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Scenic Flight Transfer to Queenstown from Milford Sound provided by Air Milford

Scenic Flight Transfer to Queenstown from Milford Sound

Scenic Flight Transfer to Queenstown from Milford Sound
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About
Take the scenic route back to Queenstown from Milford Sound with Air Milford, on this one-way 35-minute flight. Admire spectacular views of natural wonders such as the Southern Alps, Sutherland Falls, and the Fiordland National Park from above, then touchdown at Queenstown airport, where a driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 35m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Confirm your flight's departure (which depends on the day's weather) by calling ahead before your flight. Once confirmed, make your own way to the Milford Sound Airport to board your small airplane. Take the scenic route to Queenstown when you glide over the majestic landscape of Fiordland National Park. Capture aerial photos of snow-capped mountains, sparkling fjords, and alpine lakes, and see features such as the Tasman Sea, Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu, and Sutherland Falls. Touch down at Queenstown Airport and disembark from your aircraft. Transfer to the waiting vehicle for transportation to your hotel in Queenstown where your tour ends.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 35m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Confirm your flight's departure (which depends on the day's weather) by calling ahead before your flight. Once confirmed, make your own way to the Milford Sound Airport to board your small airplane. Take the scenic route to Queenstown when you glide over the majestic landscape of Fiordland National Park. Capture aerial photos of snow-capped mountains, sparkling fjords, and alpine lakes, and see features such as the Tasman Sea, Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu, and Sutherland Falls. Touch down at Queenstown Airport and disembark from your aircraft. Transfer to the waiting vehicle for transportation to your hotel in Queenstown where your tour ends.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38244P8
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Full pre-flight briefing
  • Hotel and Airport drop-off (centrally located hotels)
  • Live Air Milford pilot commentary on board
Exclusions
  • One way transport only, does not include transportation from Queenstown into Milford Sound
Duration
35m
Departure details
  • 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.
  • Milford Sound Airport, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
  • Queenstown, New Zealand A complimentary drop-off to your centrally located Queenstown accommodation is included
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Full pre-flight briefing
  • Hotel and Airport drop-off (centrally located hotels)
  • Live Air Milford pilot commentary on board
Exclusions
  • One way transport only, does not include transportation from Queenstown into Milford Sound
Departure details
  • 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.
  • Milford Sound Airport, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
  • Queenstown, New Zealand A complimentary drop-off to your centrally located Queenstown accommodation is included
Duration
35m
Return details
  • Queenstown, New Zealand A complimentary drop-off to your centrally located Queenstown accommodation is included
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Milford Sound Airport
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    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
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Queenstown
    Queenstown, New Zealand
    A complimentary drop-off to your centrally located Queenstown accommodation is included
    See address & details
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5.0
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Anna M
10 contributions
Incredibly professional
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrew
Hamilton, New Zealand6 contributions
Fantastic wxperience
The family and I had a thoroughly enjoyable day out with Antony as our pilot. Will be engaging air Milford again for future experiences. Antony was very informative and flew the plane like a fighter pilot :)
Written September 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Andrew, Thank you for reviewing Air Milford on TripAdvisor. It was our pleasure to host you and your family recently and we are so pleased to know your had a fantastic time flying to Milford Sound with Antony. The photos you have shared are absolutely stunning - they look professional! My favorite is the shot taken from the shoreline walk in Milford Sound, it is framed by native bush and the iconic Mitre Peak is looking spectacular, in the middle of the shot, topped with a dusting of snow. Mitre Peak rises vertically over 1 mile, from the waters of the fiord, to it's peak and is named after it's similarities to a bishop's mitre. On behalf of 'fighter' pilot Antony and the whole team at Air Milford thank you for choosing to fly with us, we can't wait to take you on another adventure in the future! Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
Written September 19, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sherry Yang
3 contributions
Unforgettable flight experience
Aug 2020
I had an absolutely amazing flight with them in a sunny day, very informative and fabulous views. Pilot Tom is really nice and such a gentleman. I have been to Milford couple times, but it's the first time flying over, strongly recommend.

The coach tour with Southern Discoveries was amazing too, we stopped at many beautiful spots for photograph and small walks on the way. The cruise was unforgettable, stunning waterfalls and valleys, dolphins were sailing and surfing along with us, caught the sight of fur seals on the rock as well.
Written August 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Sherry, Thank you for taking the time to review Air Milford on TripAdvisor. Tom was very proud to read your kind feedback and would like to send you his thanks and regards. We totally agree, combining the coach from Queenstown to Milford, with a cruise of the fiord, topped off with a flight back from Milford to Queenstown makes for a spectacular day out in Fiordland National Park. How extra special to have dolphins playing in the water round the boat too! On behalf of your pilot Tom, the Southern Discoveries team (coach & cruise) and the Air Milford team, thank you for choosing to travel with us and all the best for your next adventures. Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford.
Written September 6, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BAZZA1066
New Zealand17 contributions
Queenstown-Milford Sound Fabulous Flight🛩
Jun 2020 • Couples
We had an amazing flight. Perfect flying conditions with sun rising and spectacular views of the Southern Alps. If you're in the region, it is a must-do (imo)
Written June 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Bazza1066, Thank you for reviewing your experience with Air Milford on TripAdvisor. I'm so pleased to hear that you had a fabulous time flying with us recently, it was our absolute pleasure to host you! I couldn't agree more, the views of the Southern Alps, through the windows of one of our Cessna Caravans is spectacular. Our fleet of planes are ideal for scenic flying in the Fiordland region, they have large windows and high wings, which means that passengers get to enjoy the incredible scenery unobscured. On behalf of the Air Milford team, thank you for your rating of 'must-do' in the region and all the best for your future adventures. Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
Written June 26, 2020
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Becky R
Minneapolis, MN20 contributions
Amazing way to see Milford/Queenstown
Mar 2020
Our family of 5 had booked a round trip van excursion to Milford Sound from Queenstown - when we arrived in Milford Sound, the day was absolutely picture perfect. We have a 9 year old who gets carsick and an 11 year old aviation enthusiast - so we made a last minute decision to upgrade to a scenic flight out of the sound back to Queenstown. BEST DECISION EVER! Altitude tours set up our flight with Air Milford - and our pilot Antony met us on the tarmac, was kind enough to take some photos with our son and our family - and then we were off in a beautiful Cessna Grand Caravan! Seeing the Sound and Queenstown area from the air is absolutely breathtaking. After a 40 minute flight, we arrived at the airport, and were taken by taxi straight to our accommodations in Queenstown (arriving 2.5-3 hours earlier than we would have via the van). Fantastic service all the way around!
Written March 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, On behalf of Air Milford, I want to thank you for your lovely review. I had the privilege of being your pilot, and remember the situation because I love nothing more than flying budding young pilots! I wish I could have offered the co-pilots seat, but due to weight & balance this had to go to an adult. So this perk will wait for his return one day soon. The combination tour with Altitude is the ultimate day trip to Queenstown, I can't wait to share this with Heidi who is their manager. We are obviously in trying times now with COVID, so we love nothing more than reminiscing about 'the good old days' and can't wait to return to doing what we love - hosting fabulous guests like you folk. Please look after yourself, and thanks again for taking the time to review Air Milford. Yours Sincerely, Antony Sproull
Written April 7, 2020
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Richard G
South Island, New Zealand124 contributions
Amazing Flights
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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Paul V
North Sydney, Australia183 contributions
Fabulous day - wonderful company to fly with
We took a flight to Milford Sound. This is an amazing experience and one well worth saving up for. Most people on our flight also took the boat trip but we were glad we did not. The view from the boat is spectacular our co travellers said, but not as special as the view from the air. There are several walks and a lookout point which also give you great views of the Sound- all of which can be done in the two hours you have there. Our pilot, Anthony, was charming and went out of his way to make sure both sides of the plane could get a view and that we took different routes there and back. We paid nz$490 - a lot of money, I know, but so worth it.
Written January 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, Thank you for your heart warming review – I’m a little speechless with your compliments so excuse this response for not doing your ‘dashing’ review justice! Ninety percent of our clients opt for the Fly/Cruise/Fly combination, so to have you represent the minority is worth its weight in gold. There are some magical short walks in Milford Sound, or for the less active put your feet up at the Blue Duck Café over a coffee and take in one of the world’s tallest hanging cliffs, Mitre Peak. It is great that we have this platform to inform people that there is more to Milford than just boat cruising! For this we are so grateful for your feedback. On behalf of all the team that contributed to your fabulous day, thanks for choosing Air Milford.
Written January 9, 2020
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Katsal1234
Pittsburgh, PA11 contributions
Great Flight
Jun 2019 • Family
We spent an amazing day at Milford Sound and returned to Queenstown via Air Milford. Tom, our pilot, provided an excellent flight with incredible views from the air.
Written July 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Katsal1234, Thank you for reviewing Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We are really pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your one-way scenic flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown with us. We absolutely agree, the scenic panoramas experienced are incredible - you get so close to the snow capped peaks it's like you could reach through the plane window an touch them! We find that quite a lot of people, after taking the 5hr coach ride from Queenstown to Milford Sound in the morning, although enjoying the interesting drive, are not keen to repeat the 290kms of winding roads back to Queenstown, but instead opt to take one our scenic flights back to Queenstown. Other than the greatly reduced travel time, guests also get to enjoy vistas inaccessible by road and get back to Queenstown in time for happy hour! On behalf of your pilot Tom and the rest of the Air Milford team, thank you for choosing to fly with us and for your high recommendation to future travelers, All the best, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford.
Written August 4, 2019
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Tommy Le
Palmerston North, New Zealand2 contributions
A fantastic flight
Jun 2019 • Family
This is a trip that pictures can't really do justice! The scenery was incredible, and we both agreed that this was our favorite day of our entire NZ trip!

