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Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing from Queenstown provided by Air Milford

Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing from Queenstown

Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing from Queenstown
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Don’t miss out on a spectacular scenic flight with Air Milford, to Milford Sound and back. Perfect for those who have already done a cruise in Milford Sound and want to experience the spectacular region from the air and land. This 4-hour trip includes a landing in Milford Sound with 2 hours ground to take a self-guided walk along the shore line, soak up the surroundings, take pictures or have delicious coffee and cake at the Discover Milford Cafe (at own expense) before your return scenic flight to Queenstown.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Your aerial adventure begins with pick-up from your central Queenstown hotel and a short transfer to the airport. After meeting your pilot and receiving a safety briefing, jump aboard your fixed wing aircraft and take off over the city. Listen to your pilot’s onboard commentary as you soar over the Paradise region, made famous in films such as 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit,' then fly above the vast Skippers Canyon and the glittering Donne glacier. After your flight, enjoy spectacular aerial views of Milford Sound as you come onto land at the edge of the fjord. You’ll have free time on the ground to admire views of Milford Sound, take photos, or enjoy coffee and cake (own expense) at the Discover Milford Café, before heading back to the airfield. On the return flight, enjoy an alternative route, passing over the Fiordland National Park and taking in dramatic views of the 1,904-foot (580-meter) high Sutherland Falls. Back in Queenstown, a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Your aerial adventure begins with pick-up from your central Queenstown hotel and a short transfer to the airport. After meeting your pilot and receiving a safety briefing, jump aboard your fixed wing aircraft and take off over the city. Listen to your pilot’s onboard commentary as you soar over the Paradise region, made famous in films such as 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit,' then fly above the vast Skippers Canyon and the glittering Donne glacier. After your flight, enjoy spectacular aerial views of Milford Sound as you come onto land at the edge of the fjord. You’ll have free time on the ground to admire views of Milford Sound, take photos, or enjoy coffee and cake (own expense) at the Discover Milford Café, before heading back to the airfield. On the return flight, enjoy an alternative route, passing over the Fiordland National Park and taking in dramatic views of the 1,904-foot (580-meter) high Sutherland Falls. Back in Queenstown, a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38244P5
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Full pre-flight briefing with Air Milford pilot
  • Live pilot commentary on board
  • 2 hours on the ground in Milford Sound for self-guided walk
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels)
Exclusions
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Food and drinks
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We provide our complimentary pick-up/drop-off service from all centrally located Queenstown accommodation, please update us with your details. If your accommodation is not centrally located, please let us know and we will send through parking directions.
  • 3 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Please provide us with your accommodation details and we will advise accordingly.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Do not forget to bring a jacket and your camera
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infant rates apply for 0 - 1 years of age, when the infant is sat on a parents lap, with an infant lap belt
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Full pre-flight briefing with Air Milford pilot
  • Live pilot commentary on board
  • 2 hours on the ground in Milford Sound for self-guided walk
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels)
Exclusions
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We provide our complimentary pick-up/drop-off service from all centrally located Queenstown accommodation, please update us with your details. If your accommodation is not centrally located, please let us know and we will send through parking directions.
  • 3 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Please provide us with your accommodation details and we will advise accordingly.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Do not forget to bring a jacket and your camera
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infant rates apply for 0 - 1 years of age, when the infant is sat on a parents lap, with an infant lap belt
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    3 Tex Smith Lane
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Air Milford
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Coronet Peak
    Skippers Canyon
    Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
    Routeburn Track
    Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
    Milford Sound
  • 2
    Milford Sound
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    Bowen Falls
    Milford Sound Airport
    Sutherland Falls
    Lake Te Anau
    Greenstone and Caples Tracks
    Lake Wakatipu
    Walter Peak Station Wharf
  • 3
    Air Milford
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Clint Morris
2 contributions
Milford flight and cruise
Jul 2021 • Solo
Excellent day out. A great experience thanks to a fantastic team! (Jo and captain)

Would highly recommend.
Written 24 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Clint, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed seeing the wonders of Milford sound from every vantage point in our Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly excursion! We take great pride in the fact that our friendly team was able to enhance your experience to this very special place in the Fiordland National Park. On behalf of everyone here at Air Milford, thank you for flying with us, and we hope to host you again on a future adventure! Sincerely, Sara
Written 3 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carolyn
New Zealand2 contributions
Awe inspiring
Feb 2021 • Couples
Wow, such a great flight, we were able to trace hiking trips we had done and were inspired to do more. Tom is knowledgeable and could not have done more. Fantastic day
Written 8 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Caroline, Thank you for sharing your review of Air Milford with the TripAdvisor community. We are so pleased that you had an awesome scenic flight and that it both reminded you of past adventures, whilst inspiring you to plan future ones. Tom loves sharing his local region with his guests and has a passion for exploring the outdoors too, so we are really pleased that you had a great time flying with him. On behalf of the whole team here, thank you for your kind feedback and endorsement to future travelers. Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
Written 11 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

