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Address: Lucas Place Queenstown Airport, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 442 3148
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Description: No trip to Queenstown is complete without visiting the breathtakingly...
No trip to Queenstown is complete without visiting the breathtakingly beautiful Milford Sound. Let our pilots take you on an unforgettable scenic flight-seeing adventure into the heart of the Southern Alps and around New Zealand's tallest mountain and largest glaciers.
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Pilot A Plane!

Went for their Pilot A Plane, wasn't disappointed at all! My instructor, Kerry, was really friendly, didn't give me any pressure while I was flying the plane. He was really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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English first
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Went for their Pilot A Plane, wasn't disappointed at all! My instructor, Kerry, was really friendly, didn't give me any pressure while I was flying the plane. He was really patient at giving instructions and explaining the mechanics of the plane. Really great guy. The experience is remarkable, will never forget it. A must-try in my opinion, will definitely try... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We took the fly/cruise/fly option to Milford Sound, it was absolutely fantastic, We can't recommend this professional company highly enough. Our pilot Peter was friendly, very informative and went out of his way to make our trip perfect. Definitely a highlight, especially in winter with all the snow making for an awe inspiring scene.

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Gareth A, Pilot at Air Wakatipu, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! You were very lucky to have such nice weather so if you have any photos you would like to share please do. We would love to see them! I have passed on this review to Peter and he is very appreciative. Many Thanks, Cory - Air Wakatipu More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Wow, this was the highlight of our 3 week holiday. A must do and especially with this extremely professional company. The company kept us informed day by day due to bad weather but we were fortunate to fly on our last day in Queenstown and it was glorious. Collected from our accommodation promptly. Our pilot, Gareth, was extremely professional; I... More 

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Gareth A, Pilot at Air Wakatipu, responded to this review

Hi Laura. Wow thank you for taking the time to write this great review! It is fantastic our Fly Cruise Fly was the highlight of your trip! Milford Sound is very weather dependent so I am glad your trip was a bright, blue day. We aim for great communication for our guests so you know what is happening and can... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Pretty thankful for Air Wakitipu. Whilst many other companies kept delaying due to not enough numbers these guys fit me in. Pilot was great, and just a great well rounded experience. The day was gorgeous.

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Gareth A, Pilot at Air Wakatipu, responded to this review

Hi Leighton. Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review. Your pictures look great and it was our pleasure to fly you over to Milford Sound last Wednesday. I hope you enjoyed your time in Queenstown! Thanks, Cory - Air Wakatipu More 

Calgary
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We did a 22 day trip to NZ/Aus and this trip to Milford Sound with Air Wakatipu was the best out of many other things we did during the trip for sure. Our pilot was Gareth and from the initial greeting until the end we felt very safe and he was very professional his approach. He was so good and... More 

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Gareth A, Pilot at Air Wakatipu, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback! It is great to hear that your flight was the best part of your journey around NZ and Australia, that's fantastic! Gareth is a great pilot and I have passed on your review! I hope the rest of your holiday was a blast! Many thanks Cory - Air Wakatipu More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Peter was a great guide. Knew a lot about this part of the world and gave a great tour. Would have to recommend to anyone going to the South Island. The weather was great but I would think this would be magnificent no matter the weather as theres a very comfortable environment with lots to see. Best part of our... More 

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Gareth A, Pilot at Air Wakatipu, responded to this review

Hi David Many thanks for this great review! Yes the weather can be very changeable but the scenery remains just as beautiful. Raining and the waterfalls come out, snow and you get the snow covered peaks, wind and there are no sandflies!!! I have passed on your review to Peter! Many thanks, Cory - Air Wakatipu More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Flying with Air Wakatipu is a must do - don't think about it, book it in. Peter and his team are awesome and know exactly how to show you the best parts of the South Island from the air. So much to see. We went from Queenstown to Milford Sound and back in 4 hours, with every minute packed with... More 

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Gareth A, Pilot at Air Wakatipu, responded to this review

Hi Michael We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your trip over to Milford Sound. Yes! Flying is definately the best way to view Queenstown and Milford Sound as we can take you over some beautiful back country areas to see glaciers, mountains and waterfalls. Thank you for this great review! I will pass your comments on to Peter and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

One of the highlights of our NZ trip. Flying from Queenstown over the snow-capped mountains then the length of the sound from the Tasman Sea. Connected with a cruise which is almost an anticlimax after the spectacular views from the air. Also took a half hour helicopter flight with a mountain-top landing. Stunning scenery. Then another scenic flight back to... More 

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Gareth A, Pilot at Air Wakatipu, responded to this review

Hi Dale Thank you for your great review! What a spectacular day you had to fly to Milford Sound. With the recent snow fall it made the scenery just glow! I will pass on to the team your kind review. Regards Cory Air Wakatipu Pilot More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We arranged our flight the night before. We were picked up at our hotel and returned there as well, all included in the flight cost. The scenery is literally awesome. We were fortunate that the weather was good for us, but we would have received a refund if not. Our pilot Gareth was fantastic - even flying low to see... More 

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Gareth A, Pilot at Air Wakatipu, responded to this review

Thank you for this review! Dolphins! It's great to hear you saw our beautiful wild life Milford has to offer as they are not always around. You must be good luck! I will pass on to Gareth your great review so thank you for taking the time to write this. Cory Air Wakatipu Pilot More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I booked through Bookme.com. It was probably the most beautiful way to visit Milford Sound. We were lucky to fly under beautiful weather and with a great pilot. The mountains were glorious and Terry our pilot took us there and back using two different routes. They picked us up at 9:30am or so and had us back by 2pm. It... More 

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Gareth A, Pilot at Air Wakatipu, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! It is always our top priority to give you a safe and enjoyable flight and Teri is definately a great pilot! I will pass on your comments to Teri Thanks again! Cory Air Wakatipu Pilot More 

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Additional Information about Air Wakatipu

Address: Address: Lucas Place Queenstown Airport, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 442 3148
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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