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Scenic flight to Milford Sound including a cruise

Take off from Queenstown, and fly above the rugged backcountry of Central Otago, before heading westward to where the glacial fed rivers empty into Lake Wakatipu. Witness what the power of nature has created over the years, as you journey over two remarkable National Parks; Mt Aspiring and the world heritage listed Fiordland National Park.

Upon landing at Milford Sound Airport you are welcomed to a view of Mitre Peak, standing tall at the head of the fiord. Surrounded by some of the most magnificent scenery in the world, you’ll board your Mitre Peak Cruises vessel and begin your voyage cruising the length of the 16km fiord out to Tasman Sea. Listen to the informative commentary, and interact with our hosts while enjoying the complimentary tea, coffee and water on-board. Picnic lunches are available for purchase online for an additional $16 per person.

Complete your journey with a scenic flight over the Southern Alps back to Queenstown, and be captivated by the breathtaking and awe-inspiring views that can only be experienced from the air.

Duration & Cost

Duration

4 hours
Pricing

Pricing

Adult: from $470

Child: from $285

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Timetable

October - April: 8.00am 10.00am 2.00pm
May - September: 9.00am 11.00am  
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Flight path

You will fly over some exquisite landscapes on your journey to Milford Sound. Depending on the flight route for the day, your sights may include; Skippers Canyon, Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw, Mt Tutoko, Milford Sound, Mitre Peak, Arthur Valley, Sutherland Falls, the Milford Track, Lake Te Anau, Eglinton Valley, Greenstone Valley and Lake Wakatipu.

Flight Map

Cruise route

Depart from the Milford Sound Wharf and make your way out past the iconic Mitre Peak. Cruise the length of the fiord while listening to informative commentary from our skipper who will highlight points of interest along the way including the mighty Bowen Falls, Lion Mountain, Copper Point, Seal Rock and Stirling Falls.

Keep an eye out for local wildlife that can be found in the fiord, with sightings of New Zealand fur seals and dolphins spotted regularly, while occasionally the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin makes an appearance in Milford Sound.

Cruise Map

What it includes

  • Scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound
  • 2 hour cruise on Milford Sound with Mitre Peak Cruises
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and water on-board the cruise
  • Picnic lunches are available for purchase online for an additional $16 per person
  • Scenic flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown

What to bring

  • camera Camera
  • raincoat Waterproof Jacket
  • sunscreen Sunscreen
  • Beanie Warm Clothing
  • insect repellent Insect Repellent
  • smile Smiles