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Air Wakatipu

Lucas Place Queenstown Airport, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3 442 3148
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Ranked #13 of 172 Activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: No trip to Queenstown is complete without visiting the breathtakingly beautiful Milford Sound. Let our pilots take you on an unforgettable scenic... more » 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. « less
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Flew with Gareth from Queenstown to Fox Glacier and back with some helicopter hiking in between -an amazing experience!! Guide on glacier was Chen Chen who was great and cannot praise Gareth highly enough so calm and controlled- cross this off the bucket list!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was the highlight of our Queenstown holiday. We flew on our anniversary and the weather was perfect for it too. It was a wonderful, once in a lifetime experience. I think it was reasonably priced (got a deal from Bookme.co.nz too) for the whole trip. It is way better than driving there yourself or taking the 12-hr coach trip.... More

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Melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

To travel from queenstown to milford would have been about 3 hrs each way . This was not cheap ,about 400 nz ,but that includes the cruise down the sound (70$)flight time is about 30 min each way and the cruise about 2 hrs.we booked through jucy. I thought milford sound was very enjoyable ,but flying there and back was... More

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Perugia, Italy
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130 reviews 130 reviews
40 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had booked long before our trip to NZ the "Doubtful overflight Milford fly cruise fly" tour, to be taken on june 7. On that day weather conditions did not allow any departure from Queenstown (fog and low clouds in Queenstown, heavy rain on the west coast). Next day we had to wait until late in the morning because of... More

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Yungaburra, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Not a good traveller on small aircraft, I was worried about this flilght from Queenstown, over to Milford Sound and back via Lake Te Anau. Happily, my fears were unfounded and and it was the best experience of our whole holiday, which up until that point, had already been spectacular. The pilot was very professional, ensuring that we were all... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The flight to milford sounds was to us more impressive than the cruise on the sound. However, what blew us away was the helicopter ride (extra but definite worthwhile) at the top of the glacier. Virgin snow meant snowball fights and snow angels. The fresh melting ice looks like surrealistic Salvador Dali building in blue glass. Stand out moment for... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We rescheduled our flight twice due to bad weather. However the bird eyes view over glacier, lakes and Milford sound worth it. Staff is kind, informative and helpful. Strongly suggest to those who don't have long holidays to travel on road to Milford sound.Even if budget is a consideration to me, I will stay at backpacks, cook by myself, save... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great team and excellent trip, thanks to Peter and the crew for making this the highlight of my trip to Queenstown, if you thinking about flying I would recommend Air Wakatipu as great company.

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We did the flight from Milford back to Queenstown. If you can afford to shell out the extra cash, definitely do so, it beats sitting on a bus for 4 hours. The flight was spectacular, we were very lucky to have a perfect day with clear weather. Gareth was very friendly and informative, pointing out all the points of interest... More

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Wilmington NC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We were here 14 years ago, we wanted to book the flight over Milford Sound, after our all-day cruise, and however, all the flights were full. This time, we tried again, and were fortunate to be able to book with Air Wakatipu. What a wonderful experience! Weather was perfect, and our pilot, Gareth, was clear-speaking, informative and safety-conscious. The flight... More

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