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Milford Sound Day Trip by Land, Sea and Air from Queenstown with Nature Cruise provided by Air Milford

Milford Sound Day Trip by Land, Sea and Air from Queenstown with Nature Cruise

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£273.30
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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Southern Discoveries - Queenstown Visitor Centre
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Lake Wakatipu
  • 1
    Lake Te Anau
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
  • 2
    Eglinton Valley
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 3
    Mirror Lakes Walk
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Milford Sound
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 5
    Monkey Creek
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Homer Tunnel
  • 6
    The Chasm Walk
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    Milford Sound
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Bowen Falls
  • 8
    Milford Sound Airport
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Sutherland Falls
    Lake Te Anau
    Greenstone and Caples Tracks
    Lake Wakatipu
    Walter Peak Station Wharf
  • 9
    Air Milford
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Southern Discoveries - Queenstown Visitor Centre
    St Omer Wharf 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Southern Discoveries - Queenstown Visitor Centre, St Omer Wharf 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Duration
8–13 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 5-hour coach excursion to Milford Sound
  • 2-hour Nature Cruise of Milford Sound
  • 35-minute scenic flight in a high wing Air Milford airplane (weather permitting)
  • Live Air Milford pilot commentary on board
  • Picnic lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
Exclusions
  • Morning tea
  • Breakfast (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Bring a jacket and camera
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking, special arrangements available
  • Infant rates apply for 0 - 1 years of age, when the infant is sat on a parents lap, with an infant lap belt
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 45 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Greg N wrote a review Dec 2020
Whanganui, New Zealand36 contributions13 helpful votes
Stunning day and even more stunning views. I have driven to Milford before I can say flying is way better. You save a lot of time and see so much more. I highly recommend Air Milford. The experience and commentary was fantastic.
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Day Trip by Land, Sea and Air from Queenstown with Nature Cruise
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Greg N, Thank you for reviewing Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed viewing our stunning local scenery from the comfort of our plane - you hit the nail on the head, the views are amazing! There is no doubt that the 5 hour drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound is beautiful, but (although is am somewhat biased...!) the flight is considerably more scenic and like you say, you see landscapes and vistas that are completely inaccessible by land. On behalf of the team here, thank you for your high recommendation to future travelers and all the best for your future adventures. Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
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Tracey S wrote a review Dec 2020
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Fantastic way to experience Milford Sound. Really great communication regarding best options for difficult weather conditions.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Day Trip by Land, Sea and Air from Queenstown with Nature Cruise
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Tracey, Thank you for reviewing Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased that we were able to host you on a wonderful experience of Milford Sound, despite the weather's best efforts to thwart our mutual plans! The weather plays a large part in our operations and for guests, it pays dividends to have some flexibility worked into your schedule, so we can work with you to tailor the best possible day out in the National Park. On behalf of the whole 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. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
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Cas_Clay wrote a review Aug 2020
Sydney, Australia82 contributions37 helpful votes
We booked with Altitude Tours coach cruise coach. Our tour guide mentioned the option of returning to Queenstown via flight and we jumped at the option. Our pilot was Antony and we were so glad we made the last minute switch. I am a nervous flyer and omg, this experience was
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Response from Airmilford, Guest Services at Milford Sound Day Trip by Land, Sea and Air from Queenstown with Nature Cruise
Responded 12 Aug 2020
Hi cas_clay. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. That is awesome you had a wonderful flight with our pilot Antony and then transfer with (his mum) Kerry back to your hotel. We fly many nervous people and having you share your kind words help others with their thoughts on flying with us. Our pilots are great distractions in showcasing the views so you don't think about the nervous jitters to much. We wish you all the best on your future adventures. Kind Regards Eden Air Milfor
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Meg wrote a review Jun 2020
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This was such an exceptional experience from start to finish. We were collected by friendly Jo and dropped to the Air Milford office to board the plane. I'm usually nervous in Cessna planes but this was a super modern, comfortable plane that delivered us to the Sounds
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Day Trip by Land, Sea and Air from Queenstown with Nature Cruise
Responded 27 Jun 2020
