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Southern Alps Air Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Cruise

Southern Alps Air Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Cruise

Air Tour - Fiordland National Park - Starting from NZ $490.00 per adult

Extensive flight time, comprehensive route, competitive rates. View alpine lakes, rivers and waterfalls cascading amongst rugged mountain landscapes en-route. View wildlife on a smaller interactive boat cruise on arrival at Milford Sound. See the impressive 3033m high Mt Aspiring, pristine glaciers as well as the huge ice basin known as the Olivine Ice Plateau and much, much more! More...

Milford Sound Walking Tour with Round-Trip Scenic Flight from Queenstown

Milford Sound Walking Tour with Round-Trip Scenic Flight from Queenstown

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $649.00 per person

Experience the Milford Sound Track in this special tour. Fly from Queenstown to Milford Sound where you will be met by your local guide and transferred by ferry boat to the famous Milford Sound track. You will then walk on the track for 1.5-2 hours to the Giant Gate Waterfall. Enjoy the spectacular views at this unique location. More...

The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience by Helicopter from Queenstown

The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience by Helicopter from Queenstown

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $7400.00 per person

Allow 4 Hours
Landings: West Coast Beach, Glacier, Milford Sound, Alpine Lake
Stroll on a deserted beach, soar among mountains and dine at an alpine lake suspended above Fiordland. Learn of the age old glaciers and prehistoric rain forests in a habitat seldom frequented by man. This relaxed and interpretive expedition distills the essence of New Zealand's most dramatic scenery. Enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic lunch & beverage hamper in one of the worlds most beautiful locations More...

Scenic Flight Transfer to Queenstown from Milford Sound

Scenic Flight Transfer to Queenstown from Milford Sound

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $420.00 per person

Take the scenic route back to Queenstown from Milford Sound with Air Milford, on this one-way 35-minute flight. Admire spectacular views of natural wonders such as the Southern Alps, Sutherland Falls, and the Fiordland National Park from above, then touchdown at Queenstown airport, where a driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel. More...

Full-Day Milford Sound Walk and Cruise Including Scenic Flights from Queenstown

Full-Day Milford Sound Walk and Cruise Including Scenic Flights from Queenstown

Air Tour - South Island - Starting from $699.00 per person

Experience the Milford Sound Track during this special tour. Fly from Queenstown to Milford Sound where you will be met by your local guide and transferred by ferry boat to the famous Milford Sound track. You will then walk on the track for 1.5-2 hours to the Giant Gate Waterfall. You will then take a 2-hour boat cruise at Milford Sound. See it all on this unique tour! More...

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $565.00 per person

Milford Sound is an area of extraordinary natural beauty. It offers a majestic fiord, dramatic and awe inspiring scenery and prolific flora and fauna. This tour with Air Milford allows you to combine the stunning flight to Milford Sound with a beautiful cruise on the fiord. Relax as you enjoy the best of both worlds from above and from the sea. More...

Milford Sound Day Trip by Coach, Cruise and Flight Including BBQ Lunch

Milford Sound Day Trip by Coach, Cruise and Flight Including BBQ Lunch

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $655.00 per person

For the most engaging way to experience the riches of Fiordland National Park. This tour includes three modes of transport land, sea and air making this the ‘holy grail’ of combination tours. Enjoy a delicious Kiwi-style BBQ lunch! More...

Milford Sound to Queenstown Return Scenic Flight

Milford Sound to Queenstown Return Scenic Flight

Air Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $435.00 per person

Take the scenic route back to Queenstown from Milford Sound with this one-way 40-minute flight. Admire spectacular views of natural wonders such as the Southern Alps, Sutherland Falls, and Lake Wakatipu from above; soar over the famous Milford Track; then touchdown at Queenstown airport, where a driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel. More...

