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From Queenstown: Milford Sound Return Flights, Hike & Cruise

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From Queenstown: Milford Sound Return Flights, Hike & Cruise

From US$ 603.75 per person

Fly from Queenstown to Milford Sound, walk on the world-famous Milford Sound track, take a two hour boat cruise on Milford Sound and then fly back to Queenstown.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up and drop off is available from central Queenstown accommodation. The local operator will confirm your pick-up details. Note that the pick-up time may be earlier than the tour start time.


  • Fly over Fiordland National Park
  • Take a guided 3 hour walk on the World Famous Milford Sound Track
  • Enjoy a two hour boat cruise that cruises the length of Milford Sound out to the mouth of the Tasman Sea
Full description

Fly from Queenstown airport over the Wakatipu Basin and into Fiordland, sweeping the length of Milford Sound where you can take in unparalleled views of world famous fiord. Upon landing in Milford Sound, take a short boat ride to where your walk on the Milford Track begins. The three and a half hour guided walk takes you along a well formed track to the half way point, Giant Gate waterfall. After your walk, transfer back to the boat terminal where you’ll board a Mitre Peak Cruise through Milford Sound.

Enjoy a picnic-style lunch while an informative guide points out scenic highlights along the way, such as the Bowen Falls, snow-capped Mount Pembroke, and the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak itself, towering 1692 metres from the ocean floor. Fly back over the Milford Track before having your breath taken away when you first view the 548 metre Sutherland Falls. This scenic flight will allow you to take in magnificent views of the mountains, glaciers, lakes and forests of the Fiordland National Park on your way back to Queenstown.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Return scenic flights from Queenstown to Milford Sound (40 minutes each way)
  • 2-hour Milford Sound cruise
  • Picnic lunch on the cruise
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • Masks are optional for this activity
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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    • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes for this trip.
    • This trip isn't recommended for children 7 years or younger. This is at the discretion of the parents however.
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    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 3 reviews

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    Our original flight was cancelled due to weather so we didn't have time for the hiking portion of our trip. The difference was refunded. We were moved to a later scenic flight was very enjoyable and offered wonderful views of the mountains. The pilot, Peter, was informative and had a lot of experience flying the route. The cruise offered great views in the sound and they did a good job of commentating on what were seeing. Overall, it was an excellent experience.

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    January 16, 2020

    Great flight, hike and cruise. Loved it all.

    November 29, 2019

    Unfortunately we were unable to do the hike part as the guides were unable to get to Milford as the road was closed following an earth slip. However the flights were fabulous and the cruise was great with a very informative captain.

    March 3, 2020

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