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From Queenstown: Round Trip Flyover & Milford Sound Nature Walk

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Spend hours exploring the natural wonders of New Zealand’s South Coast at Milford Sound, including waterfalls, glaciers, fjords, & more.

Highlights

  • Fly over the Dart-Rees Valley's glacier-fed braided rivers, Mt. Aspiring National Park, the West Coast, the Tasman Sea, and Fiordland National Park.

  • Get a window seat during the flight and benefit from hotel pick-up and drop-off from your Queenstown accommodation.

  • Touch down at Milford Sound Airport, nestled at the foot of the Mitre Peak, soaring impressively at an elevation of 1,692 meters.

  • Explore the beauty of Milford Sound and meander through the Foreshore Loop Track and beech forests.

  • Climb the stairs to the Lookout Track, where a stunning view of Milford Sound, surrounded by native plants, awaits you.

  • Return to Queenstown on a new path, featuring New Zealand's tallest waterfall, Sutherland Falls, and the serene Lake Quill.

Inclusions

  • Flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound and back

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Live commentary by pilot

  • Hiking trails around Milford Sound

Cancellation policy

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

From Hotel to Queenstown runway

Start your day with a hassle-free pick-up from your hotel in Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand. Board a spacious vehicle that will take you to the airport for your Milford Sound scenic flight.

Scenic flight over the South Island's landscapes

From your window seat, take in the varied landscapes of South Island. Witness Central Otago's rugged mountains, the shimmering Lake Wakatipu, and the contrasting colors of glacial rivers and lakes. The flight over Dart River Valley and Mt. Aspiring National Park offers breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu merging into the Tasman Sea. You'll see snow-capped peaks like the Olivine Ice Plateau and Mt. Tutoko, along with the impressive Tutoko Glacier. Enjoy a view of the renowned Milford Track, leading to the descent into Milford Sound, where the magnificent Mitre Peak stands tall at 1,692 meters.

Nature walks at Milford Sound

Spend 2 hours exploring the beauty of Milford Sound on foot, and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature with the included hiking trails. Walk along the Foreshore Loop Track, a 30-minute walk that takes you along the waterfront and through the beech forests. Climb the stairs to the Lookout Track, a 10-minute walk that leads you to a platform that offers a stunning view of Milford Sound framed by native bush.

Return flight over Lake Quill & Sutherland Falls

.The return flight to Queenstown showcases Lake Quill and Sutherland Falls, one of the world's tallest waterfalls, cascading from Lake Quill in three tiers. The route offers a unique perspective, especially at sunset over the Tasman Sea and West Coast.

Drive back to Queenstown

Arrive at the airport and board a comfortable vehicle that will take you back to your hotel in Queenstown.

What to bring

  • 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.

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

Accessibility

  • This activity is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Additional information

  • The total duration from check-in, 30 minutes prior to takeoff, to landing back at Queenstown Airport is about 2 hours. Please note, this does not include time for self-driving or using complimentary transfers.

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

  • Passengers weighing 140kg (308lb) or more should inform in advance. For helicopter activities, there is a weight limit of 116kg (255lb).

  • A discrepancy exceeding 15kg (33lb) from the declared weight at check-in may lead to rescheduling, depending on availability.

  • 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.

  • The company now provides Junior earmuffs for younger travelers. These earmuffs offer a significant noise reduction of 22db and meet Global Safety Standards.

  • Child/booster seats and baby earmuffs (available on request).

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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