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Starting From AU$20.26
Starting From AU$20.26

Real Journeys: Milford Sound Nature Cruise - Fly/Cruise/Fly - ex Queenstown

A return scenic flight between Queenstown and Milford Sound and an extended Nature Cruise along the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea.   For 1 Nov 2014-31 Oct 2015 season, a picnic lunch is included with this trip.

1 day Milford Sound Nature Cruise - Fly/Cruise/Fly - ex Queenstown

Following a transfer to the Queenstown airport, board our predominantly twin engine aircraft for the flight to Milford Sound. During the 35 minute flight, there are panoramic views of spectacular alpine scenery including glaciers, rivers, lakes and rainforest before landing at Milford Sound. Once on the ground at Milford airport, there is a coach transfer to the Real Journeys Visitor Centre for a leisurely cruise the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea. Nature Cruises have a relaxed and flexible itinerary that allows plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and wildlife and have special appeal for the independent traveller. An on board nature guide with specialist knowledge of the region’s history, flora and fauna provides detailed interpretation in English with a roving microphone. There is plenty of time available to explore points of interest and view the spectacular alpine scenery including waterfalls, rainforest and the towering peaks; and keep a lookout for wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins when in season. Lunch options and complimentary tea and coffee are available on all vessels.
On returning to the Milford Wharf, there is a transfer by coach to the Milford airport for the return scenic flight to Queenstown. Transfers are provided to accommodation on arrival at Queenstown airport.

Optional Extras:

Lunch 
Picnic Lunch is included, alternatively Obento lunches are available at additional cost and must be pre-ordered.

Café style food is available for purchase on board the vessels.

What to Bring:
Comfortable shoes, waterproof jacket, warm clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat, insect repellent and camera.

12:00pm to 4:10pm, 1 May–31 Oct 
12:30pm to 5:10pm, 1 Nov–30 Apr 
9:00am to 1:40pm, 1 May-30 Sep

Departs: Milford Sound Flightseeing, Lucas Place, Queenstown Airport. Pick up from all Queenstown accommodation or Real Journeys Visitor Centre in Queenstown commences 45 minutes prior to departure times from airport.

Tour Times:

12:00pm to 4:10pm, 1 May–31 Oct 
12:30pm to 5:10pm, 1 Nov–30 Apr
9:00am to 1:40pm, 1 May-30 Sep 

Lunch Options
 
Picnic Lunch is included for the 14/15 season, consisting of:
 
o    Sandwich (fresh salad & cold meat)
o    Scroggin energy mix
o    Fruit juice
o    Cheese and crackers
o    Cookie
o    Fresh fruit (seasonal)
o    Complimentary tea or coffee
 
Obento Lunch (at additional cost) if pre-booked, consisting of:
 
o    Japanese rice (Gohan)
o    Karaage chicken (Tori No Karaage)
o    Miso baked salmon
o    Japanese sugared sweet potato (Daigakuimo)
o    Vinegared cucumber (Suno Mono)
o    Cooked cold vegetables
o    Fresh fruit
o    Tofu bag
o    Nigiri sushi
o    Sushi (Maki Sushi)
o    Pickles (Tsukemono) and soy sauce