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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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Milford Sound is an area of extraordinary natural beauty. It offers a majestic fiord, dramatic and awe inspiring scenery and prolific flora and fauna. This tour with Air Milford allows you to combine the stunning flight to Milford Sound with a beautiful cruise on the fiord. Relax as you enjoy the best of both worlds from above and from the sea.
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  • Milford Sound flight and cruise combo tour
  • Fly over Fiordland National Park to see remote landscapes
  • Multiple departure times to accommodate your schedule
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Queenstown hotels
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your centrally located Queenstown accommodations for transfer to the airport, where you’ll start with a preflight briefing on the scenic highlights of the route, including Skippers Canyon, the Paradise region, and Donne Glacier.
Enjoy spectacular views of the rugged southern terrain and then fly over Milford Sound itself before landing at the head of the fjord. Board a cruise boat for a trip down the length of Milford Sound, with reserved seating, hot drinks, and open-air decks that give up-close views of the fjord’s dramatic waterfalls and wildlife.
Following the cruise, lift off for the return flight to Queenstown, taking a different route to see even more of the landscape, including towering Sutherland Falls. A driver will greet you at the airport for return transfer to you accommodations.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved all aspects of our trip, the flight was amazing, Thomo our pilot was interesting and friendly. Milford Sound was truly fabulous, a great clear day helped of course! The staff on the Cruise were friendly and knowledgeable and we were treated to coffee...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jlmarriott
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a glorious day. Our pilot, Tom was wonderful. We were blessed with incredible weather - the flight was smooth and the views from the plane absolutely breathtaking. This has been the highlight of our trip to Queenstown and we would highly recommend it!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Megan O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a must go and superb organizer, everything was well organized and excellent experience overall. Highly recommend this if you are visiting QueenstownMore

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bhavna_Sg
Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Bhavna_Sg, Thank you for sharing your excellent review of Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We are really pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your recent Milford Sound/Fly/Cruise/Fly excursion, we try our best to have everything running in an organized manner and we are pleased...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all - the Milford Sound is incredible and if you're trying to decide to go or not - do it. It's worth it. Absolutely incredible and being like transported to a completely different place. Once you decide you're going - work with Air...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Danielle W
Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Danielle, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We absolutely agree with you, the lion's share of the praise must be saved for our incredible destination, Milford Sound. Milford Sound is not actually very far away from Queenstown 'as the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you don't have an entire day to travel to Milford Sound, this is the way to go. Air Milford runs a class operation. They arrange to have you picked up at your hotel in Queenstown and take you to the airport. They run through...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Voyage_34
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Response from wickedsandy | Reviewed this property |
Depends what trip you are taking - I did the flight & cruise, but the cruise was curtailed due to the bad weather coming in, so it will vary quite a lot depending on the weather on the particular day. From memory, it was... More
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Linda H
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It was $666 for two of us, USD, for the flight and cruise in Milford Sound, Air Milford was fabulous and I highly recommend them. I think our pilot was Mike. This was the highlight of the whole trip to Australia and NZ and... More
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