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  2. Otago
  3. Queenstown
  4. Milford Sound

Queenstown: Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Nature Cruise

Product ID: 65779
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Experience the epic landscapes of New Zealand's South Island from the air and water on a combined scenic flight from Queenstown and a 1-hour and 45-minute nature cruise across Milford Sound. Look for native wildlife, such as dolphins, seals, and penguins.
About this activity
Duration 4.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pick-up service

Free pickup possible from your central Queenstown accommodation 1 hour prior to departure.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Get back to nature in Fiordland National Park
  • Marvel at the grandeur of Milford Sound aboard a small catamaran
  • Take a scenic flight over the mountains by light aircraft
  • Enjoy bird's eye views of the Southern Lakes, Tutoko Glacier, and Milford Fiord
  • Drink pure glacial water from a waterfall
  • Return to Queenstown on an alternate flight path
  • Look for dolphins, seals, and rare Fiordland crested penguins
Full description
Take a scenic flight over the mountains and valleys of South Island, and appreciate the beauty of the dramatic landscape between Queenstown and Milford Sound.

Get back to nature in Fiordland National Park, known for its glacier-carved fjords and magnificent beech forest. Climb aboard the Spirit of Milford catamaran, and explore the legendary body of water for 2 hours. Marvel at the flora and fauna, and get up close to native wildlife, including rare Fiordland crested penguins in the Spring and Fall.

Appreciate the grandeur of the cliffs rising hundreds of meters from the water. Get within touching distance of impressive geological features, and feel the full force from the powerful Stirling Falls. Join the skipper on the bridge for a bird's-eye view, and to discover how the boat operates.
  • Pickup and drop-off from centrally located Queenstown accommodations
  • Personalized greeting and trip overview on the wall map prior to departure
  • In-flight commentary to highlight the points of interest
  • Optional bush walk to the boat docks to learn about the native environment (time permitting)
  • Nature cruise in Milford Sound with informative and friendly wilderness guides
  • Reserved seating and complimentary tea or coffee
  • Water
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic beverages (available to purchase on board)
Not suitable for
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Jacket
Not allowed
  • Drones
Know before you go
• Select your preferred departure when booking, and provided there is availability, the local operator will confirm your exact trip details by email after booking
• During the summer season, the 9:30 AM departure will include morning tea, the 11:30 AM departure will include a buffet lunch, and the 1:30 PM departure will include a beer, wine, or soft drink
• During the winter season, the 9:30 AM departure will include morning tea, and the 11:30 AM departure will include a picnic lunch and hot soup
• Flights only operate if the conditions allow. If cancelled due to the weather, your booking can be postponed to the next available flying day. It is recommended that you book for your first available day in Queenstown so that you have maximum flexibility to change to a following fine weather day
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 11 reviews
Review summary
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Product ID: 65779