Start with pickup at your hotel in Queenstown, then travel to the airport for a pre-flight briefing on your itinerary and the highlights of the flight. Take off from Queenstown and fly towards the coast, passing Skippers Canyon and the Paradise region, site of some film locations from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
You’ll see Donne glacier from above, but the true climax of the flight is Milford Sound itself, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Te Wahipounamu. Fly over Sutherland Falls, which tumbles 1,9904 feet (580 meters) from a high cliff, dropping in a series of three cascades, then begin the flight back to Queenstown. After touching back down in Queenstown, meet a drive for the return trip to your hotel, where this tour concludes.