to Queenstown from Milford Sound
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Scenic Flight Transfer to Queenstown from Milford Sound

By Air Milford
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 35m
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Live guide: English
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  • Full pre-flight briefing
  • Hotel and Airport drop-off (centrally located hotels)
  • Live Air Milford pilot commentary on board
What's not included
  • One way transport only, does not include transportation from Queenstown into Milford Sound


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Milford Sound, Milford Sound, Southland Region, South Island
    Your pilot will either meet you at the Milford Sound boat terminal, or at the Milford Sound airport. it is a 10 mins walk between the 2 locations and you will be instructed on the day, as to which location.
  • Option 2
    Milford Sound Airport, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
End:
  • Air Milford, 3 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    A complimentary drop-off to your centrally located Queenstown accommodation is included

  • Not 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: 38244P8

  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given a full refund
  • Due to the weather dependent nature of the flight, it is imperative that you have a back up plan in mind if your return date is not flexible
  • Do not forget to bring a jacket and your camera
  • Infant rates apply for 0 - 1 years of age, when the infant is sat on a parents lap, with an infant lap belt
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • To help everything go smoothly, please update us with your plans, ie. will you be spending the night before at the lodge? Are you taking a cruise on the day of your flight, if so, what cruise company and time? Do you have back up land transport arranged to get out of Milford, in case the weather is bad and we cannot fly?
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 12 travelers

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

How much is Scenic Flight Transfer to Queenstown from Milford Sound?
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What is the Scenic Flight Transfer to Queenstown from Milford Sound cancellation policy?
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Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Milford Sound Airport
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Milford Sound
    Bowen Falls
    Sutherland Falls
    Lake Te Anau
    Greenstone and Caples Tracks
    Lake Wakatipu
    Walter Peak Station Wharf
  • 2
    Air Milford
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Air Milford
    3 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    A complimentary drop-off to your centrally located Queenstown accommodation is included
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  • Air Milford
    1,948
    Queenstown, New Zealand
    Joined in April 2007
  • I6430QXjm
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You’ll love it!
    A superior experience from start to finish. The team at Air Milford were friendly, welcoming, professional, and made it all feel extra special. We’re so thrillled we decided to fly to the sound - the views were spectacular and our pilot Tim pointed out the landmarks, mountains, and special sights along the way. We even got to fly past a glacier coming home. An unmissable experience and worth every penny.
    Written April 28, 2024
  • peterhE1876JA
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Trip to Milford Sound
    Wow! What a wonderful experience! Our flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound is undoubtedly the most spectacular flight we have ever taken. The mountain scenery was amazing and the clouds playing with the peaks looked almost unreal. The plane was a Cessna Caravan which was big enough for the job but still gave great views out the windows. Our pilot Tom was very professional. The cruise up the Sound was great and the boat was able to approach towering cliffs and waterfalls very closely. A truly beautiful place. I highly recommend this tour!
    Written April 1, 2024
  • Dreamer00058656919
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unbelievable scenery
    The flight to Milford was out of this world! Our pilot, Tom, was great and let us know what we were seeing just outside our windows. The boat cruise was also wonderful, with an up close waterfall experience being the highlight. We only wished the flight was longer! If you only have a day in Queenstown, do this tour!
    Written March 27, 2024
  • 208edwards
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Do 1/2 Day Activity
    Had an amazing half day flight and cruise with Air Milford. Our pilot Anthony was excellent. Had lots of interesting information for us and pointed out the sights to see from the plane. A must do if you are in Queenstown.
    Written March 27, 2024
  • ericbT5756QN
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fly Cruise Fly
    This is the must do thing from Queenstown. Riding in the Cessna over the mountains was amazing. If you get the opportunity, sit in the copilots seat!!
    Written March 24, 2024
  • sarahbW1305XP
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fly Cruise Fly
    If you’re lucky enough with the weather highly recommend the flight to Milford Sound. It was amazing! Can’t beat the views. Thanks to pilot Tim for a fantastic day!
