Milford Sound
Fly / Nature Cruise / Fly

Milford Sound is an area of extraordinary beauty. It offers a majestic fiord, dramatic and awe inspiring scenery and prolific flora and fauna. Although the flight to and from Milford Sound has regularly been described as the most stunning part of our tour options, combining this with a Milford Sound cruise with our friends at Southern Discoveries is the most popular option.

After check-in completion, your pilot will give a thorough pre-flight briefing on the route and scenic highlights likely to be encountered. These include the famous Skippers Canyon, the Paradise region (recently made popular as film locations for Lord of the Rings/Hobbit Trilogies), and the Donne glacier among many other awe-inspiring features. Your 35 minute flight concludes with an over flight of the fiord of Milford Sound, prior to landing.

The second half of the adventure begins in Milford Sound, where your pilot personally escorts you to the boat docks where you will board the “Spirit of Milford” to enjoy your Milford Sound Nature Cruise. Numbers onboard are capped at 150 passengers ensuring a more intimate experience, Nature Guides offer a personal commentary. The catamaran explores nooks and crannies along the edge of the fiord, nudging into sheer rock faces to examine flora and fauna in detail.

Milford Sound Fly Nature Cruise Waterfall - Static

Following your Milford Sound cruise your return flight takes in many of the pristine alpine lakes and waterfalls that Fiordland National Park is recognised for, including the Sutherland Falls which span 580m (1900ft). Flight time is another 35 minutes, with a total trip time of approximately five hours. After enjoying your Scenic Flight back from Milford Sound you will land back in Queenstown to complete the journey.

  • Return Milford Sound Scenic Flights
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise onboard Southern Discoveries “Spirit of Milford” catamaran
  • Reserved seating onboard the boat
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Pilot escort on a gentle 20 minute bush walk from plane to boat through native forest (time permitting)
  • Courtesy pick up & drop off from most Queenstown accommodation
01 October 2023 – 30 September 2024
9:30AM FLIGHT
Includes morning tea onboard the cruise, consisting of tea, coffee and a freshly baked muffin.
Adult: $625 NZD | Child: $439 NZD


11:30AM FLIGHT

Includes picnic lunch on board the cruise
Adult: $665 NZD | Child: $469 NZD

1:30PM FLIGHT*

Includes a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink onboard the cruise.
Adult: $625 NZD | Child: $439 NZD
*Our afternoon departure operates in Summer only is subject to minimum numbers

Allow 5 hours for this Milford Sound Flight & Cruise experience

We recommend booking for your first available day in Queenstown due to the weather dependent nature of flying.

Should the weather be unfavourable on the day, you will have maximum flexibility to roll your experience on to another day during your stay

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