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Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown
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Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown

By Milford Sound Scenic Flights
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 1h 20m
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Live guide: English
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  • Scenic flight
  • Complimentary pickup and drop-off from set locations
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
What's not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drink


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Milford Sound Scenic Flights, 39 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Departure Point: Pickup from your central queenstown hotel, or you can self-drive to the base Address: 39 Lucas Place, Frankton Dates: Daily Return point: Return to same departure location
Pickup details
  • Complimentary pickups start from 5 minutes after the weather check for your flight. Please check your confirmation email from the operator stating closest pickup location and time. If accommodation is not listed, please advise Milford Sound Scenic Flights and the team will advise of closest pickup location and time.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • Colonial Village Motel, 136 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • The Rees Hotel, Luxury Apartments & Lakeside Residences, 377 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort, 327-343 Frankton Road, Queenstown, STH 9300, New Zealand
    • Oaks Queenstown Club Suites, 171-179 Frankton Road, Queenstown, STH 9300, New Zealand
    • Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu, Queenstown, 110 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • Sherwood Queenstown, 554 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road, an IHG Hotel, 594 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 28286P7

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travelers can participate
      • Infants are classed as 11kg or under. If when weighed at check in they are over 11kg in weight, they will be classed and charged as a child and will have to sit in their own seat due to infant seat belt weight restrictions.
      • Stroller must be able to fold down to a small enough size to fit in the plane safely and be strapped up by the pilot
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers 36 weeks or more into their pregnancy
      • We would generally not recommend flying in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy as a precaution.
      • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      How much is Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown?
      Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown price starts from $339.93. Discover and book Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown on Tripadvisor
      What is the Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown cancellation policy?
      Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown on Tripadvisor
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      How much time do I need for Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown?
      On average, this experience will take approximately 1h 20m. Discover and book Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown on Tripadvisor

