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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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Our trip to Milford Sound with Air Wakatipu

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Calgary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 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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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 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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1 helpful vote 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 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 

Mont-Tremblant
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 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 

County Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Absolutely fantastic views. Our pilot was brilliant and very informative. The company were great when we requested if we could move our original booking forward to a new date and accommodated us very well. Highly recommended.

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

Hi Danny Many thanks for your review! Yes, the trip to Milford Sound is about you enjoying the beauty so we are more than happy to change bookings to suit! I will pass onto your pilot, Teri, your feedback. Many Thanks! Cory Air Wakatipu Pilot More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Corey was our pilot and he was fantastic. The weather delayed us for a couple of days but the company was great to work with on getting rescheduled. The views that you see on this flight are AMAZING, cuts the travel time down a ton as well. Pay the extra money and book this right away, you will not be... More 

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

Ahh the weather!! It's really against us sometimes but I'm glad I got the chance to take you to Milford! Thanks for taking the time to leave a great review! Cory Air Wakatipu Pilot More 

College Station, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Our pilot Gareth Allen was wonderful, kind and professional. He asked me many times how I was doing since this was my first small plane experience. We wanted to fly to Mt. Cook and it was fantastic! I would encourage you if you are thinking about flying with this company to do it. The scenery is breathtaking and Gareth was... More 

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

Hi Jim & Lesha Thank you for this great review! Yes Gareth is a very professional pilot so I will pass on your great comments to him! Great choice in going to Mount Cook! It surely is one special place. I hope you really enjoyed your vacation. Cory Air Wakatipu Pilot More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great experience flying to Milford Sound w/ cruise. Our pilot / guide was Cory - very informative and friendly. Flying to Milford (as opposed to driving) delivers amazing scenery and cuts the travel time down significantly. Cory explained what you were seeing as you flew. I phoned Air Wakatipu directly two days prior to our departure to make the booking.... More 

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

Dear Keith & Dale It is my absolute pleasure to respond to your review. I enjoyed meeting and flying you both over to Milford Sound just as much as you enjoyed the trip!! It always reminds me of how great life is when I get to meet people like yourselves! All the best with your future travels! Cory Air Wakatipu... More 

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