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Milford Sound to Queenstown Return Scenic Flight

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Milford Sound, New Zealand
Milford Sound to Queenstown Return Scenic Flight

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iconOffered in: English
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Get sweeping views of the South Island of New Zealand during a 40-minute scenic flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown. The one-way flight offers an aerial perspective on the Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu, Sutherland Falls, and Milford Track. When your pilot gently lands at Queenstown airport, a driver transfers you to your hotel.
  • One-way 40-minute scenic flight to Queenstown, from Milford Sound
  • Save time when traveling between Milford Sound and Queenstown
  • Take in the natural majesty of the South Island from the air
  • Fly over landmarks such as the Southern Alps, Sutherland Falls, and Lake Wakatipu
  • Includes transfer to Queenstown hotels
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Departure Point

Milford Sound, Milford Sound, Southland Region, South Island

Departure Point: Trip departs from Milford Sound Airstrip Dates: Daily Return point: Complimentary drop-off to your accommodation

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way the the Milford Sound Boat Terminal to confirm your flight with Mitre Peak Cruises. The staff checks the day's weather conditions and confirms your departure, then transfers you to the Milford Sound Airstrip.

Once on board your aircraft, take off and soar over Fiordland National Park. You'll get panoramic views of Sutherland Falls, the Southern Alps, and Lake Wakatipu, along with the glaciers, mountains, fjords, and lakes of the South Island.

After about 40 minutes, your airplane touches down at Queenstown Airport. From there, your driver transfers you to your Queenstown hotel.
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Milford Sound
Soaring above Milford Sound you’ll get an aerial perspective of cascading waterfalls hidden amongst towering peaks, and the icy blue channel that flows into the Tasman Sea. From the luxuriant mosses and ferns clinging to sheer rock faces to immense peaks rising straight from the ocean depths, the entire experience is truly awe-inspiring.
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Fiordland National Park
As you cross over into the Fiordland National Park, you’ll discover an untouched world of peaks and valleys, where mountains reach into the sea – a landscape forged by the rapid retreat of glaciers.
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Southern Alps
Fly across the mountain ranges and beech forests of the Southern Alps, above the famous Milford Track.
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Lake Wakatipu
Fly above the rugged backcountry of Central Otago, before heading westward to where the glacial-fed rivers empty into Lake Wakatipu.
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Reach the striking Lake Wakatipu and land at Queenstown Airport, rated one of the world’s most scenic landings.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infants are classed as 11kg or under. If when weighed at check in they are over 11kg in weight, they will be classed and charged as a child and will have to sit in their own seat due to infant seat belt weight restrictions.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Milford Sound Scenic Flights
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Milford Sound to Queenstown Return Scenic Flight?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Milford Sound to Queenstown Return Scenic Flight?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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