MILFORD SOUND

Milford Sound | Piopiotahi is one of the most popular destinations in New Zealand for visitors to travel to and we can't wait to show you why! Milford Sound lies within Fiordland National Park and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. It won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Destination Award and Rudyard Kipling was noted as calling it the Eighth Wonder of the World.

We have multiple trip options to suit everyone's schedule and activities to check off that bucket list! Your friendly and knowledgeable pilot will provide commentary during your flight, pointing out hidden lakes and waterfalls and the history of the areas you're flying over.

FLY | CRUISE + KAYAK | FLY

Our Fly Cruise and Kayak Fly is an adventure not to be missed. Depart Queenstown Airport for a 35 minute flight over the Southern Alps to Milford Sound. Board your Scenic Cruise with commentary along your journey. Get an unforgettable look with a 1 hour kayak in Harrison's Cove. Then rejoin your pilot for a stunning flight back to Queenstown, following a different route.

Trip Time 6 hours
Flight Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cruise Time 90-105 mins
Kayak Time 60 mins

FLY | EXPLORE | FLY

Discover Milford at your own pace with our Fly Explore Fly adventure. Depart Queenstown Airport for a 35 minute flight over the Southern Alps to Milford Sound. Upon landing, explore at your own pace, taking in the scenery. Have a hot drink, then rejoin your pilot for a stunning flight back to Queenstown, following a different route to take in all Fiordland has to offer from above.

Trip Time 4 hours
Flight Time 1 hr 20 mins
Exploration Time 60 mins
Coffee Time 20 mins

FLY | CRUISE | FLY + DART RIVER JET

Enjoy our popular Fly Cruise Fly with a little more adrenaline, adding on a Dart River Jet experience. After your cruise through the sound to the Tasman Sea, rejoin your pilot for a stunning flight to Glenorchy, the heart of Middle Earth and experience the thrill of jet boating through crystal-clear, braided, glacier-fed rivers. Dart River Jets will take you back to Queenstown via bus along the scenic Glenorchy Road.

Trip Time 6 hours
Flight Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cruise Time 90-105 mins
Jet Boat Time 60 mins

COACH | CRUISE | FLY

Our Coach Cruise Fly option is great for those with more time. Depart Queenstown with Southern Discoveries, our coach & cruise partners, who provide air-conditioned coaches with USB charging ports. Enjoy the amazing views while your driver provides entertaining commentary and stop for short walks with plenty of photos opportunities. Once in Milford, board your Scenic Cruise then take your stunning flight back to Queenstown.

Trip Time 8 hours
Coach Time 5 hours
Cruise Time 90-105 mins
Flight Time 40 mins

SCENIC FLYOVER

Our Milford Sound Scenic Flyover shows you Milford Sound like you've never seen before. Depart Queenstown Airport for an 80 minute flight over the Southern Alps to Milford Sound. Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and glacier-fed braided rivers as you fly along the Dart River Valley into Mt. Aspiring National Park. The breath-taking scenery continues into Fiordland National Park, out over the rugged West Coast and the Tasman Sea before flying into Milford Sound. Fly down the middle of the Fiord then follow a different flight path back to Queenstown.

Trip Time 2 hours
Flight Time 1 hr 20 mins

FLY | ROSCOS KAYAK | FLY

ONLY AVAILABLE IN WINTER (MAY TO SEPTEMBER)

Our Fly Roscos Kayak Fly option is great for those who want to explore peaceful Milford Sound by kayak. Depart Queenstown Airport for a 35 minute flight over the Southern Alps to Milford Sound. Meet your guide for a 10km loop kayaking through Milford Sound, taking in all the breathtaking waterfalls and hopefully spot some of our local wildlife upclose! Then rejoin your pilot for a stunning flight back to Queenstown.

Trip Time 8 hours
Flight Time
 1 hr 20 mins
Kayak Time
 3-3.5 hours

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

CAMERA

WARM LAYERS

WATERPROOF JACKET

SUNSCREEN

BUG SPRAY

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