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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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Stunning! Breathtaking! Greatest Day on our trip

They picked us right on time in the morning and transferred to Queenstown airport. Little did I know the scenery that was awaiting us that day. We flew with Peter who is not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Darrell W
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Coppell, Texas

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Coppell, Texas
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

They picked us right on time in the morning and transferred to Queenstown airport. Little did I know the scenery that was awaiting us that day. We flew with Peter who is not only a top-notch pilot but has immense knowledge of the terrain and features of the area. If you can swing this, it is a once in a... More 

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

Hi Darrell It is great to hear from you again and thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! Our Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly is definitely a life time experience everyone should do! It's not until you get in the plane and do it that you understand how beautiful this place really is! From the team here... More 

australia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This trip was magical, breathtakingly beautiful and we both felt it was the most amazing thing to do and worth every cent. Peter picked us up from our accommodation and Gareth was our pilot for the day. Both are experienced pilots and we felt safe even with some bumpy bits on descent to Milford Sound! We allowed a few days... More 

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

Hi Francis It is excellent to hear you enjoyed Milford Sound! You were very lucky to have Milford pretty much to yourselves. With the road being blocked with ice and avalanche risk you definitely took the best option flying there! We are so pleased you took the time to write such a great review so thank you! Please come back... More 

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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Did the fly-cruise-fly to Milford Sound. A beautiful flight, though a bit bumpy due to weather. A must for anyone visiting the area! Lovely and informative pilots.

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

Hi Jenna Thank you for taking the time to write a great review! The Air Wakatipu Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-fly is definately a must do. You get to see some of the most beautiful Mountain Ranges, Waterfalls and Glaciers that not many people get to see unless they fly with us. Safe travels for the rest of your time here in... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Booked through Bookme.com for a "Fly-Cruise-Fly Milford Sound" Was an absolute amazing trip. The flight into Milford was amazing. The flight into Queenstown, flying towards The Remarkables, was just Fantastic. Thank you for such a wonderful experience, that we will remember! Will definitely recommend!

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

Hi Leanne & Kyle It is great to hear you enjoyed the Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly! It sure was a spectacular flight over to Milford then back to Queenstown passing underneath the beautiful Remarkables Mountain Range. You are most welcome back anytime! Many Thanks, Cory - Air Wakatipu More 

Collingwood, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It's was the most seamless, professional private flying experience. Flying from Queenstown to Milford sound and return - we could not have had a better, professional experience. James our pilot was an absolute asset to the experience - his professionally relaxed, comforting knowledge made for an awesome journey. I believe having having a guide with a purely amazing demeanour made... More 

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

Hi Tristan Thank you very much for this great review! It is great to hear you enjoyed this trip over to Milford Sound. It sure is one special place to go! I have passed on your kind review to James. I hope the rest of your holiday was just an excellent as your Milford Sound trip! Many thanks, Cory -... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We took the fly/cruise/fly option to Milford Sound, it was absolutely fantastic, We can't recommend this professional company highly enough. Our pilot Peter was friendly, very informative and went out of his way to make our trip perfect. Definitely a highlight, especially in winter with all the snow making for an awe inspiring scene.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! You were very lucky to have such nice weather so if you have any photos you would like to share please do. We would love to see them! I have passed on this review to Peter and he is very appreciative. Many Thanks, Cory - Air Wakatipu More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Wow, this was the highlight of our 3 week holiday. A must do and especially with this extremely professional company. The company kept us informed day by day due to bad weather but we were fortunate to fly on our last day in Queenstown and it was glorious. Collected from our accommodation promptly. Our pilot, Gareth, was extremely professional; I... More 

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

Hi Laura. Wow thank you for taking the time to write this great review! It is fantastic our Fly Cruise Fly was the highlight of your trip! Milford Sound is very weather dependent so I am glad your trip was a bright, blue day. We aim for great communication for our guests so you know what is happening and can... More 

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Pretty thankful for Air Wakitipu. Whilst many other companies kept delaying due to not enough numbers these guys fit me in. Pilot was great, and just a great well rounded experience. The day was gorgeous.

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

Hi Leighton. Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review. Your pictures look great and it was our pleasure to fly you over to Milford Sound last Wednesday. I hope you enjoyed your time in Queenstown! Thanks, Cory - Air Wakatipu More 

Calgary
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6 reviews
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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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Gareth A, Pilot at Air Wakatipu, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback! It is great to hear that your flight was the best part of your journey around NZ and Australia, that's fantastic! Gareth is a great pilot and I have passed on your review! I hope the rest of your holiday was a blast! Many thanks Cory - Air Wakatipu More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 reviews
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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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Gareth A, Pilot at Air Wakatipu, responded to this review

Hi David Many thanks for this great review! Yes the weather can be very changeable but the scenery remains just as beautiful. Raining and the waterfalls come out, snow and you get the snow covered peaks, wind and there are no sandflies!!! I have passed on your review to Peter! Many thanks, Cory - Air Wakatipu More 

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Address: Lucas Place Queenstown Airport, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 442 3148
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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