Queenstown Central Fiordland Activities

Queenstown is a gateway to the stunning Milford and Doubtful Sounds in Fiordland National Park. Book a return coach and scenic cruise or for those with a higher budget, combine a thrilling scenic flight with a scenic cruise.

It takes approximately 5 hours to reach Milford Sound by road. There are numerous boat cruise operators that depart from the main wharf  with lunchtime sailings being the busiest due to the many large tour groups arriving at this time. Most of the cruises are between 90 minutes and two hour. Scenic flights from Queenstown Airport to Milford Sound take just over 30 minutes with a fly-cruise-fly being the most popular option.  Add more flying time for flights departing from Wanaka. Doubtful Sound is the larger of the two and less accessible. Operators will transport you by coach to Manapouri where you'll then hop on one of the boat cruises across the lake, to reach the Sound. 

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Milford Sound Scenic Flights

Milford Sound Scenic Flights Fiordland-, Queenstown

Specialised scenic flights over the Milford Sound. 20 years experience, with hi-spec aircrafts including panoramic window seating and in-flight commentary.

Over The Top Helicopters

Over The Top Helicopters Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

Experience the spectacular scenery of New Zealand's South Island and explore remote areas normally inaccessible with Over The Top Helicopters.

Milford Sound Cruises - Southern Discoveries

Milford Sound Cruises - Southern Discoveries Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

Discover more of Milford Sound with Southern Discoveries.With a range of cruises to suit every interest and timeframe,Southern Discoveries offer the ultimate Milford Sound experience.

Great Walks and Tracks

Great Walks and Tracks Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

Independent track packages to three of the Great Walks of Fiordland, plus one fully-guided walk. All accommodation and transport to drop off/pick up points included, plus souvenir book.

Heli Tours

Heli Tours Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

Queenstown's only local owned private Helicopter company, Heli Tours has a unique relationship and insight into this special land.

Glenorchy Air

Glenorchy Air Glenorchy, Queenstown

Family-run scenic flight company offering trips to Milford Sound, Fiordland, Mt Cook & the Glaciers, plus Lord of the Rings movie locations, wildlife colonies and ski field access.

Milford Sound Day Trip

Milford Sound Day Trip Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

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Kiwi Discovery's luxury coach offers you elite comfort, hours of spectacular scenery, photos stops, commentary, and delivery to Milford Sound - where our boat will carry you through ominous mountain

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters Queenstown

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters Queenstown Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters' highly experienced pilots have extensive records of flying hours and in-depth knowledge of the local alpine environment.

Air Milford

Air Milford Fiordland-, Queenstown

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Personal and professional flightseeing tours over Milford and Doubtful Sounds, Queenstown and Mt Cook. Also special charter flights to suit your own requirements. 20 years experience.


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