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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown provided by Air Milford

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
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About
See Milford Sound’s soaring cliffs and waterfalls on a spectacular trip that explores Fiordland National Park by air and water. Combining a sightseeing flight and cruise—with included transportation from your hotel—is a great way to take in the vast scale of the region's alpine lakes, fjords, and glaciers. After touching down in Milford Sound, cruise the entire length in a boat for spotting wildlife and snapping photos.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Milford Sound flight and cruise combo tour
Fly over Fiordland National Park to see remote landscapes
Multiple departure times to accommodate your schedule
Convenient pickup and drop-off at Queenstown hotels
What to expect
Meet a driver at your centrally located Queenstown accommodations for transfer to the airport, where you’ll start with a preflight briefing on the scenic highlights of the route, including Skippers Canyon, the Paradise region, and Donne Glacier. Enjoy spectacular views of the rugged southern terrain and then fly over Milford Sound itself before landing at the head of the fjord. Board a cruise boat for a trip down the length of Milford Sound, with reserved seating, hot drinks, and open-air decks that give up-close views of the fjord’s dramatic waterfalls and wildlife. Following the cruise, lift off for the return flight to Queenstown, taking a different route to see even more of the landscape, including towering Sutherland Falls. A driver will greet you at the airport for return transfer to you accommodations.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38244P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Live pilot commentary on board • Reserved seating aboard the Nature Cruise of Milford Sound • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels) • Coffee and/or Tea • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We provide a pick-up/drop-off service from all centrally located Queenstown accommodation, for an additional cost, please update us with your details. If your accommodation is not centrally located, please let us know and we will send through parking directions.
3 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Air Milford have free parking out site their base.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Live pilot commentary on board • Reserved seating aboard the Nature Cruise of Milford Sound • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels) • Coffee and/or Tea • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We provide a pick-up/drop-off service from all centrally located Queenstown accommodation, for an additional cost, please update us with your details. If your accommodation is not centrally located, please let us know and we will send through parking directions.
3 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Air Milford have free parking out site their base.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Do not forget to bring a jacket and your camera
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Infant rates apply for 0 - 1 years of age, when the infant is sat on a parents lap, with an infant lap belt
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    3 Tex Smith Lane
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Air Milford
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Coronet Peak
    Skippers Canyon
    Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
    Routeburn Track
    Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
    Milford Sound
    Milford Sound
    Milford Sound Airport
    Milford Sound Airport
  • 2
    Cruise Milford
    Stop: 105 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Sutherland Falls
  • 3
    Bowen Falls
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Greenstone and Caples Tracks
    Lake Wakatipu
    Walter Peak Station Wharf
  • 4
    Air Milford
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Lake Te Anau
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Kim F
Auckland, New Zealand9 contributions
Great Service
Aug 2021
It is hard to pick one aspect of this but we were pretty chuffed at getting window seats reserved for us by Air Milford on the cruise - the whole experience was amazing
Written 4 August 2021
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Kim
2 contributions
A bloody amazing time
Jul 2021 • Couples
An absolutely spectacular experience and we wouldn’t change a thing!! The staff were lovely and fantastically hospitable. Never felt safer being so close to mountain tops!
Written 6 July 2021
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Hi Kim, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor.. We are happy to hear that you had such an amazing experience enjoying the views from above the mountain tops! Thank you for recognising our staff, as we take great pride in our highly-experienced team and 100% safety record. On behalf of the whole team at Air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us. We hope to fly with you again in the future. Sincerely, Sara
Written 3 August 2021
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michelle
Tauranga, New Zealand8 contributions
Memories for a lifetime
Such an amazing experience for our whole family from 5years to teenagers and parents. Something for everyone. Everything perfectly aligned weather friendly staff made it so easy and comfortable. Alex was such an informative accommodating friendly and patient pilot that saw us from boarding the plane in QT to escorting us to our milford cruise made it fun and no stress for a family of 9. We will never forget our amazing experiences. Highly recommend this to anyone that wants a day of adventure amazing scenery and a slice of nz heaven. Thank you air milford
Written 24 June 2021
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Hi Michelle Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and an extra big thank you for leaving such a wonderful review. We loved having you and your family with us and we are so happy to hear everyone had such an amazing experience with Alex. There is no better way to describe Milford than "a slice of NZ heaven" and what better way than experiencing it on our Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly trip. On behalf of the whole team at Air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us, we cannot wait to host you again in the future. Sincerely, Kris
Written 5 July 2021
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beckdetta
brisvegas1 contribution
Must Do!
