Milford Sound Tour with Flight, Cruise and Jet Boat Adventure from Queenstown

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Milford Sound Tour with Flight, Cruise and Jet Boat Adventure from Queenstown
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Fly from Queenstown to magnificent Milford Sound, to enjoy a 2-hour cruise traveling the full length of the fiord. Then board your Aircraft for a scenic flight over the Southern Alps to Glenorchy. Join an exhilarating wilderness jet boat ride on the Dart River, guided forest walk through ancient native beech and back-country bus tour before returning to Queenstown by coach.
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In Brief

Location:
Queenstown, New Zealand
Country:
New Zealand
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Scenic helicopter flight
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Milford Sound Scenic Flights, 39 Lucas Place Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand

You will be notified an hour prior to departure time if the weather is appropriate to proceed. Your complimentary transfer from your Queenstown accommodation will pick you up 5 minutes later. You can drive out to the Hangar as well if you would like.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Milford Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679 New Zealand

After checking in for the flights you will be taken on a 40-minute scenic plane flight to Milford Sound. You will experience majestic views of the Fiordland National Park including mountains, lakes and fiords.

After landing in Milford Sound you will them meet your boat cruise and experience Milford Sound up close while enjoying a full length 2-hour cruise of Milford Sound.

Once your cruise finishes you will be then taken to the Milford Sound Airstrip where you will be met by your Aircraft and taken on a 40-minute scenic flight back to Glenorchy.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Dart River, New Zealand

Once your cruise finishes you will be then taken to the Milford Sound Airstrip where you will be met by your Aircraft and taken on a 40-minute scenic flight back to Glenorchy.

After a short break you will be taken on the Dart River jet boat safari which includes 1-hour on the jet boat, a 30-minute native forest walk and a 4WD coach trip back to Glenorchy. After the safari you will then be taken back to your accommodation on the coach from Glenorchy.


Duration: 3 hours

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
  • Entry/Admission - Dart River

Exclusions

  • Lunch - Picnic Lunch can be purchased for $20 NZD per person

Departure Point

39 Lucas Pl, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-up commences approx. 30-60 min prior.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You will be notified an hour prior to departure time if the weather is appropriate to proceed. Your complimentary transfer from your Queenstown accommodation will pick you up 5 minutes later.
  • There is a minimum height restriction for the Jet Boat portion of the trip which is 1 metre tall
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.81 out of 5 based on the last 16 recent reviews

