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Milford Sound Cruise and Helicopter Flight including Scenic Landings from Queenstown

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    What to Expect
    Get picked up in the morning from your Queenstown hotel, transferring to the helipad to begin your helicopter excursion. You’ll meet your pilot and get a short safety briefing before taking off for a day of adventure.

    Start by zooming from Queenstown over Fjordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage area covered by rainforest and dotted with sparkling lakes. Make your first of three alpine landings to have a look around before continuing by helicopter on to Milford Sound, where you’ll board a boat for a wildlife cruise through this sublime outdoor area.

    Travel past crashing waterfalls as you watch for Mitre Peak in the distance. As you cruise you’ll also search for seals, dolphins, and Fjordland crested penguins (seasonal). Disembark from the boat and travel by helicopter to your last stop.

    Fly on to Earnslaw Burn, a favorite stopping point for fans of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” Follow in the path of Bilbo as you pass beneath the waterfalls of Middle Earth (from the scene when the crew departs Rivendell). Even if you’ve never seen these fantasy spectacles, you’re sure to be awed by the impressive scenery of icy glaciers, tumbling waterfalls, and expansive fields of tussock.

    Celebrate your day of fun with a picnic lunch before boarding your helicopter for the return flight back to Queenstown, arriving at 12:30pm. You’ll then be transferred to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Taxi will be waiting for you outside your Queenstown hotel
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    7h 30m
    Return Details
    Your Queenstown Hotel
    • Round-trip helicopter flight from Queenstown with 3 landings
    • Scenic Milford Sound Boat Cruise
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (central Queenstown)
    • Picnic Lunch with wine, beer or juice
    • Local taxes
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Minimum of 2 adults per booking
    • Maximum of 6 people per booking (subject to weights)
    • Infants 3 years and under are free of charge but must sit on the parents lap
    • Children rates are from 4 to 12 years old
    • Operates in most weather conditions, please wear closed-toe shoes and bring a warm waterproof layer.
    • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking for helicopter
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 19 August 2019

    We decided to book our heli tour of the Milford Sound with Lee of Alpine Adventures due to the excelled reviews on Trip Advisor. Boy oh boy, I'm so glad we did. Lee is extremely responsive to texts, emails, phone calls (made by me haha)...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank BowerMacinerney
    alpineadventuresnz, Owner at Alpine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Hi Team, What a great review you age left it was so good to show you our back yard and take you up to the snow farm to experience the dog sledding that is on offer up there. The Milford Sound custom heli flight is...More

    Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

    I did the Heli - cruise - Heli tour From Queenstown. I cannot stress enough how professional and amazing this company is. Even though I was a solo traveler they were able to accommodate me. The flights themselves were absolutely breathtaking. We then landed in...More

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    alpineadventuresnz, Owner at Alpine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2019

    Briana Thanks so much for the fantastic review,It was a pleasure to have you with us for the day to Milford Sound it's truly a magical place to visit and spend time at even when travelling on your own :-) Keep up the great works...More

    Reviewed 26 August 2018

    This is easily one of the most attractive areas of the world I have ever visited. Both myself and partner where blown away and i would recommend anyone to do this trip with Alpine adventures. Our pilot was hugely professional, informative and friendly. The heli...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank Matthew S
    Lee S, Owner at Alpine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

    Hi Matthew Thanks for the great review Milford Sound via a helicopter is amazing and a great way to see the amazing place if you don’t have much time in Queenstown

    Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

    Me and my husband had a great experience with Alpine Adventures and our heli tour around Queenstown/Milford Sound. Everything went smoothly and Lee was very responsive at all times before our tour. We also did a wine tour/tasting on a separate day and loved it....More

    Thank AndreaBlau22
    Lee S, Owner at Alpine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

    Hi Andrea, Thanks for the great review it was a great couple of days showing you around our back yard via helicopter and out on our wine tour of the wonderful wines on offer. Hope to see you again soon.

    Reviewed 26 March 2018

    We booked two helicopter trips with Alpine Adventures! The weather preceding our trip was not good, and I was worried about our trips. Lee had everything planned and a back up plan to go with that. While the weather did not cooperate, we still got...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
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    Lee S, Owner at Alpine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

    Hi Chow family, Thanks for the great review, The weather didn't play its part for the Mt Cook or Franz trip for the heli hike BUT we had the pleasure of taking you to the Earnslaw Burn Glacier heli Hike which is a great option...More

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