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Glenorchy Air - Milford Sound Fly | Cruise | Fly ex Queenstown

Experience the glory of Milford Sound in style on an incredible half-day flight seeing tour with cruise included...

Highlights

  • Take a scenic flight over mountains, glaciers and dramatic landscapes
  • Discover the natural wonders of Milford Sound on a scenic cruise
  • Spot fascinating local wildlife and cruise under a waterfall
  • End your day with a different flight path over this stunning World Heritage Area
  • Create memories that will last a lifetime!

To start the journey, jump onboard the scenic flight and soak up unobstructed views of mountains and glaciers from your window seat while flying over a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty, and enjoying informative commentary from your knowledgeable pilot.

This breathtaking flight takes you into Fiordland National Park, via the rugged West Coast and the Tasman Sea before descending into Milford Sound itself. Flying down the middle of the Fiord, with the dramatic sheer mountains either side and aerial views of the cascading Stirling Falls, you'll almost feel like you are in touching distance from Mitre Peak.

Next jump onboard your cruise with our cruise partner, Southern Discoveries where you'll discover the natural wonders of Milford Sound aboard a spacious, modern catamaran with open-air viewing decks.

Look out for fur seals, penguins, and dolphins while cruising the full length of the Fiord and basking in the beauty of sheer cliff faces and spectacular scenery as the backdrop. Your onboard skipper will provide full commentary and the catamaran will eventually cruise under a waterfall - a highlight for most!

Your spectacular journey isn't finished yet, your pilot will be waiting for you at the boat terminal to accompany you back to the airport. The breath-taking scenery continues as you end your day with a different flight path over this stunning World Heritage Area on the return flight to Queenstown.

Adult $550.00
Child $375.00

What's included

  • Complimentary transfers from central Queenstown to Queenstown Airport available
  • Return scenic flight to Milford Sound - different flight paths each way
  • 1hr 45 minutes Scenic Cruise aboard a spacious, modern catamaran
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and water (Lunch options are available at additional cost)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Departure: Flights depart from Queenstown Airport.

Notes

  • Pickups start 50 minutes before departure or Check-in at Queenstown Airport main terminal building is 30 minutes prior.

    No bookings have been confirmed until you get confirmation from the tour operator directly. Once your booking is complete, a member of the Glenorchy Air team will contact you via email or phone to confirm the status of your booking.

    Child age is 2 - 14 years. Infants 2 years and under 15kg can travel free of charge.

    Glenorchy Air require a minimum of 2 adult passengers to confirm a flight.

    For single passengers, if your requested flight does not meet minimum numbers we will provide alternative dates and times of trips available for you to join. If this does not suit your schedule, you will receive a full refund.

    You will be required to call us 1 hour before your scheduled flight time on the day of your flight for a weather check.

    Glenorchy Air reserves the right to cancel the flight due to the weather conditions. In the case of a canceled flight, we will endeavor to reschedule you where possible, if this is not possible customers will be refunded in full.

    Given alpine flying conditions, Glenorchy Air also reserves the right to alter the flight paths and activity durations due to weather and safety considerations.

    Clients canceling within 24 hours of a confirmed trip will be charged 100% cancellation fee.

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Frankie from Australia wrote on 24 February 2018

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Awesome

Great flight, everyone with window seat. Great pilot, friendly. Cruise at Milford when you get there too

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From Glenorchy Air - Milford Sound Fly | Cruise | Fly ex Queenstown

Wow what a great picture! Thank so much for taking the time to review your flight with us, we are so glad you had a great time. Thanks, GYA Team

Gerald Koh from Malaysia wrote on 21 December 2017

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Excellent Experience

Our booking with Glenorchy Air for the fly-cruise-fly experience was FANTASTIC!! The view from above is breath-taking. It was the highlight of our vacation in Queenstown. Last but not least, a shout-out to our friendly pilot Katie for the wonderful flight experience and the rest of the crew for your superb services.

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From Glenorchy Air - Milford Sound Fly | Cruise | Fly ex Queenstown

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your flight and share your pictures! It looks like you had a lovely day and made some great memories. Pilot Katie loves being able to show people around the Southern Alps and her customer service is very important to her. We so glad you chose to fly with us and enjoyed your trip. Kind Regards, GYA Team.

DM from United States wrote on 18 October 2017

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Amazing and the best way to do Milford Sound!

I am so happy that I did the fly cruise fly with Glenorchy! The flights in and out --via different routes so we saw more--were spectacular and the experience was amazing. On the way back the weather was perfect so the views were stunning, and even with clouds on the way out there it was awesome. We got upgraded to the Encounter Cruise for free which was nice--got to see the elusive penguins! But without a doubt the best part of the experience was the flying and I'm so glad I didn't coach/drive in--it would have taken all day and I'd have missed out on the amazing views. Definitely the best way to see Milford Sound!

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From Glenorchy Air - Milford Sound Fly | Cruise | Fly ex Queenstown

Hi DM and thank you for your excellent review. It sounds like you had a beautiful day to fly and experience the southern Alps, glaciers and Milford Sound. As you mentioned flying in offers a completely different perspective and the views from our aircraft are truly unrivalled as depicted in your photo which is absolutely stunning. It's great to hear you enjoyed the cruise portion of your trip also, once in the fiord the wildlife can be easily observed and admired. Overall it sounds like you had a great time, thank you again for your review and for flying with Glenorchy Air. Kind regards, The Glenorchy Air Team

Katie from United States wrote on 08 February 2020

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Worth every penny

The flight to Milford Sound was truly miraculous. Our pilot Liam was kind and knowledgable. Glenorchy made the whole experience seamless, from pickup at our Airbnb to dropoff after the excursion! A must do!

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peter madden from Australia wrote on 10 January 2020

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Highlight of our trip

Book the 1st flight of the day. You’ll have spectacular views pretty much to your self. Our pilot Will was a local with much knowledge and experience. The Milford Sound cruise was great ( book the breakfast) and relax in awe of this beautiful country.

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