See Milford Sound by air and water, flying round-trip from Queenstown for a small-craft boat cruise through the famous fiord. Save time on this half-day tour as you soar over the World Heritage–listed landscape of Fiordland National Park. Landing at Milford Sound, trade your wings for watercraft and a sightseeing journey with experienced naturalists. You’ll learn about the wildlife and geology of the scenic waterways at one of New Zealand’s top natural wonders. Includes round-trip hotel transfers and a boxed lunch.
Half-day Milford Sound tour from Queenstown by air and water
Enjoy great views of Milford Sound during a scenic flight
Appreciate the grandeur of UNESCO World Heritage–listed Fiordland National Park, part of Te Wahipounamu
Wind through the waterways of the sound on a smaller boat that provides an up-close look at cliff walls
Taste pure glacier water at one of the waterfalls
Learn about the region from the pilot and boat crew
Realice un viaje único en la vida a Milford Sound, uno de los principales destinos de la Isla Sur. Su recorrido de medio día comienza con la recogida en el hotel en Queenstown y un traslado al aeropuerto para el check-in y una sesión informativa de seguridad. Despegando a Milford Sound, su piloto narra las maravillas naturales ubicadas en el Parque Nacional de Fiordland, parte de la región de Te Wahipounamu, declarada por la UNESCO. Mire a través de las grandes ventanas de la aeronave para ver de manera óptima la escena que se desarrolla a continuación, incluidos los canales azules que atraviesan los espectaculares Alpes del Sur cubiertos de nieve. Después de un suave aterrizaje en la pista de aterrizaje en Milford Sound, cambie su avión por el bote, que lleva un máximo de 75 pasajeros en comparación con los 300 típicos. La embarcación de menor tamaño le permite al capitán acercar el bote a las majestuosas caras de los acantilados y cascadas Expertos naturalistas le informan sobre la geología de Milford Sound y cualquier avistamiento de vida silvestre, incluidos los lobos marinos, los delfines mulares y los pingüinos de cresta de Fiordland. Toma fotos de Mitre Peak y prueba el agua pura de la fusión glacial en Stirling Falls. Tiene la opción de pre-ordenar un almuerzo en caja para servir durante su crucero (menú de muestra a continuación); De lo contrario, compre una comida o un refrigerio en la cafetería a bordo. Se ofrece té y café de cortesía para calentarlo durante todo el crucero de 2,5 horas. Si está interesado en conocer de primera mano las operaciones de bote, asegúrese de visitar el puente del capitán durante el viaje de regreso. Luego, desembarque en la costa para tomar el vuelo panorámico de regreso a Queenstown, donde realizará un traslado de regreso a su hotel. Ejemplo de menú de almuerzo en caja (sujeto a cambios): • Rollitos De Jamón Y Queso. • Muslo de pollo • Ensalada de temporada con aderezo. • Sopa y pan (sólo en invierno) • Queso y galletas • Galletas envasadas • Barra de chocolate • Jugo, té y café.
This was one of the highlights of our very busy, jam packed adventure in New Zealand. The weather was perfect, the flight family crew was wonderful and the cruise was great. Air Milford even provided us with a drink and cheese and cracker plate on the cruise! I cannot even put into words how magnificent the flights were. Flying through the mountains was breathtaking and totally worth the extra money you put into this day trip. You save so much time and the views are INCREDIBLE. People are crazy not to splurge on this tour!
Great tour! The flight over to Milford was a great experience and it was awesome flying with Air Milford. The cruise was amazing. Small hiccup on the flight back but it was smoothly adjusted for. Highly recommended.
This really is one of those special life experiences. Apart from getting you to Milford Sound the flight itself is worth the trip. Seeing the lakes and mountains from above is a breathtaking experience. This trip is subject to weather conditions but the customer care we received was first class.
This is a must do trip if visiting the South Island of New Zealand! For those who don't know the drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound is 4 to 5 hours each way. That can make for a really long day especially if you do the 2 hour nature cruise. The flight was amazingly beautiful and Air Milford was a great company to fly with. On the 35 minute flight you get to see all of the huge mountain peaks as well as all of the lakes, things you won't see in a car or bus. Once landed the pilot walks you to the docks, which is beautiful, and gets the boat tickets for you. The lunch onboard the boat is buffet and is pretty good. The 2 hour nature cruise is awesome! You travel through the sound all the way to open ocean and back again. The captain took us under 3 waterfalls and if you were on the bow you got soaked! After the great cruise our pilot met us at the docks and walked us back to the plane for the 30 minute fly back. He flew a different route back so we got to see more beautiful scenery. We were in New Zealand a total of 16 days and we packed just about everyday with something and this is by far the best thing we did!
This was a tremendous excursion. I was mostly looking forward to the cruise, but the flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound was really even more spectacular. We flew with Hank, the owner of Air Milford, and he was very professional, courteous and an excellent tour guide as well as pilot. The cruise also lived up to expectations, even though it was cloudy and cold. Highly recommended.
The tour was wonderful, just a 30 minute flight each way rather than a 5 hour drive! The Milford Sound was spectacular and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Be wary of bad weather though as spoke to a few people who couldn't do flights for that reason, even if it looks like a lovely day in queenstown.