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Milford Flight & Cruise - MSSF

from NZD$470.00

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Flight & Cruise:

  • adult (off peak) Special NZD$470.00 (was NZD$490.00)
    (Special from 1 st October 2016 - 30 th September 2017)
  • adult NZD$490.00
  • child(4-14yrs) NZD$285.00

Optional Extras:

  • picnic lunch NZD$16.00

Genuine Customer Reviews powered by Feefo

Service rating:   good

Excellent accommodation, but no safe which would have added extra security for valuable items. Plus did not receive details of how to enter property. We had to phone when arrived to obtain code for the key box, that we eventually found located at the bottom L/H side of the entrance door.

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Reviewed 17-Feb-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Great experience and very easy to deal with.

Product rating:   excellent

Best trip ever. The flight is worth the experience.

Reviewed 02-Feb-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Excellent customer service. 5% discount on everything was a bonus.

Product rating:   excellent

This was the highlight of the whole holiday. If you can afford it, and even if you can't, this is a must do.

Reviewed 18-Jan-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Smooth process and very convenient pick up/drop off.

Product rating:   excellent

Definitely worth it, amazing scenery and experience
Knowledgeable pilot and very smooth flight.

Reviewed 15-Jul-2016

Service rating:   excellent

Great organisation and easy to book

Product rating:   excellent

well organised and a fab experience

Reviewed 01-May-2016

Service rating:   excellent

So many options and great discount for booking multiple activities.

Product rating:   excellent

Reviewed 30-Apr-2016

Service rating:   excellent

Feedback from Simon regarding conditions, and his efforts to upgrade us on short notice was greatly appreciated.

Product rating:   excellent

Pilot Grants' commentry, airmanship and sense of humor was brilliant.

Reviewed 31-Mar-2016

Service rating:   excellent


Product rating:   excellent


Reviewed 28-Mar-2016

Service rating:   excellent

Tickets arrived.

Product rating:   excellent

Great day out. Return flight delayed due to weather but our pilot was extremely helpful and friendly. Best to not book another flight on the same day, just in case. Mitre cruise was great. Small boat with friendly crew

Reviewed 26-Mar-2016

Service rating:   bad

My flight to Milford Sound was cancelled due to weather. A week later it's still not clear when I will get my refund.

Product rating:   good

Flight was cancelled due to weather. I rate the excursion company good for placing safety first.

Reviewed 05-Mar-2016

Reply from Everything Travel Group

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback about our service. It's a shame you didn't get to complete the Milford flight due to weather conditions. Unfortunately the weather can be so unpredictable in this region hence the need to cancel flights. As mentioned on your booking confirmation we ask that you phone or email us to let us know when there has been a cancellation if you are wanting a refund. The reason for doing this is we don't hear from every operator every time there is a cancellation and also, a lot of the time people will reschedule their activity bookings and hence don't always require a refund. In your case, we didn't receive an email or phone call from you regarding your refund until this feedback came through. We did however hear from Milford Sound Scenic Flights that your flight had been cancelled and so we followed up with an email to you to find out what you'd like to do with your credit. We unfortunately didn't hear back from you and this feedback was the first we had heard from you. Maybe our email ended up in your junk mail folder or you may have just missed it. As advised via email to you, your refund has now been processed as requested. Thanks again and hopefully you will be able to return one day to complete the flight!

Belinda Stewart
Everything Travel Group.

Posted 07-Mar-2016

Everything Travel Group Review

An absolute MUST DO whilst in Queenstown!! Without doubt the most scenic flight you will ever take and well worth the $$. Everyone gets a window seat and they only fly in good conditions so you are guaranteed a great view. The boat cruise on Milford Sound is equally spectacular.

Suggestions: Flights are weather dependent which means if you fly you will get a great day in Milford. Flights can sometimes be cancelled for several days in a row due to low cloud or high winds so we recommend that you book this for one of your first days in Queenstown so that you can reschedule if necessary.

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Reviewed 9 Dec 2011 by Everything Travel Group (Callum)

Latest Questions about Milford Flight & Cruise - MSSF (Queenstown)

what is the flight distance from queenstown to milford sound airport


The flight time from Queenstown airport to Milford Sound airport is about 45 minutes. It's only about 70km by air but about 300km if you drive or take the coach.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 5th Sep 16 at 15:38

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Hi there-my brother and I plan to arrive in ZQN on may 17th at 945 am from CHC.If the weather is good is it possible to take the fly-cruise fly to Milford sound on that day directly from the airport?What time would we be back in Queenstown?


