Milford Sound is often described as the eighth wonder of the world. It is set in the Fiordland National Park, on the west coast of the South Island. Helicopter flights into Milford Sound operate from The Helicopter Line's Queenstown base, located at the Queenstown Airport, just 6km from downtown Queenstown.
Queenstown - Milford Sound:
To Drive: 307 kilometres, 5 hours drive south-west.
Helicopter Flight: 41 kilometres, 30 minute flight.
Milford Sound - HLQ1B
Journey through New Zealand's most dramatic scenery. This captivating flight takes you over alpine lakes, lush rainforest and past rugged peaks. Experience the grandeur of the Southern Alps en-route and land at The Divide. Fly into the heart of Fiordland National Park experiencing unparalleled views of world famous Milford Sound and Mitre Peak before landing. Homeward, experience an alpine snow landing before returning to Queenstown. Lunch option available on exclusive charters.
Duration - 1.5 Hours
Milford and Sutherland Falls
See the Southern Alps on your way into Milford Sound, experiencing this amazing glacial creation. View Lake Quill, the source of the Sutherland Falls - the second highest in the southern hemisphere. Weather permitting, land 'on top of the world' and stand among the ancient ice flows of the Fiordland Glaciers. Lunch option available on exclusive charters.
Duration - 2 Hours
View the Southern Alps on your way into Milford Sound. Stand among the ancient ice flows of the Fiordland Glaciers before sweeping the length of the fiord. View Lake Quill the source of the Sutherland Falls. Fly home over Mackinnon Pass and through the world famous Arthur Valley. Lunch option available on exclusive charters.
Duration - 3 Hours
Milford Sound, Franz Josef Glacier and Aoraki/Mount Cook
See the major iconic sights in the South Island - Breathtaking Fiordland National Park and landing at Milford Sound. Discover the glacial expanse of the Franz Josef Glacier then fly into the heart of the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. During your alpine landing, view spectacular hanging glaciers and rivers of moving ice. Lunch options available on exclusive charters..
Duration - 5 Hour
Milford Fly Cruise Heli
Fly from Queenstown to Milford Sound by plane, enjoy views of mountains, lakes and fiords of Fiordland National Park. Connect with Milford Sound Red Boats for your relaxing cruise. Return to Queenstown by helicopter with an alpine landing for the ultimate experience.
Duration - 4 Hours