Milford Sound experiences heavy rainfall, high wind, or a combination of the two, on an average of 200 days per year. This inhibits direct flights on these days. Air Milford combats this trend by offering a ‘wet weather’ option – flying to a private airfield that can be sheltered from these conditions. Our Te Anau Downs airstrip is situated on the Milford Road and is a quick 1 1/2 hour coach tour into Milford Sound. This takes in the most scenic part of the highway (including the Homer Tunnel), linking with a Milford cruise, and retracing the route to return.
This option is suited to guests who experience continuous bad weather during their stay in Queenstown, and don’t want to coach the 8 hour return drive from Queenstown.
Please note this option cannot be pre-booked, but is used as a reserve to minimise the chances of guests missing out on visiting Milford Sound.
Contact us for more information or bookings.