    Written March 24, 2024
  • Lyphe416
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceeded all expectations
    Great excursion and experience. Well run, stunning scenery, and exceeded all of our expectations. Thank you to Air Milford!
    Written March 24, 2024
  • mameagher1
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend!
    Our pilot Emma Penney did a great job safely flying us over beautiful scenery while providing informative commentary. A definite highlight of our time in New Zealand!
    Written March 23, 2024
  • louisek431
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Phenomenal experience to see Milford Sound by plane and boat in one morning
    Phenomenal experience with a very experienced pilot! Don’t miss this opportunity if you’re in Queenstown! The flight to Milford sound was incredibly dramatic with lake views and mountain views. We also circled out over the Tasman sea and flew over Milford sound to our landing strip. From there a short ride to the boat cruise. The cruise took you up close to numerous waterfalls and scenic views. it even included the sight of some fur seals basking on the rocks. We could not have asked for a better experience. Tom our pilot was fantastic on both flights. Highly recommend this trip!
    Written March 22, 2024
  • TripKhan
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What could we name hospitality combined with professionalism?...Air Milford, I guess.
    Back in October, our family flew with AirMilford on the return from Milford Sound, as part of a day tour to that location, in Fiordland National Park. Our pilot was Antony Sproull, a member of the family that owns and operates AirMilford. Being an airline captain, myself, I could not but notice Antony’s extreme professionalism and competence, two essential traits for any pilot to which he also added the traditional good spirit and welcoming stance we systematically observed throughout our 1-month stay in New Zealand. Our oldest, took the right front seat and Antony made a point of adding detailed commentaries about the technical aspects of the flight for my son’s benefit, while also managing to do the traditional intercom narration covering ground features and relevant stories about the places we flew over. Arriving in Queenstown, I was again very impressed how AirMilford facilities were top notch and very well kept, while all the planes in the fleet that were present seemed in immaculate condition. All in all, this was a very impressive and enjoyable experience, and I can only but wholeheartedly recommend AirMilford for your air travel needs in the region. Keep up the good work and...Safe flights!
    Written March 12, 2024
  • johnpH1430YN
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Air Milford
    Air Milford were brilliant and perfectly organised with their team so very good at base, in the air and on the Sound. Couldn’t have wished for a better experience. Thanks to everyone
    Written March 5, 2024
  • U7251RDjenniferc
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely brilliant a must on your bucket list
    What a safe and professional. Tour. The pilot Anthony was a both brilliant and the most professional tour guide pilot The scenery was breathtaking The cruise in Milford Sound was astonishing and the sites absolutely beautiful. Totally recommend this tour. 5 stars and a must do
    Written March 2, 2024
  • Alan01778
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Flight was as exciting as the boat ride.
    Highlight of our 2 week vacation to New Zealand. Flight was as amazing as Milford Sound boat ride. Pilot was great. Excellent staff.
    Written March 1, 2024
  • lisacT7001RI
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A day to remember ⭐️
    Just a huge shout out to Air Milford for the most incredible day - a real trip to remember. Our pilot Antony and the rest of the team both on the flight & cruise were absolutely fantastic. It was an absolute trip of a lifetime. The flight was magical passing over the Southern Alps and the cruise (& the picnic lunch provided) were excellent. Not at all overcrowded which we’d heard lots of the cruises are. Huge thanks to everyone at Air Milford for day we’ll never forget. Highly recommend to anyone & everyone :)
    Written February 28, 2024
  • Relax19769185980
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aussie from across the DITCH review
    This is THE BEST tour / flight I have ever done, fantastic scenery, extremely nice people involved in all elements of Milford Sound Cruise and especially the flight back to Queenstown. Awesome experience, the Pilot "Ants" was fantastic, smooth safe flight, extremely knowledgeable on surrounding land marks and history of the area. I am so impressed with all the people involved in New Zealand tours "Southern Discovery" and the flights with Air Milford. So lucky to experience the wonder of the Glacial Lakes, Waterfalls, Valleys and Mountains that we flew over on our way to Queenstown. I would highly recommend this to ALL AUSTRALIANS and other visitor to New Zealand.
