Scenic Flyover to Milford Sound

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From Queenstown: Scenic Flyover & Milford Sound Cruise

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  • Soak in the expanse of the mighty Milford Sound on a scenic flight. Soar through the Earnslaw Burn Glacier, Mitre Peak, and Olivine Ice Plateau.
  • Enjoy the view from your guaranteed window seat. Plus, your pilot becomes your personal guide, pointing out hidden waterfalls and cliffs.
  • Craving a closer look? Opt for a scenic coach drive from Queenstown winding past the Mirror Lakes, where the mountains mirror themselves in the still water.
  • Choose to sail past the majestic Stirling Falls or explore the nature trails at Mirror Lakes and Monkey Creek with cruise and trek options.
  • The return flight to Queenstown has a different route, with new views of glacier-fed rivers, Sutherland Falls, and Lake Quill. Plus, travel hassle-free with hotel transfers.

Inclusions

  • Flight transfers between Queenstown & Milford Sound
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Live commentary by pilot
  • Coach drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound (based on option selected)
  • 1-hr 45-min Milford Sound Cruise (based on option selected)
  • 2-hr extended Milford Sound Cruise (based on option selected)
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, & water on cruise
  • Hiking trails around Milford Sound (based on option selected)

Exclusions

  • Food & drinks from licensed bar (available for purchase aboard the cruise)

Flight with landing & nature walk (based on option selected)

  • Pick-up from Queenstown hotel
  • Scenic flight to Milford Sound over Lake Wakatipu, Earnslaw Burn Glacier, Fiordland National Park & more
  • Nature walks on Lookout Track & Foreshore Loop Track for the best views of Mitre Pea
  • Return flight to Queenstown over Lake Quill & Sutherland Falls
  • Drop off at Queenstown hotel

Flight with landing & cruise (based on option selected)

  • Pick-up from Queenstown hotel
  • Scenic flight to Milford Sound over Lake Wakatipu, Earnslaw Burn Glacier, Fiordland National Park & more
  • Milford Sound cruise
  • Return flight to Queenstown over Lake Quill & Sutherland Falls
  • Drop off at Queenstown hotel

Coach drive, cruise & flight (based on option selected)

  • Pick-up from Queenstown hotel
  • Scenic coach drive to Milford Sound
  • Short walks along Mirror Lakes, Monkey Creek, Knobs Flat, the Homer Tunnel & more
  • Milford Sound cruise
  • Return flight to Queenstown over Lake Quill & Sutherland Falls
  • Drop off at Queenstown hotel
  • Tip: Look out for playful dolphins and, if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of the rare and elusive Fiordland Crested Penguin.
  • Your scenic flyover from Queenstown over Milford Sound and back to Queenstown is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.
  • Bring along any essential medication, sunglasses, camera, warm clothing layers, comfortable footwear, and water bottle.
  • Passengers weighing 140kg (308lb) or more should inform in advance. For helicopter activities, there is a weight limit of 116kg (255lb).
  • A discrepancy exceeding 15kg (33lb) from the declared weight at check-in may lead to rescheduling, depending on availability.
  • This activity is not suitable for wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Milford Sound Scenic Flyover Tour from Queenstown

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  • Experience a unique perspective of Milford Sound with the Milford Sound Scenic Flyover, offering breathtaking aerial views.
  • Delight in the opportunity to enjoy a window seat during the flight, thanks to the seat layout that ensures everyone can enjoy the remarkable scenery.
  • Enjoy hotel pick-up and drop-off from your Queenstown accommodation and take a flight over the majestic Southern Alps towards Milford Sound.
  • Marvel at the panoramic vistas of Lake Wakatipu and glacier-fed braided rivers as you soar into the stunning Mt. Aspiring National Park.
  • Traverse the awe-inspiring landscapes of Fiordland National Park, witnessing the rugged beauty of the West Coast and the vastness of the Tasman Sea.
  • Experience all this magic with a small cozy tour group of just seven passengers.