Yes you can do the Milford Sounds Scenic Flight and Cruise directly from the airport once you have landed, there is a check in desk located inside the airport terminal.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Alex Roberts) on 19th Jan 16 at 12:07

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we are living in turner heights townhouses. is there a pickup service from this location. if we book the milford flight MSSF from queenstown


Yes, if you book the Milford Sound flight and cruise from Queenstown then you will be picked up from your accommodation in Queenstown. There is a pick up service from Turner Heights and most other hotels and apartments in town.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 29th Dec 15 at 00:16

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How far ahead do you have to book in advance for a booking of a flight to Milford boat trip and return flight to Queenstown.
What would the cost be for four adults and two children aged 5 years old
we arrive in Queenstown Monday the 17th of August
Cheers Adrian


Best to book now as the Milford Sound flights from Queenstown do book up well in advance. Given Milford flights are weather dependent and can get cancelled due to high winds or rain, we recommend booking this flight for one of your first days in Queenstown so that if the weather is no good for flying you can reschedule to another day. If your flight does not go ahead and you can't reschedule you will of course get a full refund.

The price is $470 per adult or if you book the first flight of the day at 9am the cost is $450 per adult. Kids from 4-14 years cost $265 each. We do recommend booking the 9am flight as this is often the calmest time of the day for weather and there are less people in Milford which makes for a nicer experience.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 16th Aug 15 at 11:35

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Taking an 8:00 a.m. flight, when would the picnic lunch be provided? Can we be picked up at lodging in Queenstown? When is hotel name provided?


You are given your picnic lunch when you board the plane to Milford Sound from Queenstown so you are welcome to eat it whenever you like but most people eat in on board the boat. You will be picked up from your hotel in town. When you get to the Check Out page on our website you can input where you are staying in Queenstown. Once you book online we will email your booking confirmation straight back to you.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 17th Jun 15 at 15:27

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My husband and i are keen to do the flight cruise,
from Queenstown but I am not a great traveler! I am fine flying on a commercial airline - but small planes - might be very bumpy? Same with boat travel - I am fine if not rough waters. We would book January 14 or 15. I can take travel sickness tablets - but want to enjoy it as well!
How rough does it get - both air and sea?


Hi Yvonne. I am just like you and can get travel sickness from boats especially but have never got sick doing the Milford flight & cruise (I have done this at least a dozen times). The small plane only flies in good weather so it wont be that bumpy and the boat travels inside Milford Sound which is protected from the open ocean so it should not be bumpy at all. As the flight is weather dependent I do recommend booking for one of your first days in Queenstown so that if the weather is no good for flying you can reschedule to another day (or receive a full refund). It is a busy time of year so I would recommend booking asap. The views from the plane especially are absolutely spectacular!!

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 10th Dec 14 at 09:53

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How do I make a review. I could find no place to write a review. Please advise


Hi George. The reviews on our website are controlled by an independent third party review site called Feefo. They only allow people who have experienced the specific activity to review it and the only way they can be assured that someone has actually experienced the activity is if they have booked it via our website. Everyone that books an activity with us will receive an email request from Feefo after they have done the respective activity asking them to review it.

Unlike other review sites, this system eliminates false reviews from customers who have never experienced activity and also rival companies publishing unsubstantiated negative comments about their competitors.

If you have experienced the Milford Flight & Cruise with Milford Sound Scenic Flights then you are welcome to publish a review on Trip Advisor or you can contact Milford Sound Scenic Flights in Queenstown direct.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 12th Dec 13 at 10:23

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I would like to know between the heli/cruise/fly and the fly/cruise/fly which one gets you a better view on the heli/flight and does the heli stop in the mountains on the way there/back before it gets to Milford sound?

Thank you


Hi Nathan,

Both are very good options, however I feel you get a better view from mixing it up between the Helicopter and the plane. The Helicopter will get you in closer to some of the scenery and also weather permitting a landing in the mountains.

I would go with the Fly, Cruise, Heli option as I think it's a nice combination.

Thanks, Nigel

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Nigel) on 24th Nov 13 at 11:53

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My wife has some walking issues - no long distances and long stairs must be avoided if and when possible. How do we get from the flight to the boat (walking, driving?) and then how do we get back to the plane? We have taken helicopter tours, so she can get in and out of the plane with some small assistance. I'd like to book, but would like your advice (looking at Sept 24th) from Queeenstown. Look forward to your response.