    Written February 20, 2024
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Anna M
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Although they couldn’t fly into Milford Sound for weather reasons, they found a solution and had us go from another airstrip 1.5 hours away. They were very professional and arranged our transportation to the other airstrip and got us to Queenstown in plenty of time for our flight back to Wellington. Anthony was an excellent pilot, incredibly professional and a very nice chap! Would use these guys again in a heartbeat!
Written March 26, 2021
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Hi Anna, Thank you for sharing your lovely review of Air Milford with the TripAdvisor community. We are very happy to know that we were able to go the extra mile and despite inclement weather causing us to have to cancel your one-way flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown, we were able to utilise our private airstrip at Te Anau Downs and take you on a scenic flight from there to Queenstown instead! It is worth noting for future guests benefit, that as our flights are weather dependent, we do recommend that guests have back-up land transfers booked in, so that should inclement weather cause us to have to have to cancel, they do not risk getting stranded in Milford Sound, or miss any onward travel bookings from Queenstown. On behalf of your friendly pilot Antony and the Air Milford team, thank you for choosing to fly with us, it was our pleasure to host you. All the best, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
Written March 28, 2021
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Chloe
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
I have a huge fear of planes and flying but absolutely loved the flight on this trip. I was very nervous but our pilot Antony was extremely professional and so nice, making the trip feel very safe. The take off and landing was smooth and overall I would highly recommend Air Milford to anyone.
Written December 30, 2022
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Kia ora, Thank you for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your flight to Milford Sound. Antony is a great pilot and fantastic he helped to settle your nerves and made you feel very safe throughout the whole experience. We appreciate you recommending Air Milford! Kind Regards, Jayne Air Milford
Written January 13, 2023
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Micki B
Grass Lake, MI85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
If you have the opportunity to take this flight, DO IT! After taking a tour bus to Milford Sound, then taking the boat out, having the chance to take this scenic flight to Queenstown topped off a perfect day. The pilots were excellent, narrating along the way, explaining everything that was happening and providing the opportunity for incredible, once-in-a-lifetime scenery. Wonderful company!
Written October 15, 2022
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Hi Micki, Thanks for your review. We agree with you, do not miss the opportunity for a Milford flight - its pretty unbeatable. How great you got to see Milford by land, sea and air - you definitely got all perspectives there, and some great memories too I'm sure. Thanks for travelling with us, enjoy the rest of your trip.
Written October 16, 2022
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Adrien T
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
Absolutely incredible experience. This was the most beautiful flight I’ve ever been on and the service was exceptional - nothing but big smiles and a “that’s no problem” answer to everything. Thanks for the unforgettable experience, I can’t recommend Air Milford highly enough.
Written November 23, 2021
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Hi Adrien, Thank you for sharing your exceptional review of Air Milford on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to hear that this is the most beautiful flight you have ever been on! What better way to close out your journey along the Milford Track than flying over the route that you just traversed on foot? Our small team strives to create special memories and unforgettable experiences, so we take great pride in hearing that you were greeted with nothing but smiles and can-do attitudes from the entire staff and that it was an experience you won't ever forget! On behalf of your pilot and the Air Milford team, it was our pleasure to host you, and we wish you the best on all your future adventures. Sincerely, Sara Guest Services
Written December 4, 2021
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huckle08
Perth, Australia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
It is a spectacular part of the world and viewing it from a scenic flight was well worth it. The pilot, Antony was great - told us what we were looking at and was friendly. We got to have a look at quite a few points of interest on the way back. I was also the lucky one who got to sit up the front for the flight. As I am the sort of person who loves avaiation and likes watching stuff like cross wind landings on youtube it was a real treat. I should add that takeoff and landing were very smooth on this filght. :-)
Written January 15, 2023
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Kia ora, Thank you so much for your review! Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your flight with Antony & great, you got to sit up front as 'co-pilot'. There are so many amazing sights to see on a scenic flight with us. We certainly understand what you mean about being a person who loves aviation - we are all the same here at Air Milford! Thanks again for joining us and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday! Kind Regards, Jayne Air Milford
Written January 16, 2023
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dmoretz
Portland, OR18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic experience in a 10 seater plane piloted by Hugh Sproull. He provided excellent commentary after providing a thorough safety overview. Flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown only took a short 35 minutes. We had wonderful weather which allowed us to view the sound and surrounding mountains with clarity. Personnel at the airport terminal were professional and helpful. Highly recommend this reputable company for an air transfer from Milford sound to Queenstown.