Inclusions

  • Professional English-speaking pilot
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off Queenstown
  • Child/booster seats and baby earmuffs are available on request
  • 11 seater van for transfers
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • From check-in 30 minutes before departure, to landing back at Queenstown Airport, is approximately 2 hours. Please note, this does not include time for self-driving or using our complimentary transfers.
  • Bring along any essential medication, sunglasses, camera, warm clothing layers, comfortable footwear, and water bottle.
  • Even though the aircraft is heated, it is recommended to bring light warm clothing layers.
  • Your scenic flyover from Queenstown over Milford Sound and back to Queenstown is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.
  • All seats on the aircraft are window seats. Passenger seat allocation however is at the Pilots’ discretion due to the weight and balance of the plane.
  • Your experience may be subject to change due to weather conditions.
  • The cruising altitude is weather-dependent and ranges between 5,000-10,000 feet.
  • New Junior earmuffs for our young passengers. They have an impressive noise reduction rating of 22db and are approved to Global Safety Standards.
  • For operational and safety reasons, we request passenger weights during booking to ensure compliance with aircraft weight limits and balance requirements. Please notify if any passenger is 140kg (308lb) or over. Helicopter activities have a weight limit of 116kg (255lb) and require prior notification. Exceeding your declared weight by 15kg (33lb) at check-in may result in rescheduling, subject to availability.
  • This activity is not suitable for wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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  • Witness the expansive views of the glacier-fed Dart-Rees rivers, the rugged West Coast, the Tasman Sea, and the Fiordland Park as you soar above.
  • Get a guaranteed window seat during the flight. Enjoy hotel pick-up and drop-off from your Queenstown accommodation.
  • Touch down at Milford Sound Airport, nestled at the foot of the towering Mitre Peak, standing at 1,692 meters above sea level.
  • Go hiking around the shores of Milford Sound and visit the best vantage points.
  • Climb the stairs to the Lookout Track and gaze at the panorama of Milford Sound framed by lush greenery.
  • Fly back to Queenstown on a different route, featuring New Zealand's tallest waterfall, Sutherland Falls, and the serene Lake Quill.

Inclusions

  • Flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound and back
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Live commentary by pilot
  • Hiking trails around Milford Sound
  • Pick-up from Queenstown hotel
  • Scenic flight to Milford Sound over Lake Wakatipu, Earnslaw Burn Glacier, Fiordland National Park & more
  • Nature walks on Lookout Track & Foreshore Loop Track for the best views of Mitre Peak
  • Return flight to Queenstown over Lake Quill & Sutherland Falls
  • Drop off at Queenstown hotel
  • The total duration from check-in, 30 minutes prior to takeoff, to landing back at Queenstown Airport is about 2 hours. Please note, this does not include time for self-driving or using complimentary transfers.
  • Your scenic flyover from Queenstown over Milford Sound and back to Queenstown is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.
  • Bring along any essential medication, sunglasses, camera, warm clothing layers, comfortable footwear, and water bottle.
  • Passengers weighing 140kg (308lb) or more should inform in advance. For helicopter activities, there is a weight limit of 116kg (255lb).
  • A discrepancy exceeding 15kg (33lb) from the declared weight at check-in may lead to rescheduling, depending on availability.
  • This activity is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Take your adventure to new heights with a birds-eye view of the world's 8th natural wonder with a Queenstown to Milford Sound scenic flight tour. Get ready for a personalized adventure featuring guaranteed window seats, live pilot commentary, and the freedom to explore iconic destinations like Earnslaw Burn Glacier and Mitre Peak. From nature walks to cruising the inky black mixed waters of Milford Sound, we've got it all covered. Read on to learn all about which tour is the best for you, what to expect, and other essential information.

Your Milford Sound Scenic Flight Tour Options

Milford Sound Scenic Flyover Tour from Queenstown

From Queenstown: Scenic Flyover & Milford Sound Cruise

  • Join a scenic round-trip flight with a guaranteed window seat and live pilot commentary and get a bird's eye view of Milford Sound's best attractions like Earnslaw Burn Glacier, Mitre Peak, and Olivine Ice Plateau.  On your way back via a new route, see aerial shots of Lake Quill and Sutherland Falls. 
  • Based on your choice, your tour can also include pick-ups and drop-offs for added convenience. 
  • You can also choose to transfer via coach and explore Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat, and Homer Tunnel. 
  • Choose between cruising the inky black water of Milford Sound or wandering the nature trails at Mirror Lakes and Monkey Creek

Duration: 4 hours 30 mins to 8 hours depending on your choice of tickets.

Timings: 7 AM, 9 AM, 1:45 PM

Milford Sound Nature Walk

Round Trip Flyover & Milford Sound Nature Walk

  • Get the coveted window seat during your scenic flight, and learn Milford's local lore and history from the commentary by your pilot. Indulge in a new scenic route on your way back and cover the remaining sights like Dart-Rees Valley's glacier-fed braided rivers, Mt. Aspiring National Park, West Coast, and the Tasman Sea,
  • Enjoy the ease of hotel pick-up and drop-off from your Queenstown accommodation. 
  • Dive deep into the Milford Sound experience with hikes around the Foreshore Loop Track, beech forests, and the Lookout Track.

