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Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Coach with Glenorchy Air

Join Glenorchy Air and experience the unique wonders of Milford Sound with an awe-inspiring Fly-Cruise-Coach adventure.

Taking off from Queenstown Airport the vast expanse of lake Wakatipu opens up underneath you as your scenic flight takes you over Queenstown towards Glenorchy at the head of the lake.

Passing over the rugged rocky mountains of Fiordland National park you take in stunning views of waterfalls, ancient rainforest, hanging glaciers and untouched valleys glistening with the crystal clear alpine rivers.

Descending into the striking scenery of Milford Sound you will be captivated by the grandeur of the infamous Mitre Peak rising a mile high from the waters of the fiord vertically into the sky. Take in the majestic beauty of the many waterfalls and sheer mountains that rise abruptly from the ocean.

Landing in Milford Sound it is time to experience the fiord from a different aspect aboard a Southern Discoveries scenic cruise. Taking in the full length of the fiord out to the open sea and back again this hour and three quarters scenic cruise allows you to take in a very different perspective while observing the rare wildlife that inhabit the fiord. Seals, sea lions, dolphins, penguins and many species of native bird call Milford Sound home so make sure your camera is at the ready.

The coach ride back to Queenstown takes you on one of New Zealand's most stunning scenic drives along the Milford Highway via Te Anau to Queenstown.

Please note the driver does not give a commentary on this return trip. The coach company we use does not pre-allocate seats, which means we cannot guarantee people sitting next to each other on the ride back to Queenstown.

Price:

  • $525 Adult
  • $335 Child (2-14 years)

Trip Includes

  • Scenic Flight to Milford Sound
  • Cruise on Milford Sound
  • Coach Trip return to central Queenstown or Frankton Bus stop

Itinerary:

  • 9:00am - Call for weather check (details on booking confirmation)
  • 11:15am - Make your own way to arrive at Glenorchy Air desk. (Glenorchy Air desk is at Queenstown Airport, next to the exit door nearest the domestic luggage pick up carousel)
  • 12.00pm - Depart Queenstown Airport on Scenic Flight to Milford Sound
  • 1:00pm - Milford Sound Nature Cruise
  • 3:05pm - Coach departs Milford Sound
  • 7:45pm - Approximate arrival time back in Queenstown

Please note your central Queenstown Accommodation on the booking form and make sure you read your booking confirmation for pre flight weather check procedures.

This experience is weather dependent and subject to Milford Road being open

 

Glenorchy Air require a minimum of 2 adult passengers to confirm a flight. Once your booking is complete, a member of our team will contact you to confirm the status of your booking. For single passengers, If your requested flight is not available we will provide alternative dates and times of trips you can join. If this does not suit your schedule, you will receive a full refund.

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

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Joseph Kwasnieski from United States wrote on 14 November 2017

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MIXED BAG

The flight in was absolutely spectacular. One of the highlights of our vacation. The motor coach back was pleasant; comfortable and scenic. The cruise was a disappointment. Thousands of people being shuffled along a Disneyland style circuit. Stop where the penguins nest (but you can't see them); go past seal rock; park near the waterfall; thank you goodbye. Did not go into the Tasman sea. Overall the scenery was quite ordinary by NZ standards.

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From Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Coach with Glenorchy Air

Thank you Joseph for taking the time to review us. It sounds like you enjoyed the majority of your experience and we apologise that the cruise portion of your trip didn't live up to expectation. Milford Sound is an extremely popular area so can get quite busy but customers always comment on how they enjoyed the flight to and from the fiord. We do hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in NZ and thank you for flying with Glenorchy Air. Kind regards, The Glenorchy Air Team

Donna Nanna from United States wrote on 08 November 2018

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Wonderful trip

A great trip. The weather was so accommodating and the plane ride was spectacular. Definitely a trip of a lifetime..

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Amanda from New Zealand wrote on 07 September 2018

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Breath-taking

Spectacular, well worth it, highly recommend to all.

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Valeria from New Zealand wrote on 31 August 2018

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Great experience

We enjoyed fly-coach-bus trip. But probably better to take coach first because they stop on interesting places on the way to Milford but not on the way back. Bus with transparent roof in the bus is super.

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MURRAY KENNEDY from Australia wrote on 19 August 2018

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Great staff! Terrific experience!

We highly recommend Glenorchy air... We had a beautiful day yesterday. Thank you very much!

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From Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Coach with Glenorchy Air

Hi Murray, thank you for taking the time to leave us this kind review. Milford Sound is a very special place and we are happy to hear that you had a beautiful day exploring the Fiordland with us. Again thank you for recommending Glenorchy Air and we hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Queenstown. Kind regards, The Glenorchy Air Team

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