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Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown

Highlights
  • 2.5-hour flight over Milford Sound from Queenstown
  • Marvel at the UNESCO-listed landscapes of Milford Sound in the Fiordland National Park on a scenic flight
  • Enjoy aerial views of natural wonders such as Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, and Mount Pembroke
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Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown
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Overview
The UNESCO-listed landscapes of Milford Sound are even more spectacular from above. Take to the skies on a 1-hour and 20-minute round-trip flight from Queenstown; spot natural wonders such as Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls from the air; and enjoy unbeatable aerial views of the mountains, lakes and fjords of the Fiordland National Park.
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pick-up from your Queenstown hotel and a short transfer to the hangar to board your flight. Take off for a 40-minute flight to Milford Sound and admire spectacular views over the Fiordland National Park as you swoop over the snow-capped peaks, glittering lakes, and dramatic fjords.

As you circle the fjord, your pilot will point out natural wonders like the 525-foot (160-meter) high Bowen Falls, the striking hanging valley of Sinbad Gully, and Mount Pembroke. Continue towards the Tasman Sea coast, passing over the distinctive 5,551-foot (1,692 meter) mountain of Mitre Peak, one of New Zealand’s most photographed landmarks, and see the dramatic approach witnessed by the first settlers at the end of the 18th-century. As you loop back toward Queenstown, enjoy magnificent views of the Sutherland Falls and Stirling Falls.

After touching back down in Queenstown, your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Please note: Flights are weather dependent - you will be notified an hour prior to departure time if the weather is appropriate to proceed.
Reviews (8)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beautiful and Awesome!

We booked a tour on 6th Sept '18 for a Fly-Cruise-Fly. Trip was worth it as we would have gotten to see more at a much lesser time compared to an 8-hr coach (return). The trip took a bit longer than 4hrs in total. Take...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 85eugenefu
Reviewed August 23, 2018
Incredible views

I had visited Milford Sound already however the scenic flight was a totally different experience! Flight over Queenstown, the Mount Aspiring National Park and Milford Sound was amazing! The scenery was beautiful and as the plane is very small, not one is fighting for the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Drey T
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Many thanks for your review. The title of your review is a very fitting tribute to the scenery you experience on all of our tours. Seeing Milford Sound by Plane is a fantastic way to see the majesty of the Fiordland National Park. Thanks again!

Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile
Amazing !

By far one of my favourite activities done in New Zealand ! The overflight with a 30-40 min landing in Milford to have a look around then fly back was AMAZING ! I’m so happy the weather pulled through and thanks to the team in...More

Thank andreazE5067NA
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Many thanks for your review. It is awesome to hear that we are one of your favourite activities from your time in New Zealand. We are blessed to be able to offer customers the ability to experience one of the most majestic areas on a...More

Reviewed May 17, 2018
Absolutely amazing.

My wife and I have done a lot of travelling and had some amazing experiences both overseas and here in New Zealand but this scenic flight was one of the best things I have ever done. You get a warm greeting when you arrive at...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank bohica-nz
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Many thanks for your review. It is fantastic to hear that we rate as one of the best experiences of your travels. I have also passed on your comments to Nardia and thanks again for the review.

Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile
Awesome experience!

We were supposed to do the fly-cruise-fly tour but because of the weather we flew, walked around for 30min and flew back. It was still a wonderful experience and we are glad we were able to do it. The arrival on Milford sound is gorgeous...More

Thank HoneyBeeDC
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Many thanks for your review. At times due to weather we are only able to offer return flights with a brief landing in Milford Sound due to the forecaster weather. I am thrilled that you took up this option as you have mentioned this is...More

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