100kaylaw
Ashburton, New Zealand17 contributions
Queenstown Flight
Amazing. Friendly staff, pilot knew the area well and pointed out a lot of different views for us to look at. Beautiful views. Well worth it!
Written 26 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear 100kaylaw, Thank you for reviewing your experience with Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear that you had an excellent time on your recent scenic flight and enjoyed having all of the iconic locations, viewed from above, pointed out to you. On behalf of the whole team here, thank you for choosing to fly with us and for your kind feedback. All the best, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford.
Written 26 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bronwyn W
Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions
Amazing Experience
Jul 2020
We were extremely lucky to get this awesome flight in as the weather was due to turn in the afernoon. Our pilot, Tom, was amzing, so experienced and knowledgeable about the area. He pointed out all the areas of interest and made sure that we didn't miss anything. The views and scenery are stunning and well worth cent!
We fully recommend AIR milford and encourage New Zealanders to come and support this local business. You won't be disappointed!
Written 22 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Bronwyn, Thank you for sharing your kind review of Air Milford with the TripAdvisor community. We are so pleased to hear that you had an awesome time flying with Tom to Milford Sound, it's such a stunning part of the world and exploring it from above, aboard the scenic flight and from the land on foot, really does the region justice. It is awesome to know that your pilot Tom's guiding enhanced your experience, he loves showing off the wonders of the region, pointing out it's hidden gems and telling stories about his personal Fiordland experiences. Tom sends his regards and thanks you for your wonderful feedback. On behalf of the whole team here, thank you for choosing to fly with us and for your 5 star recommendation to future travelers. All the best, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
Written 24 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sheryl M
Edmond, OK1,609 contributions
Excellent Experience and Views
Nov 2019
We had planned to do a fly, cruise, fly trip to Milford Sound, including a fiord cruise. However, as was the case 22 years ago when we were last in NZ, weather didn't permit the lake cruise. HOWEVER, we did get to fly to and from the Sound this time, and the views from the air were stunning. The professionalism of the flight crew was great and while we were a bit disappointed in not doing the fiord cruise, it was clear that the staff was interested primarily in keeping us safe. Still an excellent experience and one we will cherish.
Written 1 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Sheryl, Thanks for taking the time to share your flight on Trip Advisor, it means a lot because I empathise how high the anticipation would have been to finally return 22 years later and complete the full Fly/Cruise/Fly combination. However Milford Sound can have other ideas, this past year the final rain tally was 8.8m (347"). This is only just shy of the all time record of 9.2m (362") record. Obviously this directly translates into flight itinerary disruptions. Our goal is to achieve the best out of every situation, and I'm so satisfied that you have the same philosophy when it comes seeing the positives of the overflight. As they say, third time lucky, so in this situation I hope you can return to try with us one final time and we can put the full combination together! For future travellers, it looks like this disrupted weather system will continue until at least the middle of January, so having this in mind is excellent for setting the expectation. And like we suggest for all guests, ideally book on the first available day so in case of bad weather, we have alternate days to roll your booking to the next fine weather day.
Written 5 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dalia L
Bridgetown, Barbados14 contributions
Life Bucket List Enabler
Sep 2019
Pilot Alex did a fantastic job and helped me cross one of the top rated falls off my bucket list (sitting in the co-pilot seat). I've done 9 of 12 top falls in the world and Sutherland Falls New Zealand didn't disappoint. Normally it takes 4 days to hike or "tramp" as they call it to the falls. Instead I did the overflight which was breathtakenly beautiful. Air Milford top notch service with special cudos to Jo who has an amazin customer service gift. Congrats to the team!
Written 4 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Dalia L, Thank you for sharing your review of Air Milford with the TripAdvisor community. It was our pleasure to host you recently and help you tick of another of your 12 top waterfalls in the world. It sounds like an enthralling bucket list, it must have taken you to some incredible locations in the world and we are really proud that our little corner of the world was involved. The Sutherland falls are super cool, they tumble 581 meters in three cascades from lake Quill, which is a high alpine lake in Fiordland National Park. As you say, one way to access it is by foot, on the 4 day Milford track, which is one on New Zealand's great walks. Or, you can join us for a 1hr scenic flight from Queenstown and get incredible birds eye views of the falls and the wider region. On behalf of the whole team, thank you for your kind feedback and all the best for finishing off your list! Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford.
Written 12 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Johnfrequenttraveller
Luino, Italy8 contributions
Milford experience
May 2019 • Couples
Fantastic trip. The pilot, Tony, was a fantastic guide. Explained all the sights and features to us. What a fantastic da
Written 21 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Johnfrequenttravelle, Thank you for taking the time to review Air Milford on TripAdvisor! We are really pleased to hear that your pilot Antony was able to guide you through all of the incredible sights of Milford Sound and the wider local region, showing you a fantastic time! Our Milford Sound flights traverse three major mountain ranges, the Richardsons, Humboldts and Darrans, before arriving in the stunning Milford Sound for a flight right through the fiord culminating in the landing. On behalf of the team here at Air Milford, thank you for choosing to fly with us and all the best for your future adventures! Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford.
Written 25 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

havinagreattime
St Lawrence, Australia60 contributions
Sights to last a life time of memories
Sep 2018 • Family
If your reading this review, and considering to commit to a Milford sound flight, you NEED TO DO IT with these guys.

