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Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Coach with Glenorchy Air

Join Glenorchy Air and experience the unique wonders of Milford Sound with an awe-inspiring Fly-Cruise-Coach adventure.

Taking off from Queenstown Airport the vast expanse of lake Wakatipu opens up underneath you as your scenic flight takes you over Queenstown towards Glenorchy at the head of the lake.

Passing over the rugged rocky mountains of Fiordland National park you take in stunning views of waterfalls, ancient rainforest, hanging glaciers and untouched valleys glistening with the crystal clear alpine rivers.

Descending into the striking scenery of Milford Sound you will be captivated by the grandeur of the infamous Mitre Peak rising a mile high from the waters of the fiord vertically into the sky. Take in the majestic beauty of the many waterfalls and sheer mountains that rise abruptly from the ocean.

Landing in Milford Sound it is time to experience the fiord from a different aspect aboard a Southern Discoveries scenic cruise. Taking in the full length of the fiord out to the open sea and back again this hour and three quarters scenic cruise allows you to take in a very different perspective while observing the rare wildlife that inhabit the fiord. Seals, sea lions, dolphins, penguins and many species of native bird call Milford Sound home so make sure your camera is at the ready.

The coach ride back to Queenstown takes you on one of New Zealand's most stunning scenic drives along the Milford Highway via Te Anau to Queenstown.

Please note the driver does not give a commentary on this return trip. The coach company we use does not pre-allocate seats, which means we cannot guarantee people sitting next to each other on the ride back to Queenstown.

Price:

  • $525 Adult
  • $335 Child (2-14 years)

Trip Includes

  • Scenic Flight to Milford Sound
  • Cruise on Milford Sound
  • Coach Trip return to central Queenstown or Frankton Bus stop

Itinerary:

  • 9:00am - Call for weather check (details on booking confirmation)
  • 11:15am - Make your own way to arrive at Glenorchy Air desk. (Glenorchy Air desk is at Queenstown Airport, next to the exit door nearest the domestic luggage pick up carousel)
  • 12.00pm - Depart Queenstown Airport on Scenic Flight to Milford Sound
  • 1:00pm - Milford Sound Nature Cruise
  • 3:05pm - Coach departs Milford Sound
  • 7:45pm - Approximate arrival time back in Queenstown

Please note your central Queenstown Accommodation on the booking form and make sure you read your booking confirmation for pre flight weather check procedures.

This experience is weather dependent and subject to Milford Road being open

 

Glenorchy Air require a minimum of 2 adult passengers to confirm a flight. Once your booking is complete, a member of our team will contact you to confirm the status of your booking. For single passengers, If your requested flight is not available we will provide alternative dates and times of trips you can join. If this does not suit your schedule, you will receive a full refund.

Available Bookings from August 21 to August 27

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All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

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10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$378.00
  • Child$335.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$378.00
  • Child$335.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$378.00
  • Child$335.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$378.00
  • Child$335.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$378.00
  • Child$335.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$378.00
  • Child$335.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Annie from Australia wrote on 03 May 2017

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Fly-cruise-coach

Had an awesome time on this trip. Flight was amazing, cruise was magnificent and coach ride was stunning. Staff was incredibly friendly and professional. Could not rate highly eneough.

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From Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Coach with Glenorchy Air

Hi Annie, thanks so much for this great review! Glad to hear you've had an amazing time. Have a blast in your future travels. The Glenorchy Air Team

Dayna from New Zealand wrote on 10 October 2015

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Great experience

Original date was changed to the day after, which we were expecting due to bad weather. Flew in perfect weather with super funny and attentive pilot. Interesting, witty commentary. Milford Cruise was a relaxing and beautiful hour or two. Skipper gave us a close-up view of a rare little-blue penguin! Coach was in a comfortable glass-ceiling bus equipped with toilets, curtains and foot-rests etc. Whole trip was as described, great staff all round. Will recommend.

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Joseph Kwasnieski from United States wrote on 14 November 2017

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MIXED BAG

The flight in was absolutely spectacular. One of the highlights of our vacation. The motor coach back was pleasant; comfortable and scenic. The cruise was a disappointment. Thousands of people being shuffled along a Disneyland style circuit. Stop where the penguins nest (but you can't see them); go past seal rock; park near the waterfall; thank you goodbye. Did not go into the Tasman sea. Overall the scenery was quite ordinary by NZ standards.

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From Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Coach with Glenorchy Air

Thank you Joseph for taking the time to review us. It sounds like you enjoyed the majority of your experience and we apologise that the cruise portion of your trip didn't live up to expectation. Milford Sound is an extremely popular area so can get quite busy but customers always comment on how they enjoyed the flight to and from the fiord. We do hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in NZ and thank you for flying with Glenorchy Air. Kind regards, The Glenorchy Air Team

quincy gu from New Zealand wrote on 17 January 2016

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unbeatable beautiful in milea high

Flying to milford sound in Glenorchy air Cessna 265 was truly the highlight of our trip. The view from 8000 miles high took our breathe away. It's totally worth the extra we paid than the bus. The pilot was awesome, very friendly and skillful. The entire flight was quite stable. One thing I think the Glenorchy air can improve is that their service manner, both on the phone and in person - it'd be even better experience if the staffs were more friendly.

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Lucy Sivov from United States wrote on 02 July 2015

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Amazing tour! Worth every penny!

The plane ride was 45 min of spectacular views & a very different experience from a big plane or a helicopter. The cruise was stunning! We were so fortunate to go out on a very sunny day albeit it was still cold (July 1, 2015). The cruise was about 1.75 hrs long. Buffet is $30. And the bus ride home was beautiful. Snow capped mountains. Large grass plains. A full moon & sunset. Just lovely. But no one was talking to each other on the long 4 hour ride home. Best to bring a book or some music to tune out once the sun sets & you can no longer see the view. :) I went on the 12:15pm departure & was back in Queenstown by 7:15pm. Absolutely worth every penny! :)

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From Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Coach with Glenorchy Air

Hi Lucy, Thank you very much for this lovely review and recommendation. Were really glad you experienced a lovely sunny day at Milford, and enjoyed the coach views on your return. Thank you again from all of us here at Glenorchy Air.

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