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Scenic helicopter flight
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Close encounter with wildlife
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
After pickup from centrally located Queenstown hotels, your Milford Sound adventure starts with a 5-hour scenic drive by luxury coach, equipped with reclining seats and a glass roof so you can take in the amazing views.
Listen to commentary from your driver as you travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through the rolling countryside to Te Anau, where you’ll take a break for morning tea (own expense). Then continue along Highway 94 — the ‘Milford Road’ — and admire its stunning alpine scenery, stopping along the way for photo ops and a short walk.
When you arrive at Milford Sound, board your 2-hour nature cruise — either the Milford Mariner or Milford Wanderer — which takes you along the whole length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea. Learn about the region's history, natural features and native wildlife as you are wowed by the sound’s famous beauty. See rainforest waterfalls, towering peaks and marine life like seals, dolphins and penguins, depending on the season. Sip provided tea and coffee, and purchase lunch at the onboard cafe when you get hungry (own expense).
After your cruise, hop on a shuttle bus for the short drive from the wharf to the airstrip, where the final and most exciting leg of your tour begins — a 40-minute helicopter flight from Milford Sound back to Queenstown. As you soar over Milford Sound — one of the most breathtaking experiences you’re sure to ever have — marvel at the aerial views of glaciers, rivers, lakes and rainforest. Fly over the fiord along Harrison Valley, over Mount Tutoko and on to the Wakatipu Basin. If the weather cooperates on the day of your tour, you may even get to enjoy a snow landing on Donne Glacier.
Upon your landing in Queenstown, your day trip ends with hotel drop-off.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
One-way transport by air-conditioned coach from Queenstown to Milford Sound
2-hour cruise with commentary and onboard nature guide
Coffee and tea on board cruise
Shuttle transfer to the airstrip
40-minute helicopter flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown
Food and drinks (you may purchase morning tea in Te Anau and lunch on board the cruise)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Helicopters operate with a maximum of 6 people
Helicopter flights are weather dependent; if there are unfavorable weather conditions on the day of your tour and your helicopter cannot fly, you will return to Queenstown by coach and be refunded the difference (refund does not apply if only the snow landing is canceled due to weather)
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Please wear or bring comfortable shoes, a waterproof jacket, warm clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses and insect repellent
All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking
Centrally located Queenstown hotels
October to April: 7:15am May to September: 6:55am
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point at approximately: October to April: 5:30pm May to September: 4:30pm