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New Zealand / South Island

1 Day Milford Sound Experience including Fly Back - Altitude Tours

4.7 (3 reviews)



  • Our Milford Sound day tour was established in 1994 and is a top rated small group Milford Experience.
  • We allow our guests to escape the crowds and offer a truly unique day, showcasing this world famous region.
  • On this full day tour to Milford Sound, depart Queenstown at 7:30am and enjoy guided commentary touring to Milford Sound with our experienced guides.
  • Our small group tours give our guests the ability to get to know the driver and each other, creating a more personal and memorable touring experience. We have custom made, 16 seat, glass roof Mercedes touring vehicles. This is business class travel with extended leg room, leather interior, panoramic windows for the best views, and USB charging ports onboard.
  • Once in Milford Sound, we join a stunning two hour small boat nature cruise on the fjord – see waterfalls, fur seals, penguins and occasionally dolphins. Enjoy fun and informative commentary from your nature guide, and plenty of off-the-beaten-track visits away from the crowds.
  • Finish your day to Milford Sound with an unforgettable scenic flight back to Queenstown. Flights are by fixed wing aircraft and take approx. 40 mins.
  • The scenic flight is a truly awe-inspiring way to complete your trip to Milford Sound, and also provides a view of Milford Sound and it’s surroundings that you couldn’t possibly see any other way!
  • Upon arrival back to Queenstown, a complimentary hotel drop off service is provided. We guarantee this is a trip you will never forget!


  • Premium transport in a glass-roof Mercedes Sprinter van from Queenstown to Milford Sound.
  • A personal small group tour (max 16 passengers).
  • Multiple scenic stops on the famous Milford Road.
  • Informative and entertaining commentary from an experienced guide.
  • 2-hr small boat nature cruise in Milford Sound.
  • 40-minute scenic flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board the vans


Day 1 : Milford Sound Experience including Fly Back

Your guide will collect you from, or near your Queenstown based hotel in a premium glass-roof Mercedes Sprinter van. From here join us for a bucket list day tour into the famous Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound. Enjoy a personal small group (max 16 passengers) experience with entertaining commentary and stories from your experienced guide. Multiple scenic stops on the famous Milford Road, including a refreshment stop near Te Anau. Once in Milford Sound, you will join a 2-hr small boat nature cruise. After your cruise, you will check-in for your flight and enjoy a 45-minute scenic fixed-wing flight over the alps, back to Queenstown. Once you arrive, the flight company will transport you back to your accommodation.

Meals: None

Pickups / Departures

Departs: Daily

Pickup: 7:30 am from Queenstown.

Hotel pick-ups are available from most accommodations around Queenstown, and main bus stops.

Though we don't pick up from AirBnb's, we can advise the closest location to where you are staying.

For Shotover Country/Dalefield/Wanaka - Meet at Frankton Bus Shelter at 7:45am.

Return: arrives back in Queenstown around 5:00pm. Please note that this flight is weather permitting and in the case where the flight cannot depart, you will return to Queenstown by road at approximately 7:30pm.


What to Bring:

Rain jacket for waterfalls and/or wet weather
Warm layers particularly in winter
Insect repellant and sunscreen particularly in summer

Extra Costs:

Lunch can be added on for $27 per person, with the option between chicken, beef or vegetarian


4.7 (3 reviews)
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Jill M. 29 Nov 2023
We took a tour with Erik and it was an amazing experience! He was incredibly knowledgeable, as well as being kind, conscientious, fun and enthusiastic! And of course the sights and sounds were spectacular! Waterfalls, seals, glaciers and so much more. It was a beautiful day from start to finish.
Suzanne N. 15 Nov 2023
We are so glad we took our Milford Sound excursion with Altitude Tours. Our guide Ashley was a pleasure. She entertained us during the long drive, giving us a wealth of information and answering all our questions about New Zealand. She reassured us that we would love Milford Sound in the rain. And she was right! Milford Sound was magical, with an incredible number of amazing waterfalls, thanks to the rain. Our fly back was cancelled due to the rain. Altitude Tours promptly refunded us. They responded to all my inquiries before and after the excursion. I highly recommend them.
Karen B. 11 Sep 2023
Great trip down on the bus with Neville - very informative and obviously loved the area. Scenery breathtaking! Worth the money. Took the plane back which was awesome, flying through the mountains.

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