Milford Sound
Glacier Exploration

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  • Milford Sound Fiord Cruise & Helicopter Glacier Landing

    1. Milford Sound Fiord Cruise & Helicopter Glacier Landing

    Discover Milford Sound's stunning fjord from high in the air and on the water. Land in Milford and join an unforgettable fjord cruise past sheer cliffs and gushing waterfalls.Try to spot dolphins, seals, and adorable penguins. Then enjoy an exhilarating flight past spectacular rivers, valleys, and mountains with blue-green ice falls, and experience a glacier or mountain landing in the heart of Fiordland National Park. Today, many of the local landscapes can be recognized because of their use as film locations. You can even fly over where movies were filmed! The pilots regularly work with film production crews and are happy to share plenty of stories of life on the film set. Finally, for the photo opportunity of a lifetime, alight on a glacier and enjoy panoramic views. These highly experienced, well-known local pilots can’t wait to share with you their extensive knowledge and history o...

    It was amazing and so worth the money. It was a beautiful and sunny day in New Zealand and the views were spectacular.

  • Haast: Milford Sound Scenic Helicopter Flight

    2. Haast: Milford Sound Scenic Helicopter Flight

    Enjoy unique views of untouched glaciers, alpine lakes, and the stunning Mt Aspiring, before descending into the mighty Milford Sound. Your trip can be tailor-made so that you can rendezvous with a cruise boat trip, kayak trip, or just enjoy a relaxing lunch and a stroll along the waterfront. Fly out over Milford Sound, taking in stunning waterfalls with their majestic misty rainbow colors and sheer, with rugged cliffs disappearing into the fiord. Flying back to Haast, you'll travel via the rugged, untamed Fiordland coastline, with the chance of spotting penguins, seal colonies, dolphins, and whales. Access to Milford is often easier from Haast because it is possible to fly in along the coastline. This flight will save you days of travel and gets you away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist centers. This tour can be personalised to make the experience perfect for you.

  • From Queenstown: Milford Sound Scenic Flight & Nature Tour

    3. From Queenstown: Milford Sound Scenic Flight & Nature Tour

    Experience magnificent views from your window seat as you fly through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty, soaring over mountains and glaciers onboard our fixed-wing aircraft. Hear interesting and informative commentary from your pilot during this 45-minute flight over to Milford Sound. Depart from Queenstown Airport on a flight path heading north over the Coronet Peak skifield, Skippers Canyon and Shotover River, the second-richest gold-bearing river in the world. Fly along the Dart River Valley into the World Heritage Area of Mt. Aspiring National Park Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and glacier-fed braided rivers. With endless snow-covered mountains, the Olivine Ice Plateau, Mt. Tutoko and the Tutoko Glacier just some of the incredible highlights along the way, it really is an unforgettable experience. The breath-taking scenery continues into Fiordland National P...

  • Milford Sound Extended Helicopter Flight & 3 Landings

    4. Milford Sound Extended Helicopter Flight & 3 Landings

    Discover isolated valleys of ancient forests, pristine rivers, and mountains sculpted from ice over thousands of years–from the air, in an extended helicopter flight! Upon landing in Milford, enjoy a short nature walk and snap that iconic Mitre Peak photo. Experience an exhilarating flight past spectacular mountains and blue-green ice falls, and land upon a glacier in the heart of Fiordland National Park, then take a high-speed flight along the length of the fjord to alight on a wild beach on the Tasman Sea! Today, many of the local landscapes can be recognized because of their use as film locations. You can even fly over where the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed! The pilots regularly work with film production crews and are happy to share plenty of stories of life on the film set. Finally, for the photo opportunity of a lifetime, alight on a glacier and enjoy panoramic views. Thes...

    Beginning to end it was really an experience to remember. I can't recommend enough.

  • Milford Sound & Big 5 Glaciers Scenic Flight from Queenstown

    5. Milford Sound & Big 5 Glaciers Scenic Flight from Queenstown

    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 S...

    2nd go at this flight. Bad weather last year meant we missed out. Pays to have a spare day if you can. This flight was amazing although Milford had a bit of low cloud obscuring the view. I’d recommend the fly in boat trip if you really want to see Milford. This flight focussed more on the out of reach small mountain glaciers up towards Mt Aspiring. Beautiful remote otherwise impossible to see parts of the Southern Alps of Aotearoa.

  • Milford Sound: Fly | Cruise | Fly

    6. Milford Sound: Fly | Cruise | Fly

    Gaze down at the mountains and glaciers of Milford Sound as you take the flight of a lifetime onboard a fixed-wing aircraft. Savor the awe-inspiring scenery from your window seat as you enjoy an informative commentary from a knowledgeable local pilot. Soar over incredible features of the surrounding landscape, such as Coronet Peak skifield and Skippers Canyon. Absorb panoramic views over the Shotover River, the second-richest gold-bearing river in the world. Marvel at the sight of shimmering Lake Wakatipu below, as you fly along the Dart River Valley into World-Heritage-listed Mount Aspiring National Park. Enjoy an unforgettable experience as you jet across snow-clad peaks, the Olivine Ice Plateau, Mount Tutoko, and the Tutoko Glacier. Take in the breath-taking scenery of Fiordland National Park, the rugged West Coast, and the Tasman Sea, before descending into Milford Sound. Be a...

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What people are saying about Milford Sound

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 13 reviews

2nd go at this flight. Bad weather last year meant we missed out. Pays to have a spare day if you can. This flight was amazing although Milford had a bit of low cloud obscuring the view. I’d recommend the fly in boat trip if you really want to see Milford. This flight focussed more on the out of reach small mountain glaciers up towards Mt Aspiring. Beautiful remote otherwise impossible to see parts of the Southern Alps of Aotearoa.

Absolutely amazing and breathtaking views and scenery. Would HIGHLY recommend the helicopter. Won’t see anything more spectacular. The pilot and crew are so friendly and supportive. Great

It was amazing and so worth the money. It was a beautiful and sunny day in New Zealand and the views were spectacular.

Beginning to end it was really an experience to remember. I can't recommend enough.

Magical, epic experience and could not recommend it more.