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You will have a window seat with an unimpeded view, as you fly to Milford Sound through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur & beauty. By flying you see so much more than by road, as we go where no roads can.

Many people tell us that flying through this magnificent landscape to Milford Sound is one the most memorable experiences of their New Zealand visit. On all our Milford Sound excursions we return via the glaciers of the Olivine ice plateau and Barrier range, weather permitting.

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Milford Sound - Fly / Cruise / Fly

At Milford you can cruise on the 9.00am, 11.00am, 1.30pm, 3.00pm or 3.45 pm Southern Discoveries Cruise Boats during the high season, (November - April) which cruise the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea and back to the wharf at the Visitor Centre. By flying, you will avoid the tour bus crowds which arrive from Queenstown in the middle of the day.

It is important that you relax and enjoy the wilderness. However, during low season (May to October) you can cruise on the 11.00am and 1.30pm Southern Discoveries Cruise Boat sailings. Duration: approximately 4 hours

Other Milford Options Available

  • Combine the MILFORD flight with a helicopter landing on a remote glacier above the sound. Allow 2 hours.
  • Fly/Land/Fly for those with a limited time. Fly to Milford and see the fiord from the air. Land and enjoy 30 minutes at Milford. Can include a guided walk to Bowen falls. Allow 2 hours.
  • Milford overhead. Allow one and a half hours.
  • Coach/Cruise/Fly combinations available.
  • MILFORD SAVER. Milford fly cruise fly + Dart River Safaris. A fantastic day out.
  • Visit the Underwater observatory.
  • Combine any of the MILFORD SOUND flight options with a "Trilogy Trail". tour of the film locations featured in the Lord of the Rings.

Weather Considerations

All our flights are weather dependent.



Valid from 01/10/2012 - 30/10/2013

Milford Flight options
Flight Adult Price Child Price
Milford Sound Overhead Flight $350 $175
Milford Sound Landing 375 195
Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly Off Peak times 419 275
Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly Peak times 445 275
Milford Sound Coach-Cruise-Fly* 550 370
Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Coach* 495 325
Milford Sound Fly Out* 370 250
Milford Saver: Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly,

land in Glenorchy & join Dart River Jet*

650 460
  • Children 3-14 half price unless stated. Under 2 (not needing a seat and under 15kg) free.

All Tours can include courtesy transport from/to Queenstown accommodation to Queenstown Airport. Prices shown are in NZ dollars and may be subject to change.

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Video of a flight to Milford Sound

Scale of Milford Sound

Look at the tiny people!

Location of Milford Sound


Glenorchy Air - Based in Queenstown and Glenorchy.
Address: 91 McBride St, Queenstown, New Zealand.
Phone: 64 3 442-2207, Fax: 64 3 442-2807
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