Do Milford differently. Capture a different perspective. Fly/Explore/Fly.

Lying deep within Fiordland National Park there is no doubt that Milford Sound is the country’s most stunning natural attraction. Its towering mountain peaks, waterfalls, and wildlife are some of the spectacles that give Milford its claim to fame. It really is a beauty and we love having the opportunity to share scenic flying and the Milford experience with our passengers. 

Milford Sound has become one of the most visited places in New Zealand, so for those who want to step away from the crowds we’ve launched a new product, Fly/Explore/Fly, to allow our customers to do Milford differently. Capture a different perspective. Discover spectacular pockets of silence where you can take a moment to enjoy the beauty with no one else around.

Photo Credit: Laurie Winter 

You will have a window seat with unimpaired views as you fly to Milford Sound through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty….. out over the Tasman Sea and through the fiord itself on the approach to land.



Take the opportunity to explore the shores of Milford with our three short walks taking you to unmissable vantage points and through awesome wilderness.

Starting with Milford’s best kept secret, the Bowen Falls walk, a small boat will transport you to the track that winds its way round right to the base of plunging Lady Bowen Falls, the tallest waterfall in Milford Sound. Experience this unique view from below so close up that you’ll feel the spray in your face as the fresh water crashes the 162 metres falls.



Wander through beech forest and alongside the sandy shores of majestic Milford Sound on the boardwalks of the Foreshore Loop Track for some of the best views of iconic Mitre Peak, standing a proud 1,692 metres above sea level. Learn more about the area through the interpretive visitor panels and take a moment to enjoy the best seat in the house, the Milford Sound swing – you’ve probably seen the gorgeous photos on your Instagram feed.


Photo Credit: Sophie Piearcey

Get an awesome perspective of Milford Sound framed by native bush when you climb the stairs of the Lookout Track, the short walk winds its way up to a spectacular viewpoint.

Finish off with a bite to eat from Discover Milford Café or bring your own picnic and enjoy lunch with a view on the benches overlooking the Sound and Mitre Peak before meeting your pilot for your return scenic flight to Queenstown.

Embark on an epic adventure and paddle Milford Sound this winter!

Photo Credit: Southern Discoveries 


We think there’s no better way to hang out in the fiords than on a kayaking adventure. Exploring from sea level truly offers a different perspective to the grandeur of the towering peaks, sheer sides and spectacular waterfalls.  

If you’re lucky you’ll get up close and personal with the local wildlife too, Milford is home to fur seal colonies, penguins and dolphins.

Get involved in the magic of Milford Sound this winter with one of our two kayaking options. Catering for the first-time paddler or the more seasoned kayaker, we have trips suitable for everyone.

Whichever you choose you’ll be in a small group with experienced professional local guides who love sharing their extensive knowledge with you.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join us on a flight of a lifetime and a spectacular kayak, spaces are limited.

In partnership with Southern Discoveries Fly/Cruise & Kayak/Fly giving you the full Milford experience right out to the Tasman Sea on board a scenic cruise paired with an hour of paddle time as well as visit to the underwater observatory and includes lunch.

DEPARTURE: 10:30am
DURATION: 6 Hours (approx.)
PADDLE TIME: 1 hour (plus 1hour 45 minute cruise)
AGE LIMIT: Double kayaks are available so children 5 years and older can join in with an adult

In partnership with Rosco’s Fly/Kayak/Fly go further an embark on a big loop of Milford Sound and paddle approx. 10k over 3-3.5 hours. Taking in all the highlights, with plenty of  opportunities to spot wildlife and photograph waterfalls.

DURATION: 8 hours (approx.)
PADDLE TIME: 3-3.5 hours

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

Exciting times.. 

We’ve earned a Certificate of Excellence every year for the past SIX years now.. so we’re stoked to announce that Glenorchy Air has yet again qualified for the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. The biggest thank you to all our wonderful customers for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it.


Certificate of Excellence award honors businesses that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor. This award is only given to the top 10 percent listed on TripAdvisor who have maintained an overall TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five!! 



Take a look at what Notes of a Northerner thought of her recent flight to Milford Sound with us.  

Photo Credit: Sophie Piearcey

It really is the most incredible time for a scenic flight across the Southern Alps into Milford Sound... Winter is most definitely upon us, the temperature has dropped, the peaks are capped with snow and so we begin our winter schedule for our flights to Milford Sound.


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