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Air Wakatipu

Address: Lucas Place Queenstown Airport, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 442 3148
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Ranked #13 of 202 Activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: No trip to Queenstown is complete without visiting the breathtakingly beautiful Milford Sound. Let...
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic trip! Truly a once in a lifetime experience with fabulous views of the mountains and lakes. Our pilot Gareth was very professional and we felt quite safe and able to relax and enjoy the views. The scenery was absolutely stunning. I had been to Milford before by car, but this was nothing compared to flying in. The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

What a great excursion! The two flights were fantastic. Our pilot, Garreth, was a veritable fount of info--all of it timely and relevant; he pointed out everything you wanted to know before you asked. He was the perfect mix of pleasant, informative and organized. The flight itself was breathtaking. The cruise was exactly what you'd expect: beautiful scenery and good... More 

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

What a day! We booked the flight - cruise combination for Milford Sound on the 5th of January earlier last year . Nevertheless Air Wakatipu made it possible, that we could postpone our arrangement from the 5th to the 6th of January - due to weather conditions. Thanks for that flexibiltiy! So we could experience a wonderful flight over the... More 

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Aucland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Was booked for a scenic flight, but due to weather at Milford we couldn't. I didn't phone to check as I wanted to visit the office anyway. They arranged a new flight with boat trip for the next day and the weather was brilliant and views spectacular. Had a cockpit seat which was amazing and loved every moment. Approaching the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We took a scenic flight to Manapouri with Air Wakatipu from which they transferred us to a Doubtful Sound cruise. The whole experience was great but our flights were particularly excellent-- our pilots were friendly and funny, the planes comfortable and quite stable for such small aircraft, and the views from the planes knocked our socks off.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We booked flight and cruise from Queenstown to Milford Sound but unfortunately weather prevented us doing it on planned date. However Peter could not have been more helpful and gave us regular updates on revised plans. We were able to alter our original travel arrangements and had the most amazing experience a day later in perfect conditions. We were expertly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've flown the Milford sound before an this experience with Air Wakitipu was phenomenal. I wish I remembered the pilots name as he deserves praise, what a great tour guide so personalized and even got to see much more than the other companies that fly you there like a taxi service. Highly recommended!!!!

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This experience was one of the highlights of my life! Corey, our pilot was so knowlegable on the area (even showing us his favorite place) as well as an excellent pilot. We were so lucky to have great weather as the ride was smooth and the views clear. Thank you Air Wakatiupu, Gareth (for arranging the last minute flight!) and... More 

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Oxford, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We took an amazing flight across to Doubtful Sound then up the coast to Milford Sound where we landed for a boat trip down before returning to Queenstown. Gareth was not only a reassuringly expert pilot but provided a really interesting commentary on the scenery and geology below us. If you come to Queenstown and the weather is good we... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Absolutely breathtaking views from the sky! The staff was awesome and overall great experience. Thanks Air Wakatipu!!

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