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Milford Sound Scenic Flyover Tour from Queenstown

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Discover an untouched world of valleys, peaks, and glaciers on the most scenic flight you’ll ever take from Queenstown to Milford Sound.

Highlights

  • Witness stunning panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu, the Dart-Rees Valley's glacier-fed braided rivers, and the Mt. Aspiring National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Area.

  • Admire the incredible views from a window seat during the flight, as the seating layout allows everyone to appreciate the stunning scenery.

  • Enjoy hotel pick-up and drop-off from your Queenstown accommodation and take to the skies for stellar views of Olivine Ice Plateau, Earnslaw Burn Glacier, and Mt. Tutoko Glacier.

  • Experience the breathtaking beauty of Fiordland National Park, as well as the rugged West Coast and the vastness of the Tasman Sea.

  • Fly through the middle of Milford Sound, flanked by towering mountains, and enjoy aerial perspectives of the majestic Stirling Falls and iconic Mitre Peak.

  • Catch sight of the pilot's favorite highlights, including Lake Quill and the magnificent Sutherland Falls, as you return to Queenstown.

  • Enjoy a different flight path during your return journey, offering a fresh perspective as you head back to Queenstown.

Inclusions

  • Professional English-speaking pilot

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off Queenstown

  • Child/booster seats and baby earmuffs are available on request

  • 11 seater van for transfers

  • Guaranteed window seat

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Fly over the Alps

Escape to a hidden paradise as you soar high in the sky on your flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound. The scenic flight tour lets you experience New Zealand like never before. Brace yourself for some of the most spectacular sights of natural landscapes that you will ever see - all from a bird’s eye view. Explore deep valleys, high peaks, glaciers, and massive waterfalls as you peer out your window. Your pilot will give you interesting facts about everything that you see throughout your flight.

First, you will fly towards Fiordland National Park, where you’ll find a vast expanse of peaks and valleys opening out into the sea. The landscape here is formed because of the rapid retreating of glaciers.

Next, you’ll be soaring above Milford Sound where you’ll spot towering peaks with cascading waterfalls between them. Follow the icy blue channel all the way into the Tasman sea. Discover a range of mountainous land from rocks covered in moss and ferns, to massive peaks rising straight from the depths of the ocean - the sights are truly magnificent. Finally, you’ll fly across the forests and mountain ranges of the Southern Alps, above the Milford range, and over the Sutherland Waterfalls to the gorgeous Lake Wakatipu.

Important Information

  • From check-in 30 minutes before departure, to landing back at Queenstown Airport, is approximately 2 hours. Please note, this does not include time for self-driving or using our complimentary transfers.

  • Bring along any essential medication, sunglasses, camera, warm clothing layers, comfortable footwear, and water bottle.

  • Even though the aircraft is heated, it is recommended to bring light warm clothing layers.

  • Your scenic flyover from Queenstown over Milford Sound and back to Queenstown is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.

  • All seats on the aircraft are window seats. Passenger seat allocation however is at the Pilots’ discretion due to the weight and balance of the plane.

  • Your experience may be subject to change due to weather conditions.

  • The cruising altitude is weather-dependent and ranges between 5,000-10,000 feet.

  • New Junior earmuffs for our young passengers. They have an impressive noise reduction rating of 22db and are approved to Global Safety Standards.

Restrictions

  • For operational and safety reasons, we request passenger weights during booking to ensure compliance with aircraft weight limits and balance requirements. Please notify if any passenger is 140kg (308lb) or over. Helicopter activities have a weight limit of 116kg (255lb) and require prior notification. Exceeding your declared weight by 15kg (33lb) at check-in may result in rescheduling, subject to availability.

  • This activity is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Timings

Daily: On-request

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo at the time of pick-up.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 10-15 min prior to your scheduled departure.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel. Your Headout host will be waiting for you here.

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