Professional service, welcoming, at all times we felt safe, and the views were incredible.

One on one service, you will love it!
Written 29 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Havingagreattime, Thank you for taking the time to review Air Milford. We're really pleased to hear you had a great time on your recent Milford Sound scenic flight with us! We absolutely love the photo you shared with the TripAdvisor community, it's taken just before coming into land in Milford Sound itself. Out of the window of the plane, you can see the glistening water of the fiord, the thundering Bowen waterfall and the towering walls of the fiord climbing high into puffy white clouds - how magical ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬 On behalf of all of the team here at Air Milford thank you for your acknowledgement of our professional and personalized service, we wish you all the best for your future adventures, Sincerely, Mary, Guest serves.
Written 29 September 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gary L
Strathalbyn, Australia11 contributions
This should be done if possible!
Apr 2018 • Solo
It was my last day in Queenstown after spending some time already in Te Anui area exploring the Milford and Doubtful sound by car and boat cruises that week. I made a snap decision to do the “Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing and Boat cruise” from Queenstown as the weather was looking good for it. Fortunately, there was space on the plane for the morning trip at 10.00am, so was perfect as I left for home that night.
I contacted Air Milford late on the night before by email and they got back to me to confirm flight was available, there professionalism and clarity of their response and information was spot on.

The next morning after arriving at their HQ (Queenstown Airport) the Pilot Thomas Watson introduced himself to us and explained the trip route and conditions for the flight. Tom was very professional and very clear and informative, he had a great rapport with the guests. His local knowledge and his interest in what he did was obvious. Modern and comfortable plane with plenty of large windows for great views where ever you sat.

But at the end of the day it was about seeing the scenery, and it was Amazing; mountains, glaciers, fjords, valleys, coast, Tasman Sea. water falls…………..just jaw dropping. The route in and out are different and Thom’s flying was great he seemed to know where every highlight was and took advantage of the great day.
Sorry for my big rant, but is you can get the change to do this it’s a must if you really want to see that part of New Zealand,
The highlight of my trip, life time memory.
Written 1 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Gary L, Thank you for your detailed review of your fly - cruise - fly excursion with Air Milford recently. Testimonials from guests who have already flown with us are an amazing way for future guests to decide who to fly with and we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts via the TripAdvisor community with such a glowing recommendation. We very often have space for last minute bookings, even right down to the morning of the flight, so it is always worth getting in touch if you'd like to fly. Typically we are out of the office by 0500 pm, so if you are interested in joining a flight the following day, you can call us to book in over the phone as we are available everyday between 0800 am and 0900 pm. Tom is one of our senior pilots and is a Queenstown local born and bred (which is rare!) so he has extensive knowledge about the regions that he flies over and is a very knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic pilot who loves to share his backyard with our guests. Our fleet of Cessna Caravans is the most modern in New Zealand and our latest addition ZK - SKY was fresh out of the Cessna factory late last year. When you fly with Air Milford, you fly with the company with the newest planes and also with an unblemished, 100% safety record. The views from our high winged aircraft are amongst the most spectacular in the world in my opinion, there cannot be many places where you can view such wonderful features such as glaciers, snow capped peaks, alpine tarns and waterfalls in one journey! Thanks again for the wonderful account of your time spent with Air Milford. On behalf of Tom and the rest of the team, safe travels. Best regards, Jen
Written 6 May 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daniel M
New York City, NY161 contributions
Fastest way to Milford Sound. Best views!
We had a hiccup in our schedule and had to get to Milford Sound asap. The company was kind and accommodating (even sending a cab to pick us up). From checking in to flying it was approximately 10 mins. We left in the 4pm flight but they offer multiple flights a day.

The flight was smooth and the pilot point out the best spots during our flight. We were in Milford Sound after 35mins.

A perfect 10 for this company.
Written 8 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Daniel M, Thank you soooo much for the five star review and the perfect 10 score! Sometimes, for whatever reason, things don't go to plan but this time we are glad that we were able to help you get to Milford when you needed to. At this time of year, the 4pm flight is the latest we have to get into Milford but we do have departures throughout the day so we can find one that will suit everyone's schedule. Just get in contact to find out more. I hope you enjoyed your time in Milford, it was our pleasure getting you there! Best regards, Jen Air Milford
Written 13 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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12/10 would do again.
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