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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown provided by Milford Sound Scenic Flights

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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Updated 08/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
It's an undisputed fact that the best views of New Zealand's scenery are achieved from the air. Experience unparalleled views of Fiordland National Park on a round-trip scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound. From your window seat, listen to the pilot’s commentary as you peer out over striking mountain peaks, lakes, and waterfalls. Plus, get an up-close glimpse on a cruise from Mitre Peak to the Tasman Sea.
Highlights
  • Flight and cruise combo grants unique mix of air and sea views
  • Visit Milford Sound, the Tasman Sea, and the Southern Alps in a single day
  • Pilot commentary guides visitors on each flight 
  • Convenient hotel pick-up, drop-off, and choice of departure time
What to Expect
Your trip begins with hassle-free hotel pick-up in Queenstown. Once you arrive at the hangar, check in and board your aircraft—equipped only with window seats so that all passengers can take in the panorama below. On the first flight to Milford Sound, you have a bird’s eye view of the dramatic landscapes of Fiordland National Park, guided by the commentary of your pilot. After landing, begin your cruise along the untouched waters of Milford Sound, traveling from Mitre Peak to the Tasman Sea. Your return flight takes a different path, soaring above the snowy Southern Alps. Once you land in Queenstown, enjoy transport back to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
39 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Flight and Cruise
  • Light refreshments
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Lunch - Picnic Lunch available for purchase for $21 per person
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • You will partake in a weather check an hour before the departure flight time. If the weather is suitable you will be picked up from your hotel approximately 5 minutes after the call.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infants are classed as 11kgs or under. If they are over this weight, they will be classed as a child due to infant seatbelt weight limit restrictions. They will have to be charged a child price on the day if weights and are over the 11kg limit.
  • 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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ejslaney wrote a review Feb 2021
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions2 helpful votes
WOW! Mind blown.. the pilot Katie is so professional and relaxed, I always felt safe. The views are indescribable. She flew so close to the mountains, there's no better way to see my own backyard really. Living in Queenstown, I have never taken the opportunity to go to Milford
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Ling L wrote a review Feb 2021
Queenstown, New Zealand2 contributions
It was such an amazing day and unforgettable experience flying with Katie to Milford sound round trip and cruise. Katie was such a skilled pilot her flight was so smooth and you feel safe ad relax during the journey. It was wonderfull sunny day with stunning mountain view, and
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Julia Y wrote a review Feb 2021
London, United Kingdom22 contributions
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What an unforgettable, amazing experience. Our flight to and from the sound was mind-blowing and beautiful. An absolutely incredible scenic flight which our pilot, Katie, navigated so smoothly and with great commentary. We were within an arms reach of mountain peaks and
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ljt0110 wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
Perfect weather got us the perfect pilot, Grant! What a great guy to take you to the skies. He gave a fabulous commentary and took us the long way there to maximise our adventure. Highly recommend this as the perfect way to get to Milford Sound!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from TotallyTourism, Customer Service Manager at Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Ora Louiset Thank you so much for your great review. Super good to hear you had a great trip with Grant and he looked after you along the way. The trip is certainly one to tick off the bucket list and see amazing scenery from the skies from start to finish!
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Sheila C Simbajon wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand18 contributions3 helpful votes
I took this flight from Milford Sound as an upgrade from my coach trip from Queenstown. I never expected to be seated at the front with the best pilot, Katy. I want to commend her here as she is such a smooth pilot. This 1-way trip was an experience I will never forget.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from TotallyTourism, Customer Service Manager at Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Ora Sheila Clarette S Thank you so much for your lovely review. When the weather is great it is certainly a great little upgrade to fly back and see some new scenery and get the full Milford experience with the road in, cruise and flight back. We will pass on your commendation to Katie.
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By: Milford Sound Scenic Flights
UnaSinead
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Top Day Out 🥰
Had the pleasure of flying with Milford Sound Scenic Flights, at the weekend, under the expert control of Katie TOP
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AdenO9
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Phenomenal
One of the best experiences of my life so far! Katie and they crew are so amazing, I will do this again and gift t
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12SH11
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Amazing
Incredible experience. Very easy, picked up from our hotel and taken to the airport. Plane is comfortable and every
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NASASSY
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Memorable day
What a wonderful day our family of three had fly/cruise/fly. Outstanding value for a spectacular day of scenery. Ou
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Aklfishboy
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Worth every cent
The Milford Sound cruise was great, but the flights there and back ...stunning. Pay the money, unbelievable scene
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GPHB
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What an Experience
Our family of five did the Fly Cruise Fly. A real bucket list adventure and what an adventure it was. Unbelievable
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SaalehaK01
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Once in a lifetime experience!
Loved this experience! Everything was on time and very professional. Being able to witness all the surreal views fr
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21SSSN
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Nice Flight to Milford Sound
Enjoyed the scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound back to Queenstown took great photos. The pilot Liam is
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Kate T
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Still buzzing,bucket list ✅
Wow what can we say,this was the best! We had an amazing pilot, called Grant ,he was so good,made you feel at ease,
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O3946EE
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Worth it!
Fabulous time. Our pilot Liam was awesome and made us feel at ease. We had gorgeous day and views of the Milford So
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atpbrons
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Milford sound scenic flights
The day we flew to the Milford sounds was spectacular. The weather was perfect. The sights flying so close to the m
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Mary K
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Breath taking
This is a beautiful experience. Our pilot was lovely, talked to us all the way and the flight was very safe and sc
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ClareUK123
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Outstanding flight and cruise
If you are considering whether to do this or not, do it! You will not regret it! I took the return flight from Qu
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RyanC5498
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Outstanding flight
Amazing flight over the southern alps into Fiordland to see Milford sound. For the best way to see Milford you must
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BwareNZ
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The trip of a lifetime
What a magical day - the flight was jaw dropping and the cruise brilliantly done. The staff were outstanding and kn
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Key Details
  • Milford Sound, Mitre Peak Cruises, and 3 more
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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