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

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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.
  • 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
Your Queenstown hotel, or self-drive to the base hangar (address on confirmation voucher)
Return Details
Return to same departure location
  • Flight and Cruise
  • Light refreshments
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • 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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Reviewed August 11, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Ross M
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed July 3, 2019

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 from the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kathy G
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 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!

Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

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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TotallyTourism, General Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 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!

Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

We booked a fly/cruise/fly for 18th March, but did the cruise earlier so rebooked for next day for fly over only. Which was absolutely brilliant. We were told we would receive a refund when they knew which flight we would do. We are still waiting....More

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TotallyTourism, General Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Many thanks for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your trip with us. We always endeavour to process the refunds as quickly and efficiently as possible and I am sorry that this has not happened in your case. Many thanks for the feedback!

Reviewed March 24, 2019

We opted to do the "fly-cruise-fly" with Milford Sound Scenic Flights. We initially decided to do a flight as we just didn't have time for the other options from Queenstown, but this experience was above and beyond our expectations. Our pilot was Megan and she...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Donna H
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Thanks for reviewing your trip with us. The title of your review really does capture the experience of a Fly Cruise Fly to Milford Sound. As all of our cruises go with Mitre Peak Cruises you experience a smaller and more intimate cruise which gets...More

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Michael M
February 10, 2019|
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Response from LanceCheh | Reviewed this property |
Milford air mentioned that they have about 40% cancellation rate. so I would go with the first day, as answered earlier
Amy L
October 2, 2018|
Response from Barry D | Reviewed this property |
You need to check with the operator
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