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Milford Sound & Big 5 Glaciers Scenic Flight from Queenstown

Product ID: 171285
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Enjoy a 1-hour scenic flight of Milford Sound, beginning and ending in Queenstown. Take in stunning views of at least 5 local glaciers, the Southern Alps, and Milford Sound itself.
About this activity
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Duration 1 hour
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Pickup included

A complimentary pickup/drop-off service is available from centrally-located Queenstown accommodation. Please provide your accommodation details while booking, and you will be sent instructions with the specific pickup time.

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  • See fantastic aerial views of glaciers, waterfalls and the majestic Milford Sound
  • Enjoy wonderful unobstructed views of the scenery from the 'high-wing' aircraft
  • Capture a sunrise on a majestic array of glaciers and of the Southern Alps
  • Beat the crowds and return to Queenstown in time for a full day of activities
Full description
Discover some of Mount Aspiring, Fiordland National Parks largest glaciers, and Milford Sound itself on a scenic flight. Each tour is guaranteed to see at least five major glaciers. These glaciers are kiwi secrets that have been reserved to advanced mountaineers or a select few tourists traveling by air from Wanaka.

Begin with complimentary pick-up around 7:15 AM from your central Queenstown accommodation. After check-in completion, your pilot will give a thorough pre-flight briefing on the route and scenic highlights likely to be encountered. Depart Queenstown airport at 8:00 AM, the flight path tracks north up the world famous Shotover Canyon, passing Lake Lochnagar to Mount Aspiring. New Zealand has 7 glaciers that span greater than 10 hectares, and Volta Glacier, the only one in the Southern Lakes, happens to reside on the northern side of Mount Aspiring.

Turn west toward Milford Sound to be mesmerized flying down glacier alley, the Olivine Ice Plateau, a unique glacial amphitheater. Further west toward Milford Sound, fly over Mount Tutoko and the Donne and Age Glaciers, before capturing the Fiord of Milford before the return flight back to Queenstown. Enjoy a complimentary return shuttle to your hotel to conclude your experience around 9:30 AM.
  • Hotel pick-up & drop off from selected central Queenstown accommodation
  • Full pre-flight briefing
  • 1-hour scenic flight
  • Full in-flight English commentary from your pilot
  • Views of at least 5 Glaciers and Milford Sound
What’s Not Included
  • Milford Sound landing or cruise
  • Food or drinks
Not suitable for
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Drones
Know before you go
Because of the weather-dependent nature of flying in the Southern Alps to Milford Sound, it is recommended that you book in for your first available day in Queenstown. That way, should the weather be unfavourable for flying on the first day, you will have maximum flexibility to roll your excursion on to a following fine weather day.

From US$ 212.82 per person

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Product ID: 171285