Milford Sound Scenic Flight & Nature Cruise (Departure from Queenstown)

This scenic flight connection between Queenstown and Milford Sound, followed by one of Milford Sound's longest cruises, is the ultimate way to experience the drama and vastness of New Zealand’s dramatic alpine scenery.

After flying into Milford Sound, take the time to enjoy the best of Milford Sound with our leisurely Nature Cruise day tour. Exploring the length of the fiord, you’ll learn about the history of the region and benefit from the knowledge of your specialist nature guide. Experience the cool spray of a waterfall as you move in close to sheer rock faces and watch out for dolphins, seals, and, in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguins.

Our Nature Cruises have a flexible, extended itinerary that gives you plenty of time to appreciate the scenery and take in the highlights. Our experienced skippers tailor the cruise to take into consideration weather and recent wildlife sightings, ensuring you’ll see the best that Milford Sound has to offer on the day.

As Milford Sound drifts by, prepare to conclude your last leg of the tour with a scenic flight over Milford Sound as your flight brings you back to Queenstown.

What is the difference between the Scenic and Nature Cruises?

The Scenic and Nature Cruises follow the same route in Milford Sound. The Scenic Cruises have multilingual commentary on selected departures, large viewing decks on comfortable modern vessels and are shorter (1hr 30-40mins) than the Nature Cruises (2hrs - 2hrs 15mins). The Nature Cruises have English-only commentary, and an on-board nature guide, picnic lunches and smaller vessels (predominantly designed along the lines of traditional trading scows).

Additional Information

  • Infants aged 3 and below are free of charge. However they still require tickets; to complete your booking, please send an email to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg with your Order NumberNo. of Infant tickets required and Accommodation details (for arrangement of return transfers)
  • A one-way scenic flight takes 35 minutes
  • There is complimentary coffee and tea on-board your scenic cruise
  • Snacks and beverages (from a licensed bar) are available for purchase on-board


2 Working Days
Approximately 4 Hours
Hotel Pickup and Dropoff
Voucher Type
Present to Tour Operator
No Amendments Allowed
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours

Coach departs from Milford Sound Flights Queenstown Hangar at 1230hrs (0900hrs & 1200hrs for May 2020 onwards)

What You Get


  • Return hotel transfers and transportation from Queenstown area to scenic flight departure point
  • Return scenic flight back to Milford Sound
  • Relaxed and interactive cruise of approximately 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Insightful and entertaining commentary from specialist nature guides
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Personal expenses (optional)
How to Use
Please present your voucher at the meeting point to exchange for your tickets.

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences are subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be provided to customers under the following circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of latecomers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be entertained

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Hotel pickup/dropoff available. You will be advised at the point of booking on where your pickup/dropoff location will be (depending on your accommodation)

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Age 15 and above
Age 4 to 14 years old

Select Date

Please be reminded to send an email with your Order Number and Accommodation to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg