4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

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  • Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown including Helicopter Flight. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2011

The bus was clean, the driver was humourous and knowledgeable, the boat tour and lunch were great. The helicopter and pilot were fantastic, landing on the ice-field and giving us a memory to last a lifetime!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

Absolutely breathtaking. We were fortunate to have a beautiful clear day. While the drive to Milford Sound was long, it went by amazingly fast. The bus was very comfortable and the views were stunning. The bus even has windows across the top allowing you to see everything - top-to-bottom. The cruise was equally beautiful, albeit windy. We missed out on seeing penguins, but did see some seals sunning themselves. We also got up close and personal with a couple of waterfalls. The helicopter ride back was great and it was fun landing on a glacier and having a snowball fight. . I wish the helicopter ride was a little longer, but all-in-all this was truly a fabulous excursion. Quite frankly, Milford Sound has to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet! Take this trip if you can! Erik from Rockford, IL USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2010

Excellent full day that continued to get better as the day went on. The helicopter ride was the ultimate experience of our entire trip to New Zealand. Don't pass up this opportunity.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2013

How beautiful! Glad we chose the helicopter instead of plane. (Plane flights are cancelled more often due to weather conditions, which is a factor because it rains at Milford sound over 200 days out of the year.) The rain was interesting because it creates hundreds of waterfalls that cascade down the mountains!

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2011

The tour was well organised, the coach driver was good fun and very knowledgeable and the scenery was incredible. It was a no stress trip with a lot of great experiences, especially the helicopter ride from Milford back to Queenstown.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2010

This tour was great but be prepared for a very possible rainy weather (75% chance as explained by our driver). Nevertheless, the area is fantastic!

3 star rating: Worth doing
July 2011

Bus drive and driver very good, so was boat trip. Helicopter flight was cancelled last minute, due to too little booking passengers, disappointment.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
January 2014

The bus tour was great, our bus driver was extremely knowledgeable and humorous. The nature boat tour was also enjoyable, the boat was great and commentary also informative and entertaining. We were thrilled to be able to take the helicopter ride home, but it was no where near 50 minutes, perhaps 35 minutes at best. It was awesomely beautiful but way too short for what we were promised and what we paid for.

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Tour code: 2264RJ2202_MILFORD

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