Milford Experience

Flight 301 - explore Milford Sound on a premium private charter

A premium private charter showcasing New Zealand's most iconic scenery

Time Away3hrs
LandingsMilford, Glacier & Alpine picnic

This premium charter flight takes you high above the most impressive landscapes from Queenstown over the Southern Alps and Te Wahipounamu National Park as you approach Milford Sound. 

Fly over rugged mountain peaks, dramatic glaciers, isolated valleys of ancient beech forest and pristine alpine lakes before reaching the world-famous Milford Sound. Your pilot will take you close to the most impressive features of this iconic fiord including cascading waterfalls, sheer cliffs and the world-renown Mitre Peak as you soar the 16km length of Milford Sound, landing on an isolated West Coast beach. 

Landing in Milford you'll have the chance to enjoy a short nature walk to reach the perfect vantage point for that iconic Mitre Peak photo, before taking to the skies once again for more outstanding views of this untamed region. 

Heading back towards Queenstown, your pilot will land you once more at an exclusive alpine location where your helicopter will shut down, allowing you to take in the absolute serenity of this remote landscape as you enjoy your gourmet picnic lunch and wine. 

A scenic showcase awaits the last leg of your journey as you fly over the historic Skippers Canyon and Shotover River, landing you back at Queenstown airport to reflect on a day to remember. 

This private charter has the option to upgrade to our Airbus H130 or EC135 aircrafts for additional interior space or twin engine functionality. Please contact our professional team for more information. 

Trip Pricing

Price - Up to six passengers $8,015
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Please note:

  • Glacier/snow landing subject to weather and availability.
  • Squirrel Helicopter - up to six passengers

Booking Information

Bookings

We strongly recommend that you make your flight bookings in advance and at the start of your Queenstown itinerary to ensure you are not disappointed. If we cannot fly due to adverse weather, we can transfer your booking to another day. Alternatively, if you would prefer, we will refund you in full.

To make a booking please use our secure booking form by clicking the book now button placed throughout the site. Please note that your credit card details are required to make a booking however no charges will be processed until the day your flight departs. Please note that this is not a live inventory booking system. Upon submitting your booking enquiry you will receive an email from us, confirming availability and departure time.

Reconfirmations

Please call us at least 24 hours prior to departure for a weather check, to reconfirm booking details and to receive confirmation of departure time. This will allow alternative flight arrangements to be made if weather conditions are unfavourable.

Our toll-free contact number is 0800 801 616.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your reservation more than 24 hours from the departure time, a full refund will be made. Cancellations within 24 hours of the departure time will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Prices and Payments

All prices are quoted in New Zealand Dollars and include 15% Goods and Service Tax. Rates for the 2020 season are valid until 30 September 2020, rates for the 2021 season are valid until 30 September 2021. 

All prices are subject to change without notice. Some public holidays are subject to a surcharge.

We welcome New Zealand currency, agent vouchers and all major credit cards. Please note credit cards will incur a surcharge. Fuel surcharges may also apply.

Children's Prices

Children aged 0 – 11 years are eligible for child rates. Child rates are calculated at 70% of the adult fare unless otherwise stated. 12 years and over are considered adults.

Flight Durations

The away times (flight durations) specified in the flight tour itineraries are approximate and can be subject to weather conditions. On occasion, flight paths and landing locations may change at the pilot’s discretion. We will always keep you informed of any changes to the published information.

Minimum Numbers

On all scenic flights, minimum numbers apply unless otherwise stated. Individual bookings may be combined if necessary to achieve minimum numbers. We carry a maximum of 6 passengers per aircraft within Civil Aviation Authority restrictions. For aircraft weight and balance purposes, please advise at the time of booking if any passenger exceeds 83kg (CAA standard weight).

Courtesy Coach

A courtesy coach is available to pick up and drop off passengers from their accommodation in the Queenstown area.

What to bring

Because you’ll be outdoors in an alpine environment you will need:

  • comfortable walking shoes/boots
  • windproof jacket
  • warm clothing
  • camera, sunglasses, hat, sunblock and any personal items