Discover the wild West Coast with this cruise + flight experience.
See every inch of the iconic Milford Sound and surrounding glaciers. Start your day boarding your helicopter for the overhead view of the waters below, before heading to circle Tutoko Glacier: the highest peak in Fiordland National Park. Then continue with one of the most classic West Coast adventures; a cruise through the Sound and out to the ocean, viewing waterfalls, wildlife and towering mountains along the way.
Scenic glacier helicopter flight
Milford Sound cruise
Stunning photo opportunities
Commentary from your knowledgeable pilot via two-way communication during the flight
Glacier flights will depart at the below times, with the cruise on Milford Sound to follow. Please allow 20 mins to walk from the Milford Sound Airport to the Milford Sound terminal for the cruise departure. The cruise on Milford Sound is approximately 2 hours.
Depending on the weather, you may go on your Milford Sound cruise first and the glacier flight second. We can discuss this on the day of your booking.
You will go to Milford Sound Airport [104 Milford Sound Highway] 15 minutes before your flight is scheduled.
Pre-flight orientation & safety briefing
You will complete information forms as needed. Then relax and enjoy the stunning view while your pilot readies the aircraft. Before leaving to board the helicopter, you undergo your safety briefing.
Time to get in the heli! Your pilot and ground crew ensures that you are comfortable, buckled in with your headset on and ready to go.
The helicopter takes off and you’re airborne. Take in the sights of majestic Milford Sound as your pilot weaves through the mountains, telling stories and history as you fly, heading towards Tutoko Glacier.
Your pilot picks a secluded spot amongst the peaks to land. They carefully open the helicopter door and you step out onto the glacier. Be sure to snap some photos!
Back to the helicopter
Loaded back into the helicopter, you take off again, getting another view of the Sound as you head back to the Milford Sound Airport.
Arrive at the ferry terminal in Milford Sound
After you return to Milford Sound Airport, there is a 20 minute nature walk to the ferry terminal. You will need to arrive 15 minutes before your cruise is scheduled, to pick up your boarding pass.
Board your cruise
You board your tour boat and enjoy your two-hour cruise through Milford Sound.