From Queenstown: Milford Sound Full-Day Trip by Plane & Boat


From Queenstown: Milford Sound Full-Day Trip by Plane & Boat

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From US$ 365.60 per person

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Fly return from Queenstown to Milford Sound and enjoy spectacular views of the mountains, waterfalls and lakes of the Fiordland National Park. In Milford Sound you will board the Cruise and travel the length of the Sound to the mouth of the Tasman Sea.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be waiting at the reception or entrance of your accommodation. Pickup starts 5 minutes after the weather check for your trip. Pickup is via Queenstown Taxis or Shuttle. If you decide to drive on your own, you are required to be at 39 Lucas Place, Frankton, 9300, 45 minutes before departure for check-in.


3.5 hours
  • Queenstown

  • 40 minutes
  • Milford Sound (boat cruise)

  • 40 minutes
  • Queenstown

Meeting point
Main stop
  • Enjoy the 40 minute return scenic flights where every passenger gets a window seat and a great view of the stunning scenery
  • See wildlife in Milford Sound such as Seals and dolphins at times as well as the majesty of Milford Sound while cruising on a small intimate cruise
  • Enjoy complimentary transfers from all centrally located Accommodation providers in Queenstown
Full description

Combine a flight and a cruise on Milford Sound on this excursion from Queenstown. Take in the area's outstanding natural beauty as you savor the sights from both air and water.

Enjoy a pickup and transfer to the air hanger in Queenstown. Listen to informative commentary in English and marvel at the stunning views of lakes, mountains, and waterfalls on the 40-minute flight. Upon landing, transfer to the Milford Sound Boat Terminal. Board in Milford Sound and experience 2 hours onboard an intimate vessel with English commentary by your skipper, and complimentary tea and coffee. Cruise to the mouth of the Tasman Sea, while enjoying views of waterfalls and marine life like fur seals, dolphins, and penguins. Next, board your scenic flight back to Queenstown. Take a different flight path from your outbound flight as you admire the spectacular views of Fiordland National Park. After the 40-minute journey back to Queenstown, enjoy complimentary transfer back to your accommodation.

  • 40-minute return plane ride from Queenstown to Milford Sound
  • 2-hour cruise in Milford Sound with Mitre Peak Cruises
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from all centrally located locations in Queenstown
  • Tea, coffee, water onboard
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People over 331 lbs (150 kg)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Infants are classed as under 11 kilograms and are free of charge. They are required to sit on an adults knee
  • Infants/Children over 11 kilograms will require their own seat and will need to be charged at a child rate
  • No lunch is available on the cruise. Please bring a bag or backpack with food and drink along with you. Complimentary tea, coffee, and water is available onboard the cruise
  • If the flight is cancelled due to bad weather conditions or operational issues, you will be given options to reschedule to another available trip or you can cancel and receive a full refund
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based on 262 reviews

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A must do! If your budgets tight while traveling put it into this trip. A lot shorter trip to the sound with 3 times the views. Our pilot was great and knowledgeable showing us different mountains and ranges of the area. Flight was very smooth and beats the 5 plus hour bus ride each way through switchback roads….

March 16, 2023

Truly an amazing experience that is a must do if you have the budget to avoid taking the long bus ride. The flight itself is 100% the best part! Only dinging one start because our morning shuttle driver felt it was appropriate to go on a long rant about Abortion Rights once he learned we were from the US. Not the ideal 8am conversation to have in a bus full of strangers. He then showed us a picture of his very young girlfriend and bragged that it’s why he’s a happy man (he looked like he was in his 70s and was retired). Definitely not the guy you want driving a diverse range of tourists on vacation.

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March 9, 2023

Highly recommend this company and the experience. Absolutely would not miss this opportunity to enjoy with your partner, family or even if you were travelling by yourself. Our pilot was excellent and clearly experienced, great commentary throughout flights. The most beautiful place in the world, we loved it. Next time I would make sure we take a raincoat for the waterfall experience.

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February 21, 2023

Product ID: 115240