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Milford Sound Coach | Cruise | Fly From Queenstown

Experience the the beauty of Milford Sound from three fantastic perspectives!
Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration
Duration
8 hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Varies
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Available From Central QT
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
Open Age
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Queenstown Airport
Best Seller
Best Seller
A Family Favourite
What's Included

  • Get up to $40 cash back per person when you book with us
  • Take an unforgettable journey into the heart of Milford Sound by coach 
  • Luxury, air-conditioned coaches with USB charging ports and commentary
  • Discover the natural wonders of Milford Sound aboard a boat with huge open-air viewing decks
  • Travel the full length of the Fiord and out to the Tasman Sea, with stunning sheer cliffs surrounding you
  • Stop at waterfalls and watch for dolphins frolicking beside you
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, and water is available onboard your cruise
  • Finish your day in style with our spectacular scenic flight home
  • Guaranteed window seat for panoramic views of stunning mountains and glaciers
  • A knowledgeable, local pilot will provide exciting and informative commentary
Why do we love this

A spectacular way to see Milford Sound, experience the beauty from three fantastic perspectives, road trip on one of New Zealand's finest alpine drives, cruise the fiord, and finish your day with a spectacular scenic flight.

What to Expect

Sit back and relax onboard a premium glass roof coach with large viewing windows and your driver provides entertaining commentary. Stopping for short walks along the way with plenty of photos opportunities, highlights include; Mirror Lakes, Monkey Creek, Knobs Flat, Homer Tunnel, Christie Falls and The Chasm


You will discover the natural wonders of Milford Sound aboard a spacious, modern catamaran with open air viewing decks, a perfect location for some wildlife spotting. The Fiord is home to fur seal colonies, penguins and dolphins, who love playing in the wake of the boat. Traveling the full length of the Fiord and out to the Tasman Sea, with stunning sheer cliffs surrounding you, a full commentary from the skipper plus a stop under a waterfall, your cruise is a fantastic way to experience Milford Sound in all its glory. Lunch is included - please let us know if you have any dietary requirements. 


After your cruise well team you up with our pilot ready for your breathtaking scenic flight back to Queenstown. Flying over a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty, above mountains and glaciers onboard our fixed-wing aircraft. Your knowledgeable, highly skilled local pilot providing interesting and informative commentary during this flight of a lifetime. We're all here for the view and every seat is a window seat.


Once you have landed back at Queenstown Airport a complimentary shuttle will be waiting to transport you back to your accommodation. 

Glenorchy Air is not responsible for any missed connections or activities if flights are delayed or cancelled due to the weather conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Camera with charge & memory
  • Warm clothing layers
  • Sensible footwear
  • Bottle of water

Note: You do not need a passport. The flights are not effected by the use of Mobile phones and are permitted on board. However, phones cannot be used whilst on the airfield with active aircraft around you. There is no phone signal in Milford Sound phone calls will be unsuccessful after leaving Queenstown.

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The tour is required to make sure that the aircraft is operated within its maximum weight limitations and the aircraft’s centre of gravity is within limits. The tour, therefore, requests passenger weights at the time of booking, to assist us operationally in planning and managing seat availability and to provide a great customer experience. Please ensure you inform us of your weight, especially if any passengers are 120kg or 260lb or over, prior to the date of travel. Passengers seat allocation is at the Pilots' discretion due to the weight and balance of the plane.
 

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Yes. Children aged between 3-14 years are eligible for the child rate. Infants aged up to and including 2 years weighing less than 15kg or less. We will provide lap belt extenders, infant life jackets and ear defenders to help keep our young passengers comfortable.

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The 3pm time shown as ‘departure’ when initially selecting your experience is the time our flight is due to depart Milford Sound. Check in for your coach will be with our partners Southern Discoveries at approximately 7am depending on where you are staying. 

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Your flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown is approximately 40 minutes.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • In accordance with New Zealand law and for your safety, all children aged 6 and under must be correctly secured in an approved child seat while travelling in any Southern Discoveries coach.
  • Given alpine flying conditions, Glenorchy Air reserves the right to alter the flight paths, durations, or cancel flights due to weather and safety considerations.
  • In the event of adverse weather, passengers will return to Queenstown on the coach and will receive a refund down to the Coach | Cruise | Coach price. 
  • The Pilot in command is responsible for the safety of the aircraft and everyone on board at all times. Service can be refused if the Pilots' instructions are not complied with.
  • The tour is required to make sure that the aircraft is operated within its maximum weight limitations and the aircraft’s centre of gravity is within limits. The tour, therefore, request passenger weights at the time of booking, to assist us operationally in planning and managing seat availability and to provide a great customer experience. Please ensure you inform us of your weight, especially if any passengers are 120kg or 260lb or over, prior to the date of travel. Passengers seat allocation is at the Pilots' discretion due to the weight and balance of the plane.
  • Minimum passengers numbers apply.

Cancellation Policy:

  • If passengers choose to cancel a booking, fail to check-in on time, or notify us of changes less than 24 hours prior to their departure, they will incur a 100% cancellation charge.
  • Changes or cancellations made with more than 24 hours warning incur no penalties.
     

Pickup Locations

Coaches depart from the Southern Discoveries Office, St Omer Wharf. Pick up from local Queenstown accommodation is available. 

  • 5 Star Lane Pick Up by Taxi
  • Abba Garden Motel Pick up by Taxi
  • Absoloot Backpackers: Check in at Southern Discoveries Office, St Omer Wharf
  • Adventure Queenstown Hostel: Check in at Southern Discoveries Office, St Omer Wharf
  • Alexis Motor lodge & Apartments Taxi to Pounamu Bus Stop
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