Milford Sound Scenic Flight

Experience magnificent Milford Sound / Piopiotahi by air

Experience Milford Sound / Piopiotahi by air on this scenic flight from Queenstown. Fly above the rugged backcountry of Central Otago, before heading westward to where the glacial-fed rivers empty into Lake Whakatipu. 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.

Soaring above Milford Sound / Piopiotahi, you’ll get an aerial perspective of cascading waterfalls hidden amongst towering peaks, and embrace the magnificence of Mitre Peak as you fly by it. From the luxuriant mosses and ferns clinging to sheer rock faces to immense peaks rising straight from the ocean depths, the entire experience is truly awe-inspiring.

Fly across the mountain ranges and beech forests of the Southern Alps, above the famous Milford Track and more stunning Fiordland scenery before you reach the striking Lake Wakatipu and land back at Queenstown Airport, rated one of the world’s most scenic landings.

* All aircraft have guaranteed window seats.

* Please note infants for the Milford Sound Scenic Flight 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


1 hour 20mins


Adult: from $545

Child: from $340


All Year Round :   2:30pm

You will fly over some incredible 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, the Milford Track, Lake Te Anau, Eglinton Valley, Greenstone Valley and Lake Whakatipu.

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