Milford Sound Scenic Helicopter Flight with Glacier Landing

Milford Sound Scenic Helicopter Flight with Glacier Landing

From US$ 630.74 per person

Mitre Peak beckons as your helicopter lifts off from Queenstown to begin your journey adove Milford Sound. Upon landing in Milford, take a nature walk and snap a photo of the iconic peak. Then experience an exhilarating ice landing.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 2 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 1.5 to 2 hour scenic helicopter flight high above Queenstown & Fiordland National Park
  • Land in Milford Sound and on a snowy glacier for stunning views
  • Listen to in-flight commentary as you soar high above the ground
Full description
Discover isolated valleys of ancient forests, pristine rivers, and mountains sculpted from ice over thousands of years–from the air! 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 and land on a glacier/mountain 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 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.
  • Bus transfers from selected pickup locations
  • Qualified pilots and full safety briefing
  • 1.5 to 2 hour helicopter experience with glacier landing
  • In-flight commentary to highlight the points of interest
    Not suitable for
    • People over 220 lbs (100 kg)

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Camera

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Drones
    • Selfie sticks

    Know before you go

    • It is recommended that you make your flight bookings in advance and at the start of your Queenstown itinerary to ensure you are not disappointed. If the helicopter cannot fly due to adverse weather, you can transfer your booking to another day. Alternatively, you will be provided with 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 and can be subject to weather conditions. On occasion, flight paths & landing locations may change at the pilot’s discretion. You will always keep you informed of any changes to the published information
    • Minimum numbers apply. Individual bookings may be combined and upgrades offered if necessary to achieve minimum numbers
    • Please advise in advance if you weigh over 100kg
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 9 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Safety

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    Out of this world, Luke the pilot was great and the other couples we travelled with were also good to talk to. The champagne on the snow at 6900 feet to celebrate our wedding anniversary was the icing on the cake. Awesome trip and would do again at maybe a different time of day/year. The staff in the office were also very friendly and great service.

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    June 19, 2021

    Great experience awesome staff well worth doing.

    September 19, 2021

    Nice view

    August 2, 2021

    Product ID: 27833