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Scenic Flight Transfer to Queenstown from Milford Sound

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Milford Sound, New Zealand
Scenic Flight Transfer to Queenstown from Milford Sound

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Soak in panoramic views of New Zealand's South Island during your one-way flight to Queenstown from the Milford Sound. The scenic flight follows a route over Fiordland National Park, the Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu, and Sutherland Falls, before landing at Queenstown airport, where a driver transfers you to your hotel.
  • One-way scenic flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown
  • View the Tasman Sea, Southern Alps, and other natural wonders
  • Fly over the fjords and mountains of Fiordland National Park
  • Includes transfer to hotel in Queenstown
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Full pre-flight briefing
Hotel and Airport drop-off (centrally located hotels)
Live Air Milford pilot commentary on board
One way transport only, does not include transportation from Queenstown into Milford Sound
  • Milford Sound , Milford Sound, Milford Sound, Southland Region, South Island

    Your pilot will either meet you at the Milford Sound boat terminal, or at the Milford Sound airport. it is a 10 mins walk between the 2 locations and you will be instructed on the day, as to which location.

  • Milford Sound Airport , Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
  • Queenstown , Queenstown, New Zealand

    A complimentary drop-off to your centrally located Queenstown accommodation is included

    Confirm your flight's departure (which depends on the day's weather) by calling ahead before your flight. Once confirmed, make your own way to the Milford Sound Airport to board your small airplane.

    Take the scenic route to Queenstown when you glide over the majestic landscape of Fiordland National Park. Capture aerial photos of snow-capped mountains, sparkling fjords, and alpine lakes, and see features such as the Tasman Sea, Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu, and Sutherland Falls.

    Touch down at Queenstown Airport and disembark from your aircraft. Transfer to the waiting vehicle for transportation to your hotel in Queenstown where your tour ends.
    Stop At:  
    Milford Sound Airport
    Meet your pilot, to board your 35 minuet scenic flight to Queenstown.
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Pass By:  
    Milford Sound
    The scenic flight begins by climbing up through the fiord, taking in stunning views of Milford Sound from above.
    Pass By:  
    Mitre Peak
    View the highest peak in Milford Sound, Mitre Peak. It impressively rises directly out of the water of the fiord, to it's summit at 5,560ft / 1,690 meters, which is just over a mile of vertical gain!
    Pass By:  
    Bowen Falls
    Just after take-off, view the Bowen Falls, it is one of Milford Sound's two permanent waterfalls and at 530ft / 162 meters, is Milford's highest waterfall. After rainfall, there are hundreds of waterfalls to be viewed in the fiord!
    Pass By:  
    Sutherland Falls
    After leaving Milford Sound, the flight path first takes in another view of the fiord, before tracing south, down the Arthur valley. At the head of this valley, the Sutherland Falls can be viewed, this is New Zealand's highest waterfall, falling impressively 1,900ft / 580 meters to the valley floor below.
    Pass By:  
    Lake Te Anau
    The flight path then begins to track east over the Southern Alps and towards Queenstown. New Zealand's second largest lake, lake Te Anau can be viewed stretching out to the south.
    Pass By:  
    Greenstone and Caples Tracks
    After crossing the main divide of the Southern Alps and taking in stunning views of small alpine lakes and jagged snow capped mountains, the route then traverses the densely forested Greenstone and Caples valleys.
    Pass By:  
    Lake Wakatipu
    After emerging from the Greenstone valley, fly over Lake Wakatipu. Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand's longest lake at 46 miles / 75 kms, it is also incredibly deep, up to 1,250ft / 380 meters at some points! Queenstown is nestled on the lake's shores, so some great views of the town are enjoyed before landing.
    Pass By:  
    Walter Peak Station Wharf
    View the Walter Peak high country station, which is one of New Zealand's largest merino sheep farms.
    Stop At:  
    Air Milford
    View the Remarkable mountain range and Queenstown, before landing at the Air Milford base, Queenstown airport, for your drop-off to your accommodation.
    Duration: 10 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given a full refund
    • Due to the weather dependent nature of the flight, it is imperative that you have a back up plan in mind if your return date is not flexible
    • Do not forget to bring a jacket and your camera
    • Infant rates apply for 0 - 1 years of age, when the infant is sat on a parents lap, with an infant lap belt
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Air Milford
    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.

    Learn more about cancellations.

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

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Scenic Flight Transfer to Queenstown from Milford Sound.
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Scenic Flight Transfer to Queenstown from Milford Sound?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Scenic Flight Transfer to Queenstown from Milford Sound.

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