Your aerial adventure begins with pick-up from your central Queenstown hotel and a short transfer to the airport in time for an 8am, 10am, or 2pm departure (depending on tour option selected). After meeting your pilot and receiving a safety briefing, jump aboard your fixed wing aircraft and take off over the city.
Listen to your pilot’s on-board commentary as you soar over the Paradise region, made famous in films such as Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, then fly above the vast Skippers Canyon and the glittering Donne glacier. After a 35-minute flight, enjoy spectacular aerial views of Milford Sound as you come in to land at the edge of the fjord.
Your pilot will escort you to the boat docks for the second part of your adventure – a cruise around Milford Sound. Marvel at the dramatic UNESCO-listed landscapes as you cruise around the fjord and look out for wildlife such as fur seals, dolphins, and Fiordland crested penguins. Along the way, spot natural wonders like the 525-foot (160-meter) high Bowen Falls, the striking hanging valley of Sinbad Gully, and the snow-capped peak of Mitre Peak, one of New Zealand’s most photographed landmarks.
At the end of your cruise, return to the airfield for your return flight and enjoy an alternative route, passing over the Fiordland National Park and taking in dramatic views of the 1,904-foot (580-meter) high Sutherland Falls.
On arrival back in Queenstown, a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.