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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: 9h
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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 Milford Sound


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 travelers 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 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 15 travelers

      • 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 $444.90. 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
        609
        Queenstown, New Zealand
        Joined in January 2007
      • Escape457759
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic scenic flight with Milford Sound cruise.
        Amazing views as we flew over the mountains. Informative chat about the area as we made our way to Milford Sound. Returning to Queenstown we took a different route which was great.
        Written April 29, 2024
      • marikoe2023
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience
        Amazing experience flying over the fiords and mountain ranges. Cruise was spectacular. Must do flights from Queenstown
        Written April 22, 2024
      • fionarL5727GE
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautiful scenery
        Made for a nice day, as it was quick to get to Milford Sound from Queenstown rather than a long drive. Scenery from the plane was breathtaking.
        Written April 20, 2024
      • shoegazer82
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Book this and risk ruining your own holiday!
        These guys will only fly if there is no rain, wind or clouds. Makes sense as your safety is most important, but also the views won't be optimal. The problem is this means the majority of their flights are cancelled and they only make a decision 1.5 hour before the trip which completely screws your plans, especially if cancelled over multiple days. When the forecast is obviously for bad weather, why not make the cancellation call in advance so your customers can make other plans? I've been booked onto 4 flights now with these guys over the years and not made a single one. My advice is take the coach and boat cruise if you really want to see the Sound otherwise you risk ruining your own holiday.
        Written April 18, 2024
      • Lori D
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Milford sound flight and scenic cruise was AMAZING!
        Highly recommend this company for your breathtaking trip to Milford Sound. Our trip Sunday April 14th was my first time ever flying in a Cessna airplane. Libby was a great pilot and I instantly felt safe and in good hands. We had an amazing turbulent-free ride to Milford Sound, and a smooth take-off and landing. Every aspect of this flight / cruise went flawlessly. On time, friendly and organized. The cruise was so much fun and the waterfalls were so big they didn’t look real. We saw dolphins, baby seals and turtles. It was also suggested to pack a lunch/take food and I understand why. There is only a vending machine in the visitor center and on the boat, hot water, coffee and tea was available. Take this trip & thank me later! Highlight of our trip to Queenstown.
        Written April 14, 2024
      • 3cathye
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing trip well worth doing
        Was an amazing trip. We were lucky enough to have perfect weather. Our pilot was great and the scenery so fantastic. The cruise part was brilliant and got to see an amazing sights.
        Written March 30, 2024
      • Khedija
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing
        Fantastic experience !! Libby our pilot was so amazing. The whole fly, cruise, fly trip was seamless. We only had a few days in Queenstown, but wanted to experience Milford Sounds. Would recommend this way of travel.
        Written March 30, 2024
      • 598angusl
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome flight/cruise to Milford Sound
        Did flight and the cruise. Was awesome. Kurt the pilot was very professional and knowledgeable about areas we flew over. Would 100 percent recommend.
        Written March 23, 2024
      • Gerber318
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best tour for Milford Sounds!!!!
        It was the perfect tour to see best of Milford Sounds- a MUST do if you are in Queenstown. We have pictures for a lifetime memory! Thank you!
        Written March 22, 2024
      • Alan K
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome
        Wonderful flights and cruise. Creat communication when weather saw first date cancelled. Flight and cruise are both awesome.
        Written March 22, 2024
      • A3366BHmelissac
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing scenic flight and beautiful Milford Sound
        This trip was amazing! Our pilot was fantastic, the views spectacular, the cruise so scenic. Highly recommend this trip - worth every penny.
        Written March 22, 2024
      • peterlI3539IN
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Milford Sound Fly/Cruise.
        Amazing scenery, great flight and beautiful cruise. The staff were very helpful and our pilot was excellent. A must do experience.
        Written March 17, 2024
      • 300nahumc
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very happy - views are amazing!
        Very happy with everything. Views from the flight were amazing and everything went really smoothly. It was a highlight of our trip. (Worth noting that there's no food on the boat so you need to bring your own lunch but that wasn't a problem.)
        Written March 6, 2024
      • areturningcus2mer
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Stunning! Do not miss this tour! Great value! Operated very well!
        Amazing experience! Great value! A must do experience! The tour operator kept in touch with and questions. Timing and logistics were perfect. The flights were stunning! We did get lucky with the weather, which made the experience even better!
        Written March 6, 2024
      • brionyp314
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        In the air with experts
        Libby was the most brilliant pilot, host, and tour guide - the trip was top-class! From check-in to the routing across different scenic views, it felt like everything was executed brilliantly. The views from the plane were incredible, it's such an amazing way to see the landscape and appreciate the scale of the area too - from mountains to turquoise waters and much more between. We'd highly recommend this trip.
        Written March 5, 2024
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      4.5
      4.5 of 5 bubbles22 reviews
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      Michelle P
      Brisbane, Australia274 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 January 25, 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 February 2, 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Mellie726
      Melbourne, Australia23 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 January 5, 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 January 10, 2024
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      Pompier-Partners
      6 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 February 24, 2024
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      Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us such a wonderful review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the trip all around. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to Sinchan as we are sure that he would love to read your review. Thank you for flying with us. Kind regards, Milford Sound Scenic Flights
      Written March 18, 2024
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      Christine8046
      Switzerland54 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 February 19, 2024
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      Kia Ora Christine, Thank you for your lovely review. We're thrilled to hear that you had such an amazing experience on our trip. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed the awesome flight with our pilot and had a fantastic time on the boat with our friendly staff. We strive to ensure that everything is well-prepared and operates smoothly for our guests, and we're delighted that you found your day enjoyable. Your recommendation means a lot to us. Thank you for choosing to fly with us. Kind regards, Milford Sound Scenic Flights
      Written March 17, 2024
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      Bontempi2
      Melbourne, Australia116 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 February 4, 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 August 22, 2018
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Andrew L
      Nottingham, UK51 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 June 15, 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 July 22, 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
      Sep 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 August 21, 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 October 17, 2018
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Jim W
      Summit, NJ208 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 February 22, 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 August 22, 2018
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      Donna L
      28 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      It was truly a spectacular trip. Smooth flight we felt very confident in our pilot. The experience was one we will remember.
      Written May 5, 2024
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      Kia Ora Donna, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your Fiordland adventure with our team. We thank you for joining us. Best wishes, Milford Sound Scenic Flights
      Written May 7, 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Dreasio
      London, UK3 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2024 • Solo
      Dont use VIATOR to book your trips. you will regret it. They don’t do refunds even when things are cancelled by the tour operators. Worst experience I ever with a company. Due to their incompetence and lack of trained stuff I lost two trips by bookings made by their operators which due to the complexity of the booking I would never return to the origin meaning I couldn’t do the trips and they refused to refund me the money. Don’t waste your money time and energy on them. NOT WORTH BE WARNED
      Written April 9, 2024
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      Kia Ora, We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your experience with Viator. On our end, it appears this situation has been resolved and if it hasn't, please be in touch with our team at at info@milfordflights.co.nz. We do hope you are able to come back to Queenstown and fly with us to Milford Sound / Piopiotahi. Best wishes, The Team at Milford Sound Scenic Flights
      Written April 11, 2024
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