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Milford Sound  Fly Cruise Heli

from NZD$855.00

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Fly Cruise Heli:

  • adult NZD$855.00
  • child (4-14yrs) NZD$530.00

Heli Cruise Heli:

  • adult NZD$995.00
  • child (4-14yrs) NZD$696.50
  • private charter (up to 6 people) NZD$4900.00

Optional Extras:

  • picnic lunch NZD$17.00

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Service rating:   excellent

I was visiting Queenstown with my Mom and Step-Dad. They live in Germany, so I hadn't seen them for about five years. The morning of our helicopter flight out to Milford Sound, I get really sick and I couldn't go. Even though the cancellation policy required 48 hours notice to get a refund for my ticket, Kate from Helicopter Line Queenstown went out of her way to find a way for my parents to still get the full experience and for me to get a refund. She was legend, and my parents go to have an amazing experience here in New Zealand. Thanks!

Product rating:   excellent

My parents were thrilled with the helicopter tour, and both described it as the highlight of their time in New Zealand. Would highly recommend to anyone with the means to go.

Reviewed 14-Dec-2017

Service rating:   excellent

This is a helpful company that helped us to make our trip to Milford Sound the amazing experience that it was. Unfortunately we couldn't fly back as planned due to weather at Milford Sound, however we received a refund very promptly for that part of the trip and the staff were very helpful in getting us onto a coach back instead.

Product rating:   excellent

We can't recommend the helicopter ride to Milford Sound enough, the stop over on a mountain was amazing, and the approach to the fjord from the air was brilliant.

Reviewed 29-Oct-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Very professional amazing trip highly recommended was the best day ever ! Snow landing in helicopter awesome both helicopter and fixed wing pilots just made this a wonderful day.

Reviewed 15-Jul-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Alex was great to deal with. Very helpful online and staff were great on the day. 25th Wedding anniversary day trip from CHCH. Tight timeline, ran like a dream, fantastic experience. Helicopter landing on the glacier took the prize. Milford was glorious. Well done.

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Reviewed 22-Apr-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Kyran, our helicopter pilot was great, friendly and informative.

The only thing we were not aware of, were the sand flies which were in their masses, when we landed at Milford Sound. Luckily our fellow passengers shared their spray with us.
The helicopter ride was the highlight of our trip and the cruise was good too.

Thank you

Product rating:   excellent

Well worth the money to do the helicopter trip both ways and the cruise.

Reviewed 17-Feb-2017

Service rating:   excellent

We spent a lot of money and received service and satisfaction for every penny.

Product rating:   excellent

Phillip was excellent. Landing on the glacier and flying so close to see the crevices was beautiful . We've done a number of helicopter flights in different areas of the world, but this topped them all. Thank you

Reviewed 04-Mar-2016

Service rating:   excellent

10 out of 10. Friendly staff, from booking to too short and end.

Product rating:   excellent

We flew by helicopter both ways.The skilled and friendly pilot made us feel safe and welcome. The scenery from the air was spectacular. An excellent cruise on Milford Sound, with a tasty salad meal box, and we were lucky enough to enjoy whale encounters. Something to definitely tick off on your bucket list.

Reviewed 09-Nov-2015

Service rating:   excellent

All Good

Product rating:   excellent

Great trip, good pilots and crew on the boat, would reccomend this trip to everyone

Reviewed 12-Jun-2013

Service rating:   good

Am not sure what Travel Group did. I booked on the net, and it was prompt and efficient. Our lunches were re-embursed straight away, when we got home.

Product rating:   good

wonderful day, however I was very nervous, when the pilot was taking a photo of one of the passengers, and also when he turned around to show us his favourite view. i know he was experienced, but it is very exacting flying through the mountains, and I expected his eyes to be straight ahead. also our lunches which we had ordered ahead, were forgotten, and there was only tea or coffee on the boat, not even a biscuit! I would certainly recommend it, but probably speak up next time.

Reviewed 16-Mar-2013

Reply from Everything Travel Group

Thanks for your feedback. I'm terribly sorry that you didn't get the lunches you ordered, this was simply a case of human error and that must have been really frustrating for you. I'm glad at least that you have been reimbursed for the lunches. In regards to the pilot not having his eyes straight ahead, I'm so sorry that this caused you some anxiety. The flight in and out of Milford is exacting however I can assure you that the pilot would never do anything to put his or your lives at risk. All the pilots that fly into Milford have to log many hours flying in alpine conditions before they are allowed to take fare paying passengers. I have however passed your concerns on to the chief pilot to discuss with his staff. Thanks again for your comments.

Callum Goodall
Everything Travel Group

Posted 18-Mar-2013

Latest Questions about Milford Sound Fly Cruise Heli (Queenstown)

Hi, my husband and I are going to New Zealand for our honeymoon and want to visit Milford Sound. Your trip helicopter/glacier landing/cruise/flight sounds almost perfect for us. would it be possible to extend the trip? We would simply like some additional time in Milford Sound to enjoy the scenery; we wouldn't need a guide, just a later return flight. Is this something you could provide? If so, would you be able to quote it for us? We will be in Queenstown for the 16&17 October this year. Thanks


Heya, Wow what a wonderful place to come for your honeymoon! We will certainly be able to arrange the flight back for the day after and the price at the moment for that is the same as the standard price shown on our website. I will contact you personally for more details. Kind regards, Alicia

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

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Hi we are looking at booking the milford sound cruise in sept this year and wondering what time we would be getting picked up from our hotel if we were to do the 9am trip. It is 9am pick up from the hotel. We are staying at Crown Plaza in Queenstown.


