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Milford Sound Tour with Flight, Cruise and Jet Boat Adventure from Queenstown

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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Milford Sound is one of New Zealand’s most visited natural wonders and this full-day tour allows you to experience the UNESCO-listed landscapes from all angles. Soar over the mountains and lakes of the Fiordland National Park on a small-plane flight; enjoy a cruise across Milford Sound; zip along the Dart River on a jet boat; and get close to nature on a forest hike.
  • Full-day flight, cruise, and hiking tour of Milford Sound from Queenstown
  • Marvel at the UNESCO-listed landscapes of Milford Sound in the Fiordland National Park on a scenic flight
  • Admire natural wonders such as Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, and Mount Pembroke on a cruise of Milford Sound
  • Zip along the Dart River on a jet boat ride
  • Spot native wildlife on a guided forest hike
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up, round-trip transport, and all activities

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Flying to Milford Sound saves time, so you can trade driving time for cruising, jet boating, and hiking.
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Lunch - Picnic Lunch can be purchased for $21 NZD per person

Departure Point

39 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour begins with pick-up from your Queenstown hotel and a short transfer to the hangar to board your flight. Take off for the flight to Milford Sound and admire spectacular views over the Fiordland National Park, as you swoop over the snow-capped peaks, glittering lakes, and dramatic fjords.

After touching down in Milford Sound, enjoy the fjord from a different perspective as you set sail on a cruise. Keep your camera close to hand as you cruise past natural wonders like the 525-foot (160-meter) high Bowen Falls, the striking hanging valley of Sinbad Gully, and the snow-capped peak of Mount Pembroke.

Climb onto your boat’s viewing platform to get a better view of the local wildlife, including colonies of fur seals, pods of dusky dolphins, and the rare Fiordland crested penguins. As you continue towards the Tasman Sea coast, pass beneath the distinctive 5,551-foot (1,692 meters) mountain of Mitre Peak, one of New Zealand’s most photographed landmarks.

Back on dry land, your driver is waiting to transfer you to the Milford Sound Airstrip, where you board a second flight to Glenorchy. Here, jump aboard a jet boat for a thrilling cruise along the Dart River, into the heart of the Mt. Aspiring National Park, a filming location for the 'Lord of the Rings' movies. You also have a chance for a closer encounter with the park’s diverse wildlife and discover the region’s rich Maori heritage on a guided walk through the forest.

After an action-packed day, you are transferred by coach back to Queenstown where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Please note: Flights are weather dependent - you will be notified an hour prior to departure time if the weather is appropriate to proceed.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Milford Sound Scenic Flights
You will be notified an hour prior to departure time if the weather is appropriate to proceed. Your complimentary transfer from your Queenstown accommodation will pick you up 5 minutes later. You can drive out to the Hangar as well if you would like.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Milford Sound
After checking in for the flights you will be taken on a 40-minute scenic plane flight to Milford Sound. You will experience majestic views of the Fiordland National Park including mountains, lakes and fiords. After landing in Milford Sound you will them meet your boat cruise and experience Milford Sound up close while enjoying a full length 2-hour cruise of Milford Sound. Once your cruise finishes you will be then taken to the Milford Sound Airstrip where you will be met by your Aircraft and taken on a 40-minute scenic flight back to Glenorchy.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Milford Sound
Experience the beauty of Milford Sound
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dart River
Once your cruise finishes you will be then taken to the Milford Sound Airstrip where you will be met by your Aircraft and taken on a 40-minute scenic flight back to Glenorchy. After a short break you will be taken on the Dart River jet boat safari which includes 1-hour on the jet boat, a 30-minute native forest walk and a 4WD coach trip back to Glenorchy. After the safari you will then be taken back to your accommodation on the coach from Glenorchy.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You will be notified an hour prior to departure time if the weather is appropriate to proceed. Your complimentary transfer from your Queenstown accommodation will pick you up 5 minutes later.
  • There is a minimum height restriction for the Jet Boat portion of the trip which is 1 metre tall
  • OPERATED BY Milford Sound Scenic Flights