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 28286P7

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      • Milford Sound Scenic Flights
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        Queenstown, New Zealand
        Joined in January 2007
      • 759kaitlinp
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        AMAZING
        My partner and I did this and loved it, the team at Milford Sound Scenic Flights is super lovely and the flight was spectacular, great way to get to Milford Sound
        Written May 22, 2024
      • Donna L
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An amazing trip to do.sightseeing were spectacular.
        It was truly a spectacular trip. Smooth flight we felt very confident in our pilot. The experience was one we will remember.
        Written May 5, 2024
      • Escape457759
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic scenic flight with Milford Sound cruise.
        Amazing views as we flew over the mountains. Informative chat about the area as we made our way to Milford Sound. Returning to Queenstown we took a different route which was great.
        Written April 29, 2024
      • marikoe2023
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience
        Amazing experience flying over the fiords and mountain ranges. Cruise was spectacular. Must do flights from Queenstown
        Written April 22, 2024
      • shoegazer82
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Book this and risk ruining your own holiday!
        These guys will only fly if there is no rain, wind or clouds. Makes sense as your safety is most important, but also the views won't be optimal. The problem is this means the majority of their flights are cancelled and they only make a decision 1.5 hour before the trip which completely screws your plans, especially if cancelled over multiple days. When the forecast is obviously for bad weather, why not make the cancellation call in advance so your customers can make other plans? I've been booked onto 4 flights now with these guys over the years and not made a single one. My advice is take the coach and boat cruise if you really want to see the Sound otherwise you risk ruining your own holiday.
        Written April 18, 2024
      • Lori D
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Milford sound flight and scenic cruise was AMAZING!
        Highly recommend this company for your breathtaking trip to Milford Sound. Our trip Sunday April 14th was my first time ever flying in a Cessna airplane. Libby was a great pilot and I instantly felt safe and in good hands. We had an amazing turbulent-free ride to Milford Sound, and a smooth take-off and landing. Every aspect of this flight / cruise went flawlessly. On time, friendly and organized. The cruise was so much fun and the waterfalls were so big they didn’t look real. We saw dolphins, baby seals and turtles. It was also suggested to pack a lunch/take food and I understand why. There is only a vending machine in the visitor center and on the boat, hot water, coffee and tea was available. Take this trip & thank me later! Highlight of our trip to Queenstown.
        Written April 14, 2024
      • dreasio
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        No refunds
        Dont use VIATOR to book your trips. you will regret it. They don’t do refunds even when things are cancelled by the tour operators. Worst experience I ever with a company. Due to their incompetence and lack of trained stuff I lost two trips by bookings made by their operators which due to the complexity of the booking I would never return to the origin meaning I couldn’t do the trips and they refused to refund me the money. Don’t waste your money time and energy on them. NOT WORTH BE WARNED
        Written April 9, 2024
      • marcelaP3999PC
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic Trip To Milford Sound
        Incredible trip with an amazing guide! Best choice for exploring Fjordland National Park and Milford Sound and his great Scenery!
        Written April 6, 2024
      • 3cathye
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing trip well worth doing
        Was an amazing trip. We were lucky enough to have perfect weather. Our pilot was great and the scenery so fantastic. The cruise part was brilliant and got to see an amazing sights.
        Written March 30, 2024
      • Khedija
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing
        Fantastic experience !! Libby our pilot was so amazing. The whole fly, cruise, fly trip was seamless. We only had a few days in Queenstown, but wanted to experience Milford Sounds. Would recommend this way of travel.
        Written March 30, 2024
      • gregorym146
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Milford Sound scenic flight and cruise
        Fantastic experience! We had an awesome day weather wise which made the views epic. Both the flight and cruise were very well organised but still had a relaxed vibe. We had a great day!
        Written March 23, 2024
      • 598angusl
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome flight/cruise to Milford Sound
        Did flight and the cruise. Was awesome. Kurt the pilot was very professional and knowledgeable about areas we flew over. Would 100 percent recommend.
        Written March 23, 2024
      • Gerber318
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best tour for Milford Sounds!!!!
        It was the perfect tour to see best of Milford Sounds- a MUST do if you are in Queenstown. We have pictures for a lifetime memory! Thank you!
        Written March 22, 2024
      • Alan K
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome
        Wonderful flights and cruise. Creat communication when weather saw first date cancelled. Flight and cruise are both awesome.
        Written March 22, 2024
      • A3366BHmelissac
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing scenic flight and beautiful Milford Sound
        This trip was amazing! Our pilot was fantastic, the views spectacular, the cruise so scenic. Highly recommend this trip - worth every penny.
        Written March 22, 2024
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      Happyjohnny
      Auckland, New Zealand393 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2020
      We were scheduled to fly to Milford Sound and take a boat around. Unfortunately the weather played up but we were able to fly to the Sound and over the Southern Alps. The views are breathtaking and I found myself marveling at creation. This trip is certainly worth the cost.
      Written August 20, 2020
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      Kia ora, Johan. Thank you for your great review! The Milford Scenic Flight itself is an amazing trip and worthwhile even if we are unable to land and do the cruise due to poor weather coming in later in the day. The landscape is stunning and we are glad we were able to get you out flying over Milford Sound and the Southern Alps.
      Written September 15, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      hidez_12
      Timaru, New Zealand246 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Visited in August and we were meant to be doing the fly cruise fly experience but it was cancelled so we managed to get on another flight that afternoon to do the Milford sound scenic flight.
      The views were amazing and the pilot was very informative about where we were. Definitely recommend
      Written August 11, 2020