Milford Extended

Milford Extended

Air Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $1095.00 per person

Departing Queenstown on this 2.5 hour experience Your pilot will be your guide and immerse you in the local history and geography of the area. See the landscape change from farmland, to high alpine glaciers, dense rainforest and rugged beaches. Enjoy a glacier/snow landing, a remote beach landing and 30minutes in beautiful Milford Sound for a short bushwalk and lots of great photo opportunities along the way. 
NOTE: (Snow subject to seasonality) 
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4-Hour Milford Sound Cruise and Fly Experience

4-Hour Milford Sound Cruise and Fly Experience

Air Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $499.00 per person

Summer Season covers flights during 1st October  - 30th April
Winter Season covers flights during 1st May - 30th September

Guaranteed window seats with unimpaired views as you fly to Milford Sound through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty.

Once in Milford Sound, your pilot will accompany you from the airport to the boat terminal. Everything is organized for you, you don't have to worry about a... More...

1-Hour Milford Sound Overhead Flight from Queenstown

1-Hour Milford Sound Overhead Flight from Queenstown

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $440.00 per person

Don’t miss out on a spectacular, scenic flight to Milford Sound and back with Air Milford. Perfect for those who have little time, or are on their final day in Queenstown and want to experience the spectacular flight. See it all in approximately 1-hour! More...

Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown

Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $415.00 per person

Experience Milford Sound by air on this scenic flight from Queenstown. Flying you over the highest peaks in Fiordland and their ancient glaciers. Get an aerial perspective of Milford Sound, as you fly beside Mitre Peak and both Bowen and Stirling Falls. Your return flight to Queenstown is via the famous Sutherland Falls and over the magnificent mountains and lakes of the Fiordland National Park. More...

Heli Tours Cruise Milford Sound

Heli Tours Cruise Milford Sound

Air Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $1095.00 per person

Leaving Queenstown for this 4 hour experience we fly west towards Milford Sound, take in the incredible scenery as your pilot points out landmarks and immerses you in the local history. On landing in Milford Sound your pilot will escort you to the tourist boat terminal and check-in for your informative 2hour Milford Sound cruise.

After your amazing experience on the waters of Milford Sound meet your pilot for the return flight, flying past ice shelves and Glaciers before enjoying a... More...


Milford Sound & Big Five Glaciers Scenic Flight

Milford Sound & Big Five Glaciers Scenic Flight

Air Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $399.00 per person

The only scenic flight company ex. Queenstown to showcase some of Mt Aspiring & Fiordland National Parks largest Glaciers. These include the Rob Roy, Bonar, Jura, Volta, Dart, Olivine, and Donne Glaciers among many others and of course, Milford Sound itself. Each tour with Air Milford is guaranteed to see at least five major glaciers. More...

Mount Cook and Southern Alps Discovery with Optional Milford Sound Cruise

Mount Cook and Southern Alps Discovery with Optional Milford Sound Cruise

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $1710.00 per person

Air Milford take the hard work out of discovery. At 3,754m, Aoraki Mount Cook is New Zealand’s highest mountain. Combine this with a glacier landing, the rugged West Coast and Milford Sound to have the ultimate Southern Alps Discovery. More...

Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing from Queenstown

Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing from Queenstown

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $490.00 per person

Don’t miss out on a spectacular scenic flight with Air Milford, to Milford Sound and back. Perfect for those who have little time or are on their final day in Queenstown and want to experience the spectacular flight. This 4-hour trip includes a landing in Milford Sound with time on the ground to soak up the surroundings, take pictures from the shore, or have delicious coffee and cake at the Discover Milford Cafe (at own expense) before your return scenic flight to Queenstown. More...

Full-Day Milford Sound Flights, Cruise and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown

Full-Day Milford Sound Flights, Cruise and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $1070.00 per person

Fly from Queenstown to magnificent Milford Sound, to enjoy a two hour cruise travelling the full length of the fiord. Then board your helicopter for a scenic flight over the Southern Alps to Glenorchy with a spectacular alpine landing enroute. Join an exhilarating wilderness jetboat ride on the Dart River, guided forest walk through ancient native beech and back-country bus tour before returning to Queenstown by coach. More...

Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka

Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka

Air Tour - Wanaka - Starting from $560.00 per person

Fly further and see more when you fly with us from Wanaka. Fly to Milford Sound through two of New Zealand’s most picturesque national parks. View alpine lakes nestled amongst snowcapped mountain peaks and pristine glaciers, with vast rain forest and cascading waterfalls visible from every seat! Locally owned with an excellent safety record.

Mount Cook + Fox Franz & Tasman Glaciers and Mount Aspiring & Glaciers are other options available, giving you the opportunity to... More...


Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $565.00 per person

Air Milford hosts you on an intimate experience, combining two incredible scenic flights into Fiordland National Park, with a Nature Cruise through the fiord itself. With numbers capped on the boat at 150, and on-board Nature Guides offering personal attention. The “Spirit of Milford” catamaran explores nooks and crannies along the edge of the fjord, nudging into sheer rock faces to examine flora and fauna in detail. Enjoy return flights to Milford Sound so you can enjoy it from all angles. More...

Milford Sound Fly, Cruise and Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Milford Sound Fly, Cruise and Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $885.00 per person

Fly across the magnificent Southern Alps by plane as you make your way to Fiordland National Park. Cruise through Milford Sound, viewing cascading waterfalls, immense rock faces and unique wildlife. Complete your journey with a helicopter flight back to Queenstown, which includes an exclusive alpine snow landing for the ultimate Fiordland experience. More...


Enjoy the the scenery of Fiordland from a different perspective. Flights depart from Te Anau and Milford Sound and you can take to the air in a fixed wing plane, float plane, or helicopter.
Options vary from a 10 minute overview of Te Anau and Manapouri to longer flights that encompass the fiords and sounds to the west.

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If your budget won’t allow you the unforgettable experience of a longer flight, you can still get amongst the mountains with one of these options (Note, most flights require a minimum of 2 people):

Short 10 min Overview
A local overhead flight that gives you a taste of Fiordland with views of the Te Anau basin, Lake Te Anau and Lake Manapouri.

25 - 35 Minute Fiordland Overview
Enjoy magnificent Fiordland, with its towering peaks, deep valleys and plunging waterfalls, from a scenic flight.
The ever-changing scenery and bush, alpine lakes, waterfalls and hanging valleys are all revealed.
If possible, a landing will be made at a remote picturesque area for you to experience the Fiordland we know.

Chartered Trips
Charter an aircraft and visit the remote areas of Fiordland for a bit of hunting or tramping. Flying is also a quick and unique of way of getting to the start of any of the major walking tracks.

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By Helicopter
Sit back and enjoy the views as your helicopter flies over the Dart and Hollyford Valleys, with panoramic views of Mt Earnslaw and Lake McKerrow.
Weather permitting, you can land on the Mt Tutoko Glacier.
Airborne again, you descend towards Yates Point where there is a large seal colony and enjoy panoramic views of the Tasman Sea at the entrance of the fiord. Your flight continues past the Stirling and Bowen Falls and the Spectacular Mitre Peak rising out of the waters of Milford Sound.

Look out for track walkers as you follow the Arthur Valley on your way to the Sutherland Falls, the second highest waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere.
Departing the Sutherland Falls you fly over the Mckinnon Pass with views of the world famous Milford Track before heading homeward bound.

By Plane
Flights depart Milford Sound and Te Anau daily. Flight options vary from a 10 minute overview of Milford Sound to longer flights that encompass more of the sights of this remarkable area.
When at Milford Sound you can connect with a scenic cruise on Milford Sound.

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Doubtful Sound
A scenic flight into a creation left over from the ice age... is how you would describe Doubtful Sound. The ever changing scenery and brush, alpine lakes, glacial valleys and waterfalls are all revealed on your flight back to reality.

Dusky Sound
Cast yourself back in time and experience Dusky Sound, a remote and historical area of Fiordland.
On this flight you will overfly picturesque Lake Manapouri and view the extreme terrain of the Dusky Track.
You will be able to overlook the 365 islands of Dusky Sound the largest and most spectacular of all the fiords.

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