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Fly Cruise Fly from Queenstown

A unique way to see all of Milford Sound!
Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration
Duration
4 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Varies
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All Ages
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Low
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Queenstown Airport
Best Seller
Best Seller
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What's Included

  • Get up to $40 per person cash back when you book with Backpacker Deals
  • Enjoy scenic flights to and from Milford Sound including a cruise in between!
  • Scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound
  • Two-hour uncrowded cruise through Milford Sound
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available on-board
  • Great photo opportunities as you get closer to waterfalls and wildlife
  • Return scenic flights on different flight paths over Fiordland National Park from Queenstown to Milford Sound

 

What's Excluded

  • Meals

What to Expect

For the ultimate Milford Sound experience, fly over snow-capped mountain ranges, sparkling lakes, and tumbling waterfalls as you journey into the Fiordland National Park by plane. Then hop on a cruise to get a better view of the waterfalls and wildlife. The tour returns back to Queenstown on a different flight path so that you can see more of Fiordland National Park.
 

This tour takes off from Queenstown, and flies above the rugged backcountry of Central Otago, before heading westward to where the glacial fed rivers empty into Lake Wakatipu. Witness what the power of nature created over the years, as you journey over two remarkable National Parks — Mt Aspiring and the world heritage listed Fiordland National Park. You will fly over other exquisite landscapes on your journey to Milford Sound. Depending on the flight route for the day, your sights may include Skippers Canyon, Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw, Mt Tutoko, Milford Sound, Mitre Peak, Arthur Valley, Sutherland Falls, the Milford Track, Lake Te Anau, Eglinton Valley, Greenstone Valley, and Lake Wakatipu.


Upon landing at Milford Sound Airport, you are welcomed to a view of Mitre Peak, standing tall at the head of the fiord. The tour will hop on a vessel for a comfortable two-hour cruise through one of the world’s natural wonders. Make your way past the iconic Mitre Peak and cruise the length of the fiord while a skipper highlights points of interest along the way, including the mighty Bowen Falls, Lion Mountain, Copper Point, Seal Rock, and Stirling Falls. Keep an eye out for wildlife that can be found in the region including seals, pods of dolphins, and the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin (seasonal). 


Complete your journey with a birds-eye view of the largely untouched region as you fly back over the Southern Alps and are welcomed to the incredibly blue Lake Wakatipu upon landing in Queenstown.

 

Departs 1 Oct-30 Apr:

10am, 12.30pm

8am subject to demand

Frequently Asked Questions

• Camera
• Sunscreen
• Warm Clothing
• Waterproof Jacket
• Water bottle & lunch (if not pre-ordered). The tour provides complimentary tea and coffee aboard the cruises
• Insect Repellent
• Smiles!
• And don’t forget your sunglasses!

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The tour will reschedule you to the next available trip that suits you. If you cannot reschedule then there is no charge at all. The tour always recommends that you book for the start of your time in Queenstown to allow for any weather disruptions.

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The tour requires a minimum of 3 passengers for the flights.

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This is an extremely rare occurrence as the pilots will always make the weather call based on the 4 hours for the trip. If the pilots feel there is a chance that the weather will change then the tour will not go. The tour will arrange coach transfers back to Queenstown in the unlikely event that this ever occurs.

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You can definitely take your young children with you on the plane. Infants up to 2 years and under 11kgs are free of charge and are required to sit on an adults knee. Children aged 2-14 years and/or weighing over 11kgs will require their own seat. Infants are free. 

The aircraft has plenty of space to take strollers and buggies as well, but please advise when you book if you are bringing one along. The motion of the aircraft does put many of the young children to sleep – sometimes even before we take off!

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Child price applies to passengers aged 3-14 years inclusive. Infants under 11kgs are Free of Charge (FOC) and are required to sit on an adult’s knee. An infant / child over 11kgs will require their own seat. Children must be accompanied by a fare paying adult.
  • Pick up is from the location specified on your confirmation email, if you are unsure please contact us to confirm. If you have not provided us with a pickup or self-drive option, please let us know and we can update these details for your booking, otherwise, we will contact you the day before to get this information.
  • Milford Sound Scenic Flights reserves the right to amend timetables, cancel flight departures at any time for safety or operational reasons. Milford Sound Scenic Flights has the right to cancel any flight at any time due to unsafe weather conditions or change the cruise route at the pilot's discretion.
  • All flights require a minimum number of 3 passengers for departures. Bookings will be accepted for numbers less than the required minimum number on the basis that bookings will be co-ordinated to achieve minimum numbers.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Clients wanting to make changes are required to contact reservations the day prior to departure.
  • Escorts/clients wanting to make changes to dates or time of departure are required to contact Milford Sound Scenic Flights by 6pm the day prior to departure. 
  • No refund will be given for no shows or changes made less than 4 hours prior to departure.

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