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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Queenstown, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
We provide our complimentary pick-up/drop-off service from all centrally located Queenstown accommodation, please update us with your details. If your accommodation is not centrally located, please let us know and we will send through parking directions.
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live pilot commentary on board
  • Reserved seating aboard the Nature Cruise of Milford Sound
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks - On the 9.30am departure a small morning snack is provided, on the 11.30am departure, lunch is provided and on the 1.30pm departure a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink is provided.
  • Entry/Admission - Cruise Milford
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Do not forget to bring a jacket and your camera
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Infant rates apply for 0 - 1 years of age, when the infant is sat on a parents lap, with an infant lap belt
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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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WOW! Thank you Air Milford we had a blast. I cannot recommend this experience more highly. From the minute we were collected from our hotel, this trip was awesome. The plane was spacious with large windows to take full advantage of the views which can best be described as
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Words cannot describe this experience! From being picked up at our hotel to our flight and cruise everything/everyone was outstanding!!! This trip is a must when visiting Queenstown! Definitely worth every penny and worth the extra money to see the landscape via air and then
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Keopaadams, Thank you taking the time to review Air Milford on TripAdvisor. It is so awesome to receive your AMZING review and stunning photographs of your trip. I love the shot taken from the plane's window during the flight looking over snow capped peaks & fluffy clouds, to Mount Tutoko and the Donne glacier, which is on the right shoulder of the mountain as you view the photo. We are pleased to hear that the trip went smoothly from beginning to end and that you had an outstanding experience, we absolutely agree that the combination of scenic flight and cruise is the best way to view the majesty of Milford Sound & the wider region - you get to enjoy landscapes that are simply inaccessible by land. On behalf of the whole team, thank you for choosing to fly with us, All the best, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford.
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No words to describe this experience. Totally worth every single penny. We were blessed with wonderful weather and had an amazing pilot that took us on a 35 min flight from queenstown to Milford sounds. The sights are breathtaking. Most highly recommend. Activity is weather
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Miguel9128, Thank you for sharing your lovely review with the TripAdvisor community. We are very proud to hear that Antony was able to take you on a 'flight of a lifetime!' The lion's share of the praise must be saved for our incredible destination, but we are pleased that Antony's excellent piloting and enthusiastic guiding enhanced your experience. The phot of the two of you on the apron in Milford Sound is really cool, with the towering Fiordland cliffs as a backdrop and two of our state-of-the-art Cessna Caravans in the shot too! Thank you for your advise to future travelers about the weather. Flying to Milford Sound is weather dependent, so we ask that guests book in for their first available day in Queenstown and ideally aim for some flexibility in their schedule, so that if inclement weather is experienced, they have flexibly to move their booking to a good weather day. We fly about 70% of the time and no month of the year typically more or less favorable (Fiordland weather is changeable all year, receiving over 7 meters of rain annually!!). On behalf of your pilot Antony and the Air Milford team, thank you for your endorsement to future travelers and all the best for your next adventures, Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford.
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We had the most wonderful flight and cruise to an amazing part of the world, sorry gretta there is no climate change down here just magic . crew were awesome too
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Landau428, Thank you for taking the time to review Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We are reply pleased to hear that you had the 'best experience ever' on your recent Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly excursion. We agree that the combination of two 35minet scenic flights with a 2hr cruise through the fiord of Milford makes for an excellent day out with some awe-inspiring landscapes enjoyed. We wish we could have taken you flying 20 years ago too, you would have seen the difference, our glaciers were considerably larger even that short time ago. Regrettably the ice here is receding too and we are actively taking steps to reduce our impact, fund research and offset our emissions. Hopefully, in another 20 years we will still be able to share these wonderful vistas with future travelers. On behalf of the whole team, thank you for choosing to fly with us and all the best for your future adventures, Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford.
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This is the only way to tour the Milford Sound! The 30min flight definitely beats a 4-5 hour bus ride there and back! Our pilot, Tomo, was super friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this package!
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Kelvin H, Thank you for reviewing Air Milford on TripAdvisor. It's great to receive your kind feedback about your recent Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly excursion with our pilot Tomo. Tomo is an awesome pilot and experienced guide, he is also a keen mountaineer, so he loves flying though the mountains whilst sharing his intimate knowledge of local peaks with his guests aboard. On behalf of your pilot and the rest of the Air Milford team, thank you for your kind words and high endorsement to future travelers, All the best, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford.
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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