Fly | Cruise | Heli

Scenic flight to Milford Sound, cruise and return by helicopter

The flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound is an unforgettable insight into a natural realm at its unspoilt best. Fly above the rugged backcountry of Central Otago, before heading westward to where the glacial fed rivers empty into Lake Wakatipu. As you cross over into the Fiordland National Park, you’ll discover an untouched world of peaks and valleys, where mountains reach into the sea – a landscape forged by the rapid retreat of glaciers.

Upon landing in Milford Sound, join your purpose-built small boat to explore the famous fiord on a two hour journey of discovery. View cascading waterfalls, immense rock faces, unique wildlife and then voyage out past St Anne's Lighthouse to the Tasman Sea.

Complete your journey with a helicopter flight back to Queenstown, which includes an exclusive alpine snow landing for the ultimate Fiordland experience.

Duration & Cost


4 hours


Adult: from $845

Child: from $520

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October - April: 8.00am 10.00am
May - Sept: 9.00am 11.00am
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Flight path

You will fly over some exquisite landscapes on your journey to Milford Sound. Depending on the flight route for the day, your sights may include; Skippers Canyon, Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw, Mt Tutoko, Milford Sound, Mitre Peak, Arthur Valley, Sutherland Falls, the Milford Track, Lake Te Anau, Eglinton Valley, Greenstone Valley and Lake Wakatipu.

Flight Map

Cruise route

Depart from the Milford Sound Wharf and make your way out past the iconic Mitre Peak. Cruise the length of the fiord while listening to informative commentary from our skipper who will highlight points of interest along the way including the mighty Bowen Falls, Lion Mountain, Copper Point, Seal Rock and Stirling Falls. 

Cruise Map

What it includes

  • Scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound
  • 2 hour cruise on Milford Sound with Mitre Peak Cruises
  • Helicopter flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown

What to bring

  • camera Camera
  • raincoat Waterproof Jacket
  • sunscreen Sunscreen
  • Beanie Warm Clothing
  • insect repellent Insect Repellent
  • smile Smiles