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Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing from Queenstown

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    What to Expect
    Your aerial adventure begins with pick-up from your central Queenstown hotel and a short transfer to the airport. After meeting your pilot and receiving a safety briefing, jump aboard your fixed wing aircraft and take off over the city.

    Listen to your pilot’s onboard commentary as you soar over the Paradise region, made famous in films such as 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit,' then fly above the vast Skippers Canyon and the glittering Donne glacier. After your flight, enjoy spectacular aerial views of Milford Sound as you come onto land at the edge of the fjord.

    You’ll have free time on the ground to admire views of Milford Sound, take photos, or enjoy coffee and cake (own expense) at the Discover Milford Café, before heading back to the airfield.

    On the return flight, enjoy an alternative route, passing over the Fiordland National Park and taking in dramatic views of the 1,904-foot (580-meter) high Sutherland Falls.

    Back in Queenstown, a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Queenstown, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide our complimentary pick-up/drop-off service from all centrally located Queenstown accommodation, please update us with your details. If your accommodation is not centrally located, please let us know and we will send through parking directions.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Full pre-flight briefing with Air Milford pilot
    • Live pilot commentary on board
    • 2 hours on the ground in Milford Sound for self-guided walk
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels)
    • Milford Sound Cruise
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • 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
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Infant rates apply for 0 - 1 years of age, when the infant is sat on a parents lap, with an infant lap belt
    • 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.
    Reviews (6)
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Pilot Alex did a fantastic job and helped me cross one of the top rated falls off my bucket list (sitting in the co-pilot seat). I've done 9 of 12 top falls in the world and Sutherland Falls New Zealand didn't disappoint. Normally it takes...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Dalia L
    Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Dear Dalia L, Thank you for sharing your review of Air Milford with the TripAdvisor community. It was our pleasure to host you recently and help you tick of another of your 12 top waterfalls in the world. It sounds like an enthralling bucket list,...More

    Reviewed May 21, 2019

    Fantastic trip. The pilot, Tony, was a fantastic guide. Explained all the sights and features to us. What a fantastic daMore

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Johnfrequenttravelle
    Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2019

    Dear Johnfrequenttravelle, Thank you for taking the time to review Air Milford on TripAdvisor! We are really pleased to hear that your pilot Antony was able to guide you through all of the incredible sights of Milford Sound and the wider local region, showing you...More

    Reviewed September 28, 2018

    If your reading this review, and considering to commit to a Milford sound flight, you NEED TO DO IT with these guys. Professional service, welcoming, at all times we felt safe, and the views were incredible. One on one service, you will love it!More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank havinagreattime
    Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

    Dear Havingagreattime, Thank you for taking the time to review Air Milford. We're really pleased to hear you had a great time on your recent Milford Sound scenic flight with us! We absolutely love the photo you shared with the TripAdvisor community, it's taken just...More

    Reviewed May 1, 2018

    It was my last day in Queenstown after spending some time already in Te Anui area exploring the Milford and Doubtful sound by car and boat cruises that week. I made a snap decision to do the “Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing and Boat...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank GaryL1288
    Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2018

    Hi Gary L, Thank you for your detailed review of your fly - cruise - fly excursion with Air Milford recently. Testimonials from guests who have already flown with us are an amazing way for future guests to decide who to fly with and we...More

    Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

    We had a hiccup in our schedule and had to get to Milford Sound asap. The company was kind and accommodating (even sending a cab to pick us up). From checking in to flying it was approximately 10 mins. We left in the 4pm flight...More

    Thank damaninnyc
    Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

    Hi Daniel M, Thank you soooo much for the five star review and the perfect 10 score! Sometimes, for whatever reason, things don't go to plan but this time we are glad that we were able to help you get to Milford when you needed...More

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