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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Highlights
  • Milford Sound flight and cruise combo tour
  • Fly over Fiordland National Park to see remote landscapes
  • Multiple departure times to accommodate your schedule
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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
From $397.47
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9.30am Departure SummerMost Popular
Includes morning tea aboard the Nature Cruise.
From $397.47
9.30am Departure Winter
Includes a morning tea aboard the Nature Cruise of Milford Sound departing 9.30am in winter
From $397.47
1.30pm Departure Summer
includes complimentary beer, wine or soft drink aboard the afternoon Nature Cruise
From $397.47
Overview
See Milford Sound’s soaring cliffs and waterfalls on a spectacular trip that explores Fiordland National Park by air and water. Combining a sightseeing flight and cruise—with included transportation from your hotel—is a great way to take in the vast scale of the region's alpine lakes, fjords, and glaciers. After touching down in Milford Sound, cruise the entire length in a boat for spotting wildlife and snapping photos.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your centrally located Queenstown accommodations for transfer to the airport, where you’ll start with a preflight briefing on the scenic highlights of the route, including Skippers Canyon, the Paradise region, and Donne Glacier.

Enjoy spectacular views of the rugged southern terrain and then fly over Milford Sound itself before landing at the head of the fjord. Board a cruise boat for a trip down the length of Milford Sound, with reserved seating, hot drinks, and open-air decks that give up-close views of the fjord’s dramatic waterfalls and wildlife.

Following the cruise, lift off for the 35-minute return flight to Queenstown, taking a different route to see even more of the landscape, including towering Sutherland Falls. A driver will greet you at the airport for return transfer to you accommodations.
Reviews (116)
1 - 5 of 105 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic

The flight was great, the pilot was cool and the boat trip was really worthwhile! We loved it. The flight saved us hours of coach or hours of long, dangerous driving and we saw a lot more from above. Luckily for us, the weather was...More

Thank jo_lb978
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent communication and coordination

Since flying to Milford Sound is weather dependent, I was totally relying on my luck. After cancellations, I finally got some good news from Jen and Mary that we may finally fly to Milford, however, the cruise will be decided by the pilots. Not only...More

1  Thank AmritaDas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highlight of Queenstown

We wanted to do the Milford Cruise and after learning the bus trip from Queenstown to Milford takes about 4 hours each way we decided to fly by (fixed wing) plane. Our Hotel, The Rees, recommended Air Milford as a respected and safe airline to...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Trip Highlight

While the weather was exceptional, the warmth and professionalism of every staff member made this excursion perfect. Booking very easy, reception at the hangar was exuberant and friendly to all. It was like this was their first day in business. Our pilot, Jimmy, was also...More

Thank canucktraveller222
Airmilford, Guest Services at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi canucktraveller22. Thank you for your heart-warming review on TripAdvisor. ❤️ We are so happy to hear you found all staff warm and professional. Our pilot Jimmy is caring and making sure everyone can understand him (us New Zealanders tend to mumble). During the briefings,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Highly Recommend!

I can't say enough about this experience! It is the best way to see Milford for sure. Our pilot was Tom and he was AWESOME! My husband was nervous about the flight and Tom made him feel very safe the entire time. He also took...More

Thank Aspiemom15
Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Aspiemom15, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We are realy pleased to hear that both of you thoroughly enjoyed your recent flight with Tom - we agree he is AWESOME 👨🏻‍✈️ You'd be suppressed at how may...More

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