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Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing from Queenstown provided by Air Milford

Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing from Queenstown

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 06/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Queenstown
    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
    Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
    Routeburn Track
    Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
    Milford Sound
  • 2
    Milford Sound
    Stop: 2 hours
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    Pass by
    Bowen Falls
    Milford Sound Airport
    Sutherland Falls
    Lake Te Anau
    Greenstone and Caples Tracks
    Lake Wakatipu
    Walter Peak Station Wharf
  • 3
    Air Milford
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Queenstown
    Queenstown, New Zealand
    Please provide us with your accommodation details and we will advise accordingly.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • 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.
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Carolyn wrote a review Feb 2021
New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
Wow, such a great flight, we were able to trace hiking trips we had done and were inspired to do more. Tom is knowledgeable and could not have done more. Fantastic day
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing from Queenstown
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Caroline, Thank you for sharing your review of Air Milford with the TripAdvisor community. We are so pleased that you had an awesome scenic flight and that it both reminded you of past adventures, whilst inspiring you to plan future ones. Tom loves sharing his local region with his guests and has a passion for exploring the outdoors too, so we are really pleased that you had a great time flying with him. On behalf of the whole team here, thank you for your kind feedback and endorsement to future travelers. Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
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100kaylaw wrote a review Jul 2020
Ashburton, New Zealand16 contributions3 helpful votes
Amazing. Friendly staff, pilot knew the area well and pointed out a lot of different views for us to look at. Beautiful views. Well worth it!
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing from Queenstown
Responded Jul 26, 2020
Dear 100kaylaw, Thank you for reviewing your experience with Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear that you had an excellent time on your recent scenic flight and enjoyed having all of the iconic locations, viewed from above, pointed out to you. On behalf of the whole team here, thank you for choosing to fly with us and for your kind feedback. All the best, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford.
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Bronwyn W wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions22 helpful votes
We were extremely lucky to get this awesome flight in as the weather was due to turn in the afernoon. Our pilot, Tom, was amzing, so experienced and knowledgeable about the area. He pointed out all the areas of interest and made sure that we didn't miss anything. The views and
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing from Queenstown
Responded Jul 24, 2020
Dear Bronwyn, Thank you for sharing your kind review of Air Milford with the TripAdvisor community. We are so pleased to hear that you had an awesome time flying with Tom to Milford Sound, it's such a stunning part of the world and exploring it from above, aboard the scenic flight and from the land on foot, really does the region justice. It is awesome to know that your pilot Tom's guiding enhanced your experience, he loves showing off the wonders of the region, pointing out it's hidden gems and telling stories about his personal Fiordland experiences. Tom sends his regards and thanks you for your wonderful feedback. On behalf of the whole team here, thank you for choosing to fly with us and for your 5 star recommendation to future travelers. All the best, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
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Sheryl M wrote a review Jan 2020
Edmond, Oklahoma1,618 contribution172 helpful votes
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We had planned to do a fly, cruise, fly trip to Milford Sound, including a fiord cruise. However, as was the case 22 years ago when we were last in NZ, weather didn't permit the lake cruise. HOWEVER, we did get to fly to and from the Sound this time, and the views from the air
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Airmilford, Manager at Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing from Queenstown
Responded Jan 5, 2020
Dear Sheryl, Thanks for taking the time to share your flight on Trip Advisor, it means a lot because I empathise how high the anticipation would have been to finally return 22 years later and complete the full Fly/Cruise/Fly combination. However Milford Sound can have other ideas, this past year the final rain tally was 8.8m (347"). This is only just shy of the all time record of 9.2m (362") record. Obviously this directly translates into flight itinerary disruptions. Our goal is to achieve the best out of every situation, and I'm so satisfied that you have the same philosophy when it comes seeing the positives of the overflight. As they say, third time lucky, so in this situation I hope you can return to try with us one final time and we can put the full combination together! For future travellers, it looks like this disrupted weather system will continue until at least the middle of January, so having this in mind is excellent for setting the expectation. And like we suggest for all guests, ideally book on the first available day so in case of bad weather, we have alternate days to roll your booking to the next fine weather day.
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Dalia L wrote a review Oct 2019
Bridgetown, Barbados14 contributions9 helpful votes
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 4 days to hike or "tramp" as they
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing from Queenstown
Responded Oct 12, 2019
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, it must have taken you to some incredible locations in the world and we are really proud that our little corner of the world was involved. The Sutherland falls are super cool, they tumble 581 meters in three cascades from lake Quill, which is a high alpine lake in Fiordland National Park. As you say, one way to access it is by foot, on the 4 day Milford track, which is one on New Zealand's great walks. Or, you can join us for a 1hr scenic flight from Queenstown and get incredible birds eye views of the falls and the wider region. On behalf of the whole team, thank you for your kind feedback and all the best for finishing off your list! Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford.
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Love2Travel7069
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Must Do Activity
This trip is a "must do". Scenery is magnificent and the piolet was really informative about the area. Do remembe
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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
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SmithieAklNZ
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Great way to see Milford Sounds
We flew to Milford Sounds today with Milford Air and highly recommend the experience. Mary in the office is great,
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Lucy J
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Breathtaking Experience and MUST DO!
Absolutely outstanding experience and a MUST DO activity! Milford Sound is SO beautiful and amazing! Our pilot Alex
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V5539YYpaulr
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Wow!
An absolutely stunning experience! Blue sky, no clouds, and no wind. The scenery was out of this world. Superb flig
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mariankeith
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True Beauty
We changed our booking to fly cruise fly, and I highly recommend this option. Alex our pilot spoke to each of us g
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525lesh
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Every Kiwi MUST do this!
Absolutely stunning and amazing flight with Anthony, his flight and commentary were excellent. Amazing weather, phe
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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
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Lesley O
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Totally awesome trip
The fly, cruise, fly from Queenstown to Milford sound was awesome. I wasn’t expecting the flight to and from the so
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Paradise828175
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Fabulous Flight!
We had a fabulous flight with Tom, it was a great day and he kept us well informed about all the spots we were seei
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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
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Moma1083
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Totally worth it.
The fixed wing aircraft was a very comfortable experience for our small group of 12. Fitted us all in. We got the r
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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
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jasonsX5264FT
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Wow
If the pilot offers you front seat - take it. I sat in the back on the flight to Milford Sound and the view was a
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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
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  • Duration: 4h
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