Half-Day Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Te Anau, New Zealand

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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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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.
  • 2.5-hour Milford Sound helicopter tour with glacier landing
  • Explore Fiordland National Park from the air
  • Snap photos of Mitre Peak and the Tasman Sea
  • Go on a nature walk and land atop Mt Tutoko
  • Listen to informative narration via audio headsets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Queenstown

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Helicopter flight


  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

35 Lucas Pl

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up included from all local Queenstown Accomodations.

Departure Time

Departure times vary.  We will respond to your request with available options.

All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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What To Expect

After pickup by coach from your hotel in Queenstown, board a modern Airbus squirrel helicopter and buckle into your seat for an exhilarating flight. Slip on a headset to hear the pilot’s commentary as you take off for Milford Sound.
Prepare to be mesmerized by the wondrous landscape of Fiordland National Park. On arrival at Milford Sound, the helicopter shuts down for a short guided nature walk, including views of postcard-perfect Mitre Peak.
Back on board, you’ll fly past sheer granite cliffs and lush waterfalls along the entire length of the fiord, landing on a beach at the Tasman Sea. The next portion of your 2.5-hour tour continues above snow-capped mountains and river valleys to blue-green ice falls. Come in for a landing on Mt Tutoko glacier, Fiordland’s highest peak, before returning to Queenstown and a courtesy shuttle to your hotel.
Please note: Glacier landings are subject to weather and flight paths, and landings may change at the pilot’s discretion.
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Hotel Pickup
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat (infants aged under three years old sit on adult's lap)
  • Due to comfort and weight/balance of the aircraft, passengers must supply accurate weights upon booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
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Cancellation Policy

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

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(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785
Product code: 9180P7

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