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Air Wakatipu

Lucas Place Queenstown Airport, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3 442 3148
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Ranked #14 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Yesterday I did the fly cruise fly of Milford Sound, although because of the weather, it turned into a fly cruise coach for me. This which worked out even better as the ride home was scenic, with a quick stop at Te Anau, and the coach got us back at dinner time, dropping us off right near Fergberger (also on... More 

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melb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was a highlight of my trip to NZ so far. Well worth doing and I highly recommend it. Customer service was great! Gareth , our pilot , gave us lots of information of what we were flying past. It was an incredibly smooth take off and landing ( in both directions). The trip up the Fiord on the Jucy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Perfect day, attractive flight route, excellent info and very smooth flight & landing by Garreth, ideal mix of close to alpine glaciers& mountain peaks airborne and in the sound & underneath giant waterfalls on bord of Jucy Cruise. Breath taking stunning views and unique magic landscape. Worth prebooking and ideal on a sunny day after rain! Big Hand on great... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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