Milford Sound Scenic Flights

Visit Milford Sound from the Air

Milford Sound flights are the fastest and most spectacular way to travel to Milford Sound or return to Queenstown. A number of companies offer daily Milford Sound scenic fixed wing and helicopter flights, providing unparalleled views of the region. 

During your scenic flight you will soar above beautiful Fiordland National Park, seeing the white-capped Southern Alps, gushing waterfalls and deep blue lakes, as well as pristine native forest stretching out below you.

Milford Sound scenic flights are always weather dependent, but most operators will provide a refund or a transfer to another date if your flight is cancelled. Check out our recommendations below. 

You can also add a Milford Sound scenic flight to your day tour experience. Some companies will let you book on the day with the tour driver but we would recommend booking well in advance to ensure you place. 

Milford Sound Scenic Flights

Tour + Flyback Options

Choosing a Milford Sound coach-cruise-fly day tour can mean you get the best of both worlds. Start your day with a coach tour to the fiord enjoying the view from the ground and stopping along the way for photos. Cruise on the fiord and experience its majesty by boat, and after your cruise, board a light aircraft and experience the scenery from above, arriving back in Queenstown in the afternoon.

This option is available through most major Milford Sound tour operators, including GreatSights and awesomeNZ. You can sometimes upgrade on the day depending on how the weather is looking book on the day with the tour driver but we would recommend booking well in advance to ensure you place. 

Milford Walk, Cruise & Scenic Flight

Milford Sound Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Tour to Milford Sound from Queenstown
Helicopter Tour from Queenstown
Duration: 1 hours 45 minutes
Experience a stunning helicopter tour from Queenstown to Milford Sound, featuring a landing in Milford and a remote alpine area. Soar over stunning landscapes like Mitre Peak in Fiordland National Park, with your pilot providing live commentary. The tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off for a seamless adventure.


Milford Sound Helicopter - Glacier Landing
Milford Helicopter + Glacier Landing
Duration: 2 hours 
Take a two-hour helicopter tour over Milford Sound with a glacier landing in Fiordland National Park. Enjoy pilot commentary and a photo stop at Milford Sound, with breathtaking aerial views of mountains and waterfalls. Includes hotel transfers from Queenstown and the option to purchase souvenir photos.


Half Day Milford Helicopter Flight
Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight
Duration: 4 hours approx.
Experience a half-day tour combining a helicopter flight and cruise in Milford Sound, starting from Queenstown. Includes a glacier landing in Fiordland National Park, potential wildlife sightings, and headsets for pilot commentary. The tour offers hotel pickup and drop-off for convenience.


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