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1 Day Milford Sound Experience including Helicopter Back - Altitude Tours

5.0 (1 review)



  • 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 helicopter flight back to Queenstown. Flights are by helicopter and take approx. 40 mins.
  • The helicopter 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 helicopter flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board the vans.


Day 1 : Milford Sound Experience including Helicopter 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 helicopter flight and enjoy a 45-minute scenic heli 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 heli 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.


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Melly L. 25 Nov 2023
Great view and lots of photo opportunities along the way. Our guide Tommy was very passionate about the area and so informative. Long day but worth the drive. Loved the picnic lunch option to eat in the cruise.

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1 Day Milford Sound Experience Including Helicopter Back - Altitude Tours

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