Milford Sound Helicopter Tour

Helicopter Tours of Milford Sound

For the decerning traveller seeking the ultimate Milford Sound experience, a Milford Sound helicopter tour provides stunning aerial views of the rivers, waterfalls, glaciers and mountains on the flight path from Queenstown.

Milford Sound helicopter tours are weather dependent and highly sought after. We recommend booking your flight well in advance to avoid disappointment. See below for our recommendations.

The flight time from Queenstown is approximately 1.5hrs and upon arrival in Milford Sound you will typically have the choice to enjoy a short nature walk or to join one of the many cruises on the fiord and visit the the sheer cliffs and gushing waterfalls that the region is famous for.

Some Milford Sound helicopter tours also include a glacier landing or snow landing, in the heart of Fiordland National Park.

Scenic Flight - Southland, New Zealand

Milford Sound Helicopter Day Tours

See the world-famous fiord from the sky

Helicopter Tour to Milford Sound from Queenstown
Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Take a 1.5-hour helicopter tour to Milford Sound from Queenstown, including a landing in Milford Sound and a remote alpine landing.

Your pilot will provide entertaining live commentary as you fly over remote alpine lakes and the rugged mountain peaks of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.

  • 1.5-hour guided helicopter flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound
  • Fly into New Zealand’s Fiordland Unparalleled views of world-famous Milford Sound
  • Views of Mitre Peak and Tukuko Glacier
  • Entertaining and informative commentary from your pilot guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from centrally located Queenstown hotels


Milford Sound Helicopter - Glacier Landing
Milford Sound Flight with Glacier Landing from Queenstown

If you have the budget, returning from Milford Sound by air is not only faster but also a wonderfully scenic way to travel. Find out how to book a coach-cruise-fly tour and experience Milford Sound in three different ways, all in one day.

  • Experience the beauty of both Milford Sound and a glacier in one trip
  • See aerial views of mountains, rivers, fiords, waterfalls, glaciers, and more
  • Hotel transfers from Queenstown are included
  • Souvenir photos are available to purchase


Milford Sound (Cruise and Fly) tour - Southland, New Zealand
Half-Day Milford Sound Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Explore the stunning fiord by air and water during a half-day excursion flying on a modern 6-seater Airbus Squirrel. The exhilarating, round-trip helicopter flight from Queenstown includes a glacier landing on Mt. Tutoko and a 1hr scenic boat cruise in Milford Sound.