Half-Day Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown - 203

Highlights

  • After pickup by coach from your hotel in Queenstown, board a modern Airbus squirrel helicopter and buckle into your seat for an exhilarating flight. Slip on a headset to hear the pilot’s commentary as you take off for Milford Sound. Prepare to be mesmerized by the wondrous landscape of Fiordland National Park. On arrival at Milford Sound, the helicopter shuts down for a short guided nature walk, including views of postcard-perfect Mitre Peak. Back on board, you’ll fly past sheer granite cliffs and lush waterfalls along the entire length of the fiord, landing on a beach at the Tasman Sea. The next portion of your 2.5-hour tour continues above snow-capped mountains and river valleys to blue-green ice falls. Come in for a landing on Mt Tutoko glacier, Fiordland’s highest peak, before returning to Queenstown and a courtesy shuttle to your hotel. Please note: Glacier landings are subject to weather and flight paths, and landings may change at the pilot’s discretion.

Summary

After pickup by coach from your hotel in Queenstown, board a modern Airbus squirrel helicopter and buckle into your seat for an exhilarating flight. Slip on a headset to hear the pilot’s commentary as you take off for Milford Sound. Prepare to be mesmerized by the wondrous landscape of Fiordland National Park. On arrival at Milford Sound, the helicopter shuts down for a short guided nature walk, including views of postcard-perfect Mitre Peak. Back on board, you’ll fly past sheer granite cliffs and lush waterfalls along the entire length of the fiord, landing on a beach at the Tasman Sea. The next portion of your 2.5-hour tour continues above snow-capped mountains and river valleys to blue-green ice falls. Come in for a landing on Mt Tutoko glacier, Fiordland’s highest peak, before returning to Queenstown and a courtesy shuttle to your hotel. Please note: Glacier landings are subject to weather and flight paths, and landings may change at the pilot’s discretion.

Tour info

Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

Explore the spectacular Fiordland National Park by air on this half-day Milford Sound helicopter flight from Queenstown. Fly over Milford Sound by helicopter with a guide, and gaze out over the cliffs, waterfalls, and forests below. Stop for a stroll in Milford Sound for fine views over Mitre Peak, then land on a West Coast beach and Mt. Tutoko glacier. Along the way, gain insight into Milford Sound’s impressive geography and see sides of the region many visitors miss. This 2.5-hour tour includes round-trip travel from your Queenstown hotel.

What’s included?

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Guide

  • Headsets

  • Helicopter flight

  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

  • Lunch

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 2h 30m

  • 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

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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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