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Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
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  • Offered in: English


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.
  • 1.5-hour guided helicopter flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound
  • Fly into New Zealand's Fiordland
  • Unparalleled views of world-famous Milford Sound
  • Views of Mitre Peak and Tukuko Glacier
  • Entertaining and informative commentary from your pilot guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from centrally located Queenstown hotels

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • 1.5-hour scenic helicopter flight with two landings
  • Pilot guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • The Helicopter Line, Queenstown
    29 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand

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End point

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What To Expect

Your Milford Sound helicopter flight provides access to some of New Zealand’s most secluded natural wonders. An expert pilot takes you sightseeing into the heart of the UNESCO-listed Fiordland with unrivaled aerial views of the lush rainforest, bush-lined valleys and crevasse-filled glaciers between Queenstown and Milford Sound.

Start your helicopter tour with hotel pickup before taking to the skies on a 1.5-hour scenic ride. En route, listen to the pilot’s informative commentary about the stunning landscape below. Upon reaching your destination, you’ll hover above iconic Mitre Peak before landing at Milford Sound.

When it’s time again for take-off, marvel at up-close views of the famous fiord’s towering peaks and sparkling waterways. Then fly over the crevasse-filled Tukuko Glacier, landing here or in Otago's Glacier Basin, before your return flight to Queenstown where you’re transferred to your hotel.

Please note: All landings are weather-dependent and according to the pilot's discretion.

Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

Your helicopter flight from Queenstown takes you into the heart of New Zealand's Fiordland, providing unparalleled views of world-famous Milford Sound and iconic Mitre Peak before landing at the Sound. On your return flight to Queenstown you'll fly over the spectacular Tukuko Glacier.

Admission Ticket Free

Milford Sound

With its ability to hover, land and provide access to some of the country's most remote areas, a helicopter is the ideal choice for sightseeing in New Zealand.

Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • All children must be accompanied by a fare paying adult
  • It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures. Moderate fitness is required.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Experience of a lifetime!
Jet23666573404, Jun 2019
I’ve always loved helicopters so this was a fantastic experience! The views from up top were great and the landings in Milford Sound were stunning. Pete was a fantastic pilot as well and has great knowledge of the area. Definitely an experience well worth the money.
One of the most awesome things I...
marie i, Sep 2015
One of the most awesome things I have ever done!! Words fail me to explain the grandeur and scale of the scenery. An absolute must for anyone wanting something extra special!!!
wonderful scenery to and from...
Stephen B, Feb 2012
wonderful scenery to and from Milford Sound, but that was it! We did NOT fly over any part of Milford sound - just landed there, let two people off and flew back ot Queenstown!! Steve .
That was the most incredible thing I've...
Monica M, Aug 2010
That was the most incredible thing I've ever done. It was so beautiful, and riding in the helicopter to see it was truly an amazing change from all my other vacations. Loved every minute of it. Thanks!
Fantastic experience, extremely well...
Antony R, Jul 2009
Fantastic experience, extremely well looked after, staff and crew were excellent. Highly recommended.
My wife and I thought the flight was...
William A, Feb 2009
My wife and I thought the flight was brilliant and would love to do it again. It made a super holiday even better! The only negative was the uncertainty of the flight due to lack of numbers. The flight time was changed three times and only confirmed about an hour beforehand.
J'avais réservé ce vol en janvier...
Gaëtan E, Aug 2014
J'avais réservé ce vol en janvier pour le mois d'août, donc j'avais un léger doute ! J'ai appelé la veille pour confirmer et le jour J on est venu nous chercher à l'hôtel, on nous a conduit à l'hélicoptère et on a décollé quelques minutes plus tard pour la plus merveilleuse des excursions, 1h30 de paysages merveilleux jusqu'au Milford Sound, un endroit paradisiaque. Au retour notre pilote a cherché un endroit sécurisé pour se poser sur la neige à haute altitude et nous nous sommes amusés pendant quelques minutes dans la neige avant de redécoller pour rentrer. Trop génial, ma fille de 11 ans a adoré!!!


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