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Scenic flight to Milford Sound including a cruise

Take off from Queenstown, and fly above the rugged backcountry of Central Otago, before heading westward to where the glacial-fed rivers empty into Lake Wakatipu. Witness what the power of nature has created over the years, as you journey over two remarkable National Parks; Mt Aspiring and the world heritage listed Fiordland National Park.

Upon landing at Milford Sound Airport you are welcomed to a view of Mitre Peak, standing tall at the head of the fiord. Surrounded by some of the most magnificent scenery in the world, you’ll board your Mitre Peak Cruises vessel and begin your voyage cruising the length of the 16km fiord out to the Tasman Sea. Listen to the informative commentary, and interact with our hosts while enjoying the complimentary tea, coffee and water on-board. 

Complete your journey with a scenic flight over the Southern Alps back to Queenstown, and be captivated by the breathtaking and awe-inspiring views that can only be experienced from the air.

* All aircraft have guaranteed window seats.

* Please note infants for the Fly Cruise Fly experience are classed as 11kgs or under. If over this weight they will be charged the child price due to CAA legal requirements. 

Duration & Cost


Allow 5 hours


Adult: from $645

Child: from $420


January - March: 8:00am 10:00am 12:30pm
April - October:    10:00am  12:30pm
November - December: 8:00am  10:00am  12:30pm

Flight path

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

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.

Keep an eye out for local wildlife that can be found in the fiord, with sightings of New Zealand fur seals and dolphins spotted regularly, while occasionally the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin makes an appearance in Milford Sound / Piopiotahi.

Cruise Map

What it includes

  • Scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound / Piopiotahi
  • 2 hour cruise on Milford Sound with Mitre Peak Cruises
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and water onboard the cruise
  • Scenic 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