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Altitude Tours Milford Sound Experience

Milford Sound Small Group Tour from Queenstown with Scenic Flight

Queenstown, New Zealand

10 hours

Large group

Free Cancellation

What to Expect

Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand and a must-see for any traveller. Whether seen in sunshine or rain, the incredible views are guaranteed to leave you awe-struck. This is a small group tour for travellers seeking a uniquely-kiwi trip to Milford Sound. <br><br>We keep things personal using our fleet of modern Mercedes vans. Enjoy your journey with no more than 16 people in a vehicle with premium features such as leather seats, panoramic scenic windows, Wi-Fi & Spotify playlists.<br><br>Let your Altitude Tours guide entertain you with their in-depth knowledge of the area. Enjoy many scenic photo stops at both famous locations, as well as our guide's favourite off-the-beaten-track spots.<br><br>Enjoy a 2-hour small uncrowded cruise while taking in the incredible beauty that Milford Sound has to offer! You can also add on a picnic lunch to enjoy onboard.<br><br>After your cruise, take in the views from above, on an incredible flight back to Queenstown over the Southern Alps.


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand

Lake Wakatipu is an inland lake in the South Island of New Zealand. It is in the southwest corner of the Otago region, near its boundary with Southland. Lake Wakatipu comes from the original Māori word Whakatipu wai-māori

Stop At: Lake Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Lake Te Anau is in the southwestern corner of the South Island of New Zealand. The lake covers an area of 344 km², making it the second-largest lake by surface area in New Zealand and the largest in the South Island. It is the largest lake in Australasia by fresh water volume.

Stop At: Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Upon entering the Fiordland National Park, the largest National Park in NZ, travel up alongside the Eglington River to three mountain lakes at the head of the Eglington Valley. During this part of the journey, you will make the first of our many sightseeing stops, including, Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat, Lake Gunn and Pop's View, plus some of our guide other favourites. which also allow for some great photo opportunities. With some fantastic walks in the area, this is a great opportunity to experience the beautiful alpine forest up close.

Head towards the Homer Tunnel, taking in some incredible mountain views while driving alongside the crystal clear waters of the Hollyford river. Once through the Homer Tunnel, you'll wind the way down the Cleddau Valley.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Eglinton Valley, Milford Sound New Zealand

Within the Eglinton Valley you’ll also find the famous Mirror Lakes and Knobs Flat.

Stop At: Mirror Lakes Walk, Milford Road,, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Enjoy a beautiful short nature walk and view the famous Mirror Lakes

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Homer Tunnel, 94 S.h., Milford Sound New Zealand

The Homer Tunnel is a 1.2 km long road tunnel in the Fiordland region of the South Island of New Zealand, opened in 1953. New Zealand State Highway 94 passes through the tunnel, linking Milford Sound to Te Anau and Queenstown, by piercing the Darran Mountain range at the Homer Saddle

Stop At: Mitre Peak Cruises, Visitor Centre 1 Milford Sound Highway, 94, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand

We will arrive in Milford Sound and here you will join a 2-hour small boat nature cruise visiting all of the many sights through the fjord.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Milford Sound Scenic Flights, 39 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Finish your day with a stunning 40 minute scenic flight on a fixed wing plane. You will travel over the mountains, arriving back in Queenstown at approx 5pm

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island

Arrive back in Queenstown and be transferred back to your meeting point by the flight company


  • Knowledgable and friendly local driver/guides
  • 2-Hour nature cruise on Milford Sound
  • A breathtaking fixed-wing scenic flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water
  • Convenient pick up and drop off locations around Queenstown
  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound Scenic Flights
  • Entry/Admission - Mitre Peak Cruises


  • Additional Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch - A picnic lunch can be added on at check-out

Additional information

  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Please bring walking shoes, warm clothes and a rain jacket.
  • Minimum numbers of 6 apply (for the van from Queenstown to Milford Sound). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The flight back is weather dependant and in the case where flights are cancelled due to weather, you will return to Queenstown by van and be refunded your flight portion of your ticket.
  • There is an option to include a packed picnic lunch. The default choice is chicken, however you can request to change to a beef or vegetarian lunch until 5pm the day prior.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


$684.88 NZD

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