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

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Overview
Fly from Queenstown to Milford Sound and enjoy a spectacular view of the mountains, lakes and waterfalls of Fiordland National Park. Surrounded by some of the most magnificent scenery in the world, you’ll board your cruise and travel the length of the fiord out to Tasman Sea. Complete your journey with an unforgettable flight over the dramatic Southern Alps back to Queenstown.
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, you’ll check in and board your aircraft—equipped only with window seats so that all passengers can take in the panorama below. On the first 40-minute flight to Milford Sound, you’ll have a bird’s eye view of the dramatic landscapes of Fiordland National Park, guided by the commentary of your pilot. After landing you’ll begin your 2-hour 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 Pl, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-up commences approx 30-60 min prior.
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 $20 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.
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We were staying in Wanaka and due to the distance to Milford Sound we decided to do a fly, cruise from Queenstown at 8.30 am to beat the madding crowd that can get to the Sound. On arrival at the airport on a magnificent sunny day at the airport, we were informed that a low
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Response from TotallyTourism, General Manager at Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown
Responded Oct 21, 2019
Many thanks for your review. It is fantastic to hear that you had a great time with us on your trip to Milford Sound. Our Cessna Caravan Aircraft are indeed very comfortable and perfect for viewing the amazing Fiordland National Park on our scenic flights. One of our points of difference is that we use Mitre Peak Cruises for all of our cruise options and they have two of the smallest boats operating in Milford Sound with 55 and 75 seat capacities. Thanks again!
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What a fantastic day! The scenery is breathtaking. Well worth paying extra to fly to Milford sounds.
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Response from TotallyTourism, General Manager at Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown
Responded Oct 21, 2019
Many thanks for your review. The title of your review absolutely sums up the scenery you experience on our Milford Sound flight options. Thanks again!
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I requested the day of our trip to be brought forward due to weather which was absolutely no problem to reschedule - and done so promptly! Professional team, beautiful plane, interactive pilot, breath taking views as you fly through & over the mountains. The boat trip through
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Response from TotallyTourism, General Manager at Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown
Responded Aug 19, 2019
Many thanks for your review. It is fantastic to hear your feedback. Our team will always try and accommodate changes in bookings to enable as many of our passengers to experience the amazing scenery of Milford Sound. Thanks again!
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I cannot adequately express our complete satisfaction in going on this scenic flight and cruise to and through the Milford Sound. Our pilot, Dean, was extremely knowledgeable, attentive and professional. The views from the 7-seater plane were breathtaking and can only be seen
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Response from TotallyTourism, General Manager at Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown
Responded Jul 21, 2019
Many thanks taking the time to review your experience with us. We agree that seeing Milford Sound by Air is an amazing experience and also that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for anyone who is in the Queenstown area. Thanks again!
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One of the best things we’ve ever done. It costs a few bucks but better than 8 hours on the bus. Professional team.
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Response from TotallyTourism, General Manager at Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown
Responded Jul 21, 2019
Many thanks for your review. We agree that this is one of the best things that can be done in the area and thanks for sharing!
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