MILFORD SOUND

FLY | CRUISE | FLY

Our most popular year-round adventure.

Adult

15+ years old

Price from
$639
$ 575
NZD
  •  
SAVE $64

Child

3-14 years old

Price from
$499
$ 449
NZD
  •  
SAVE $50

Infant

0-2 years old

Under 15kg/33lb
Free
  •  

Family Special

$1,889 NZD

Book your family of 2 Adults (15+ years old) + 2 Children (3-14 years old) and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Duration

Half Day

Departures

9.00am + 11.30am

Flight Time

1 hr 20 mins

Cruise Time

1 hr 45 mins

Minimum Age

No minimum

Availability

Year-Round

Trip Includes

Highlights

Travelling as a family or group?

Have some of you already gone on a Milford Sound Cruise?

Our Milford Sound Fly | Cruise | Fly and Milford Sound Fly | Explore | Fly share the same scenic flights in and out so that means you can all fly in at the same time, while some go cruising and some explore! Just make sure to select the same departure time of each product when booking.

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Milford Sound FAQ's

What time is check in?

Please call us on 0800 676 264 1 hour before your scheduled flight time on the day of your flight for your Weather Check.

If you are self driving to us at Queenstown Airport, your check in time is 30 minutes prior to departure.

How long is this trip?

This is a Half Day experience. From check in 30 minutes before departure, to landing back at Queenstown Airport, is approximately 5 to 5 1/2 hours. Please note, this does not include time for self-driving or using our complimentary transfers. If you have plans immediately either side of your experience with us, please let us know.

What time is best to fly?

It’s always a good time to fly! If the option is there, we would suggest either our 9.00am or 1.45pm departures. Please note, our 1.45pm departure time is only available at certain times of the year. Whilst we cannot guarantee it, Milford Sound can sometimes be a little bit quieter at these times.

What should I bring?

We suggest you bring the following with you to make it a great day out:

  • Any essential medication
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Camera – make sure it’s fully charged
  • Warm clothing layers – you’ll want to enjoy the open-air viewing decks where it can get chilly
  • Sensible footwear
  • Bottle of water
How long is the scenic flight?

Your flights between Queenstown and Milford Sound are approximately 40 minutes each way.

How long is the cruise?

Your Nature Cruise through Milford Sound with our partners Southern Discoveries is 1 hour 45 mins.

Is food included with the cruise?

No, lunch is not included. When making your booking online, you have the option to add a picnic lunch for an additional cost that will be ready for you on the cruise. We have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options available.

Complimentary tea, coffee and water is available. A selection of small snacks are available to purchase onboard. You are also welcome to bring snacks of your own.

Is there an indoor area on the cruise?

Yes, the cruise has a large indoor area with comfortable seating and tables.

What will I see on the cruise?

Your cruise through Milford Sound is on a boat with a large open-top deck and comfy interior cabins with full-height windows for optimal viewing. Take in the stunning scenery of Mitre Peak, Stirling Falls, Copper Point, and the Tasman Sea. Keep an eye out for seals, dolphins and penguins.

Is the cruise suitable for an infant?

We would say the cruise is suitable for all ages.

Is there a nappy changing facility/station available inside the cruise?

Yes, there is a nappy changing facility onboard the cruise.

What happens if the weather prevents us from flying back to Queenstown?

Our pilots will always look at the forecast for the full duration of your trip and if we feel like the weather may change, we will not leave Queenstown. Due to the weather-dependent nature of flying in the Southern Alps to Milford Sound, it is unfortunate that there are very rare occasions where the forecast changes on us and although uncommon, it can be a case that we are unable to operate the return flight. The safety of our passengers is always our highest priority and in the unlikely event that this ever occurs, we will arrange coach transfers back to Queenstown. We fully appreciate the inconvenience this will cause and do everything we can to look after our passengers.

Trip Itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu, the glacier-fed braided rivers of the Dart-Rees Valley, and the UNESCO World Heritage Area of Mt. Aspiring National Park from your window seat!
  • Endless snow-covered mountains and glaciers including the Olivine Ice Plateau, Earnslaw Burn Glacier, and Mt. Tutoko Glacier
  • Breathtaking views of Fiordland National Park, the rugged West Coast and the Tasman Sea
  • Land at Milford Sound airport, beneath the towering Mitre Peak, which stands 1,692 metres above sea level
  • Add a picnic lunch to your booking for $25pp that will be ready for you on the cruise. We have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options available.
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and water are included on your nature cruise
  • Southern Discoveries Nature Cruise through Milford Sound with open-air viewing decks, perfect for wildlife spotting
  • Cruise out towards the Tasman Sea, coasting past towering waterfalls and feel the power of Stirling Falls as your vessel goes up to the spray
  • Follow a different flight path on your return flight to Queenstown
  • Experience it all from your window seat!

Click here for this trip’s most frequently asked questions.

Adult

15+ years old

Price From
$ 589
NZD
  •  

Child

3-14 years old

Price From
$ 439
NZD
  •  

Family

2 Adults (15+ years old) + 2 Children (3-14 years old)

Price From
$ 1899
NZD
  •  
SAVE $157

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Please call us on 0800 676 264 1 hour before your scheduled flight time on the day of your flight for your Weather Check.

If you are self driving to us at Queenstown Airport, your check in time is 30 minutes prior to departure.

It’s always a good time to fly! If the option is there, we would suggest either our 9.00am or 1.45pm departures. Please note, our 1.45pm departure time is only available at certain times of the year. Whilst we cannot guarantee it, Milford Sound can sometimes be a little bit quieter at these times.

We suggest you bring the following with you to make it a great day out:

  • Any essential medication
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Camera – make sure it’s fully charged
  • Warm clothing layers – you’ll want to enjoy the open-air viewing decks where it can get chilly
  • Sensible footwear
  • Bottle of water

Your flights between Queenstown and Milford Sound are approximately 40 minutes each way.

Your Nature Cruise through Milford Sound with our partners Southern Discoveries is 1 hour 45 mins.

No, lunch is not included. When making your booking online, you have the option to add a picnic lunch for an additional cost that will be ready for you on the cruise. We have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options available.

Complimentary tea, coffee and water is available. A selection of small snacks are available to purchase onboard. You are also welcome to bring snacks of your own.

Yes, the cruise has a large indoor area with comfortable seating and tables.

Your cruise through Milford Sound is on a boat with a large open-top deck and comfy interior cabins with full-height windows for optimal viewing. Take in the stunning scenery of Mitre Peak, Stirling Falls, Copper Point, and the Tasman Sea. Keep an eye out for seals, dolphins and penguins.

We would say the cruise is suitable for all ages.

Yes, there is a nappy changing facility onboard the cruise.

Our pilots will always look at the forecast for the full duration of your trip and if we feel like the weather may change, we will not leave Queenstown. Due to the weather-dependent nature of flying in the Southern Alps to Milford Sound, it is unfortunate that there are very rare occasions where the forecast changes on us and although uncommon, it can be a case that we are unable to operate the return flight. The safety of our passengers is always our highest priority and in the unlikely event that this ever occurs, we will arrange coach transfers back to Queenstown. We fully appreciate the inconvenience this will cause and do everything we can to look after our passengers.

Elevate your experience

Our newest offering, a VIP tour of Milford Sound with a private flight and scenic cruise. Check out our Milford Sound Private Charter Flight + VIP Cruise.

Explore Milford at your own pace

Looking for 2 hours on the ground at Milford Sound to embark on short scenic walks instead of taking the cruise? Check out our Milford Sound Fly | Explore | Fly.

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