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      Kia ora, thank you for your great review! It is a shame we weren’t able to get you out to do the full Fly/Cruise/Fly, however the scenic flight option is a fantastic trip also, allowing you to see Milford in all it’s glory from the skies.
      Written September 15, 2020
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      Lucie L
      7 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      My partner and I had the flight of a lifetime with Milford Sound Scenic Flights.
      We had been to Milford by car but this was the icing on the cake/snow on the mountain to see the amazing landscape from the sky.
      We were so impressed with all aspects of the trip from our hotel pick up to check in and then our flight!
      The plane is very tidy and the windows are extremely clean making it easy to capture great photos. Our pilot was very friendly and gave an informative commentary during the flight.
      Views are breathtaking and you get very close to the mountains.
      Highly recommend.
      Written August 9, 2020
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      Kia ora, thank you for your fantastic review! It’s great to hear that you had an amazing trip with us and we were able to provide you with a great experience from start to finish. Milford Sound is a breath-taking area of the world and we are glad we were able to take you there.
      Written September 15, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Natalie H
      Franz Josef, New Zealand39 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The team at Milford Sound Scenic Flights were friendly and professional, and the over flight was incredible. Seeing Milford Sound from the air gave a whole new perspective and appreciation of how vast the mountains are, and how lucky we are to have such beautiful scenery on our door step. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon.
      Written June 12, 2021
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      Kia ora Natalie Thanks for your fantastic review Natalie. Glad you had a great day out with us and you enjoyed the awesome scenery we get to flyover. It sure is one of a kind. Kind regards, Milford Sound Scenic Flights
      Written June 15, 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Marent
      Rome, Italy179 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Flight was going to be iffy coming back so the cruise portion was canceled. The scenic flight was just beautiful, MSSF helps us book a cruise and bus ride back to Queenstown because we didn’t want to miss this cruise. We came all the way from the US after all. We had lead pilot Andy on the way and he oII out and explained all the good stuff. Just loved every minute. Don’t hesitate just go.. Weather can be problematic so keep an open mind.
      Written April 11, 2023
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      Kia Ora, We are happy to hear that despite the changing weather our team were able to make a plan for you to have the full Milford experience. Thank you for leaving us this review on your experience with our team it truly means a lot 😊 Kind Regards, Milford Sound Scenic Flights Team
      Written April 16, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Rohil
      Boston, MA5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Solo
      Beautiful flight was great to see Milford Sound and the surrounding area by air. My initial booking was cancelled due to the weather, the staff was extremely helpful throughout and were able to find a way to make the trip happen. Amazing flight and great customer service!
      Written January 25, 2024
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      Kia Ora, Thank you for your wonderful review. We're glad the weather allowed for your flight to Milford Sound / Piopiotahi. The views are spectacular. Will be sure to pass along your kind feedback to our staff. We appreciate you choosing to fly and cruise with us.
      Written February 2, 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Jamie Burgess
      10 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2020 • Couples
      We had arranged to get collected from our hotel, within the email we were told we would be called if they could not find us. Nobody phoned us and the taxi had left without us! When we’re then made to feel like this was our fault as they didn’t have our phone number even though it was on the booking!! Who we spoke to on the phone was extremely rude also. This then ended up costing more to get a taxi to the place. The flight was great and our pilot was amazing. Bad start which put us in a bad mood for this flight with no apology at all.
      Written July 28, 2020
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      Hi there. We are sorry to here the start of you experience with us didn’t go as planned and the taxis had left. We ensure that all customers are well notified with the details for their trip and that if the taxi can’t see the customers, they will either contact the customer or ourselves and we will contact them directly. If you would like to discuss this any further, you can contact our Customer Service Manager at manager@milfordflights.co.nz We still hope you had a fantastic flight with us and the experience was one to be remembered.
      Written September 7, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Pam
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2020 • Friends
      Great value for money flight from Queenstown to Mt Aspiring. So many snow covered mountains, lakes and rivers. Pilot Andy gave good commentary which was helpful to know where we were. Absolutely recommend
      Written August 5, 2020
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      Hi Pam! Thanks for you review. There are certainly some great areas that can be seen over the Mt Aspiring National Park and Andy definitely knows his stuff when it comes to giving out all the information about this stunning part of NZ. Glad to hear you had a fantastic trip with us.
      Written September 15, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Amanda H
      Wanaka, New Zealand5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2020 • Friends
      The flight was absolutely breath taking! We had a small group, and everyone chatted and had a great time. Our pilot Katie was absolutely fantastic! I went with my flattmate and we both were in awe the entire time. The flight was smooth and the weather was perfect! I honestly wish I exchanged contact information with some of the people I met along the way— we had such a blast!
      Written June 2, 2020
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      Kia ora, Amanda! Thank you for your fantastic review. It is great to hear you had a great trip with us! We will pass on your positive comments to our pilot Katie. We hope to take you on more adventures in the future.
      Written July 16, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Sara L
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wow - what a way to see one of the most beautiful places on this earth. The staff and pilot were friendly and professional. The plane was a 12-14 seater Cessna and its size allowed the pilot to fly comfortably through the valleys and fjords. We feel so fortunate to have seen this part of lovely New Zealand.
      Written March 24, 2023
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      Kia Ora Sara, We are so happy to be a part of you Milford Sound journey. Thank you for leaving us this review and letting others know your experience so they can also see the beauty of Milford Sound with us for themselves. 😊 Kind Regards, Milford Sound Scenic Flights
      Written March 27, 2023
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