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Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown

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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins with pick-up from your Queenstown hotel and a short transfer to the hangar to board your flight. Take off for a 40-minute flight to Milford Sound and admire spectacular views over the Fiordland National Park as you swoop over the snow-capped peaks, glittering lakes, and dramatic fjords.

    As you circle the fjord, your pilot will point out natural wonders like the 525-foot (160-meter) high Bowen Falls, the striking hanging valley of Sinbad Gully, and Mount Pembroke. Continue towards the Tasman Sea coast, passing over the distinctive 5,551-foot (1,692 meter) mountain of Mitre Peak, one of New Zealand’s most photographed landmarks, and see the dramatic approach witnessed by the first settlers at the end of the 18th-century. As you loop back toward Queenstown, enjoy magnificent views of the Sutherland Falls and Stirling Falls.

    After touching back down in Queenstown, your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

    Please note: Flights are weather dependent - you will be notified an hour prior to departure time if the weather is appropriate to proceed.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pick ups commence from 30-60 min prior to departure.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Scenic flight
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Personal expenses
    • Food and drink
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    You will definitely enjoy this. Lifetime experience which you will never forget. This is must see event. Either you can take the bus ride to Milford town and fly back or you take the Milford sound bus tour on one day and the next day you can take the plane ride from Queenstown
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    Response from TotallyTourism, General Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown
    Responded 12 Feb 2019
    Many thanks for your review. The views you experience on our plane flights is breath-taking indeed! We also agree that our flights are a once in a lifetime experience. Thanks again!
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    We booked a tour on 6th Sept '18 for a Fly-Cruise-Fly. Trip was worth it as we would have gotten to see more at a much lesser time compared to an 8-hr coach (return). The trip took a bit longer than 4hrs in total. Take the 10am (or before) flights to avoid the crowd from the
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    I had visited Milford Sound already however the scenic flight was a totally different experience! Flight over Queenstown, the Mount Aspiring National Park and Milford Sound was amazing! The scenery was beautiful and as the plane is very small, not one is fighting for the window
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    Response from TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown
    Responded 16 Oct 2018
    Many thanks for your review. The title of your review is a very fitting tribute to the scenery you experience on all of our tours. Seeing Milford Sound by Plane is a fantastic way to see the majesty of the Fiordland National Park. Thanks again!
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    By far one of my favourite activities done in New Zealand ! The overflight with a 30-40 min landing in Milford to have a look around then fly back was AMAZING ! I’m so happy the weather pulled through and thanks to the team in the office (Victoria & Simon) for making things
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    Response from TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown
    Responded 20 Aug 2018
    Many thanks for your review. It is awesome to hear that we are one of your favourite activities from your time in New Zealand. We are blessed to be able to offer customers the ability to experience one of the most majestic areas on a daily basis. Thanks again!
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    We were supposed to do the fly-cruise-fly tour but because of the weather we flew, walked around for 30min and flew back. It was still a wonderful experience and we are glad we were able to do it. The arrival on Milford sound is gorgeous and flying above the southern alps was
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    Response from TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown
    Responded 20 Aug 2018
    Many thanks for your review. At times due to weather we are only able to offer return flights with a brief landing in Milford Sound due to the forecaster weather. I am thrilled that you took up this option as you have mentioned this is still an amazing experience! Thanks again!
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    About the operator
    By: Milford Sound Scenic Flights
    368 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amazing view
    The view on the fly over the mountains was just incredible. Big thanks for our pilot Aaron and the amazing guest
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    Lymington, United Kingdom
    Very good
    The company are a pleasure to deal with, professional and responsive. Good aircraft and well organised.
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    Sometimes you can get extraordinarily lucky
    We were staying in Wanaka and due to the distance to Milford Sound we decided to do a fly, cruise from Queenstown
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    Rebecca R
    Amazing scenery
    What a fantastic day! The scenery is breathtaking. Well worth paying extra to fly to Milford sounds.
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    Sydney, Australia
    Best Day Ever
    This tour has been the best tour I have ever done. I was sceptical at first given the price point (as I thought it
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    Ross M
    Auckland Central, New Zealand
    Breath Taking!
    I requested the day of our trip to be brought forward due to weather which was absolutely no problem to reschedule
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    Jessica C
    What a treat!
    For scheduling and weather reasons, the only way we could get to Milford Sound in June was by flying. It was a
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    Barry D
    Melbourne, Australia
    One of the best ways to see and experience the Sound
    Though a bit more expensive than the all day coach and cruise option this was in our opinion the best way to get
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    Kathy G
    This is truly a trip of a lifetime...and worth every penny!
    I cannot adequately express our complete satisfaction in going on this scenic flight and cruise to and through the
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    Tracey L
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    What a trip. Highly recommend this one. Coach trip over the mountain range with very friendly and knowledgeable
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    Tracey L
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Excellent trip
    Stunning views as you travel across the mountain range in a coach. Very friendly and knowledgeable coach driver.
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    One of the best things we’ve ever done. It costs a few bucks but better than 8 hours on the bus. Professional
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    We chose to fly back to Queenstown from Milford Sound. Seeing from above what we just saw from the water was
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    Heli cruise fly
    Absolutely AMAZING. Helicopter is my new preferred method of travel. Our pilot, Ben, was incredible. Thank you so
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    Scenic and time efficient, worth the cost..
    Our tour had a bus to Milford Sound, then a scenic cruise. We took the option to fly back to Queenstown. The
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    • Duration: 1h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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