Hi Gene, there is a shuttle that will take you from the plane to the boat so there is very minimal walking and again the shuttle will take you back to the plane. There are no big stairs or anything to get on the boat so I believe your wife will be fine with this excursion.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group on 20th May 13 at 13:15

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There will be six of us visiting Queenstown in October this year and we are considering a fly/Cruise to Milford Sound. Please advise the number of seats in plane. I assume we would all fit in the plane. Are there any discounts for a booking for 6 people?


Hi Alan

Good news, with Milford Sound Scenic Flights the planes can hold up to 9 people so we can certainly arrange for the 6 of you to fly together in the same plane.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Kris) on 28th Apr 13 at 09:39

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We are a group of 7 adults looking at the Milford fly/cruise for the coming 24 or 27 December. Age range from mid seventies to late 30s with one mobility restricted in a motorised scooter type chair and all otherwise able bodied. Is the fly/cruise a suitable and available excursion for us from our Queenstown hotel on the above dates? If so what times, morning preferred.


Hi Andrew. I would highly recommend booking the Milford Sound flight & cruise on the 24th December as the flight is weather dependent and if it gets cancelled then you can reschedule to another date or get a full refund. I also recommend booking for the 8am flight as the weather is often better first thing in the morning, there are less people in Milford Sound and you will save $20 per person at the 'off peak' rate. The motorized scooter will not be able to come on the plane but there is a wheel chair available in Milford Sound that we can arrange for you. All 7 of you will be in the same plane. This is a busy time of year and flights do get booked out so I highly recommend booking sooner rather than later. You can all book together at the one time using the one credit card or if its better for you then everyone can book and pay separately via our website. Just make sure everyone mentions in the 'additional information' field in the booking page that you are all part of the one group so we can arrange for you to travel together. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 5th Dec 12 at 16:44

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Is it free pick up from wan aka ?


Hi Nicole, pick up is only available from Queenstown accommodation for the Milford Sound Flight & Cruise. If you are coming from Wanaka you will need to get your own way to Queenstown.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 23rd Jul 12 at 11:11

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Hi, We have a group of 9 people traveling together and would like to know if we can all fly on the one plane. I was also wondering if there is a possibility of a discount for a group booking.
Look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. Kind Regards


Hi Leeanne, yes with the fly cruise fly all 9 of you would be able to go in the one plane. The planes can take a maximum of 9 passengers.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group on 19th Jul 12 at 11:19

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Hello, I am trying to work out a way to go on a Milford sound flight and cruise as well as a Nomad Safari 4WD tour on the same day. Their tour departs in QUEENSTOWN at 1:30pm.

Instead of dropping us off at our accommodation, I think your website said that's what you do, could you drop us off where the 4WD tours depart from?

Otherwise can you think of another way we could do both tours? Do you ever leave at 8am in Winter?



Hi Jade, it is possible to do but you will be cutting it fine if the flight back is delayed for any reason. Generally, the flight gets back from Milford about 12.50/1pm and they would then be able to drop you at the Nomad Safaris shop for the 1.30pm 4wd tour. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 25th May 12 at 11:52

Can we fly down to Milford, stay a couple of days and fly back with you, if so what would be the cost for two, cheers John

Comment by: John on 21st Mar 13 at 10:27

Hi John, yes that is an option, you can fly over to Milford stay a couple of days and then fly back however please be aware that your return flight can't be guaranteed at the time of booking as it is weather dependent so although you may be able to fly in, if the weather is no good on the date that you plan to fly out then you are best to have a coach booked as well as a back up. The cost to fly over and back on separate days to Milford is $380 per person each way.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 25th Mar 13 at 15:38

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Can you take children under 4yrs on plane and boat.


Hi Brett. Yes you can take children under 4 years on the Milford Flight and Cruise. They are free of charge but must be small enough to be  able to sit on  your lap.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 19th Mar 12 at 14:39

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Hi what type of aircraft is used for these flights? Are any single engine only?


Hi Veronica, Milford Scenic Scenic Flights have 7 britten twin engine aircrafts and 2 cesnar 207 single engine aircrafts that they operate over to Milford.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 8th Mar 12 at 11:02

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Is it possible to alter the last flight on the Milford fly cruise fly tour, so that we have more time to have a look around, rather than leaving immediately after the cruise?


Hi Kate, unfortunately due to a tight schedule there is no time to have a look around Milford after your cruise before your flight back to Queenstown. To be honest you will have seen the best there is to see of Milford from your flight and cruise and there isn't much to see in the small township.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 9th Feb 12 at 13:16

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What happens if my Milford Flight is cancelled due to bad weather?


Hi Tessa, if your Milford Sound Scenic Flight is cancelled due to bad weather you have the option of either rescheduling for another day or receiving a full refund.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 2nd Feb 12 at 11:03

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