Duration: 12 hours

Timings: 9 AM, 1:45 PM

Important note about flights to Milford Sound

  • All Queenstown to Milford Sound flights are accessibility-friendly.
  • All flights to Milford Sound come equipped with child/booster seats and baby earmuffs.

Why Take a Milford Sound Scenic Flight Tour?

Milford Sound Scenic Flight Tour
  • Milford Sound from a different angle: What better way to catch Milford Sound sights than from above? Your scenic round-trip flights offer breathtaking views of the Earnslaw Burn Glacier, Mitre Peak, and Olivine Ice Platea amongst other gems. 
  • Prime seating. Convenient transfers: Bag the best seats only with guaranteed window seats during your flight tour. Get hassle-free transfers with the option for pick-ups and drop-offs from your Queenstown accommodation.
  • Milford's base at Mitre Peak: Touch down at Milford Sound Airport, nestled at the base of Mitre Peak, standing tall at 1,692 meters above sea level.
  • Versatile exploration: Opt for a flyover with new routes and capture aerial shots of Lake Quill and Sutherland Falls. Or, choose a coach transfer and explore Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat, and Homer Tunnel. It’s your adventure. 
  • Nature walks or cruises: Personalize your Milford Sound experiences based on your interest. Choose between cruising the inky black waters of Milford Sound or embarking on nature walks at Mirror Lakes and Monkey Creek. Enjoy the flexibility to explore Milford Sound your way.

Frequently Asked Questions About Milford Sound Scenic Flight Tour

How much does a Milford Sound Scenic Flight tour cost?

Tours start from NZ$529 and include round-trip transfers with hotel pick-ups/drop-offs, cruises, and nature walks.

Which is the best Milford Sound Scenic Flight tour?

If you prefer a shorter tour with a focus on aerial views, choose the From Queenstown: Scenic Flyover & Milford Sound Cruise for a 4.5 to 8-hour adventure.
If you have more time and want a comprehensive experience, including nature walks, opt for the Round Trip Flyover & Milford Sound Nature Walk for a 12-hour excursion.
Ultimately, the best tour depends on your schedule, interests, and the level of adventure you're seeking. Both options promise breathtaking views and a memorable Milford Sound experience.

Why should I opt for a Milford Sound Scenic Flight tour and what does it include?

Opting for a Milford Sound flight tour means unlocking unparalleled views with the assurance of a guaranteed window seat, live pilot commentary, hotel pick-ups/drop-offs, and transfers, enriching your journey, and the chance to explore hidden gems that make Milford Sound truly exceptional. It's not just a tour; it's an immersive adventure designed for comfort, convenience, and an unforgettable experience above the stunning landscapes of Milford Sound.

How long does a Milford Sound Scenic Flight tour last?

A Queenstown to Milford Sound flight typically takes about 90 mins one way and your tour can go up to 12 hours depending on your itinerary, inclusions, and additional experiences.

What parts of the Milford Sound can I access with a Milford Sound Scenic Flight tour?

A Milford Sound Scenic Flight Tour grants exclusive access to renowned landmarks like Earnslaw Burn Glacier, Mitre Peak, Olivine Ice Plateau, Lake Quill, Sutherland Falls, Dart-Rees Valley's Glacier-Fed Braided Rivers, the rugged West Coast, the Tasman Sea, and the UNESCO gem of Fiordland National Park. It's not just a tour; it's a journey into the heart of Milford Sound's spectacular landscapes.

What is the cancellation policy for a Milford Sound Scenic Flight tour?

You can cancel your Milford Sound flight tickets and get a full refund 24 hours before the tour begins.

Are Milford Sound Scenic Flight tours suitable for children?

Milford Sound Scenic Flight tours are not just suitable but are tailored to enhance the travel experience for children. With safety measures and child-friendly amenities like child/booster seats and baby earmuffs, these tours offer a memorable and educational adventure for families.

Are Milford Sound scenic flight tours accessibility-friendly?

Queenstown to Milford Sound flights are indeed accessibility-friendly, ensuring that all passengers, including those with mobility needs, can enjoy the stunning landscapes of Milford Sound in comfort and safety.