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Queenstown: Scenic Flight Over Milford Sound And Hiking Tour

★★★★★ 4.8 / 5 5 Reviews
Head off the beaten track and explore the shores of Milford Sound to enjoy spectacular pockets of silence away from the crowds. Duration: 1 Day (approx.)
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Enjoy a return scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound with approximately 2 hours on the ground to explore the shores. A chance to do Milford differently and capture a different perspective away from the crowds.

Experience unimpaired views from your window seat of our fixed- wing aircraft as we fly you over Lake Wakatipu, the glacier-fed braided rivers of the Dart River Valley and into the World Heritage Area of Mt. Aspiring National Park. With endless snow-covered mountains, the Olivine Ice Plateau, Mt. Tutoko and the Tutoko Glacier just some of the incredible highlights along the way, it really is an unforgettable experience.

You will have the opportunity to explore the shores for approximately 2 hours, with two to three short walks, taking you to unmissable vantage points and through awesome wilderness. Wander through beech forest and along the sandy shores of majestic Milford Sound, offering 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 may have seen the gorgeous photos on your Instagram feed.

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 Mitre Peak before meeting your pilot for another epic 45 minute return scenic flight to Queenstown.

- What To Expect

- Return sightseeing flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound
- Fly over the glaciers and peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park
- See some of the South Island's most rugged terrain
- Descend into Milford Sound for unmatched views
- Spend 2 hours on the ground exploring the shores.
- Return flight to Queenstown via Lake Wakatipu

- What Is Included

- Courtesy transport to and from most Queenstown accommodation included if required.
- Return scenic flight to Milford Sound - different flight paths each way.
- A highly skilled local pilot who will provide interesting and informative commentary.

- What Is Not Included

- Food and drinks

- Know Before You Go

- The flight to Milford is subject to weather conditions, we recommend that you book this activity as early as possible, to allow the chance to reschedule, if necessary
- Wear warm clothing, waterproof jacket, shorts or light trousers, change of clothes, comfortable shoes, drink bottle, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements when booking
- This tour / activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

- Transfers

Courtesy transport to and from most Queenstown accommodation included if required. Otherwise, flights depart from Queenstown Airport.

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Where do I catch my flight?
We are based in the main terminal building of Queenstown Airport. We have a check-in desk opposite the baggage claim carousel.
What if bad weather cancels our flight?
Our flights are weather dependent as we fly under visual flying rules (VFR). Pilots will conduct a thorough weather check 1 hour before each flight. If we cannot fly due to adverse weather conditions we will attempt to reschedule depending on the customers' schedule and flight availability. If we cannot reschedule, you will receive a 100% refund.
Can the flights accommodate infants or toddlers?
Children aged up to and including 2 years can travel for free if sitting on an adults lap. They must weight 15kg or less. We provide lap belt extenders, infant life jackets and ear defenders to help keep our young passengers comfortable. Children aged between 3-14 years are eligible for the child rate. Strollers/Pushchairs may not be able to be accommodated for. Please send us a message with the approximate dimensions and weight and we can confirm if it will fit in our aircraft.

Customer Reviews (5 reviews)

Great day

★★★★ Reviewed by Mark on 2019-03-22

★★★★★ Reviewed by Guy on 2019-02-27
Well organised cruise and kayaking in a stunning location.

Amazing! Best experience ever! Lovely helpful people running it!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Matt on 2019-01-09
Milford sound is incredible! Cruise and kayak fantastic! Kids loved it!

Amazing - great experience

★★★★★ Reviewed by Kimberly on 2018-12-09
Amazing day - so glad we did the kayaking! Staff were amazing, friendly and informative.

Make sure you do this...to put yourself in this incredible place is to

★★★★★ Reviewed by simon on 2018-10-08

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- Duration: 1 day
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