Antony is a true professional, and it was easy to see that he's made this flight many times.

If there is a seat available, book it! Not only is the flight a truly unforgettable experience, but you will be in very good hands with Antony and his team.
Written June 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Tommyle12121212, Thank you for taking the time to review Air Milford on TripAdvisor. It makes us incredibly proud to hear that we were able to host you on your 'favorite day of your entire NZ trip!' We are incredibly fortunate to be able to host guests on trips into the Fiordland National Park and the lion's share of the praise bust be given to our awe-inspiring destination, Milford Sound. With it's touring cliffs, thundering waterfalls and snow capped peaks, it's no wonder Rudyard Kipling called it the 8th wonder of the world. I absolutely agree with you, Antony is a fantastic pilot and host, he loves guiding his guests through his local region as they soar over mountain ranges and fly through the fiord. I have passed on your kind praise and he would like to send his regards and thanks. On behalf of the team here, thank you for your high endorsement to future travelers and all the best for your next adventures, Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford.
Written June 28, 2019
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BBTex
Texas60 contributions
Highlight of our trip
Mar 2019 • Couples
The flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown was arranged by our Moatrek Tour company and I am soooo happy it was included. It took hours to get to Milford Sound by bus and it was beautiful. But it simply cannot compare to flying over the glorious scenery. If you are going to splurge on one thing in New Zealand, this flight will not disappoint.
Written May 5, 2019
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Hi BBTex, Thank you for the review of your scenic flight back from Milford Sound to Queenstown! It's lovely to hear from one of our Moa Trek guests and even lovelier to hear how much you enjoyed the flight. I totally agree that it is worth flying back after a long bus ride in. Apart from the obvious scenery and views, you also save around four hours of driving. I hope the rest of your Moa Trek was as amazing as this part was, thanks for listing us as the highlight of your time here. Safe travels, Jen
Written May 7, 2019
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An absolute MUST DO while in Queenstown.
We opted for the Fly, Cruise, Fly flight into Milford sound. What an amazing experience from start to finish. Comm
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WOW…… what can I say…… this spectacular scenic flight absolutely blew me away!! I have to admit, I was a little ner
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12/10 would do again.
Was not expecting to be so enchanted by this. Tom and the team are smooth operators from start to finish. I liked h
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A Magnificent Tour
It’s impossible to choose a favourite part of this trip, as every second was magnificent! From the moment of pick u
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the Milford experience by air and boat
blue skies and spectacular views in both sea and air for a very special part of NZ. Well worth the price and sugges
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Once in a lifetime
Jo at the office and Thommo the pilot were exceptional, Thommo was a wealth of knowledge and history they were en
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Outstanding tour - great team!
Stunning day from start to finish! The team were extremely helpful and informative. Pilot was providing commentar
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Excellent overall service.
My wife and I had an excellent day and understanding that we were the only booking for the day, they went out of th
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Great Service
It is hard to pick one aspect of this but we were pretty chuffed at getting window seats reserved for us by Air Mil
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Milford flight and cruise
Excellent day out. A great experience thanks to a fantastic team! (Jo and captain) Would highly recommend.
Kim S
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A bloody amazing time
An absolutely spectacular experience and we wouldn’t change a thing!! The staff were lovely and fantastically hospi
Elishevah M
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Fantastic!!!
This was so worth it! We finished our trip to Queenstown with it & it was the highlight for us. So much fun. Helpfu
kathleenhZ5820WT
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Incredible experience
My fiancé and I were really impressed with every part of this experience. The knowledgeable and skilful captain, th
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Memories for a lifetime
Such an amazing experience for our whole family from 5years to teenagers and parents. Something for everyone. Ever
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Must Do!
Whole experience was amazing! Family run business which is always a big plus. Great staff, great tour. Couldn't of
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