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Air Tours

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

The glacial waters, soaring cliffs, and thundering waterfalls of Milford Sound are spectacular from all angles, and this half-day tour takes in all the highlights. Enjoy thrilling aerial views of the Fiordland National Park on a round-trip flight from Queenstown, and marvel at Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, and Mount Pembroke on a scenic Milford Sound cruise. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Tours

Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Located in the heart of Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound forms part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. Explore the stunning fiord by air and water during a half-day excursion. The exhilarating, round-trip helicopter flight from Queenstown includes a glacier landing on Mt. Tutoko. Perhaps spot dolphins, seals, and penguins during an unforgettable cruise.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown

Take a window seat for a scenic round-trip flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound, and see the splendor of Fiordland National Park from the air and sea. You'll board a 2-hour cruise past dramatic waterfalls and Mitre Peak as you travel to the Tasman Sea. Then soar over the Southern Alps on your return.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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

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 2-hour cruise across Milford Sound; zip along the Dart River on a jet boat; and get close to nature on a forest hike.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$449.16
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Air Tours

Milford Sound Day Trip from Queenstown by Coach, Cruise and Flight

Experience the landscape of Milford Sound and Fjordland National Park on mountain roadways, a nature cruise, and a sightseeing flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown. Along the way, you’ll see some of the South Island's most remarkable scenery, such as Eglinton Valley, the Mirror Lakes, Stirling Falls, and Sutherland Falls, and Milford Sound is ideal for spotting wildlife. This combination tour includes transport by glass-roof coach, catamaran boat, and plane, as well as lunch, refreshments, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$394.61
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  • 8 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Milford Sound Discovery Small Group Tour & Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau

Travel from Queenstown to the much-loved UNESCO-listed Milford Sound. Your guide will ensure you make the most of your trip with commentary along the way—pointing out scenic viewpoints and areas where Lord of the Rings was filmed. Once you reach Milford Sound, you won’t have to worry about waiting in visitor lines as entrance tickets are included. Enjoy a Milford Sound Discovery Cruise where you’ll see stunning views of waterfalls and Mitre Peak. You’ll also have free time to explore the waterfalls of Lake Marian on foot.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Mt Cook Small Group Adventure Tour from Queenstown or Cromwell

Take a break from the hectic Queenstown streets with this trip into the mighty Southern Alps. Spend the day at Mount Cook Village, nestled in the shadow of Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain. Enjoy free reign to set your own schedule, whether it’s hiking around the Alps, speeding around in jet boats or learning more about the mountains at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Tours

Milford Sound Helicopter Flight with Glacier Landing from Queenstown

Avoid the crowds and experience the grandeur of Milford Sound from the seat of a helicopter. This exclusive two-hour ride via helicopter will take you the full length of Milford Sound and, weather permitting, land on a glacier in Fiordland National Park. Listen to informative commentary from your skilled pilot during the trip, and stop for a short walk and photo opportunity at Milford Sound.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
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Luxury Tours

Milford Sound Cruise and Helicopter Flight including Scenic Landings from Queenstown

Pack your visit to New Zealand‘s South Island with adventure during this luxurious, 4.5-hour, excursion. You’ll enjoy a soaring bird’s eye views and three alpine landings during a helicopter flight, then cruise by boat past sky-high waterfalls searching for penguins, dolphins and seals in Milford Sound. Finish with one more helicopter trip to visit a filming location from ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.’ A picnic lunch is also included.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes

Air Tours

Milford Sound & Glaciers Fly Cruise and Fly Experience

Take in the vast scale of Milford Sound from the air and water with a half-day trip that includes round-trip flights and a catamaran cruise. You’ll board a small plane that accommodates up to 7 passengers, lift off above the ridges and lakes of Fjordland National Park, then cruise Milford Sound all the way to the Tasman Sea. Watch for fur seals and penguins, and pass through the mists of Stirling Falls before meeting the pilot for the return trip to Queenstown.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Air Tours

Milford Sound Fly, Cruise and Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Take your Milford Sound visit to ‘new heights’ thanks to this 5-hour adventure trip combining a scenic plane flight, boat cruise, and helicopter ride. Experience the majesty of Fjordland National Park during a 40-minute plane ride before landing in Milford Sound for a 2-hour boat cruise. Cap it all off with a helicopter ride back to Queenstown, including an alpine snow landing.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown including Scenic Flight

Discover the best of the South Island on a land, sea, and sky tour from Queenstown to Milford Sound. Travel through the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park, including Mitre Peak, by coach. Then board a cruise through Milford Sound while enjoying a delicious buffet lunch. A scenic flight over the Southern Alps back to Queenstown completes this full-day tour offering a bird’s-eye view from the air that will take your breath away.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Picnic at Middle Earth Waterfalls from Queenstown

Board a private helicopter for a flight to Middle Earth Waterfalls, touching down for a picnic at the foot of a hanging glacier. You’ll fly to the head of Lake Wakatipu, cross the Moonlight Saddle, and soar across the dramatic Richardson Mountains, with gorgeous aerial views throughout the trip. Once at Middle Earth Waterfalls, a picnic lunch will be served in “The Hobbit” film location, followed by free time to explore, and the scenic return flight to Queenstown.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

