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Milford Sound Heli & Cruise

Immerse yourself in the magic of Milford by sky and cruise boat
A scenic view of Milford Sound in New Zealand, showcasing towering mountains reflected in tranquil waters under a partly cloudy sky.
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See the world from above and from the boat, in our best-of-both-worlds heli and cruise experience.
The views from the heli are spectacular, but what about feeling the wind in your hair as you gaze in awe at the mountains surrounding you in Milford Sound? Fly over Lake Te Anau, through the Southern Alps, then descend into glacier-carved valleys until you reach Milford Sound. Here, you’ll disembark for the cruise of a lifetime - two hours of bliss as you travel along the water to the place where the Tasman Sea meets the sound. You might even spot some friendly wildlife along the way. Once you’re back on dry land, your flight will continue through beech forests and over mountain peaks as you head back to Te Anau.

What’s included:

  • Scenic helicopter flight through Milford Sound

  • 2-hour Milford Sound boat cruise

  • One remote landing

  • In-flight commentary from your knowledgeable pilot via two-way communication

Your journey with us

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View of Te Anau township


Arrive at Te Anau

Arrive at the Te Anau Airport [42 Aviation Drive] 15 minutes before your flight.

Preflight Check and Orientation


Pre-flight orientation & safety briefing

Complete a passenger information form if required, then relax and enjoy the stunning views while your pilot readies the aircraft. You will undergo your safety briefing before boarding the helicopter.

Two women wearing headsets while seated inside a Fiordland helicopter, looking out the window, dressed in warm clothing.



Time to get in the heli. Your pilot and ground crew will ensure that you are comfortable, buckled in, and have your headset on and ready to go.

Aerial view of a fiordland landscape with snow-capped peaks, dense forests, and a distant lake partially obscured by clouds.



The heli takes off, and you’re airborne. Fly over Lake Te Anau, through the Southern Alps, and into glacier-carved valleys before landing at Milford Sound. Your pilot will share the stories and history of the region as you fly.

Two people sitting on a snowy hillside in Fiordland, waving at a helicopter taking off in a mountainous landscape.


Remote landing

Enjoy two hours of bliss on a stunning boat cruise through Milford Sound. Travel out to the mouth of Milford Sound where it meets the Tasman Sea before heading back to dry land. Keep an eye out for friendly wildlife!

A fiordland helicopter with a "" logo parked on a mountain overlooking a river and distant hills.


Back to the helicopter

Loaded back in the helicopter, you’ll fly back over the Main Divide, crossing Fiordland mountain peaks and remote beech forests. Finally, relax with stunning views of Lake Manapouri before landing back in Te Anau.

Two women taking a selfie next to a Fiordland helicopter on a mountain at sunset.


Share your experience

We’d love to hear about your flight, and so will your family and friends. Make sure to tag #teanauhelictopers in your photos if you’d like to be featured on our socials.