Day trip

From Queenstown: Milford Sound Scenic Flight & Nature Tour

From Queenstown: Milford Sound Scenic Flight & Nature Tour

From $242.85 per person

Enjoy a scenic return flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound. Explore the natural wonders of the fiord during 2 hours on the ground.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 45 minutes
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
If you do not see your pickup location, please call or email the operator to confirm if they can arrange to pick you up from your desired location. This is a shared pickup, so please be punctual and mindful of others travelers.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu, Dart-Rees Valley & Mt. Aspiring National
  • Fly over Olivine Ice Plateau, Earnslaw Burn Glacier & Mt. Tutoko Glacier
  • Admire majestic views of Fiordland National Park, the West Coast & the Tasman Sea
  • Take a stroll on the Foreshore Loop Track for stunning views of Mitre Peak
  • Get an amazing viewpoint of Milford Sound on the climb to the Lookout Track
Full description
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 Park, out over the rugged West Coast and the Tasman Sea before a U-turn descending into Milford Sound. Flying down the middle of the fiord, with sheer mountains on either side, admire aerial views of the cascading Stirling Falls. Then, land at one of the world's most stunning landing strips. Enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the shores. Go on 2 short walks to unmissable vantage points through the wilderness. Wander through the beach forest of Milford Sound on the boardwalks of the Foreshore Loop Track. Catch views of the iconic Mitre Peak, standing tall at 1,692 meters above sea level. Learn about the area through interpretive visitor panels. Take a moment to enjoy the best seat in the house, the Milford Sound swing. Get a beautiful perspective of Milford Sound framed by a native bush when climbing the stairs of the Lookout Track, with the short walk winding its way up to a spectacular viewpoint. Finish off with a bite at the Discover Milford Café or bring your own picnic and enjoy lunch with a view on the benches overlooking the Sound and Mitre Peak. Meet your pilot for another epic 45-minute flight back to Queenstown.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Insect repellent
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

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    • Booking is on request and the exact date and time will be confirmed within 12 hours
    • Flights are weather-dependent.
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