Milford Sound Fly Cruise Fly
Our most popular Milford Sound tour is our Fly-Cruise-Fly.
No trip to the South Island is complete without visiting the breathtakingly beautiful Milford Sound. The fiord itself extends 16km inland from the Tasman Sea, with sheer granite cliffs extending up to 1700m above sea level. Like all the fiords and valleys in the Fiordland National Park, Milford was carved by five different glacier actions during the last great ice age 75,000 to 14,000 years ago. Some glaciers still remain, with the large blue cracking ice-falls providing a stark contrast to the rainforests below.
With between seven and eight metres of rainfall per year, Milford Sound is the wettest place in New Zealand. The lush rainforests cling to the cliff faces while seals, and the occasional dolphins and penguin ply the waters below.
You’ll leave from Queenstown Airport for the Fly-Cruise-Fly Milford Sound tour, with a guaranteed window seat, soaring across three mountain ranges, magnificent alpine valleys, lakes and glaciers into Fiordland National Park, New Zealand’s largest National Park. After arriving overhead Milford Sound, we will descend into the fjord to give you a close up of the features that make up this unique landscape before landing at Milford Sound Airport. Your pilot will escort you to the boat terminal to join our cruise boat partners, JUCY Cruise, on the Gem or Maiden to enjoy a 1hr 45min cruise of the fjord. Your journey will take you out to the Tasman Sea where you’ll encounter some of the wildlife that makes up this region. Expect to see seals and occasionally dolphins and penguins as you pass close to magnificent waterfalls and sheer granite cliffs, while your skipper provides you with a detailed and entertaining commentary of the region and its history. Berthing back at the wharf, you’ll be met by your pilot and escorted back to your awaiting aircraft. After leaving Milford, you’ll climb out over more snow-capped mountains on a different flight path, returning over Lake Wakatipu and descending back into Queenstown.
Our pilots pride themselves on providing an entertaining and knowledgeable commentary covering the entire flight. They love what they do and they will go out of their way to make you feel special on your Milford Sound tours. We can provide courtesy transport to and from your accommodation and Queenstown Airport, and we have free parking available should you choose to drive yourself.
Total tour duration: 4 hours
Summer Departures (October 1st to April 30th): 8am, 10am, 12noon, and 2pm
Winter Departures (May 1st to September 31st): 10am and 12noon
Flight Time1hr 20m
Adult $559 Child $370
Flight package includes:
- Return flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound
- Boat cruise on Milford Sound
- Courtesy transport from your accommodation (due to Covid-19 restrictions this may be limited, self drive with free parking is preferred to limit contact)
*All upgrades are additional to the base pricing above
Mt. Aspiring and GlaciersExtend the flight to take in an overflight of Mount Aspiring, the Snowball glaciers and the Olivine ice plateau for an additional $149 per person.More Less
Adult $149 Child $149
Doubtful Sound Add-onFor the ultimate Fiordland experience, add one hour of flight time through the heart of Fiordland to your journey. You will fly from Queenstown to Doubtful Sound: the largest of the thirteen sounds in Fiordland, with massive waterfalls and countless alpine lakes. From there cross eight other sounds between Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound, through the heart of the one of the largest and most unique national parks in the world. This option is more weather dependent than Milford Sound alone, but the rewards when the weather is good are fantastic. To add this upgrade on, choose a date and time for the flight on the calendar, then tick the "Doubtful Sound Add-on" box on the reservations page.More Less
Adult $299 Child $299