This was definitely the highlight of our NZ trip! The flight over the sound and the cruise were both just awesome. What lovely views and the whole system worked smoothly with an efficient and friendly staff. I suggest you allow an extra day in the area in case the weather doesnt work. In our case, our flight was cancelled but we were able to reschedule for our second day in Queenstown. We were not able to reschedule the jet boat so we missed that. Highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2019
This tour covered many attractions that it would normally take a few days to see and was really well organized. The scenery was beautiful on the flights, cruise, and jet boat excursions. Staff was really friendly and good as well.
• Submitted 14 Sep 2018
Incredible day. Smoothly orchestrated, lovely people running each activity from Nely on the phone to Nadia in the air to Mark on the boat and Ian in the forest. Professional, fun, kind and accommodating to the last when we needed a lift to our car back at the airport. Worth every cent. Amazing, unforgettable experience!
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
The Milford Sound flight and cruise are just amazing, bucket-list items. By far the highlight of our time in NZ. After that, there is quite a bit of time between when you get dropped off in Glenorchy and when the jet boat tour starts, so you can explore the little town and get a bite to eat at one of the handful of cafes. The 30-minute guided hike through the forest is not all that interesting, but the jet boat ride is terrific fun and it takes you through some really beautiful country.
• Submitted 15 Mar 2018
Fantastic!! I can't say enough about how wonderful this tour was! From the pick up at our hotel to the drop off and everything in between! The flight was amazing and we lucked out because we had an absolutely gorgeous day - sunny and zero wind - so we were able to fly right past the mountains and glaciers! The cruise was fun and relaxing. The tour of the forest was cool with lots of info on middle earth and the jet boat adventure was spectacular! Loved it! Highly recommend
• Submitted 27 Feb 2018
Much better then expected.
• Submitted 20 Feb 2018
Our wonderful pilot was Andy, he was very professional, courteous and patient with our questions. The plane felt safe and was clean and ran smoothly. We flew right next to the Alps which was incredible and the whole view of the mountains, valleys and alps were breathtaking!
• Submitted 31 Dec 2017
This tour was the highlight of our 2 week NZ adventure. It's simply priceless to view the beauty of the mountains and then the Tasman Sea from the sky. Milford Sound is breathtaking from both the plane and the boat. We also loved the Dart River jet boat tour following the flight to Glenorchy. Our guide, Liam was terrific and made it even more enjoyable. Highly recommend this tour of 3 fantastic adventures in one day including the scenic flight. Both vendors displayed professionalism and great customer service. They aim to please and that can be difficult when weather doesn't cooperate. We had a cancelled day so be sure to plan for the earliest day of your stay and then other days can be considered if the first or second day has to be cancelled due to weather/low hanging clouds.
• Submitted 18 Dec 2017
What a day!! The flight to Milford Sound from Queenstown was breathtaking. The views as you fly over the mountains have to be seen to be believed. The cruise along the Sound was superb as well. As well as the views of the stunning scenery, the opportunity for a landlubber like myself to see the local seal population either lazing on the rocks or splashing about in the water was not to be missed. Again, the flight to Glenorchy was stunning. The hour or so take in the sights of the town and grab a bit of lunch was just about right for timing, and the choice of places to eat for such a small town was rather good in my opinion. The jet boat trip on the Dart River was possibly the highlight of an already amazing tour! The combination of the stunning scenery and the thrill of the jet boat's speed made for an unforgettable afternoon. If you are planning to go to the Queenstown area, I really could not recommend this trip highly enough. Superb! :
• Submitted 01 Oct 2017
I cannot recommend this tour enough! Stunning views from both the planes and the Milford Sound river cruise and a very enjoyable afternoon on the jet boat including a very interesting and informative bush walk. Our guide Blair, our pilot Andy and jet boat driver Morgan were all brilliant, really friendly and good fun. This was my favourite day of our three week trip around New Zealand!
• Submitted 18 Apr 2017
This was our most amazing day in New Zealand. The flight with Cory from Queenstown was incredible over the mountain ranges, waterfulls and glaciers. Our cruise on the Mitre Peak with Captain Dave was beautiful and the dolphins swimming in the boat wake was so fun to see and watch. Our 2nd flight of the day to Glenorchy was also wonderful with more beautiful scenary and pristine lakes among the mountains. Thank you Cory for being a great pilot and guide. The Glenorchy nature walk and coach ride to the Jet boat with Alex was fun and very informative with information on the filming of the Lord of the Rings done in the area. The jet boat adventure with Finn was really incredible. Such great fun and amazing in the Dart River. A real must fo. Then finishing the day was the 40 minute coach ride from Glenorchy back to Queenstown with Brad. Indeed it was one of the most beautiful stretchs of road in New Zealand. Thank you all for a really wonderful and just perfect day. The weather was sunny, with blue skies and about 70 degrees. Perfect.
• Submitted 10 Mar 2017
We would give this adventure ten stars if we could! Was the best day of our whole three week tour of Australia and New Zealand. We were very lucky with the weather. Apparently this trip is cancelled 50 of the time, so try to include an alternate day for this in your trip - the company will rebook you if they can. If the flight to Milford Sound is cancelled, then we definitely recommend the Jet Boat part of the trip - which is short drive from Queenstown and is arranged by the same company.
• Submitted 30 Jan 2017
This trip is not to be missed. Book early due to uncertain weather, but so amazing and very well organised. Could not not top this trip.The flight is breathtaking! and the Milford sound so beautiful!. jet boating was so much fun. I want to do it all again.:
• Submitted 08 Jan 2017
The tour in amazing if you can have it. It was canceled in the morning, joined at noon, devided the trip into 2 days.. What a mess! However, it was wonderful! The flight is exciting! We saw seals and a penguin on our cruise, the fast jet what a lovely experience! Very recommend, but ricky for cancelations
• Submitted 29 Oct 2019
Unfortunately, the 8 am flight was cancelled due to weather which eliminated the 2nd part of the tour including the jet boat ride etc. Having said that the flight in and out of the sound was amazing despite cloudy weather and the boat tour was beautiful.
• Submitted 27 Mar 2018
The Jet boat tour was by far the outstanding portion of the trip. Transfers between all the different locations were not always handled very efficiently. Too much time spent standing around waiting for drivers.
• Submitted 12 Jan 2018

In Brief

Location:
Queenstown, New Zealand
Country:
New Zealand
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Scenic helicopter flight
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

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