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Half-Day Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

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    What to Expect
    After pickup by coach from your hotel in Queenstown, board a modern Airbus squirrel helicopter and buckle into your seat for an exhilarating flight. Slip on a headset to hear the pilot’s commentary as you take off for Milford Sound.

    Prepare to be mesmerized by the wondrous landscape of Fiordland National Park. On arrival at Milford Sound, the helicopter shuts down for a short guided nature walk, including views of postcard-perfect Mitre Peak.

    Back on board, you’ll fly past sheer granite cliffs and lush waterfalls along the entire length of the fiord, landing on a beach at the Tasman Sea. The next portion of your 2.5-hour tour continues above snow-capped mountains and river valleys to blue-green ice falls. Come in for a landing on Mt Tutoko glacier, Fiordland’s highest peak, before returning to Queenstown and a courtesy shuttle to your hotel.

    Please note: Glacier landings are subject to weather and flight paths, and landings may change at the pilot’s discretion.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    35 Lucas Pl, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up included from all local Queenstown Accomodations.
    Departure Time
    Departure times vary.  We will respond to your request with available options.
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Guide
    • Headsets
    • Helicopter flight
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat (infants aged under three years old sit on adult's lap)
    • Due to comfort and weight/balance of the aircraft, passengers must supply accurate weights upon booking
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    This company was highly professional and helpful with the experience we had today. The flight across to Milford Sound was epic- cruise was beautiful - the glacier landing on the return flight was breathtaking! This trip was worth every cent.More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Kia ora Sally! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We are so happy to hear you loved the flight a dn cruise in Milford Sound! It is a beautiful location! We hope you have a safe trip home! Ngā...More

    Reviewed August 26, 2019 via mobile

    First time to Queenstown and we had organized the trip for our first day. It really made us appreciate QT’s surroundings and got to see some of the best scenery this world has to offer. Due to incoming weather we opted for an extended flight...More

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    GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Kia ora Heather! Thank you so much for your review!! We are so pleased to hear you had incredible trip We do hope to see you again in the future!! The Milford Extended is my favourite flight as you get to land in the most...More

    Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

    What an amazing ride with steady pilot Chris at the controls. We landed twice on mountain tops - once on a snowy peak. Felt completely safe and relaxed - no showy flying - when you can’t beat the scenery. Stopped for a picnic lunch high...More

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    GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

    Kia ora Thanks so much for sharing the experiences you had on your flight with us. You certainly had a great look around our beautiful nearby scenic areas. We appreciate your comments about Chris too. Kind regards Trish

    Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

    This experience is worth every cent. Something my wife and I experienced for our 30th wedding anniversary. Our pilot Luke was the perfect guide and extremely informative going out of his way to show us wild deer on the mountain tops and seals on the...More

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    GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

    Kia ora Gordon Firstly Gordon congratulations on your 30th wedding anniversary and so pleased we could have a small part to play in your celebrations. Thanks so much for comments, especially about Luke which are truly appreciated. Kind regards Trish

    Reviewed February 12, 2018

    What a fantastic experience, we had the best whether, sunny no wind and of course the best pilot (Keith) the views are breathtaking, we loved landing on the ice and walking around taking photos, do this excursion TippdogMore

    Date of experience: February 2018
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    GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

    Kia ora Tippdog, Thank you for your review. Great you enjoyed your experience with us so much! Keith is a fantastic pilot, he has approx. 16,000 flying hours which is A LOT of experience. We will pass your feedback on to him. The views certainly...More

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