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Address: 1 Tex Smith Lane | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 442 3148
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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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Only way to see Milford Sound

Flying into Milford Sound with Air Wakatipu is the only way to go! You see both national parks, fly over the glaciers and drop into the sound with the greatest of ease with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
kdiener
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California
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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Flying into Milford Sound with Air Wakatipu is the only way to go! You see both national parks, fly over the glaciers and drop into the sound with the greatest of ease with the best pilots. And, after cruising the sound and flying back, you still have half of your day to enjoy Queenstown. Perfect!

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Perth, Australia
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64 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked from the holiday park pickup included wasn't disappointed great staff friendly informative and professional. Jake did a great job getting us there and back brilliant flight the bonus was we had sensational weather the cruise around the sound was breathtaking. If there is only one thing you do in the South Island this should be it,whilst it is not... More 

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Thank Frank B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The team at Air Wakatipu were the most helpful and considerate team we came across in our NZ travels. We had booked this tour a while ago but because of weather in Milford we couldn't make it on the original booking day. So they kindly made another booking for us for the next day depending on weather. Luckily for us,... More 

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Thank Stefeny G
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I were lucky enough to get our own private plane ride to/from Milford sound. Taking the airplane ride was only 45minutes compared to a 5-6hour bus drive. The time we saved was worth the money we paid. The views from the airplane are breathtaking. I felt like I could touch the tip of the mountain tops and... More 

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Theydon Bois, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent pilot negotiating a seamless route through the clouds...we landed softly and thoroughly enjoyed this trip

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst this is a pricey excursion it is to my mind worth every penny. We were picked up from our hotel exactly on time as promised and transported by the lovely Lily via 2 other pickups to the airport. Within 10 minutes we were on the small plane and on our way. James, our pilot was knowledgeable and approachable throughout,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Time is of the essence on so many vacations. Skip the long drive and take a plane out to Milford Sound! It was a little hard to hear the pilot at times during the flight when pointing out landmarks but the views are spectacular and the time is absolutely well spent.

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Thank Nancy D
manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this trip on-line. Collected from our hotel by the lovely Lily and taken to the airfield. James our pilot greeted us and made us feel at ease. The weather. Was superb and combined with James' skill we had a beautiful flight to Milford. Straight onto the boat for a stunning trip, words cannot describe this place! James brought... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After booking the flight we were not sure whether it was the right decision, as it is a quite pricey trip. Looking back at it, it was worth every dollar, considering the alternative 8 hour bus drive to the Milford Sound. The flight in this little plane was amazing, the pilot was super friendly and the cruise on the Milford... More 

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Brisbane
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465 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It takes a lot to pale a Milford Sound cruise into second place. But the flight over to Milford and back with Teri was fabulous. Would heartily give the Air Wakatipu team two thumbs up!

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

Awesome review! Thank you :). We're glad you enjoyed your time with us. I'll let Teri and the team know! More 

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