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Milford Sound Fiord Cruise & Helicopter Glacier Landing

Milford Sound Fiord Cruise & Helicopter Glacier Landing

From US$ 697.26 per person

Explore Milford Sound's fjord from the air and water. Take a scenic cruise past glaciers, icebergs, and frozen waterfalls, then experience an exhilarating alpine or glacier landing.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup available from all Queenstown hotels, please let us know about your accommodation when reconfirming your booking.


  • Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight high above Fiordland National Park
  • Land in Milford Sound for an unforgettable scenic cruise
  • Touch down on a snowy glacier for stunning views and photo opportunities
Full description
Discover Milford Sound's stunning fjord from high in the air and on the water. Land in Milford and join an unforgettable fjord cruise past sheer cliffs and gushing waterfalls.Try to spot dolphins, seals, and adorable penguins. Then enjoy an exhilarating flight past spectacular rivers, valleys, and mountains with blue-green ice falls, and experience a glacier or mountain landing in the heart of Fiordland National Park. Today, many of the local landscapes can be recognized because of their use as film locations. You can even fly over where movies were filmed! The pilots regularly work with film production crews and are happy to share plenty of stories of life on the film set. Finally, for the photo opportunity of a lifetime, alight on a glacier and enjoy panoramic views. These highly experienced, well-known local pilots can’t wait to share with you their extensive knowledge and history of the area while showing you the best of New Zealand's amazing scenery. Please note that there may not be snow on the day of your flight depending on the season, especially during summer.
  • Courtesy coach transfers from selected pick up locations
  • Qualified pilots and full safety briefing
  • 4-hour experience including helicopter flight with glacier landing
  • Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
  • In-flight commentary to highlight the points of interest
    Not suitable for
    • People over 220 lbs (100 kg)

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Camera

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Drones
    • Selfie sticks

    Know before you go

    • It is recommended that you make your flight bookings in advance and at the start of your Queenstown itinerary to ensure you are not disappointed. If the helicopter cannot fly due to adverse weather, you can transfer your booking to another day. Alternatively, you will be provided with a full refund
    • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your reservation more than 24 hours from the departure time, a full refund will be made. Cancellations within 24 hours of the departure time will incur a 25% cancellation fee.
    • The away times (flight durations) specified in the flight tour itineraries are approximate and can be subject to weather conditions. On occasion, flight paths & landing locations may change at the pilot’s discretion. You will always keep you informed of any changes to the published information
    • Minimum numbers apply. Individual bookings may be combined and upgrades offered if necessary to achieve minimum numbers
    • Please advise in advance if you weigh over 100kg
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 60 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
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    • Value for money
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    A once in a lifetime experience. The scenery is incredible to view from above and the cruise through Milford sound is also a great way to appreciate the beauty. The helicopter ride is very smooth and quieter than expected. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the amazing tour from beginning to end. Our helicopter pilot Alfie has been flying for 40 years, so we felt very safe at all times

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    December 24, 2022

    It was incredible. Our pilot Luke was very personable and a good guy - he let us take turns riding in the front - going up to the mountains and over the top was breath taking - such an incredible experience. Landing on the beach and the glacier was awesome. We were all buzzing. Best adventure we have ever done. Highly recommend it

    February 12, 2022

    We loved the experience, even though my partner doesn't enjoy flying. Matt our pilot has fantastic at reassuring her & keeping her mind at ease. On the return flight from Milford Sounds, she began to enjoy it. The glacier landing was awesome & the views absolutely stunning. By the end of the flight you couldn't get the grin off her face & she was buzzing with excitement all evening. Matt has a brilliant sense of humour, professional, friendly & had excellent knowledge of the region. He even explained the engineering of how the helicopter worked, which I really enjoyed! A pity the cruise was only on the small boat, considering the amount of people on board, as there was little space. Large vessel next door was more accommodating. Had people not gone outside, it there wasn't room to sit. Food ran out in a few minutes & the eftpos machine died. Besides that it was a great cruise & stunning scenery. Fantastic memories & photos to cherish. Highly recommend flight & cruise.

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    May 18, 2021

    Product ID: 27835