Day Trips

Milford Sound Tour & Cruise with Fly-back from Queenstown

See Fiordland in style on this luxury day tour. The glass-roofed bus allows you to see the wide-angled scenery uninterrupted on the drive from Queenstown. Cruise on Milford Sound in a boat that’s smaller than many others, allowing you to visit small bays and coves and see wildlife from up close. Return to Queenstown via spectacular scenic flight over fiords, valleys, and mountains.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Flight Sightseeing Tour from Queenstown

Explore the Milford Sound on a full-day tour from Queenstown with a combination of a scenic coach ride, 2-hour sightseeing cruise, and return flight over the pristine mountain wilderness.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Tours

Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

Take to the skies on a 50-minute Queenstown helicopter flight that includes a snow landing on Jura Glacier. Soar above Lake Wakatipu’s northern shores and discover unparalleled views of New Zealand’s Southern Alps from an aerial perspective. After your pilot lands atop the glacier, snap photos of surrounding alpine peaks, such as Mt Aspiring, before the return helicopter ride over glacier-fed lakes and the Rees and Dart River valleys.
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  • 50 minutes
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  • 50 minutes
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Air Tours

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Milford Sound BBQ Experience Full Day from Queenstown Incl. Scenic Flight

Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, and a must-see for any traveler. Whether seen in sunshine or rain, the incredible views are guaranteed to leave you awe-struck. This is a small group tour for travelers seeking an all-inclusive, uniquely-kiwi, personalized trip to Milford Sound. Travel in unparalleled style and comfort in a fully air-conditioned luxury Mercedes van fully equipped with WIFI, large panoramic windows and leather reclining seats so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. On the journey to Milford Sound, explore the quaint lakeside town of Te Anau and stop to enjoy the amazing array of scenery and photo opportunities Fiordland has to offer. Enjoy a gourmet Kiwi-style BBQ lunch on our small uncrowded cruise while taking in the incredible beauty that Fiordland and Milford Sound have to offer! After your cruise, board a once in a lifetime scenic flight back to Queenstown.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Air Tours

Milford Sound Day Trip by Land, Sea and Air from Queenstown with Nature Cruise

See Milford Sound from aboard a coach, a nature cruise, and an aircraft on this full-day tour from Queenstown. Take in the stunning scenery from three different modes of transport and listen to informative commentary from your guide. Buffet lunch and round-trip hotel transportation from Queenstown included.
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  • 8 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$390.77
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  • 8 to 13 hours
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Helicopter Tours

Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Take a 1.5-hour helicopter tour to Milford Sound from Queenstown, including a landing in Milford Sound and a remote alpine landing. Fly into the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park, soaring over the South Island’s most dramatic scenery, such as Mitre Peak. You'll land in the remote mountains near the fiord. Hear entertaining live commentary from your professional pilot who points out remote alpine lakes and the rugged mountain peaks of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. The round-trip helicopter flight includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$593.53
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown including Helicopter Flight

A Milford Sound cruise, scenic drive, and return helicopter ride complete this extraordinary day trip from Queenstown. See the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park by land, sea, and air, starting with vivid landscapes viewed through your glass-roof luxury coach along Milford Road. The cruise covers the entire length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea, while the helicopter flight takes you over Mt Tutoko and Lake Wakatipu, with a brief landing on Donne Glacier (weather permitting).
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$664.75
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Tours

50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown

Take your Queenstown visit to new ‘heights’ of adventure thanks to this 50-minute helicopter flight complete with a glacier landing. Soar above the spectacular scenery of Mt. Aspiring National Park, gliding above turquoise ice formations, hidden alpine lakes and towering mountains before landing on top of a glacier for photos.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Tours

Remarkables Discovery Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Don’t miss the scenic flight of a lifetime while you’re in Queenstown. Board a helicopter for an aerial tour over the Remarkables mountain range and soak up the expansive views of sparkling Lake Wakatipu from above. Your 30-minute tour includes an alpine landing for the ultimate photo ops. Upgrade your experience with a private charter exclusive to your group, with your choice of Squirrel or  Eurocopter EC chopper.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Tours

Half-Day Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Truly the best way to see Milford Sound is by helicopter. Soaring high above the cruise boats, you’ll fly the length of the stunning fiord all the way to the Tasman Sea. This 2.5-hour aerial adventure from Queenstown takes you into the heart of Fiordland National Park. Your professional pilot hovers above iconic Mitre Peak and makes a landing on a coastal beach and atop Mt Tutoko glacier.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Tours

Milford Sound Highlights Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

Experience Milford Sound and its surrounding areas the adventurous way, from the seat of a helicopter. As well as an exciting flight over rivers, valleys, and mountains, you’ll also get the chance to land on a glacier. Capture unique photographs that you wouldn’t get if touring by bus. This is an ideal trip for travelers short on time, as you pack a lot of incredible sights into a short sightseeing trip.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation


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