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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

  • Milford Sound flight and cruise combo tour
  • Fly over Fiordland National Park to see remote landscapes
  • Multiple departure times to accommodate your schedule
Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
From US$379.00
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9.30am Departure Winter
Includes a morning tea aboard the Nature Cruise of Milford Sound departing 9.30am in winter
From US$378.96
9.30am Departure Summer
Includes morning tea aboard the Nature Cruise.
From US$400.21
1.30pm Departure Summer
includes complimentary beer, wine or soft drink aboard the afternoon Nature Cruise
From US$400.21
See Milford Sound’s soaring cliffs and waterfalls on a spectacular trip that explores Fiordland National Park by air and water. Combining a sightseeing flight and cruise—with included transportation from your hotel—is a great way to take in the vast scale of the region's alpine lakes, fjords, and glaciers. After touching down in Milford Sound, cruise the entire length in a boat for spotting wildlife and snapping photos.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your centrally located Queenstown accommodations for transfer to the airport, where you’ll start with a preflight briefing on the scenic highlights of the route, including Skippers Canyon, the Paradise region, and Donne Glacier.

Enjoy spectacular views of the rugged southern terrain and then fly over Milford Sound itself before landing at the head of the fjord. Board a cruise boat for a trip down the length of Milford Sound, with reserved seating, hot drinks, and open-air decks that give up-close views of the fjord’s dramatic waterfalls and wildlife.

Following the cruise, lift off for the 35-minute return flight to Queenstown, taking a different route to see even more of the landscape, including towering Sutherland Falls. A driver will greet you at the airport for return transfer to you accommodations.
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1 - 5 of 75 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wow, Wow, Wow

We had fabulous weather and the flight was smooth and fabulous. We had astounding views flying through and above the snow capped mountains. The cruise gave us a different perspective now looking up at the mountains. We saw dolphins swimming near the boat. But the...More

Thank Miriam S
Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Miriam S, WOWZERS! Thanks so much for your awesome review and of course, the five stars you awarded us. 🤩 It sounds like you had a stunner of a day to head in to Milford, the flights ARE fabulous, definitely the highlight of the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Air Milford, Tom our pilot, went above and beyond to accommodate us when we landed at Milford Sound. We missed our boat once we landed. No fault of Air Milford. Tom made sure that we were able to board the next boat. Highly recommended.More

Thank David G
Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello David G, Thank you so much for your five star review of your flight and experience with Tom. I think there were a few things that happened all together that morning, which resulted in you not being able to get on the cruise you...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

8th wonder of the world, worth every cent to see it properly with Air Milford. Great service and top quality aircraft and pilots.More

Thank brucepresland
Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi brucepresland. Thank you for your five-star review on TripAdvisor. It's not hard to imagine why writer Rudyard Kipling once called Milford Sound the “eighth wonder of the world". We are glad to hear you found the Half-day Milford Sound tour with cruise worth every...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile
Breathtaking scenery!

Thankfully the weather gods treated us kindly. James, our pilot, was great - flew us one route to Milford Sound and a different route back. The scenery on the flight back was the highlight - indescribably beautiful. All in all, a great morning - would...More

Thank David B
Airmilford, Guest Services at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi David B. Thank you for your 5 star review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear you had a great morning with us and the weather was on your side! The weather gods are currently being difficult with us, because of this we do...More

Reviewed 11 April 2018
A fantastic, magical experience and worth every penny/cent! Fabulous!

Everything about this excursion was professionally delivered and quite magical. The flight was unbelievable and our pilot Tom was great. Timings were great, no waiting around. The cruise was wonderful, waterfalls, mountains, dolphins. I felt it would be good but it was really, really good...More

1  Thank jim B
Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hi Jim B, Thank you so much for the review of your fly - cruise - fly excursion with us yesterday, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. It's so lovely to hear that you...More

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