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Milford Sound Tour with Flight, Cruise and Jet Boat Adventure from Queenstown

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Fly from Queenstown to magnificent Milford Sound, to enjoy a 2-hour cruise traveling the full length of the fiord. Then board your Aircraft for a scenic flight over the Southern Alps to Glenorchy. Join an exhilarating wilderness jet boat ride on the Dart River, guided forest walk through ancient native beech and back-country bus tour before returning to Queenstown by coach.
  • More adventure in more ways: Visit two national parks by plane and boats
  • Spectacular aerial mountain views and photo ops over the Southern Alps
  • Chance to spot native seals, dolphins, and penguins from the water
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Queenstown hotels
What to Expect
Get picked up at your Queenstown hotel, head to a nearby hangar, and board a small plane for the spectacular 40-minute flight to Milford Sound. The route crosses the Southern Alps and remote parts of Fiordland National Park, with great views across the rugged peaks. Touch down in Milford Sound and embark on a 2-hour cruise that goes out to the mouth of the sound. Watch for the fur seals, dusky dolphins, and rare penguins that are native to the chilly Tasman Sea coast. When you return to shore, take off again above Milford Sound for the flight to Glenorchy, at the edge of Mount Aspiring National Park. Here you skim along the surface of the Dart River, taking the twists and turns at high speed on a 1-hour jet boat tour, then learn about the region’s rich Maori heritage during a 30-minute hike. The tour ends with drop-off at your Queenstown hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pickup from your hotel, or you can drive to the base (address on voucher)
Return Details
Complimentary transfers are provided to and from accommodation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
  • Entry/Admission - Dart River
  • Lunch - Picnic Lunch can be purchased for $20 NZD per person
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You will be notified an hour prior to departure time if the weather is appropriate to proceed. Your complimentary transfer from your Queenstown accommodation will pick you up 5 minutes later.
  • There is a minimum height restriction for the Jet Boat portion of the trip which is 1 metre tall
  • 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 12 March 2019 via mobile

I’ve been to Milford Sound before and I wanted to try something a little different this time. My husband was a little hesitant because of the price, but he was so glad we ended up going for it! It was worth every penny! The weather...More

Thank michelle238o
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

Many thanks for your review. The Milford Sound + Jetboat Combo is a fantastic way to experience two of the most scenic locations in one day. I have passed on your comments to Karl and thanks again for your feedback!

Reviewed 22 February 2019 via mobile

We booked our trip a week in advance based on weather forecasts. The morning started off a bit rough as we waited for a hotel pickup that didn’t show. When I called I was told that the Milford Sound boat cruise had been cancelled and...More

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TotallyTourism, General Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

Thanks for your review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the two trips to Milford Sound and the Dart River/Glenorchy Area. Due to weather issues this is an option that is offered at times and we agree that still experiencing the flights to...More

Reviewed 5 February 2019

I was prepared for a cancellation due to weather. I was not prepared for a cancellation when there were spectacular clear blue, cloudless skies. I had another day available to reschedule but received no contact from the company. Nor did they refund my money. Fortunately...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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TotallyTourism, General Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Many thanks for your review and I am sorry that you have not experienced the service that we pride ourselves on. We always endeavour to contact all passengers to rebook to other options and I apologize that this does not seem to have happened in...More

Reviewed 2 February 2019

The highlight of the cruise was the flight - everyone had a window seat and it was really fun. Because there was heavy rain the day before, the cruise part of the trip was cancelled and we were all told we would be refunded $80pp...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Amy Z
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Many thanks for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your flight with us and my apologies for the confusion regarding the price for your refund. We always try and make sure that all changes are communicated to our passengers as Milford Sound can be...More

Reviewed 19 January 2019

We booked the flight, cruise and jet boat tour but on the day our tour was cancelled due to weather conditions. We were offered another day and on this day the weather was such that they offered us the option of doing a scenic flight...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NKHussain2014
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

Many thanks for your review. It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the Milford Sound flight only without the cruise as unfortunately this is an option offered to many passengers when the weather is not suitable for enough time to fly back after the...More

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