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Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown provided by Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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Overview
This air and water sightseeing tour of Milford Sound is ideal for travelers short on time in the area, as round-trip transfers from Queenstown are included. See the mountains and waterways of this UNESCO-listed area from above on a spectacular helicopter tour. Land on a glacier for a close-up of Mt. Tutoko. Also get the chance to relax on a cruise, where you may spot local wildlife like fur seals, penguins, and dolphins.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    35 Lucas Place
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
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    Milford Sound
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Enjoy a scenic boat cruise whilst in the sound.
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    Pass by
    Milford Sound
    Milford Sound
  • You'll end at
    35 Lucas Place
    35 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Highlights
  • This half-day tour is suitable for travelers on a tight schedule
  • Experience the best of Milford Sound in a short time
  • Receive a personal headset to hear your guide clearly on the helicopter
  • Glacier landings are subject to conditions on the day
Important Information
Departure Point
35 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Headsets to hear the pilot clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat (0-3 years old sit on adults lap)
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers must supply accurate weights upon booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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209blairc wrote a review Nov. 2020
New Plymouth, New Zealand8 contributions
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Best tour we have ever done, well worth the money. We would do it again in a heartbeat. We couldn't do the cruise due to weather so the helicopter flight was extended to make up for it.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
Responded Nov. 23, 2020
Hi Blair Thank you so much for your review - it is great to hear you had a wonderful trip and enjoyed the extended flight with us! We do hope to see you again in the future!
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Scott M wrote a review Nov. 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions3 helpful votes
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Simply outstanding! Alfie was an incredible pilot that gave us an experience of a life time. Landing on top of the glacier, getting up close and personal with a waterfall and landing on the coast were all incredible. We couldn't have had a better day out in scenery that photos
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
Responded Nov. 11, 2020
Hi Scott! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience landing on a Glacier with Alfie - he really is incredible at showcasing our incredible scenery and a bit of a legend around here :) We hope to welcome you back soon!
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Upoko wrote a review Nov. 2020
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Thank you so much Alfie for making this trip something we will never forget, with your knowledge and insight, just amazing! What a beautiful country we live in, the views on a clear day just spectacular. There is not enough words to describe just how amazing this experience was,
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
Responded Nov. 11, 2020
Hi Upoko So pleased to hear your were WOWED by the experience - like you said we are truly lucky to have these magnificent views and scenery on our doorstep! We hope to welcome you back soon!
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Jayoz14 wrote a review Oct. 2020
23 contributions4 helpful votes
Best experience we’ve had in a long time. So great to support local, and even more so now. It was unbelievable, the views along with knowledge of the area made everything so fun. The stop off on Mount Tutoko plateau was special, the views were something else. On a huge high
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
Responded Oct. 19, 2020
Kia Ora Jay! Thank you so much for supporting local and flying with us! We are so pleased to hear you had such a memorable and amazing experience - Mt Tutoko is pretty spectacular and hard to put into words really! We look forward to welcoming you back next year! :)
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TashaG86 wrote a review Sep. 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
We have just returned from an amazing 4 hour experience. Our helicopter flights to and from Milford Sound were incredible. Our pilot was so knowledgable of the area and showed us heaps of amazing landmarks. The landing up on top of he mountain was so good. Stunning views and
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
Responded Sep. 30, 2020
Kia Ora Toosgmoosh Thank you for your review! It is awesome to hear you had such an amazing experience seeing the dolphins and wildlife in Milford! It really is as you say a magical place and one we hope you never forget! Thank you for choosing to fly with us, we do hope too see you again in the future!
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DebT398
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Remarkables are just that!!
10/10 for These guys were fantastic - Darren was a knowledge of information on must do's in the south Island much a
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Erya419
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Amazing experience
Amazing experience. Staff and crew were incredibly friendly, professional and helpful. 10/10 recommend
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EnigmaTraveller11
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Amazing experience
What an awesome experience! Super friendly staff. Breathtaking and magnificent helicopter ride. Truly enjoyable rid
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NJTito
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Amazing experience
Such an awesome experience! Our first time in Queenstown. We had booked as part of a deal with KJet jetboating so w
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Robina S
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THE BEST Experience we have had in New Zealand!
What a life memory WOW experience! A Sooooper pilot- thank you Jeremy, and the most mind-blowing scenery in the wor
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Robina S
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A Once in a Lifetime WOW experience!! WOW WOW WOW!!
This was one of THE most beautiful experiences of our lives!! Yes this a mind-blowing scenic experience, and yes th
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21SSSN
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Breathtaking and magnificent helicopter ride and land on glacier.
Very breathtaking and magnificent views especially landing on glacier. Truly enjoyable 50 minutes ride. Highly reco
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thehulk034
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Amazing trip!!
Loved every bit of it😄. You’re in good hands if you choose these guys to fly with👍🏽.Very helpful and friendly st
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nitinasar
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Perfect
Very nice ride. Had fun. Everything was smooth and nice . Fantastic team 👌👌 Very very welcoming staff and Matt -
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Kiwi1955
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To Milford Sounds and Back
This is a must ‘DO’ - only way to go to Milford Sounds and back when in Queenstown!! Excellent 4hr trip including c
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karenhY6099QN
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Awesome Experience
This was an awesome trip. Luke the pilot is experienced and provides great commentary and information about the are
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rebekah-bruce
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The Remarkables flight
First helicopter flight. Views were amazing. Staff were super friendly. Chance to take a few photos and have a drin
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LenaRipley
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Fabulous family holiday experience
The team were very professional and super friendly and knowledgeable and gave our family memories that will last a
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f3fallin2
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Awesome! - Milford Sound 2.5 hrs
An amazing experience offered by Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters well worth the spend - the scenery will take yo
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vickil507
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Fantastic experience
What a fabulous experience with great pilot Matt. We landed in Milford sounds, a beach and glacier. Highly recommen
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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