Water activity

From Queenstown: Milford Sound Flight and Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Air Milford
Water activity

From Queenstown: Milford Sound Flight and Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Air Milford
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From US$ 353.27 per person

Likely to sell out

Experience the best of Queenstown and the South Island from the sky. See fiords, native forests, glaciers, native birds, seals, penguins, and dolphins.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Meet your driver outside your centrally-located accommodation in Queenstown. Please let the activity provider know your accommodation details and they will inform you about your pickup time. If your accommodation is not centrally located, they will advise you of driving and parking instructions.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


3.5 hours
  • Queenstown

  • 35 minutes
  • Milford Sound (boat cruise)

  • 35 minutes
  • Queenstown

Pickup included
Main stop
  • Enjoy Fiordland National Park's most dramatic scenary by visiting Milford Sound
  • Go on a 35-minute scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound, with highlights including the Southern Lakes, Tutoko Glacier, Milford Fiord
  • See New Zealand's stunning native bird life, seals, penguins, and dolphins
  • Return to Queenstown on an alternate flight path taking in the famous Southerland waterfalls, and New Zealand's longest lakes, Te Anau and Wakatipu
Full description

Enjoy an exclusive sightseeing tour to the very best locations in Queenstown and the South Island of New Zealand. Discover New Zealand’s magnificent fiords, native forests, and glaciers, as well as the island's stunning native birdlife, seals, penguins, and dolphins.

Embark on a scenic flight and admire the views of the fiord below. Hear insightful commentary about the region and the wildlife that inhabit it from your pilot guide. Soar above the Southern Lakes, Tutoko Glacier, and the Milford Fiord.

After, if time permits, take a bush walk with your pilot to the cruise departure point. Learn more about your surroundings as you pass through the dense forest. Continue your sightseeing adventure on a relaxing cruise and see the fiord from the water.

After the cruise, make your way back to the plane. Take an alternative return route to see even more highlights, including the famous Southerland waterfalls, and New Zealand's longest lakes, Te Anau and Wakatipu.

  • Complimentary pick-up/drop-off from centrally located Queenstown accommodation
  • Personalized greeting and trip overview on the wall map, prior to departure
  • All aircraft are 'high-wing' providing unobstructed views of the scenery
  • In-flight commentary to highlight the points of interest
  • Optional bush walk to the boat docks to learn more about the native environment (time permitting)
  • For those on the Milford fly/cruise/fly tour, reserved upstairs seating will be provided
  • Tea and coffee
  • Pilot escort from plane to boat through native forest
  • Lunches can be arranged for an extra cost
  • All flights take an alternate route on the return journey to provide the most diverse type of sightseeing possible
    Not suitable for
    • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Jacket

    Not allowed

    • Drones

    Know before you go

    • The weather plays a significant part in flying in the region and this tour will only operate if conditions allow both a safe and enjoyable experience
    • If the trip is canceled due to weather, then the booking can simply be rolled to the next available flying day. It is recommended that you book for your first available day in Queenstown so that you have maximum flexibility to roll on to a following fine weather day
    • Flights are weather dependent: select your preferred departure when booking and the local partner will confirm your exact trip details by email after booking
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 148 reviews

    Review summary

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    If, like me, you get a little bus sick then this is absolutely the best way to get over to Milford Sound. Fantastic 40 minute flight over the region each way, and so close to the snow topped highest mountains in the Fjordland. I was lucky enough to be able to sit up front next to the pilot and it was absolutely fascinating having the headphones on listening to him speak to the other pilots and control centre and watching him work the controls - thank you Oz! Definitely recommended for anyone thinking of a visit out to the Fjordlands.

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    March 24, 2023

    A family owned business. Easy to book, nice and friendly staff. Tomo was our pilot. A spectacular flight with great commentary. The cruise was amazing too. We were lucky enough to see dolphins and seals. Great value for money and at 4hours 30mins, the right amount of time to experience the magnificent Milford Fiords. Loved it!

    March 24, 2023

    The pilot was terrific, very friendly and knowledgeable. Flew different routes there and back to see more scenery. The plane had big windows for a clear view and photo opportunities. Milford Sound was spectacular, particularly as the weather was so great.

    March 24, 2023

    Product ID: 25304