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Milford Sound Day Trip by Boutique Coach, Cruise & Flight, with BBQ Experience

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    What to Expect
    Your day begins with an early morning pickup from your central Queenstown hotel. Traveling aboard a comfortable minivan, set out on the 5-hour drive to Milford Sound, passing through the dramatic landscapes of the Fiordland National Park. Along the way, enjoy plenty of stops to admire the scenery and take photos, and tuck into a delicious Kiwi-style BBQ lunch, including New Zealand lamb shish kebabs.

    On arrival in Milford Sound, you will be dropped at the boat docks for the second part of your adventure – a 1-hour and 45-minute cruise around Milford Sound. Marvel at the dramatic UNESCO-listed landscapes as you cruise around the fjord and look out for wildlife such as fur seals, dolphins, and Fiordland crested penguins.

    Along the way, spot natural wonders like the 525-foot (160-meter) high Bowen Falls, the striking hanging valley of Sinbad Gully, and the snow-capped peak of Mitre Peak, one of New Zealand’s most photographed landmarks.

    At the end of your cruise, transfer to the airfield for a 35-minute return flight to Queenstown and enjoy spectacular aerial views over Milford Sound and the Southern Alps.

    On arrival back in Queenstown, a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

    Please Note: If it is not possible to fly due to weather conditions, you will return by coach instead.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island

    Traveler pickup is offered
    • Pick-up is available from most centrally located hotels within Queenstown
    • Please update us with your accommodation details and we will send through the appropriate instructions.
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 5-hour Luxury Coach excursion to Milford Sound with multiple scenic stops
    • 2-hour Boutique Cruise of Milford Sound
    • 35-mins Scenic Flight with Air Milford
    • Live pilot commentary on board
    • Delicious BBQ Lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels)
    • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
    • Morning tea
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions: if poor weather prevents the flight, you will return by coach. You will be given a refund for the flight segment of the excursion
    • Do not forget to bring a jacket and your camera
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Infant rates apply for 0 - 1years of age, when the infant is sat on a parents lap, with an infant lap belt
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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 19 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 April 2019 via mobile

    非常棒的飛行經驗。其實峽灣我在挪威看過了,還去了兩次,開車真的辛苦,所以我這次選擇用飛的,棒極了,飛行員Antony超友善友很好,會講解很多東西給我們聽,櫃台工作人員也很親切。強烈推薦! Very nice fly with the pilot Antony. He explained all the scenic we passed by. The front staffs arealso friendly and helpful when I got some inquiries. The cruise - southern discoveries is also wonderful. The food and beverage are quite ok. Highly recommended!!More

    Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2019

    Dear Shaohuayu, Thank you for sharing your kind feedback on TripAdvisor. It is very interesting to hear that you have twice been to the fiords in Norway, I have not personally had the pleasure, but I hear they are spectacular. On this adventure to the...More

    Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

    It was an espectacular sensation be around that nature and gorgeous places, that our driver and tour guy show us. Always a good moment to take a photo and taking care of our small group of 13 people. I’ll repeatMore

    1  Thank JoseC6068
    Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

    Hi Jose, Thank you for your review of your amazing excursion with us recently. I loved to read your kind comments about the time you spent with us! There are certainly hundreds of photo opportunities during the flights, the scenery is so breathtaking. We would...More

    Reviewed 8 December 2017

    Air Milford doesn't really need my review...tons of visitors before me have given glowing reports, and they're all 100% correct. Simply stated, you will NOT regret choosing any of this company's options for experiencing iconic Milford Sound. Depending on your budget, level of interest, and...More

    Date of experience: November 2017
    1  Thank SavvyGirl13
    Airmilford, Guest Services at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

    Hi SavvyGirl13. Thank you for your beautiful review on the Coach/Cruise/Fly option regarding the BBQ Bus and ourselves! Doing the Coach/Cruise/Fly is a great option for those who are very eager to see Milford Sound, with the hope of the weather being good enough for...More

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