From Queenstown: Milford Sound Full-Day Trip by Plane & Boat

From Queenstown: Milford Sound Full-Day Trip by Plane & Boat

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From US$ 379.66 per person

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Fly return from Queenstown to Milford Sound and enjoy spectacular views of the mountains, waterfalls and lakes of the Fiordland National Park. In Milford Sound you will board the Cruise and travel the length of the Sound to the mouth of the Tasman Sea.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be waiting at the reception or entrance of your accommodation. Pickup start 5 minutes after the weather check for your trip. Self drivers are required to be at 39 Lucas Place, Frankton, 9300, 30 mins before departure for check in.


3.5 hours
  • Queenstown

  • 40 minutes
  • Milford Sound (boat cruise)

  • 40 minutes
  • Queenstown

Meeting point
Main stop
  • Enjoy the 40 minute return scenic flights where every passenger gets a window seat and a great view of the stunning scenery
  • See wildlife in Milford Sound such as Seals and dolphins at times as well as the majesty of Milford Sound while cruising on a small intimate cruise
  • Enjoy complimentary transfers from all centrally located Accommodation providers in Queenstown
Full description

Combine a flight and a cruise on Milford Sound on this excursion from Queenstown. Take in the area's outstanding natural beauty as you savor the sights from both air and water.

Enjoy a pickup and transfer to the air hanger in Queenstown. Listen to informative commentary in English and marvel at the stunning views of lakes, mountains, and waterfalls on the 40-minute flight. Upon landing, transfer to the Milford Sound Boat Terminal. Board in Milford Sound and experience 2 hours onboard an intimate vessel with English commentary by your skipper, and complimentary tea and coffee. Cruise to the mouth of the Tasman Sea, while enjoying views of waterfalls and marine life like fur seals, dolphins, and penguins. Next, board your scenic flight back to Queenstown. Take a different flight path from your outbound flight as you admire the spectacular views of Fiordland National Park. After the 40-minute journey back to Queenstown, enjoy complimentary transfer back to your accommodation.

  • 40-minute return plane ride from Queenstown to Milford Sound
  • 2-hour cruise in Milford Sound with Mitre Peak Cruises
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from all centrally located locations in Queenstown
  • Tea, coffee, water onboard
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People over 331 lbs (150 kg)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • A taxi pickup will be confirmed upon the final weather confirmation
  • Infants are classed as under 11 kilograms and are free of charge. They are required to sit on an adults knee
  • Infants/Children over 11 kilograms will require their own seat and will need to be charged at a child rate
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 211 reviews

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An amazing experience we would definitely recommend! The small planes are great for this activity and well worth the money to travel to Milford over the dramatic and incredible mountains and lakes of Southern NZ. Everyone gets a window seat, the pilot points out certain highlights throughout the flight and takes a different route on the return journey. We were fortunate to have a beautiful day to view the fjords and were entertained by a pod of bottlenose dolphins playing in the wake of the boat which topped off the day. Although more expensive it was definitely worth it to save 9+hours on a coach!

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January 22, 2023

We were unlucky to miss the cruise part of our day, due to inclement weather however the flight to and from Milford Sound was breathtaking. The scenery was just spectacular and our pilot, Liam, was most informative and interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it to anyone.

January 19, 2023

Incredible experience!! Picked up via a taxi and taken to Airport where we met our pilot Peter. Peter was a wealth of knowledge and very experienced pilot who made us feel at ease boarding a small plane soaring through mountain tops. Amazing views from the sky with a narrated journey. Peter escorted us to aboard our scenic cruise where we cruised Milford Sound for 2 hours. Breathtaking views of waterfalls and sea life. 10/10 worth every cent!! Thank you Peter!!

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January 17, 2023

Product ID: 115240