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Milford Sound Scenic Flights

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Address: Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 442 3065
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Description: Over the Alps to Milford Sound... one of the world's most magnificent...
Over the Alps to Milford Sound... one of the world's most magnificent scenic flights. Milford Sound Scenic Flights operate daily from Queenstown and Milford Sound, including coach, helicopter and cruise options.
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Obstructed view from plane is a problem

Fundamentally a fantastic trip. Flying over Fiordland and landing in Milford Sound is one of the best trips ever. BUT. Watch out for the type of plane you get. We had a very... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Fundamentally a fantastic trip. Flying over Fiordland and landing in Milford Sound is one of the best trips ever. BUT. Watch out for the type of plane you get. We had a very old twin engine, fixed gear plane that was very serviceable but half of the seats have highly obstructed views due to the engine and landing gear. Of... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us. Please accept our apologies that the trip did not meet all your expectations. Our Aircraft’s do all have window seats but in the particular Aircraft you flew in there can be a partially obstructed view from one of the rows of seats. We are in the process of... More 

Union KY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Easy to deal with on internet reservation, and staff very pleasant. Felt very safe on flight. Even though expensive, the time saved vs bus to Milford Sound plus the experience is so worth it. One of my top 10 travel experiences ever. Flying over mountains was incredible, and landing at Sound was an E ticket ride!

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for reviewing your recent trip with us. We absolutely agree that the flights we offer are fantastic value and we have never had any of our passengers saying otherwise. I am sure that Milford Sound flights should be in everyone’s top 10 list of Travel experiences. Thanks again! More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Such a magnificent day! A spectacular flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound over the most stunning scenery in the world with a commentary by our cool pilot Blair. Then a fabulous cruise on the famous Milford Sound with seals, waterfalls and breath taking views galore. Back in the plane then a Dart River Safari which was absolutely amazing! Elliot was... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent trip with us. The Aero Jet combo is one of our best trips and it is a fantastic way to experience Milford Sound and the Dart River in one day which are two of the most spectacular areas in the area. I have passed on your comments to Blair and... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Such a great way to see the sounds and what an experience flying there, bumpy at times but brilliant view. The cruise was beautiful and informative. Highly recommended

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for reviewing your recent trip with us. We absolutely agree that the Flights to Milford Sound are an awesome experience. You can experience some bumps at times when flying over Mountainous terrain but a few bumps are a small price to pay to experience the majestic scenery of Milford Sound from the air! Thanks again! More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
10 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

excellent trip, very well organised with stunning views. Pick up and all other arrangements all went very smoothly. We booked the flight and cruise and then helicopter back with the Dart River in the afternoon. It was a full say but is highly recommended. The flight over and cruise were great. The helicopter and ice landing amazing. The dart river... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. Our Fly Cruise Heli / Dart River Safari Product is an absolutely fantastic day to experience the wonders of Milford Sound and the Dart River area in one day. We recommend this trip to anyone who wants to experience a truly majestic one of a kind day! Thanks again! More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Brilliant trip.The company were obliging and incredibly considerate to me and my family.They picked us up at our house and returned us afterwards. The flight itself was incredible, .You almost felt like you could touch the snow topped mountains that we flew over. The scenery was truly spectacular. The cruise was also brilliant ,relaxing and very laid back.Absolutely great trip... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of your experience with us. It is fantastic to hear from our passengers and we also recommend booking the early departure to allow for other activities in the afternoon as you experienced. Thanks again! More 

Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

What a product! They picked us up at our hotel, drove to airport, put us on a plane within 5 minutes and gave us the most scenic flight of our life. We hugged the mountains edges and dove in to the very small runway at Milford sound. They took the long way to and from so we got more than... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of your trip with us. We absolutely agree that the Flights are a magnificent way to experience the wonders of Fiordland and Milford Sound. Thanks again! More 

kent
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189 reviews 189 reviews
75 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had previously done the Milford Sound cruise so this time we chose the return flight, and it was just awesome. Excellent pilot Jake and the Cessna plane was as he said the Ferrari of the fleet. Breathtaking views and we landed at Milford Sound for 20 minutes before returning with a detour to see the waterfall. We were on... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. I have passed on your comments to all of our staff including Jake your pilot. It is always fantastic to hear from our happy passengers I am glad you had such a great time in Milford Sound. Thanks again! More 

preston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

our pilot was blair he was a true gent he gave us a fabulous flight to milford sound then the cruise which was amazing then the scenic flight back a amazing experience thankyou blair we would highly reccomend anyone to do this trip AWESOME

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We have passed on your comments to Blair and we absolutely agree that this trip is a must do when in Queenstown. Thanks again! More 

Chepstow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Our fly-cruise-fly to Milford Sound from Queenstown with Milford Sound Scenic Flights was simply breathtaking. A experience not to be missed or forgotten. We were lucky that the previous days poor weather had cleared up providing the opportunity to fly and see simply magnificent views. The flight with just seven passengers in a twin engined Britten Norman Islander across the... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound Scenic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very thorough review of your trip with us. We completely agree with you that the Flights are the spectacular part of the trip but seeing Milford Sound by any method is a truly memorable experience. I have passed on your comments to Blair and the team at Mitre Peak Cruises. Again our thanks for taking the... More 

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