This scenic flight connection between Queenstown and Milford Sound is the ultimate way to experience the drama and vastness of New Zealand’s dramatic alpine scenery.
Our aircraft are specifically designed for mountain flying and pilots are specially trained. You can choose to fly both ways or get the best of both worlds by flying back after travelling the spectacular overland route on our luxury coach.
Flights depart daily (weather permitting) with courtesy pick-ups from most accommodation and include a shuttle bus between Milford airport and harbour.
After flying into Milford Sound join our 1 hr 40 minute Scenic Cruise from the comfort of our spacious and modern boats. Enjoy our range of international lunch options whilst on board, before flying back.
Follow a 40 minute flight over the Southern Alps with a leisurely 2hr - 2hr 15 mins Nature Cruise of Milford Sound out to the Tasman Sea. Join our on board nature guide on deck to learn about and view wildlife, before flying back to Queenstown.
Travel overland into Milford Sound in our luxury coach to join our overnight cruise on board the Milford Mariner, then enjoy the stunning vistas from the air as you fly back to Queenstown.
Enjoy travelling to Milford Sound in style with our coach, then board the Milford Wanderer for a laid-back overnight cruise. Fly back to Queenstown to enjoy the stunning views from above.
The popular origin of why Milford Sound was called Piopiotahi by local Maori was that it came from a native bird, the piopio, now thought extinct.
Legend has it that when mythical adventurer Māui died, a single piopio flew to the sound in mourning.