Dear Meg, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear that you had an exceptional time exploring the wonders of Fiordland National Park with us recently. We are very fortunate to be able to host our guests on experiences in such an awe inspiring region, Milford Sound was once described by Rudyard Kipling as the 8th wonder of the natural world and is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site - and now you know why! We are very proud of our fleet of sate-of-the-art Cessna Caravans, as you say they are super modern, with leather interiors, air conditioning and have turbo-prop engines, which are quiet and reliable. We are pleased to hear that flying aboard one of our planes enhanced your experience of our Kiwi backyard. On behalf of Jo and the rest of the Air Milford team, thank you for choosing to fly with us and all the best for your future adventures. Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
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Kate K wrote a review Jun 2020
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So worth the money! Absolutely breathtaking views that you just wouldn’t get going by road, the pilot and staff give a great experience! Very lucky to see some dolphins in Milford Sound as well, would definitely recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Day Trip by Land, Sea and Air from Queenstown with Nature Cruise
Responded 26 Jun 2020
Dear Kate K, Thank you for sharing your lovely photos and review of Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to receive your kind feedback and hear that we were able to provide you with a 'one in a life time experience!' Milford Sound is such an incredible natural wonder and as you have discovered, it really does deserve to be explored from both the water and from above, aboard a scenic flight. Flying though the fiord and over the snow capped mountain ranges you really gain an appreciation for the sheer size of the towering granite mountains and spectacular glaciers. It sounds like Milford put on it's best performance for your visit too, how awesome to get to see dolphins paying in the fiord ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬 On behalf of the whole team here, thank you for choosing to fly with us and all the best for your future travels! Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford.
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Excellent
We did a trip on Friday 15th January 2021 Antony our pilot was excellent and professional the day was beautiful cle
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Travel62191160964
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Sensational!
The weather gods were very kind & we experienced a breath taking & informative flight with our very capable & compe
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Cassienicholson
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A stunning trip
We had a spectacular flight with a great pilot - stunning views. Then had the delight of a pod of dolphins followin
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stephlea2
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Sensational Experience
We had a sensational flight! Thank you so much for a very special trip seeing our incredible country so close up. W
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airmab
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Must do
Amazing flight to & from Milford. Both pilots gave great commentary and made passengers feel safe. Scenery is spe
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antonioeX1920CQ
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Beautiful day
Absolutely lovely flight and the weather was spot on. Views were breath taking. Awesome plane as well
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422manikt
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Exceptional Experience .....
Only 3 words for Antony. Genious, marvellous and intelligent. We enjoyed travelling with Air Milford very smoothly
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Avishay2021
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Magnificent experience
Good scenic flight to Milford Sound by air. Both pilots gave us two views of our flight. One flying high and one fl
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navjots2021
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Smooth and beautiful
Air milford staff is very friendly. Anthony was our pilot and he was amazing. I felt very safe and confident. Comme
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johannapaige98
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Unforgettable - a must-do
This was our first experience of Milford Sound and it was completely unforgettable. The flight there and back is th
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dl75
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Awesome experience
Absolutely amazing experience. Highly recommend. Suitable for all ages, even our 6 year old was entertained and had
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T8943NQandrewl
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Friendly service
Due to bad weather, we had our booking cancelled. Luckily we had a half-day free the following day leading to our f
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1968AndrewS
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Must-do Queenstown activity
The highlight of our Queenstown holiday was this "fly-cruise-fly" trip. Although the weather was not suitable for
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RobertandLynda
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Scenic flight to Milford Sounds
Excellent flight, felt very safe. Very good information through out from Tom the pilot. Tom ensured we all got on
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das-peter
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Awe inspiring views
Absolutely fantastic views from the plane. And really great to have someone that knows a lot about the area and its
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8–13 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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