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Get ready for a unique and personal experience! Unlike many other Queenstown operators, our flights take our customers via the glaciers of the Darren Mountains and Barrier Range. This allows you to take in all the beautiful surroundings whilst enjoying extra fly time to let it all sink in.

Once you land in Milford Sound, your pilot will organize your transport from the airport to the boat terminal. You will then be directed to the according vessel for an unforgettable cruise around the stunning Milford Sound.

The cruise travels the length of the Fiord and out to the Tasman Sea whilst stopping at waterfalls and points of interest. These include extensive wildlife such as seal colonies, rare birdlife and dolphins that love playing in the waves of the catamaran!

After your cruise, your pilot will be waiting for you at the boat terminal to accompany you back to the airport for your return scenic flight to Queenstown.

All seats aboard our aircraft are window seats and your pilot will provide an interesting and informative commentary. 

(Routes can be weather dependant and may vary at the pilots discretion).

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Glenorchy Air
Take in the vast scale of Milford Sound from the air and water with a half-day trip that includes round-trip flights and a catamaran cruise. You’ll board a small plane that accommodates up to 7 passengers, lift off above the ridges and lakes of Fjordland National Park, then cruise Milford Sound all the way to the Tasman Sea. Watch for fur seals and penguins, and pass through the mists of Stirling Falls before meeting the pilot for the return trip to Queenstown.
  • Fly to Milford Sound for a scenic catamaran cruise
  • See remote parts of the South Island from the air
  • Guaranteed window seat on a fixed-wing, small plane
  • 1-hour, 45-minute catamaran cruise
  • Cruise to the outlet on the Tasman Sea
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Small group ensures personal service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fly-Cruise-Fly with Glenorchy air was one of the best activities that I've done anywhere in the world. The views from the flight were absolutely incredible and the pilots commentary was really interesting, including the history of the region, the local geography and even Lord...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing views

Well worth the money for a lifetime of memories. Our pilot Mackenzie was literally a mountain of information. We booked the whole plane and the family all said it was awesome and not to be missed. I feel this is the way to see Milford...More

Thank Wendyclan
Glenorchy Air I, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Wendy, I am so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your flight with us. It's nice when a family can enjoy a private trip in our 7 seater aircraft, but no one has to argue over the best seat, they all get...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile
Authentic review - A Must Do tour!!

This is a brilliant experience - fantastic flight over scenic mountains, great cruise at Milford Sound and the highly anticipated flight back over more breathtaking sights! Well worth every cent, as we saved valuable time and got a fantastic experience! Highly recommended, even for families...More

Thank DanL1973
Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Hi DanL1973, thank you for taking the time to review your experience with Glenorchy Air. The Fiordland and especially Milford Sound is a truly amazing place to visit. The views that you get from our fixed-wing planes make it even more special and give you...More

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Marvellous experience & breathtaking view

The flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound was one of our most memorable experiences. The scenery from the take off until landing was breathtakingly beautiful. We could not have admired such beauty of the mountains and the sea if we had not taken the flight....More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you Penrapee for such a great review. It sounds like your trip with us across to Milford Sound was truly a memorable one. It sounds as if you got extremely lucky with the weather and got to witness the mountains covered in fresh snow....More

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Fantastic service, incredible scenery

We booked for the day after we arrived in Queenstown and were advised to call for a weather check 1 hour prior to departure. Unfortunately the trip was cancelled but we were re booked on a day when the weather prediction was better. On this...More

Thank Cullinanes
Glenorchy, Public Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Hi Cullinanes, thank you for leaving this fantastic review. The weather in Milford Sound plays a key role in our every day business as customer safety and comfort are our number one priorities. With very changeable weather in the Fiordland it can be frustrating from...More

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