Milford Sound Fly | Explore | Fly
From $519 per person
Experience unimpaired views from your window seat as you fly through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty, above mountains and glaciers onboard your fixed-wing aircraft.
Your knowledgeable, highly skilled local pilot will provide interesting and informative commentary during this 45-minute flight over to Milford Sound.
Departing from Queenstown Airport our preferred flight path heads north over the Coronet Peak ski-field, historic Skippers Canyon and the Shotover River – the second richest gold-bearing river in the world.
Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and glacier-fed braided rivers as you fly along the Dart River Valley into the World Heritage Area of Mt. Aspiring National Park. With endless snow-covered mountains, the Olivine Ice Plateau, Mt. Tutoko and the Tutoko Glacier just some of the incredible highlights along the way, it really is an unforgettable experience.
The breath-taking scenery continues into Fiordland National Park, out over the rugged West Coast and the Tasman Sea before a quick U-turn descending into Milford Sound itself. Flying down the middle of the Fiord, with the dramatic sheer mountains either side, aerial views of the cascading Stirling Falls as you come into land at one can only be described as one of the worlds most sunning landing strips.
You will have the opportunity to explore the shores for approximately 2 hours, with our two short walks, taking you to unmissable vantage points and through awesome wilderness
Wander through beech forest and alongside the sandy shores of majestic Milford Sound on the boardwalks of the Foreshore Loop Track for some of the best views of iconic Mitre Peak, standing a proud 1,692 metres above sea level. Learn more about the area through the interpretive visitor panels and take a moment to enjoy the best seat in the house, the Milford Sound swing – you may have seen the gorgeous photos on your Instagram feed.
Get an awesome perspective of Milford Sound framed by native bush when you climb the stairs of the Lookout Track, the short walk winds its way up to a spectacular viewpoint.
Finish off with a bite to eat from Discover Milford Café or bring your own picnic and enjoy lunch with a view on the benches overlooking the Sound and Mitre Peak.
Meet your pilot back at the airstrip for another epic 45 minute return scenic flight to Queenstown. You will take a different route on the way back to showcase even more stunning scenery as you watch the landscape change crossing the main divide.
We’re all here for the view and every seat on every plane is a window seat.
Dress CodeWarm Clothing Recommended due to changeable nature of Alpine Weather.
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Queenstown Airport Terminal, Sir Henry Wigley Drive, Frankton, Queenstown
Where do I catch my flight?
Complimentary airport transfers are included in your tour, however if you wish to drive yourself, checkin is located in the main terminal building of Queenstown Airport opposite the baggage claim carousel.
What if bad weather cancels our flight?
Our flights are weather dependent as we fly under visual flying rules (VFR). Pilots will conduct a thorough weather check 1 hour before each flight. If we cannot fly due to adverse weather conditions we will attempt to reschedule depending on the customers' schedule and flight availability. If we cannot reschedule, you will receive a 100% refund.
What should we bring?
Some essentials we suggest bringing with you on your tour:
- Sunscreen and Bug Spray
- Camera with charge & memory
- Warm clothing layers
- Sensible foot wear
- Bottle of water
Our flights are not affected by the use of Mobile phones and are permitted on board. However, phones cannot be used whilst on the airfield with active aircraft around you. There is no phone signal in Milford Sound, phone calls will be unsuccessful after leaving Queenstown.
Do you offer a pick up from my accomodation?
Yes, We offer complimentary pick ups from various locations close to all central Queenstown Accommodation. Pick ups begin approximately 50mins before departure time. For a full pick up list please see the drop down list, when selecting your product, on the booking page.
I am self-driving to the Airport, where should I park?
There is paid parking in Car Park A at Queenstown Airport.
I am having trouble booking on the website, what should I do?
Please email us at email@example.com and we will be able to help you complete your booking. If you’re booking a trip due to start within 24 hours please call us on 0800-951251 and a member of our reservations team will be glad to help.
Can the flights accommodate infants or toddlers?
- Children aged up to and including 2 years can travel for free if sitting on an adults lap. They must weight 15kg or less.
- We provide lap belt extenders, infant life jackets and ear defenders to help keep our young passengers comfortable.
- Children aged between 3-14 years are eligible for the child rate.
- Strollers/Pushchairs may be accommodated for. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the approximate dimensions and weight and we can confirm if it will fit in our aircraft.
Are your prices in New Zealand Dollars? Do the prices include GST?
Yes, our prices are in New Zealand dollar and include all taxes and charges.
Do you cater for customers with disabilities?
We want everybody to experience our flights and will do our absolute best to cater for people who have disabilities. Safety is our top priority, so if we think that we would be able to give you the appropriate assistance that you need in the event of an emergency we would love to have you fly with us. If you do have a disability we just ask that you call us before booking your flight to discuss your needs.