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Milford Flight & Cruise - MSSF

from NZD$470.00

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Milford Sound Flight & Boat Cruise from Queenstown

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Flight & Cruise:

  • adult (off peak) Special NZD$470.00 (was NZD$505.00)
    (Special from 1 st January 2017 - 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:   excellent

We couldn't make the timing for pick up for an activity, and we could only communicate via email. That didn't stop them from facilitating a different meet up point with the tour organiser, some place we could reach on time.
They were accommodating when arranging replacement activities when weather threatened our original plans.
Eventually, when we requested a refund due to weather affecting an activity, they were prompt in executing it.

Product rating:   good

Aircraft was modern and comfortable. The pilot gave quite a detailed description of what we were flying over.

New Zealand looks amazing from the air. The jagged, snowcapped peaks, the lakes, the waterfalls.

Flying down along the sound gave us a chance to see the entire sound, including the mouth.

Unfortunately, winter weather wasn't t too cooperative. Our flight was postponed initially, then amended to skip the Milford sound cruise. We encountered patches of clouds enroute that caused turbulence and obscured our view.

Reviewed 14-Sep-2017

Reply from Everything Travel Group

Heya Jimmy, Your review is greatly appreciated. It was such a shame the weather didn't hold out for you this time, however i am glad you were happy with the service you received and the activities that weren't postponed went fantastically! Happy Travels, Alicia. 

Posted 19-Sep-2017

Reply from Everything Travel Group

Brilliant to hear Milford Sound Scenic Flights provided an excellent flight experience, such a shame about the weather in the end. These things just can't be helped at times! Warm regards, Alicia.

Posted 19-Sep-2017

Service rating:   excellent

The Service and information from the staff of ETG was just wonderful. Unfortunately our trip to Milford Sound (air, cruise etc.) had to be cancelled due to the weather.
They were very prompt in refunding us our money.
We hope to do this trip again one day, and will certainly book with ETG.

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Reviewed 17-Aug-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Excellent

Product rating:   excellent

Worth it! Really great day out with spectacular sights from the plane and the cruise.

Reviewed 04-Aug-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Brett, the driver really made the day a special experience with his extensive knowledge of the area, plus a few anecdotes and friendly cheerful way.

Product rating:   excellent

A full day, so much to see. would reccommend the tour. So much more relaxing than driving and we learnt so much from our informative guide/ driver.

Reviewed 29-Jul-2017

Service rating:   excellent

It's awesome website guys n 100% trusted one...

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Reviewed 08-May-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Friendly, funny & informative pilot. Relaxing but beautiful boat ride. Lunch was good

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Reviewed 25-Apr-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Great service. Pilot had a good line in banter. Ground staff very helpful and pleasant. Great way to start the day.

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Reviewed 20-Apr-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Excellent communication and attentive service made my experience 5 star.

Product rating:   excellent

Professional, safe and fun

Reviewed 30-Mar-2017

Service rating:   bad

Really poor communication re scheduling. Taxi driver was angry at me becyase he said i had to meet him 1240 where as ypu tols me to check in if going at 1pn

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Reviewed 20-Mar-2017

Reply from Everything Travel Group

Sorry to hear there was some confusion with your pick up time. I've looked back on your order and we had your Fly Cruise Fly booked for 10am so your pick up was scheduled for 9.05am (not 1pm). I'm guessing your original booking was cancelled due to weather and you had to reschedule so Milford Flights gave you a new pick up time directly and this must be where the confusion arose. I will speak with Milford Flights and just make sure that if they reschedule a booking with customers directly then they need to just double check the pick up time so this doesn't happen again. Thank goodness you managed to go on your flight.I"m so pleased you enjoyed it as it is spectacular. Thanks again for providing us with your feedback as it helps us to avoid similar situations in the future. 

Posted 20-Mar-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Everything was done well, from the early morning pick up through to the flights and cruise, the Dolphins were a bonus.

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Reviewed 04-Mar-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Well organised, informative, and enjoyable

Product rating:   excellent

A great experience helped by the stunning weather. When the captain spotted a pod of dolphins he stopped the boat to give us an unforgettable treat

Reviewed 02-Mar-2017

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

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)

I like to know where is the terminal for catching this flight. Is it near the international airport at Queenstown? Is there a possibility of leaving our baggage at your flight office as we are catching a flight to Christchurch approximately 3.5 hours aftet touching down from the Milford Sound Flight. How much time will the whole fly cruise fly option take if we leave at 8am in Nov. Do we come back around 1245pm? Is the cancellation or delay rarer in Nov? Thks

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Hey Phyllis, The flights do leave from the main Queenstown airport, just a different hangar. You can leave your baggage at their office ready to catch your flight on your return. You will return about 12pm -ish. The weather is unpredictable so we cannot say for sure but generally it is better weather in November. You will receive a full refund though if the flight cant go ahead due to weather!

Comment by: Alicia - Everything Queenstown on 20th Aug 17 at 11:49

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Hi

We are looking at flying to Milford Sound instead of driving our RV from Queenstown.

Do you have an option to fly, cruise, and kayak? We could fly back or take a bus back

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Heya, Unfortunately we dont have the option for flight,cruise, kayak. We only have flight and cruise as one package there and back! There are cruise and kayak options but they come with coach or self drive options.

Comment by: Alicia - Everything New Zealand on 20th Aug 17 at 11:00

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Hi there do you take AMEX ? Also is there a weight limit like the helicopter heli hikes ? Thanks

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Yes we do take Amex payments via our website and we do not charge credit card fees. There is no individual weight limit in the planes that fly to Milford. We always recommend booking for one of your first days in Queenstown so that if the weather is no good for flying you can then rescheduled to another day, or receive a full refund.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 22nd May 17 at 09:16

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can an open ticket..s be purchased as a gift and dates set later when suitable?

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Yes you can certainly book an open dated ticket for the Milford Flight and Cruise from Queenstown, or for any other tour or activity listed on our website. Simply go to the Book Now button and then select "I want this to be an open dated ticket" and follow the prompts. We will then email you a gift voucher that can be redeemed at a later date via our website.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 15th May 17 at 10:44

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what is the flight distance from queenstown to milford sound airport

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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?

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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

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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

Comments

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?

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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?

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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

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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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Hello
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

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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.

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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?
Regards

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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.

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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 ?

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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

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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?

Thanks,
Jade

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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.

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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?
Thanks

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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?

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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?

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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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