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Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Highlights
  • Round-trip helicopter tour and Milford Sound cruise from Queenstown
  • Glacier landing in Fiordland National Park
  • Headsets to hear the pilot clearly
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Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
From US$656.57
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Overview
Located in the heart of Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound forms part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. Explore the stunning fiord by air and water during a half-day excursion. The exhilarating, round-trip helicopter flight from Queenstown includes a glacier landing on Mt. Tutoko. Perhaps spot dolphins, seals, and penguins during an unforgettable cruise.
What to Expect
Select from three departure times at booking. Then board a modern 6-seater Airbus Squirrel after a hotel transfer to the helicopter base in Queenstown. 

Slip on your audio headset to hear the pilot's commentary as you take off for Milford Sound. Upon landing at the famous fiord, embark on a scenic cruise that takes you past Milford's sheer cliffs and gushing waterfalls. Search the waters for dolphins, seals, and penguins.

Then re-board the helicopter for an aerial tour, soaring above ice falls to touch down on Mt. Tutoko, a glacier in the heart of Fiordland National Park. (Glacier landings are subject to weather conditions and flight paths, which may change at the pilot’s discretion.)

On arrival back in Queenstown, a courtesy shuttle transfers you back to your hotel.
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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Amazing!

I had a great time! The weather was perfect and the pilot we were flying with was very kind and gave us great information on the scenery. Totally worth it, specially for the glacier landing!

1  Thank MelSAMOT
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Kia ora MelSAMOT Thanks so much. Sounds like you had a fantastic time. We've had perfect weather over the last few days and so it provided awesome conditions to showcase our stunning scenery. Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Awesome family experience ... thank you to our pilot, Luke.

We had an amazing experience doing the half day flight to and from milford, landing on a glacier for about 15 minutes, and a cruise on Milford sound. Wife and I traveled with our five year old and 1 year old, and everyone identified this...More

Thank jas17gr
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear jas17gr Wow sounds like you had a fabulous time and so pleased your whole family enjoyed flying (and no sign of motion sickness!) We have such spectacular scenery and love sharing it with our visitors. Thanks for your kind words about Luke :-) Kind...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Best activity of the trip!

We had such an amazing time doing the helicopter tour and boat cruise of Milford sound - truly the best way to experience it. Definitely a highlight of our two weeks in New Zealand. When you sign in, there is a quick safety briefing and...More

Thank ARB02852
GlacierSouthernLakes, Director of Sales at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Kia ora, Thank you so much for your review of your Milford & Cruise Flight 202 with us. It's so great to hear it was the highlight of your two weeks in New Zealand. We will pass your feedback onto Jeremy and the rest of...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018
The Only Way to Do Milford!

We did a private helicopter flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound and then the 2-hour cruse. The flight topped the cruise by far! It was one of the most amazing things we have ever done in our lives, complete with a stop on a glacier...More

Thank travelizzy
GlacierSouthernLakes, Director of Sales at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Kia ora, Thank you for your review of your private charter Milford & Cruise Flight 202 with us! It's fantastic to hear that that this was the most amazing experience you have ever done - it certainly is an amazing experience to heli to Milford...More

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Hands-down, "must do" experience in NZ

If you are going to do anything in the South Island, this is it. The helicopter ride was the most incredible way to see the landscape up close. The views were simply breathtaking throughout the ride - from the lake, mountains, glacier, waterfalls spilling down,...More

Thank Alex R
GlacierSouthernLakes, Director of Sales at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Kia ora Alex, Thank you for your review of your Milford & Cruise Flight 202 with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. It is fantastic to hear feedback like this & great that you found Milford Sound to be one of the most beautiful places you have...More

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Response from MelSAMOT | Reviewed this property |
The boat has a large indoor section, on two different levels. They serve complimentary tea and coffee on board. They do pick up from hotels, if just has to be arranged with them. As for rescheduling, I don't know how it... More
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