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Milford Sound Day Trip from Queenstown by Coach, Cruise and Flight

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    What to Expect
    Get an early start on the day with pickup at your hotel in Queenstown (exact departure time depends on the location of your hotel). Board a glass-roof sightseeing coach for the trip to Milford Sound, which passes through the rugged mountain terrain of Fjordland National Park, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
    Pause for morning tea in Te Anau, then continue through the Southern Alps and Eglinton Valley, which has thick forests climbing its glacially-carved, U-shaped sides. Milford Road winds through a series of highlights, from Mirror Lakes to Knobs Flat and Homer Tunnel, a .75-mile (1.2-km) tunnel carved through solid rock.
    Upon arrival in Milford Sound, board a sightseeing catamaran boat for a trip down the full length of the 7.5-mile (12 km) fjord. A picnic lunch, coffee, and tea will be served on deck, and the catamaran features outdoor viewing decks for wildlife watching and photography.
    Following the Milford Sound cruise, transfer to a landing strip for the return flight to Queenstown. You’ll have aerial views of the alpine lakes and waterfalls that are deep inside Fjordland National Park during the sightseeing flight, and the pilot will point out landmarks on the ground including Sutherland Falls, which spans 1,904 feet (580 meters). After touching back down in Queenstown, this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
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    Reviewed 23 June 2019

    I booked the coach from Queenstown + Nature cruise + Fly back with Air Milford. Definitely worth it! I had a great time on the boat. Good length of time for the cruise, nice comments, you get to drink from the waterfall, have fun, lunch...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank jolysunlix
    Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2019

    Dear Jolysunlix, Thank you for sharing your review and photos with the TripAdvisor community. It will be our pleasure to have the opportunity of hosing you again on your return - we are glad to hear that you had an excellent day out ! The...More

    Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

    This is a very special trip and worth every penny. Wonderful views and full of surprises- seals and dolphins!! The flight was serene. Perfect.....over snow-sprinkled mountain tops, lakes and jacked rocks.More

    Thank hazelt224
    Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2019

    Hi hazelt224, Thanks so much for your lovely review of your Air Milford adventure to the 8th wonder of the world, Milford Sound! The scenery in this region is amazing and at this time of year with the fresh snow just beginning to dust the...More

    Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

    I strongly recommend you to buy this tour. Just buy it! It worth every cent. It's perfect! I was so happy the whole day. That was the dream I've never new I had. Our French driver Eric was amazing! He kept explaining about all the...More

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    Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2018

    Jumeneguete, W O W Z E R S ! ! ! Thanks so much for your review, we are so happy that you fulfilled an unknown dream and it was an experience of a lifetime 😍 It is certainly a wonderful day out, going in...More

    Reviewed 23 October 2018

    While the bus trip takes around 5 hours (including stops), the scenery is breathtaking and the trip goes quickly. The bus was very modern and comfortable with glass roof to see the peaks above, and the driver provided interesting and entertaining commentary. The scenery while...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank BelindaSydney
    Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

    Dear BelindaSydney, Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind and comprehensive review of your day out on TripAdvisor. We think the Milford Sound Coach/Cruise/Fly is the 'holy grail' of day tours, combining land, sea and air, making for an unforgettable day...More

    Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

    We had the most amazing experience with Air Milford. From start to finish we were treated first class. The flight was so exhilarating! It exceeded our expectations tenfold! My husband has been a pilot for 20+ years and he said it was the most beautiful...More

    Thank Laura Y
    Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

    Hi Laura Y, Thank you so much for your lovely review and for awarding us with five stars 😁 I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us, hearing that it was your pilot, husband's most beautiful flight in over twenty years of aviation is...More

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    Yes. Several stops were made. They will give you about 5-10 minutes to take photos
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