Written March 6, 2024
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Hi Deanna, We are so happy we could host you on the Milford to Queenstown flight. We really think that it adds that extra element to your Milford Sound journey to see it from the air - not mention that great views on en-route to Queenstown. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Kind Regards, Kate
Written March 25, 2024
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Cynthia U
Dallas, TX926 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
i absolutely love small planes. this was arranged when i realized the Milford sound trip could be returned by air. it was a rare picture perfect day and the mountains were the high light of the day. the pilot took care to point out the sights and turned the plane so everyone could see. they are a lovely crew and return you to your accommodation via Queenstown taxi. a word about the taxis even at a taxi stand get one that has a company name they are required to turn on the meter. another word about uber they are a disappointment in Queenstown.
Written January 7, 2023
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Kia ora, Thank you for your review. Fantastic to hear your enjoyed your Milford Sound to Queenstown flight with us - it certainly is the best way to return to Queenstown! Thanks again for your comments and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand. Kind Regards, Jayne Air Milford
Written January 13, 2023
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Laura B
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
One of the best things we did in New Zealand. Totally amazing flight after finishing the Milford Sound hiking trip with Ultimate Hikes. The pilot flew along the route we hike, over water falls we were at the base of and a pass where we had much. Incredible!!!
Written November 22, 2023
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Kia Ora, Wonderful you enjoyed your flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown, there certainly is some amazing scenery out there! Being able to see the ground you covered on your hike from a different angle really puts all your hard work into scale. Our team here are happy to hear that we have been apart of your New Zealand highlights. Safe travels home Laura! Kind regards, Mikayla
Written November 25, 2023
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Richard G
South Island, New Zealand121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Air Milford , operates amazing flight seeings tours from Queenstown including flights to & from Milford Sound and the regions. Family owned and operated by Hank & Antony both extemly experienced pilots.
Look no further for the most scenic & unforgettable flight.
Written February 14, 2020
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Dear Richard, Thank you for reviewing Air Milford on TripAdvisor. It was our pleasure to host you recently and we are really pleased to hear that you loved your "amazing flight" with us from Milford Sound, to Queenstown! The drive into Milford Sound Is undoubtedly beautiful, but why repeat the journey & retrace your steps by land, when you can opt for a stunning scenic flight over the snow capped peaks back to Queenstown - giving you the full appreciation for our stunning local region. On behalf of Hank, Antony and the rest of the team, thank you for your high endorsement to future travelers and all the best for your next adventures. Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford.
Written February 22, 2020
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RFerguson
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Our flight was fantastic. Anthony our pilot, gave us a commentary of the valley's and peaks and pointed out the glaciers and was very informative. The team were easy to contact and meet our requirements, flying from Milford sound back to Queenstown. Easy flight out rather then driving for 5-6hours.
We would recommend them to anyone. Thanks for an amazing experience, Milford needs to keep the airport.
Written March 27, 2022
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Hi Rebecca F, Thank you for sharing your review with the Trip Advisor community. We are pleased to know you have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the beauty of our backyard. We agree that it is an awesome choice to fly as well as it being time efficient. Our Chief Pilot, Antony always gives more than 100% to ensure our guests are well looked after and have lasting memories of the trip. Thank you once again for your 5-star recommendation. On behalf of the Air Milford team, it has been a pleasure hosting you. Best regards, Jo
Written March 31, 2022
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