Jun 2021
Whole experience was amazing! Family run business which is always a big plus. Great staff, great tour. Couldn't of asked for more.
Written 13 June 2021
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Hi Beck Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor and thank you for the 5 star rating! We are proud family owned and operated business and we are always happy to hear when our guest have an amazing time! On behalf of the whole team at Air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us, we cannot wait to host you again in the future. Sincerely, Kris
Written 5 July 2021
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Cam
3 contributions
Amazing views and service on Milford Air
Apr 2021 • Family
Air Milford delivered a spectacular experience. They are a family run business with new comfortable planes which enable awesome views. Safe and environmentally conscious airline with informative pilots. If you want to go to Milford, fly (not drive) and choose Air Milford. Helpful support service from booking time to flight. Ours was moved due to weather but no hassles and good communication.
Written 30 April 2021
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Hi Cam Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We here at Milford Air pride ourselves at being as environmentally conscious as we possibly can so it is great to hear that our guests appreciates our efforts. Milford Sound is best seen from above and cannot be compared to seeing it from a car window. We are happy to hear that your experience was spectacular and the service from our staff contributed to your overall time with us. On behalf of the whole team at Air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us, we cannot wait to host you again in the future. Sincerely, Kris Guest Services
Written 3 May 2021
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Dream667924
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
Fantastic trip
Apr 2021 • Family
We loved this trip. The flight there and back was amazing - different routes each way. Incredible scenery. The nature cruise was also great.
Written 28 April 2021
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Hi Dream667924 Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Our Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly is an amazing way to view the incredible scenery. We are so happy to hear that you loved the trip and had a great time. On behalf of the whole team at Air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us, we cannot wait to host you again in the future. Sincerely, Kris Guest Services
Written 3 May 2021
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KC-NZ1
Auckland, New Zealand73 contributions
A must do for your bucket list!
OMG! This trip was amazing! It was one of those trips that wasn’t on our bucket list but it went on there today! The trip was amazing partly because we had the most fabulous weather - one of those (apparently) rare days where the sun was shining, simply stunning. We had a fabulous pilot in Carl - knowledgeable and highly competent. And a great crew on the Southern Discoveries boat. We loved seeing Mitre Peak - big highlight. Fabulous seeing fur seals on the rocks and the myriad of waterfalls. The sights were fantastic, the rock formations incredible, and Milford Sound really is a hidden wonder. We really do live in a beautiful country. You gotta go!
Written 27 April 2021
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Hi KC Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that the flight experience with Carl went amazingly. We can all agree that Milford Sound should be on everyone's bucket list as it is truly one of the most beautiful places to visit. We are proud to be able to host our guests on these excursions and show off the hidden wonders New Zealand has to offer. On behalf of the whole team at air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us and all the best for your future adventures. Sincerely, Kris
Written 30 April 2021
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Dave M
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
Awesomely Air Milford
Apr 2021 • Solo
Fantastic day from the time I was picked up from my hotel. Awesome crew who flew the sights of the Southern Alps. The weather was near perfect with fresh snow covering the peaks. The fly-cruise-fly experience is the way to go.
Written 27 April 2021
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Hi Dave Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so pleased that you had a fantastic day with us and enjoyed viewing the beautiful Southern Alps. This time of year is great for seeing those snow tipped peaks. On behalf of the whole team at Air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us, we cannot wait to host you again in the future. Sincerely, Kris
Written 30 April 2021
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Aaron D
1 contribution
Amazing experience
Apr 2021 • Family
Amazing flights with loads of points of interest. Pilot was fantastic with loads of commentary. One of the best things I’ve ever done.
Written 27 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Aaron Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience with Air Milford. It is always our aim to exceed our guests expectations and it's wonderful to know that on this occasion, we were successful. On behalf of the whole team at Air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us, we cannot wait to host you again in the future. Sincerely, Kris Guest Services
Written 30 April 2021
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Don White
1 contribution
One Of My Top Tour Experiences....Anywhere!
Apr 2021
Wow. What a trip. It's hard to credit that the flights themselves could exceed the charms and beauty of the Milford Sound Cruise, but these did. Antony, the pilot, took us over a wide variety of lakes, mountains, and other breathtaking scenery. It was enhanced by the great weather that day, so we were extra lucky.

I've been on many tours, in many places around the world, and this was in the top bunch. Well done guys. Proves you don't have to leave the country to have a great experience.

Thanks Antony, and to the friendly check in crew. Was so pleased I chose Air Milford...it was an excellent choice.
Written 21 April 2021
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Hi Don Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. It is awesome to receive your feedback and know that you had an amazing time flying to Milford Sound with us on your Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly trip. We are happy to hear that the flight experience with Antony can compete with the views of the stunning Milford Sound and that your overall time with us helped prove that New Zealand is and always will be one of the best places to visit. It is always our aim to exceed our guests expectations and it's wonderful to know that on this occasion, we were successful. On behalf of the whole team at Air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us and all the best for your future adventures. Sincerely, Kris
Written 23 April 2021
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Excellent day out. A great experience thanks to a fantastic team! (Jo and captain) Would highly recommend.
Elishevah M
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Fantastic!!!
This was so worth it! We finished our trip to Queenstown with it & it was the highlight for us. So much fun. Helpfu
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Incredible experience
My fiancé and I were really impressed with every part of this experience. The knowledgeable and skilful captain, th
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Absolutely worth it. Was a lovely day for flying and the pilot made best use of the conditions. Friendly service an
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Extraordinary
Absolutely brilliant! We highly recommend this tour. Bookings with Mary were super easy. Alex the pilot gave us a v
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Amazing, Awe inspiring, Majestic….must do when in Q’town.
Simply amazing….. It truly is a once in a lifetime bucket list of must do’s whilst in Queenstown and priced well w
mummabear68
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Wow
How lucky were we. A must do in Queenstown if you can. Made to feel very welcome in a family run business from the
bipinjohn
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Awesome experience
Awesome experience and worth it.The service is incredible and commentary by the pilot was useful and he was checkin
graham108
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Best scenic trip ever
The whole experience was just amazing. The views from the flight were spectacular, and an incredible way to see thi
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AMAZING 🤩 An absolute MUST DO
Wow wow wow, An absolute MUST DO whilst in Queenstown. We are still overwhelmed with the beautiful flight we had a
Boncore
Boncore
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Best Queenstown Experience
Our initial booking to fly/cruise/fly to Milford Sound was cancelled due to bad weather. We only had a day in Queen
796ejm
796ejm
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Was the highlight of our holiday
All of it, the scenic flight was great, a blue sky day in Milford, and a calm boat trip made for a unforgettable da
meanderingkiwi
meanderingkiwi
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Absolutely Fabulous
Do not miss this experience when you’re visiting Queenstown and we highly recommend Air Milford as the ones to do t
Dlush1255
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A wonderful day
What a fabulous trip my friend and I enjoyed today with Milford Air from the pick up to the drop off at our Hotel.
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Stunning Trip
Trip of a lifetime, the views from the plane were like nothing we'd ever seen before & added to the cruise at Milfo
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