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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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Amazing. A must for any visitors.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Mont-Tremblant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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County Cork, Ireland
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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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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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College Station, Texas
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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We were lucky to have a perfect morning for our trip to Queenstown and the scenery and commentary to and from Milford Sound was excellent. The pilot was experienced and knowledgable and the interchange from plane to boat at Milford Sound was seemless. This tour sure beats a 7 hour bus/car trip to Milford Sound with breathtaking views. Not cheap... More 

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Manly, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I have been to Milford quite a few times, but never by light aircraft. We chose a perfect day, by chance, as NZ weather is a bit changeable. The pilot was very professional and handled the aircraft well. He gave a good commentary. We were a family group, the older couple were in their seventies and a bit reluctant to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I wanted to experience Milford Sound even though I was short on time, so went on a flyover. It was very easy to book and they had excellent communications (the flight time had to be delayed but they kept me in the loop). Air Wakatipu have an 'early bird' discounted price which means it is the cheapest flyover option relative... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Smooth taking-off, even smoother than normal large passenger flight. Great scenery. Super valuable for the price. Highly recommended!

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Umina Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Many thanks to my pilot, Aaron, and the team at Wakatipu Aero Club. Thorough and unhurried pre-flight folowed by spectacular flying around the area. Professional, competent and assured even in the slightly blustery conditions. Thank you!

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