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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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Milford Sound is an area of extraordinary natural beauty. It offers a majestic fiord, dramatic and awe inspiring scenery and prolific flora and fauna. This tour with Air Milford allows you to combine the stunning flight to Milford Sound with a beautiful cruise on the fiord. Relax as you enjoy the best of both worlds from above and from the sea.
  • 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Queenstown, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
We provide our complimentary pick-up/drop-off service from all centrally located Queenstown accommodation, please update us with your details. If your accommodation is not centrally located, please let us know and we will send through parking directions.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Snacks - On the 9.30am departure a small morning snack is provided, on the 11.30am departure, lunch is provided and on the 1.30pm departure a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink is provided.
  • Entry/Admission - Cruise Milford
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

We had the most wonderful flight and cruise to an amazing part of the world, sorry gretta there is no climate change down here just magic . crew were awesome too

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank landau428
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the only way to tour the Milford Sound! The 30min flight definitely beats a 4-5 hour bus ride there and back! Our pilot, Tomo, was super friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this package!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Milford Sound is an absolute must whilst in Queenstown. Although we had originally booked for Wednesday, the weather was against us! Air Milford kindly rebooked us for Thursdays flight and it turned out to be an exceptional day! The flight over the mountains out to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Natalie Q
Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Natalie Q, Thank you for reviewing Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We absolutely agree Milford Sound is an incredible destination, it is so different to Queenstown, yet so close. Queenstown is a dry climate, with treeless hills and snow capped peaks, however Milford Sound has...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall experience was amazing and I highly advise this experience if it's within your budget! Logistics: Jo was clear and prompt with communications prior to the actual activity itself and answered all of my questions and concerns. Flight experience: our pilot, Carl, was extremely skilled...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank NeoVelamir
Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear NeoVelamir, Thank you for your kind and comprehensive review of Air Milford on TripAdvisor. it was our pleasure to host you and your family recently and we are pleased to hear that all element of the Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly trip were well received....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the most amazing day! Beautiful weather, stunning scenery and an amazing cruise...can't recommend it all highly enough! To top it all off, the staff & pilot were all extremely friendly & knowledgeable... We'd actually got married in New Zealand so were on our honeymoon...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rustynutz69
Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Rustynutz69, Thank you for sharing your feedback with the TripAdvisor community. We are so pleased to hear that your Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly trip was fan-bloody-tastic! What a lovely addition, to what sounds like a very special honeymoon. The lion's share of the praise...More

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Bahjat D
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Response from Paul4444 | Reviewed this property |
Hi It's in the same area as the normal airport, maybe 10 minutes walk from the terminal? I suppose it depends how much luggage you've got. The only thing to consider is that they ask you to call a few hours before, to check... More
17 August 2019|
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Response from jlmarriott | Reviewed this property |
We did this trip a week ago and were back by 1:30.
Linda H
22 June 2019|
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Response from j-sfromdenver | Reviewed this property |
It was $666 for two of us, USD, for the flight and cruise in Milford Sound, Air Milford was fabulous and I highly recommend them. I think our pilot was Mike. This was the highlight of the whole trip to Australia and NZ and... More
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