1 Day Milford Sound Experience including Helicopter Back - Altitude Tours

Experience the ultimate Milford Sound adventure! Join our small-group tour along the iconic Milford Road, soaking in the stunning scenery. Enjoy a 1-hour 45-minute nature cruise through the fjord, then top it off with a breathtaking 40-minute scenic helicopter ride back to Queenstown.


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  • Small group Milford Sound Experience
  • Full day tour to Milford Sound with guided commentary.
  • Custom made, 16 seat, glass roof Mercedes touring vehicles. Business class travel with extended leg room, leather interior, panoramic windows for the best views, and USB charging ports onboard. 
  • Stunning two hour small boat nature cruise on the Milford Sound fjord – see waterfalls, fur seals, penguins and occasionally dolphins.
  • Enjoy fun and informative commentary from your nature guide, and plenty of off-the-beaten-track visits away from the crowds.
  • Unforgettable scenic helicopter flight back to Queenstown. Flights are by helicopter and take approx. 40 mins.
  • The helicopter is a truly awe-inspiring way to complete your trip to Milford Sound, and also provides a view of Milford Sound and it’s surroundings that you couldn’t possibly see any other way!


  • Premium transport in a glass-roof Mercedes Sprinter van from Queenstown to Milford Sound.
  • A personal small group tour (max 16 passengers).
  • Multiple scenic stops on the famous Milford Road.
  • Informative and entertaining commentary from an experienced guide.
  • 2-hr small boat nature cruise in Milford Sound.
  • 40-minute scenic helicopter flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board the vans.

Day 1: Milford Sound Adventure with Helicopter Ride Back

Get ready for an unforgettable journey starting with a pick-up from your hotel in Queenstown in our premium glass-roof Mercedes Sprinter van. Join us on a small group tour (maximum 16 passengers) as we venture into the stunning Fiordland National Park towards Milford Sound. Your experienced guide will entertain you with fascinating commentary and stories along the way. We'll make several scenic stops along the famous Milford Road, including a break near Te Anau for refreshments.

Upon reaching Milford Sound, enjoy on a 2-hour small boat nature cruise, immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the fiord. After the cruise, it's time for the highlight of the day - your 45-minute scenic helicopter flight over the alps back to Queenstown. Upon arrival, the helicopter company will transfer you safely back to your accommodation.

Meals: None



Departs: Daily 

Pickup: 7:30 am from Queenstown.

Hotel pick-ups are available from most accommodations around Queenstown, and main bus stops.

Though we don't pick up from AirBnb's, we can advise the closest location to where you are staying. 

For Shotover Country/Dalefield/Wanaka - Meet at Frankton Bus Shelter at 7:45am.

Return: arrives back in Queenstown around 5:00pm.

Please note that this heli is weather permitting and in the case where the flight cannot depart, you will return to Queenstown by road at approximately 7:30pm.

What to Bring:

Rain jacket for waterfalls and/or wet weather.
Warm layers particularly in winter.
Insect repellant and sunscreen particularly in summer.

Extra Costs:

Lunch can be added on for $27 per person, with the option between chicken, beef or vegetarian.


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