Guided tour

Milford Sound Extended Helicopter Flight & 3 Landings

Milford Sound Extended Helicopter Flight & 3 Landings

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Discover Milford Sounds breathtaking fiord from the air in an extended helicopter ride! Land in Milford, enjoy a nature walk, then fly the length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea and land on the beach. Experience a third landing on a glacier.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup available from all Queenstown hotels, please let us know about your accommodation when reconfirming your booking.


  • Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight high above Fiordland National Park
  • Land in Milford Sound and on a glacier for a stunning view
  • Touch down on a wild West Coast beach looking out at the Tasman Sea
Full description
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. These highly experienced, well-known local pilots can’t wait to share with you their extensive knowledge and history of the area while showing you the best of New Zealand's amazing scenery. Please note that there may not be snow on the day of your flight depending on the season, especially during summer.
  • Courtesy coach is available to pickup and drop-off passengers from all Queenstown accommodation
  • Qualified pilots and full safety briefing
  • 2.5-hour helicopter experience with glacier and beach landing
  • In-flight commentary to highlight the points of interest
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Camera

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Drones
    • Selfie sticks

    Know before you go

    • Bookings: it is strongly recommended that you make your flight bookings in advance an at the start of your Queenstown itinerary. If the tour cannot operate due to adverse weather, your booking can be rescheduled or you can receive a full refund.
    • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your reservation more than 24 hours from the departure time, a full refund will be made. Cancellations within 24 hours of the departure time will incur a 25% cancellation fee.
    • The away times (flight durations) specified in the flight tour itineraries are approximate & can be subject to weather conditions. On occasion, flight paths & landing locations may change at the pilot’s discretion. We will always keep you informed of any changes to the published information.
    • Minimum numbers apply. Individual bookings may be combined & upgrades offered if necessary to achieve minimum numbers.
    • Please advise us in advance if you weigh over 100kg.
    • Glacier/snow landing are subject to weather and availability.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 9 reviews

    Review summary

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

    July 17, 2021

    July 7, 2021

    Loved it - beautiful way to see the majesty of the Milford Sound and surrounding Alps.

    November 25, 2020

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