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Queenstown: Milford Sound Flight and Cruise

1. Queenstown: Milford Sound Flight and Cruise

Take flight a small luxury plane leaving Queenstown. Admire the awe-inspiring scenery from your very own window seat as you soar over Fiordland National Park, listening to the pilot's commentary. Landing at Milford Sound airport you will be escorted to the Cruise Terminal either by shuttle or 15 minute nature walk to meet your boat. Enjoy 2 hours of spectacular scenery and wildlife on the Gem of the Sound, learn all about the history of the area from the skipper as he skillfully pulls the boat underneath waterfalls and right up to the base of famous Mitre Peak. Your pilots will meet you off the cruise at the Terminal and take you back to the awaiting plane for your return to Queenstown. Your complimentary shuttle will drop you back to your hotel with plenty of time to enjoy the legendary dining scene.

From Queenstown: Milford Sound Day Trip with Cruise & Flight

2. From Queenstown: Milford Sound Day Trip with Cruise & Flight

The coach journey there Departing from Queenstown, you’ll travel to Milford Sound in a comfortable, modern Mercedes van with panoramic windows for superior viewing, as your driver shares their extensive knowledge of the area along the picturesque Milford Road. Along the drive you’ll see local points of beauty such as Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat and the famous Eglington Valley. This is followed by your 2-hour cruise of Milford Sound. The cruise Sit back and relax as your cruise makes its way out into Milford Sound past the iconic Mitre Peak. We’ll sail the length of the 16km fiord, out past St Annes Point Lighthouse, with informative commentary from our skipper who will highlight points of interest along the way including the mighty Lady Bowen Falls, Lion Mountain, Copper Point, Seal Rock and Stirling Falls. You’ll see towering peaks, sheer cliffs, cascading waterfalls and lush rainforest. Feel the spray of Fairy Falls and listen to the sound of nature thriving in its habitat. We also take you out into the Tasman Sea so you can enjoy the unique opportunity of approaching the fiord just as the first sealers did way back in the 18th century. Be sure to keep an eye out for seals basking in the sun, pods of dolphins, or rare Fiordland Crested Penguins that can be found seasonally within the region. Keep warm with complimentary tea and coffee in the lounge and take in the scenery through expansive windows. Or venture onto the spacious outdoor viewing decks to breathe in the pristine alpine air. Either way, you will be inspired by the majesty of the region. The scenic flight back Complete your journey with an epic birds-eye view of this untouched region as you fly back. Scenic flights from Milford Sound are nothing short of spectacular! Fly over snowcapped mountain ranges, tumbling waterfalls and sparkling lakes including the breathtaking and incredibly blue Lake Wakatipu upon landing in Queenstown.

Queenstown: Milford Sound Cruise with Helicopter Transfer

3. Queenstown: Milford Sound Cruise with Helicopter Transfer

Enjoy this incomparable Milford Sound experience, which includes a helicopter flight and a luxury cruise. Take off from Queenstown to spend the day experiencing the incredible Fiordland National Park from the sky, land, and water. After getting picked up from your hotel in Queenstown, head to Queenstown Helicopter Base, where you’ll meet the team and join a safety briefing before boarding your helicopter. Afterward, take to the skies and start your scenic flight from Queenstown. Learn about the area through an in-flight commentary from your pilot as you glide over alpine lakes, waterfalls, and glaciers, before arriving for your cruise on Milford Sound. Look out for local wildlife on your journey through Fiordland National Park. Before heading back to Queenstown, a remote alpine landing tops off this up-close exploration of UNESCO World Heritage wilderness.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

No food on boat. So you need bring food if you want eat. Free coffee and tea. The walk from the plane to boat does take a while so if you not okay walking then you need be aware of this. Great trip we both enjoyed it and well worth doing this then a eight hour return drive. You also need check weather our flight was cancelled. Lucky for us we got to fly latter that day. So you need have some flexibility if on a tight timetable.

From start to finish this trip was awesome. The plane was a special experience flying just above the mountains in a 12 seater plane with fantastic views on all sides. Milford sound boat was equally impressive with beautiful waterfalls and great commentary along the way and great sights to see. Price was also affordable. Would definitely recommend this trip.

We had the best time Flight with Elliot, who took special care and attention pre flight and gave us great insight into the area during our journey to and from Milford sound. The cruise on the sound was also fantastic, just enough to capture all the great features and falls available. All round well worth recommending

Amazing experience and one to remember. Laura was very knowledgeable and made us all feel safe from start to finish. Thanks!

One of the highlights of the trip, the plane ride there and back is incredible! The package is great value for what you get