Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown - 202


  • Experience the best of Milford Sound in a short time

  • Receive a personal headset to hear your guide clearly on the helicopter

  • Glacier landings are subject to conditions on the day


Select your departure time at booking. Then board a modern 6-seater Airbus Squirrel after a hotel transfer to the helicopter base in Queenstown.  Slip on your audio headset to hear the pilot's commentary as you take off for Milford Sound. Upon landing at the famous fiord, embark on a scenic cruise that takes you past Milford's sheer cliffs and gushing waterfalls. Search the waters for dolphins, seals, and penguins. Then re-board the helicopter for an aerial tour, soaring above ice falls to touch down on Mt. Tutoko, a glacier in the heart of Fiordland National Park. (Glacier landings are subject to weather conditions and flight paths, which may change at the pilot’s discretion.) On arrival back in Queenstown, a courtesy shuttle transfers you back to your hotel.

Tour info

4 hours
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Why take this tour?

This air and water sightseeing tour of Milford Sound is ideal for travelers short on time in the area, as round-trip transfers from Queenstown are included. See the mountains and waterways of this UNESCO-listed area from above on a spectacular helicopter tour. Land on a glacier for a close-up of Mt. Tutoko. Also get the chance to relax on a cruise, where you may spot local wildlife like fur seals, penguins, and dolphins.

What’s included?

  • Landing and facility fees

  • Headsets to hear the pilot clearly

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)

  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound

  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

  • Gratuities

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

About operator:

Glacier Southern Lakes is Queenstown's leading scenic heli-flight company with a reputation of providing a high standard of professionalism and service. We offer daily scenic helicopter tours over the mountains, lakes, glaciers and fiords in and around Middle-earth, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park & Mt Aspiring National Park. Alpine or snow landings are part of all our flights and glacier landings are included in all our Milford Sound flights. We have the most experienced team of helicopter pilots in Queenstown who will share their extensive local knowledge with you. For Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit fans we can show you many of the Queenstown film locations like nobody else, with pilots who were part of the film crew.

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