From Queenstown: Milford Sound Full-Day Trip by Plane & Boat


From Queenstown: Milford Sound Full-Day Trip by Plane & Boat

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Fly return from Queenstown to Milford Sound and enjoy spectacular views of the mountains, waterfalls and lakes of the Fiordland National Park. In Milford Sound you will board the Cruise and travel the length of the Sound to the mouth of the Tasman Sea.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be waiting at the reception or entrance of your accommodation. Pickup starts 5 minutes after the weather check for your trip. Pickup is via Queenstown Taxis or Shuttle. If you decide to drive on your own, you are required to be at 39 Lucas Place, Frankton, 9300, 45 minutes before departure for check-in.


3.5 hours
  • Queenstown

  • 40 minutes
  • Milford Sound (boat cruise)

  • 40 minutes
  • Queenstown

Meeting point
Main stop
  • Enjoy the 40 minute return scenic flights where every passenger gets a window seat and a great view of the stunning scenery
  • See wildlife in Milford Sound such as Seals and dolphins at times as well as the majesty of Milford Sound while cruising on a small intimate cruise
  • Enjoy complimentary transfers from all centrally located Accommodation providers in Queenstown
Full description

Combine a flight and a cruise on Milford Sound on this excursion from Queenstown. Take in the area's outstanding natural beauty as you savor the sights from both air and water.

Enjoy a pickup and transfer to the air hanger in Queenstown. Listen to informative commentary in English and marvel at the stunning views of lakes, mountains, and waterfalls on the 40-minute flight. Upon landing, transfer to the Milford Sound Boat Terminal. Board in Milford Sound and experience 2 hours onboard an intimate vessel with English commentary by your skipper, and complimentary tea and coffee. Cruise to the mouth of the Tasman Sea, while enjoying views of waterfalls and marine life like fur seals, dolphins, and penguins. Next, board your scenic flight back to Queenstown. Take a different flight path from your outbound flight as you admire the spectacular views of Fiordland National Park. After the 40-minute journey back to Queenstown, enjoy complimentary transfer back to your accommodation.

  • 40-minute return plane ride from Queenstown to Milford Sound
  • 2-hour cruise in Milford Sound with Mitre Peak Cruises
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from all centrally located locations in Queenstown
  • Tea, coffee, water onboard
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People over 331 lbs (150 kg)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Infants are classed as under 11 kilograms and are free of charge. They are required to sit on an adults knee
  • Infants/Children over 11 kilograms will require their own seat and will need to be charged at a child rate
  • No lunch is available on the cruise. Please bring a bag or backpack with food and drink along with you. Complimentary tea, coffee, and water is available onboard the cruise
  • If the flight is cancelled due to bad weather conditions or operational issues, you will be given options to reschedule to another available trip or you can cancel and receive a full refund
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A must do! If your budgets tight while traveling put it into this trip. A lot shorter trip to the sound with 3 times the views. Our pilot was great and knowledgeable showing us different mountains and ranges of the area. Flight was very smooth and beats the 5 plus hour bus ride each way through switchback roads….

March 22, 2023

Absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Do not drive to Milford Sound - this is a must do !! The fact the boat tour around the stunning Milford Sound is the ‘lowlight’ of the tour tells you everything you need to know about how brilliant it is. The best money you will ever spend - trust me !!

March 22, 2023

An amazing experience we would definitely recommend! The small planes are great for this activity and well worth the money to travel to Milford over the dramatic and incredible mountains and lakes of Southern NZ. Everyone gets a window seat, the pilot points out certain highlights throughout the flight and takes a different route on the return journey. We were fortunate to have a beautiful day to view the fjords and were entertained by a pod of bottlenose dolphins playing in the wake of the boat which topped off the day. Although more expensive it was definitely worth it to save 9+hours on a coach!

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March 22, 2023

Product ID: 115240