When you come to Queenstown, Milford Sound rates as one of the 'must dos' and flying is the most convenient, not to mention most spectacular, way to get there. One of the biggest challenges with flying, however, is the unique climate that Fiordland presents. It's unlike any other in the world. Book on your first available day in Queenstown. Many activities in Queenstown are non-weather dependent, and can be re-scheduled around your Milford experience. Contact us as soon as you land in Queenstown. This way our pilots can provide you with a detailed weather forecast and the most accurate prediction of a flying day.
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The impacts of weather on the Milford Road can be severe. The high-altitude alpine conditions, a steep and rugged terrain that can be beset by floods and avalanches can pose significant risks. Indeed the road closed during winter until the late s when tourist and fishing interests successfully lobbied for year-round operations.