Queenstown: Milford Sound Scenic Flyover with Hotel Pickup

Activity provider: Glenorchy Air

Queenstown: Milford Sound Scenic Flyover with Hotel Pickup

Activity provider: Glenorchy Air

From US$ 280.98 per person

Enjoy spectacular views of the Southern Alps mountains and awe-inspiring glaciers as you fly from Queenstown out to the West Coast and through Milford Sound on a 1 hour and 10 minutes flight.

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Duration 80 minutes
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Details will be confirmed in an email by the local supplier, Glenorchy Air, and reconfirmed on the weather call 1 hour before departure. Please be ready for your scheduled pickup.


  • Admire panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu, the rivers of Dart-Rees Valley, and the UNESCO World Heritage Area of Mt. Aspiring National Park
  • Enjoy a different view from your different flight path on your return flight to Queenstown
  • Fly down the middle of the famous Milford Sound surrounded by its fjords and waterfalls
  • View Queenstown from a different perspective
Full description
Experience unimpaired views of New Zealand's South Island's South West Coast from the comfort of your window seat as you fly through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty onboard a fixed-wing aircraft. Your expert local pilot will provide interesting and informative commentary on the 1 hour 10 minutes flight. Depart from Queenstown Airport and head north over the Coronet Peak skifield, historic Skippers Canyon and the Shotover River - the second-richest gold-bearing river in the world. Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and glacier-fed braided rivers as you fly along the Dart River Valley into the World Heritage Area of Mt. Aspiring National Park. Continue your breathtaking journey into the Fiordland National Park, over the rugged West Coast and the Tasman Sea before a quick U-turn descending into Milford Sound itself. Fly down the middle of the Fiord, with the dramatic sheer mountains on either side, and aerial views of the cascading Stirling Falls. Return to Queenstown on a different flight path over the stunning World Heritage Area, over Lake Quill and the Sutherland Falls. Snap memorable pictures along the way or simply sit back and marvel at the stunning landscape beneath you.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Airplane ride
  • Expert pilot
  • Food or drink
  • Tips (optional)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is weather dependent, customers must call for a weather check 1 hour prior to departure of the flight.
  • Routes may vary based on weather patterns.
  • In case of bad weather conditions, the local supplier will offer a free rescheduling or cancellation
Customer reviews

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Utterly stunning. World class scenery and professional flying skills. Will the pilot made sure we saw some of NZ's finest lakes, mountains, fiords, glaciers, valleys, identifying many fluently. Unforgettable, well worth the expense.

July 20, 2022

My wife and I had one of the best scenic flight with Glenorchy Air here in Queenstown. We booked the 80 Minutes Milford Sound Scenic Flyover and got a bonus when our very friendly and accommodating Pilot Ian Anderson told us that instead of a flyover at Milford Sound, we will be making a landing and picking up some hikers back to Queenstown, which we are ok with. The flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound was so picturesque as we flew above mountain lakes, lush rain forests, snow covered mountains & glacier. We will definitely do the Milford Sounds Scenic Flyover again next time we are in Queenstown again. A big thank you to Pilot Ian Anderson, Mikaela and Jasmine of Glenorchy Air for the memorable experience. Felix & Evelyn Auckland, NZ

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December 29, 2021

Product ID: 400251