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


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Colorado family NZ fun
Gary_A
, Mar. 2020
We were wrestling with CV19 nerves and possible weather issues. We got a call in advance offering to move or flight and cruise up a day to stay ahead of impending weather. We ended up with an amazing day in the air and on the Sound. Admins, pilots and boat captain were great and all delivered an amazing experience. Got a bit wet on the jet boat the following day but we were well taken care of with heavy warm spray coats and the boat handle holds were heated! Still had a great time. Highly recommend the whole package.
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Doesn't get much better than this!
Todd
, Mar. 2020
This was truly one of the best travel experiences I've ever had! As I was short on time and traveling solo, being able to combine Milford Sound and a jet boat tour was ideal. From the get go, communication with the company through email came with virtually instantaneous, helpful and courteous responses - every employee from start to finish, specifically the pilots, ship and jet boat operators, were equal parts charming, capable and professional. Throughout the morning (flights and cruise), everything worked like clockwork. I was lucky to get excellent weather and had amazing views on both flights and the cruise. The cruise was only halfway full so there was plenty of room to spread out and enjoy oneself without jockeying for position. We were very fortunate to see wildlife including dolphins, seals and penguins, too! On the second flight leg to Glenorchy, I had the flight to myself (No one else had booked the same tour) and that was exceptional - the pilot was fantastic. The afternoon with Dart River cruises was quite enjoyable as well. There was a bit more waiting around for this part of the day as they obviously have lots of customers to manage (especially with loading and unloading buses and jet boats) but they did a great job of moving the operation along. The scenery in the area is incredible and the jet boat was the perfect was to take it in! Also, there was time before and after the jet boat tour to grab a coffee or a snack and explore around Glenorchy. This tour was entirely worth it...every penny. Highly highly recommend with the caveat that it is largely dependent on weather.
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Just fabulous!
John_S
, Mar. 2020
Words cannot express the beauty of these flights. We went on early flight so got to Milford Sound before convoys. It was peaceful and stunning. The jet boat part was not so well organised. However, overall our best trip of a fantastic holiday.
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Beautiful flight
Elaine_h
, Feb. 2020
This is such a beautiful area of the world, it is great to see it from the air! Our trip had some glitches due to bad weather arriving, (we had to do a round trip flight from Q town airport, vs. a landing in Milford Sound airstrip and another flight to Dart River) but they revised the trip some, and gave me a partial credit due to the changes. The flight was magnificent!! The Sound cruise had to not occur, and I got to the Dart River via their bus transport, which was fine. I made a mistake though, would have preferred to do the Dart River in the canyon area ("Shotover") instead of the more open area. My fault for not paying close enough attention. The flight was fabulous, though!! I went solo, but of course there were others in the plane/bus/boat.
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Thank you
vule
, Feb. 2020
Excellent! On time, informative and friendly pilot / jetboat rider. Love the cruise too. I love the picnic box on the cruise. Thank you!
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A must do!!
grainner_313
, Jan. 2020
Such a wonderful day our. Milford Sound is just breathtaking and seeing to by air and sea is the only way to do it. The jet boating was brilliant fun, such a great experience. Tip: book Milford sound for your first day so if it doesnt go ahead for weather reaaons, you can reschedule for an alternative day while you are there
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Weather last minute alert
naffen
, Oct. 2019
The tour in amazing if you can have it. It was canceled in the morning, joined at noon, devided the trip into 2 days.. What a mess! However, it was wonderful! The flight is exciting! We saw seals and a penguin on our cruise, the fast jet what a lovely experience! Very recommend, but ricky for cancelations
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So disappointed
Charles P
, Jan. 2019
I was so excited for this trip. Monday morning in Queenstown was sunny and clear. Nevertheless when we called at 6:45 am as directed, a recorded voice told me that I trip had been cancelled due to bad weather at the Sound. Speaking to someone later about alternative plans, I was told that the next day:trip likely would also be cancelled. No probability figure is in your ads. I am so sorry we missed this trip and seeing the fjords. If I had know that there was a high probability of our trip being cancelled, I would have made totally different plans. I couldn’t change our agenda on a days notice, Janet
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Very Disappointing
Sue S
, Jan. 2019
The tour was cancelled due to windy weather which we totally understand the problem was the way they kept delaying making a decision asking us to call them back four times in a row with increments between 15 and 5 minutes apart how would that period of time made any difference to the outcome? The tour was on the 10 January $1363 today is the 14th we still have not been contacted in relation to our refund so I contacted them the response being Viator have not heard from the tour operator so they will contact them and then get back to us taking anywhere between 7 to 10 working days. What a joke get your act together and return my money.
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Milford Sound Tour
laurabottger
, Sep. 2018
This tour covered many attractions that it would normally take a few days to see and was really well organized. The scenery was beautiful on the flights, cruise, and jet boat excursions. Staff was really friendly and good as well.
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