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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown provided by Air Milford

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    3 Tex Smith Lane
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Air Milford
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Coronet Peak
    Skippers Canyon
    QUEENSTOWN EXPEDITIONS
    Routeburn Track
    Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
    Milford Sound
    Milford Sound
    Milford Sound Airport
    Milford Sound Airport
  • 2
    Cruise Milford
    Stop: 105 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Sutherland Falls
  • 3
    Bowen Falls
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Greenstone and Caples Tracks
    Lake Wakatipu
    Walter Peak Station Wharf
  • 4
    Air Milford
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Lake Te Anau
  • You'll end at
    3 Tex Smith Lane
    3 Tex Smith Lane, Otago 9300, New Zealand
    Air Milford have free parking out site their base.
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Highlights
  • Milford Sound flight and cruise combo tour
  • Fly over Fiordland National Park to see remote landscapes
  • Multiple departure times to accommodate your schedule
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Queenstown hotels
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 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
3 Tex Smith Lane, Otago 9300, New Zealand
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live pilot commentary on board
  • Reserved seating aboard the Nature Cruise of Milford Sound
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Cruise Milford
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Do not forget to bring a jacket and your camera
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • 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
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ARN wrote a review Apr 12
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions3 helpful votes
The journey and destination are world class and worth every cent. We were lucky enough to have a calm clear sunny day - made for magic flights through the mountains. The perspective of the mountain ranges from the air and up close are hard to imagine. The Air Milford Team were
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Date of experience: April 2021
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jenkiwi wrote a review Apr 9
Orewa, New Zealand14 contributions
Mum and I chose Air Milford to celebrate her special birthday and we could not have made a better choice. From first meeting delightful Jo in the office, we knew the genuine caring nature of this family owned company was a perfect fit for us. We were lucky enough to have
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marjorieanne2014 wrote a review Apr 7
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions2 helpful votes
The endless mountains seen from the plane and the towering cliffs and cascading waterfalls experienced on the cruise.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Alison S wrote a review Apr 7
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Amazing trip, wonderful pilot and staff. The trip was well organized, professional with high safety standards and exactly what we’d hoped for. I also liked that it’s a family business, which is so important to support, especially in these difficult pandemic times. We not only
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Pappan wrote a review Mar 2021
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Overall Awesome. Flight, service, reception, everything was right and enjoyable . Had a great time ..
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Panpan, Thank you for sharing your kind review about Air Milford, with the TripAdvisor community. It is wonderful to receive your feedback and know that you enjoyed a blissful visit to Milford with us. It's an out-of-this-world destination and we couldn't be prouder to know that our friendly service enhanced your enjoyment of the Fiordland National Park. On behalf of your pilot and the Air Milford team, thank you for your endorsement to future travelers and all the best for your next adventures. Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
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By: Air Milford
Dlush1255
Dlush1255
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A wonderful day
What a fabulous trip my friend and I enjoyed today with Milford Air from the pick up to the drop off at our Hotel.
99dahliaw
99dahliaw
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Stunning Trip
Trip of a lifetime, the views from the plane were like nothing we'd ever seen before & added to the cruise at Milfo
324laynel
324laynel
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Excellent experience
Flew out to Milford Sound and it was brilliant, Carl the pilot was fantastic and it was a great flight, we felt ver
anniecmm
anniecmm
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Incredibly professional
Although they couldn’t fly into Milford Sound for weather reasons, they found a solution and had us go from another
BarbG996
BarbG996
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Great way to see Milford & the mountains
Fantastic flight back from Milford Sound today. Awesome pilot and ground staff, thoroughly recommend
tonygB8005HI
tonygB8005HI
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Fabulous Milford Experience
Excellent friendly service by Air Milford. Communication was great and trip in and out of Milford Sound was a fanta
richardnP8454BK
richardnP8454BK
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Amazing flight up valleys and beside snow covered peaks
Amazing flight up valleys and beside snow covered peaks to Milford Sound. Nice cruise up Milford Sound to the Tasma
estevandecastronz
estevandecastronz
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Fly cruise fly Milford Sound
"A spectacular trip well worth it. Highly recommended. Much quicker and less exhausting than the coach trip. The ae
sarahu1981
sarahu1981
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Breathtaking scenery
I recently took the Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly trip from Queenstown. Alex was the pilot and was knowledgeable and
Cliffee
Cliffee
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Absolutely Fantastic
We had walked the Milford Track and decided to take the flight back to Queenstown with Air Milford. What an awesome
Marmite-sox
Marmite-sox
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Awe inspiring
Wow, such a great flight, we were able to trace hiking trips we had done and were inspired to do more. Tom is knowl
Ingrid V
Ingrid V
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Amazing day!
This tourist activity rates as one of the best we have been on. Air Milford were so professional and easy to deal
980praveenh
980praveenh
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Great views
Thoroughly enjoyed the flight and the pilot (Thomas) is really cool. Pity we couldn’t see the Milford Sound as ther
kristinsnapfire
kristinsnapfire
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WOW, you won’t regret it!
What a day! I got to sit in the co-pilot seat to Milford Sounds and back which was a first as I’ve never been in a
paolov2018
paolov2018
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Land of dreams came true
Highly recommended! We were so lucky to enjoy Milford Sound on a sunny day. We saw the beautiful of this land by co
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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