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Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown including Helicopter Flight

Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

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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

Overview

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.

Information

Includes:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • 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
Excludes:
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (you may purchase morning tea in Te Anau and lunch on board the cruise)
Additional Info:
  • 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)
  • Please wear or bring comfortable shoes, a waterproof jacket, warm clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses and insect repellent
  • 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

Meeting Point

Centrally located Queenstown hotels
Departure Time:
6:55 AM
Departure Comments:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately:
October to April: 5:30pm
May to September: 4:30pm
  • Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown including Helicopter Flight
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