If you book the 9am Milford fly cruise heli from Queenstown trip then you will be picked up from the Crowne Plaza hotel just after 8am. Milford helicopter and  scenic plane 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.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 25th Aug 15 at 16:34

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How often are you currently having to cancel the fly-cruise-heli trips due to weather? We are planning to be in Queenstown at the end of the month and would like to take such a trip.


Hi Jedidiah. The Milford Sound helicopter & fixed wing flights from Queenstown are weather dependent and can be cancelled due to high winds, low cloud or rain. That being said, winter is often the best time to fly to Milford Sound as there are many clear, blue sky days. I would recommend booking your Milford flight & cruise for one of your first days in Queenstown so that if the weather is poor and your flight is cancelled you can reschedule to another day or receive a full refund.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 3rd Jul 13 at 10:44

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Hi we are visiting July 2013, just wondering with the cruise, is lunch included? I see most cruises on Milford Sound include lunch. Also we have 2 adults & 2 kids which will be 2 and 3 1/2 at time of travel can I have a price please.


Hi Chantelle. If you book the Milford Sound Fly Cruise Heli, you can book a picnic lunch if you like for an extra $15 or you are welcome to bring your own. As long as your children can sit on your knees then they travel for free so you will only need to book for 2 adults. We recommend booking for one of your first days in Queenstown so that if the weather is no good for flying then you can reschedule to another day or receive a full refund.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 28th Feb 13 at 19:14

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Hello - could you please let me know whether this activity will run over Easter weekend? Thank you.


Hi Natasha, yes the Milford Sound Fly Cruise Heli certainly is available over Easter weekend however this is a busy time of year in Queenstown so we recommend booking as early as possible, at least a week in advance. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 4th Jan 13 at 16:00

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I note the pictures of the cruise vessel and helicopter. Please advise (1.) are these the actual vessels/helicopters or sister vessels and (2.) how many people max do each carry or have on board?
Thank You


Hi Tom, if you look at the first image you will see all 3 vessels. The fixed wing plane may or may not be the one you will fly in. They fly both islanders which hold 9 passengers and cessna's which carry 5 passengers. Most likely you will fly in an islander as they have mostly islanders and only a couple of cessna's. The boat is the boat you will have the cruise on which carries about 50 passengers and the helicopter is the same as the one you would fly in carrying 6 passengers.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group on 17th Aug 12 at 13:33

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We are about to book this tour departing at 9am on 31st August. I am just wondering if there is an opportunity to purchase any snacks or lunch at any point on the tour?



Hi Lyn. Yes, if you book the Milford Sound fly cruise heli from Queenstown you can certainly book lunch in advance or take your own. The picnic lunch costs $15 per person and is given to you once you arrive in Milford Sound.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 15th Aug 12 at 13:52

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Hi, there will be 9 people traveling together from Brisbane in August. We would like to do the flight/cruise/heli or visa versa from Qtown. How many of us can fly together at one time? Are there any group booking discounts available?
I used to work at Milford Sound 20 years ago and cant wait to show my family your wonderful country. Look forward to hearing from you.


Hi Leeanne, yes you will all fly over together in the fixed wing as they can fit 9 passengers however if you come back in the heli then you will be split in two heli's as they can only take 6 passengers.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group on 19th Jul 12 at 11:17

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I have another question: What is the advantage of doing this trip with two heli rides verses one plane and one heli? I suppose you get to land on both the glacier and the mountains? Do both plane and helicopter run the same route?


Hi Rosie, it's more of a personal preference really. Yes, correct you get the landing in the heli and the helicopters are a little more versatile in the routes they can take as oppose to the plane which has a set flight plan to follow.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 23rd Apr 12 at 13:01

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Hi, If I did this combo in the morning (8am departurn), would I be back in time to hook up with the Shotover Trio, departing at 12:15pm? Alternatively, could I do the the Skidive NZone in the afternoon?
You offer so many wonderful adventures, I'm having trouble deciding!!


Hi Rosie. Unfortunately you wouldn't make it back for the Shotover Freefall at 12.15pm as Milford Sound Scenic Flights have already changed on to their winter timetable due to conditions so the Fly Cruise Heli is now departing at 9am and gets back about 12.40/1pm.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 23rd Apr 12 at 12:30

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Once the first flight is complete, do the operating company take the passengers to where the boat leaves from?


Hi Kas.
On the Milford Sound Fly Cruise Heli combo, after your flight into Milford you are directed to the Milford wharf where the boats depart from which is only a short walk away. You then do your 2 hour cruise around Milford Sound and are then directed back to Milford airport where you catch your scenic flight back to Queenstown.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 5th Jan 12 at 11:32

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