Tours and Tickets

Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown provided by Milford Sound Scenic Flights

Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown

Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown
4.5
Book in advance
from
$275.40
per adult
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
About
Experience Milford Sound by air on this scenic flight from Queenstown. Flying you over the highest peaks in Fiordland and their ancient glaciers. Get an aerial perspective of Milford Sound, as you fly beside Mitre Peak and both Bowen and Stirling Falls. Your return flight to Queenstown is via the famous Sutherland Falls and over the magnificent mountains and lakes of the Fiordland National Park.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 28286P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Scenic flight
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drink
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick ups commence from 50-70 mins prior to departure.
  • 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 Dates: Daily Return point: Return to same departure location
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • Wheelchairs must be able to fold down to a small enough size to fit in the plane safely and be strapped up by the pilot
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Scenic flight
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drink
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick ups commence from 50-70 mins prior to departure.
  • 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 Dates: Daily Return point: Return to same departure location
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • Wheelchairs must be able to fold down to a small enough size to fit in the plane safely and be strapped up by the pilot
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Popular mentions

4.5
21 reviews
Excellent
19
Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
1
Terrible
1

Natalie H
Franz Josef, New Zealand25 contributions
A beautiful day
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.

Julia S
Whakatane, New Zealand8 contributions
Brilliant Experience
Apr 2021 • Family
We would like to thank Katie for being our pilot on Wednesday the 28th April she was marvellous and very informative thank you to the company especially our lovely driver
Written May 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Julia S Thanks for your great review. We will pass on your thanks to Katie. Great to hear had a super trip with her and glad you enjoyed to whole experience. Kind regards Milford Sound Scenic Flights
Written May 10, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eliza F
1 contribution
Fabulous trip
Apr 2021
We had a spectacular flight with pilot Grant, who gave us a really interesting commentary and made sure that all passengers got the best views and photo opportunities.
This trip was on my "bucket list" and I can highly recommend!
Written April 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi 734elizaf Thank you for your review. Great to hear you had a super experience with Grant and our team in Milford Sound. Kind regards Milford Sound Scenic Flights
Written May 10, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

frances s
79 contributions
Highlight of Queenstown trip
Sep 2020
Fabulous experience- definitely the absolute highlight of our trip to Queenstown. Great views, excellent pilot. Very memorable.
Written September 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kia ora, Francess. Thanks for your amazing review. Great to hear that this was your favourite part of your trip to Queenstown. We will be sure to pass on your lovely praise to our pilots.
Written November 10, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BexQT
Queenstown, New Zealand9 contributions
Spectacular scenery and awesome Pilot
Aug 2020 • Solo
Awesome flight with spectacular scenery. Our charismatic pilot Grant indulged us with his super-informative commentary and close-up views of Mt Aspiring, Mt Earnslaw and Rob Roy Glacier to name a few. Thanks for a great flight. Highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written August 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Rebecca, many thanks for your great review. The scenery out in the Mt Aspiring National park is some of the best around NZ and glad that Grant told you loads of amazing information about the surrounding areas.
Written September 15, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Happyjohnny
Auckland, New Zealand353 contributions
Miracles in the South
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 Zealand257 contributions
Definitely recommend
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lucie L
7 contributions
Bucket list flight
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.

Pam
5 contributions
Stunning experience
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.

Jamie Burgess
10 contributions
Bad experience
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.

Showing results 1-10 of 21
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Milford Sound Scenic Flights
690angeliquej
690angeliquej
00
Wonderful service and experience
We had an amazing pilot that provided great commentary and the whole service from start to finish from all involved
Xbelo
Xbelo
00
Just fantastic
Flying to Milford Sound was an amazing experience. The pilot Katie was a great guide and also an excellent pilot.
surelybassey
surelybassey
00
Breathtaking, efficient and friendly way to see the fiordlands
Lovely scenic, perfect day. We took off at 10 am with clouds and the sun came mid flight. Brilliant for shaving 6 h
Bryony81
Bryony81
00
Can't wait to do it all over again!
Milford Sound Scenic Flights and Mitre Peak Cruises One item of the bucket list ticked off! I thought I knew my co
chrishN2745VI
chrishN2745VI
00
Best thing I’ve done in Queenstown
A last min surprise flight ended up being the trip of a lifetime to fly over the snowy mountains. Despite a fear o
Shelley D
Shelley D
00
Bucket list tick
Wow!! What an amazing experience. Highly recommend if you don't like driving for hours or are short on time. Our pi
Charsmithwq
Charsmithwq
00
The best
Excellent trip way better than driving sit back relax and enjoy the stunning views Excellent pilot..
NZ-traveller61
NZ-traveller61
00
Amazing
Very accommodating, flight was canceled due to bad weather. They changed our booking for a better day and gave us
TraceyMelb
TraceyMelb
00
Stunning. Spectacular. Sensational!!
How can you have a favourite? Spectacular views of the stunning snow capped mountains or standing under a waterfal
U509PHkarlas
U509PHkarlas
00
Out of this world!
We had an epic trip with Milford Sound Air! Incredible experience with outstanding views and amazing scenery. Could
dario11234
dario11234
00
Life Long Memories
An absolutely outstanding experience! All staff including aircraft, check in and cruise staff treated us exceptiona
paulp378
paulp378
00
What a way to visit Milford Sounds
This is well worth the trip. Great flight to and from the sounds and the boat trip is also well worthwhile. This wa
matthewwR6460JF
matthewwR6460JF
00
Milford Sounds flight/cruise
Flights fantastic, cruise just as good. Would do it again. The pilot was awsome & whole trip was one of the best th
silverthreads101
silverthreads101
00
Great way to get on the lake
This is second time I have visited Queenstown in May and the Earnslaw has been on survey. Any visit here always it
AliNel01
AliNel01
00
Not to be missed.
A great experience from start to finish. Pilot Andy looked after us extremely well, the flights were stunning - ab
Frequently Asked Questions about Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown

Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown will start at 2:30 PM. Discover and book Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown on Tripadvisor

Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown price starts from $275.87. Discover and book Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown on Tripadvisor

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

Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown is hosted by Milford Sound Scenic Flights. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Milford Sound Scenic Flights on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown on Tripadvisor