Milford Sound Scenic Over Head and Middle Earth Waterfalls Heli Hike (exclusive access)


4 to 5 hours (approx.)


Accomodation transfers, private helicopter flight, private guide, gourmet lunch and refreshments


September to May (depending on snow levels)


1 hour hike



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Experience the beauty of Milford Sound and the Middle Earth Waterfalls

Your private guide will collect you in our luxury vehicle from your accommodation and take to you your private helicopter for an unforgettable flight to Milford Sound.

Rudyard Kipling called Milford Sound the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ and World Heritage status confirming its unique beauty.

Your scenic flight will take you above rainforest-covered valleys, past spectacular alpine lakes and mountain ranges, with a bird’s eye view of the stunning and world-famous Fiordland National Park.

You’ll land high up on Mt Tutoko, the highest mountain in Fiordland National Park, and get out to take photos in the snow with 360-degree views.

Middle Earth Waterfalls is our next destination, where we’ll fly past the epic blue ice of a hanging glacier before descending over 1000m to the valley floor.

In this pristine location, we’ll embark on a 1.5-hour heli hiking adventure, taking time to enjoy a beautiful picnic lunch and glass of wine in this idyllic spot amongst the waterfalls.

Suitably relaxed and feeling at one with nature, you’ll head back to Queenstown airport, passing over the Richardson mountain range as you hear about its rich mining history.

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Our Dream Wedding

From very first contact with Lee, I knew I had FINALLY found what I was looking for. Planning an overseas wedding proved difficult with all correspondence via email. I was about to give up! Then I was recommended Alpine Luxury Tours! We chose to have a 5 hr private tour as apart of our wedding day. Our tour was well thought out, the experience made our wedding extra special and definitely memorable. All our guest had an incredible day. No matter what your occasion, Alpine Luxury Tours will make your trip extra special. We cannot wait to go back!!

Great coordination, highly flexible, travel in comfort

We actually had multiple days with Alpine Luxury Tours. Jamie was our driver/host on all 3 days. We were a small group so it was very easy to discuss our destinations. We did the wine tour (slight changes due to the weather), Tasman glacier hike/helo ride, and Dart river jetboat ride/Arrowtown tour. Separate reviews were done for those specific events. Alpine Luxury Tours provided us with lunch for certain events, transport to/ from activities and narration along our routes. Many thanks to Jamie who made our vacation a truly memorable visit.

Simply Spectacular

Such stunning scenery at Middle Earth!!! What a spectacular place to visit, the Middle Earth waterfalls is one of New Zealand's best things to do! The glacier, waterfalls, alpine flowers/moss all add up to make this not only a unique experience, but was quite awe inspiring too. Lee was amazing to deal with, going out of his way to ensure that we could go on this helicopter flight..... firstly cancelled due to Covid in March 2020, and then due to weather. An amazing experience shared with family. Would absolutely recommend this fantastic opportunity to you all.

A magic 48hrs

Fantastic! Lee is an absolute pro, every detail is taken care of and you are guaranteed a super comfortable, enjoyable experience. You can tell he's a local and really loves the area, his insider knowledge adds value to the trip and helped ensure we made the most of every moment. And to top it off he's a bloody good bloke! I'll be on the phone to book him in again if I'm lucky enough to spend more time in Central Otago.

Stuart M