Experience the Sutherland Falls with this unique combination of a cruise + flight.
Embark from Milford Sound Airport and ascend above the renowned Milford Track, traversing Arthur Valley and Lake Ada to encircle the extraordinary Sutherland Falls. Once thought to be the highest waterfall in New Zealand and currently among the tallest globally, this awe-inspiring natural wonder awaits. Touch down in this majestic setting, immerse yourself in the invigorating mountain air, and absorb the symphony of cascading waterfalls before returning to the base.
Proceed with one of the timeless West Coast experiences – a cruise through Milford Sound that extends to the ocean, offering picturesque views of waterfalls, wildlife, and towering mountains along the journey
Scenic Sutherland Falls helicopter flight
Milford Sound cruise
Capture breathtaking moments with numerous opportunities for stunning photographs
Receive insightful commentary from our experienced pilot through two-way communication throughout the duration of the flight
Sutherland Falls 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 Sutherland Falls.
Your pilot chooses a location to land. The pilot opens the helicopter door, inviting you to step out onto the stunning terrain above the Sutherland Falls. Remember to seize the moment and take 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.