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Address: 1 Tex Smith Lane, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 2351
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Description: Air Milford is a family owned and operated business, specialising in...
Air Milford is a family owned and operated business, specialising in personalised sightseeing excursions for visitors who want to experience the very best tours of Queenstown and the South Island of New Zealand. Air Milford purposefully remains a mid-size New Zealand tourism business. This allows the company to stay committed and focussed on offering its guests exclusive, niche sightseeing tours of the Queenstown, Fiordland and South Island regions. Air Milford is a tour company - not a transport company. The Air Milford team have an intimate knowledge of the scenic wonders of Fiordland, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Mt Cook and the Queenstown region. The 'hands on' tours take in magnificent fiords, New Zealand native forests and glaciers. Guests will be introduced to New Zealand's stunning native birds, seals, penguins and dolphins. Our modern aircraft are meticulously maintained and we are proud to have achieved one of the Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) highest audit ratings for operations and safety.
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Best experience in New Zealand

I joinned a flight to Milford Sound and it was one of my best experience in New Zealand!! Absolutely stunning flight and equally amazing Milford cruise!! All staff was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Karel S

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I joinned a flight to Milford Sound and it was one of my best experience in New Zealand!! Absolutely stunning flight and equally amazing Milford cruise!! All staff was very friendly and overall impression was excellent! I would definitely do it again! It was sooo beautiful!

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Hank S, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Hi Karel, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us on TripAdvisor. It’s great to hear that you had your “Best experience in New Zealand” with us, we agree that the views you experience on the flight over are pretty hard to beat and that cruising Milford Sound really gives you time to soak in the... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We had high expectations given the fantastic reviews and we definitely weren't disappointed. We picked a fantastic day to fly and there wasn't a cloud in the sky so we had stunning views during the flight there and back. The planes are quite snug which is nice in winter when it's cold! But in a small place you really do... More 

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Hank S, Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Hi Danielle, Thank you for such a thorough review, so swiftly after flying with us. It is most pleasing to know we met your expectation, and by the sounds of it the wildlife and weather got the memo too! I appreciate your comments about travel sickness, and wholeheartedly support your recommendation to medicate should this be of concern. Don’t be... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Instead of taking the long bus trip to Milford Sound my husband and l decided to go with Air Milford after many recommendations. What a great decision this was. We had a perfect sunny day, an amazing flight over wonderful scenery there and back and a terrific cruise through Milford Sound. Our advise if your in Queenstown would be go... More 

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Hank S, Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear Leigh, It’s with great pleasure that we respond to your review. The photos you share are quite exquisite – this country never ceases to amaze a ‘native’ to the land such as myself. Thanks for sharing your advice to fly with Air Milford, we are certainly glad you choose to fly rather than drive. Until next time, Antony Sproull More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Absolutely magnificent. The staff were so friendly and our pilot Stacey gave us a flight and commentary we will never forget. We have so many awesome memories ( photos) of the experience and still talk about it. Thanks a million for making it such a great day.

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Hank S, Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Hi Phill, On behalf of your pilot Stacey, we take this opportunity to thank you for your kind review. It is great to be reminded that we are doing justice to the area we work in, but in all honesty the praise goes to mother nature for providing such a stunning platform to work with! Yours gratefully, Antony Sproull More 

Ahmedabad, India
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

20 min Scenic Flight around Queenstown. Date- 29th May 2015 2:30 pm Enjoyed an awesome ride in the 6 seater Cessna with my Mom Dad, and Pilot Antony and Stacy. Booked my ride from the Information Centre (iSite) at Queenstown. Was pickup from outside the iSite by Stacy. Had a great chat with her all way long :D A very... More 

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Hank S, Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear Nishan, I take great pleasure in responding to your review for many reasons. First and foremost, to hear you had an ‘incredible experience’ makes us feel very proud that our service met expectation. As a family company it’s a great thrill to share a flying experience with other families, especially here in Gods own the privilege is all ours.... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Hands down one of the best things I've ever done - after meeting the awesome staff - manager Antony and our pilot Matt we set off on a perfect crystal clear day. Words cannot describe the beauty as we flew over the endless snow capped mountains sometimes feeling like we were literally brushing them with our wings. Matt provided light... More 

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Hank S, Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear Josh, Thanks for your compliments on Trip Advisor. Both Matt and I appreciate your feedback, considering this left such a lasting impression means a lot to us. I think you have a future in photography with the iconic photo of Mitre Peak – an outstanding shot with not a cloud in the sky! Thanks for choosing to fly with... More 

Milford Sound, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I recently took a flight from Milford to Queenstown with Antony and was left with a huge smile on my face and some amazing photos! It was my first time flying in a small plane and would recommend it to anyone. The takeoff was flawless, smooth and gave us an unbelievable view of Milford. We were then greeted by snow... More 

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Hank S, Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear Lauren Thank you for your fantastic review. The bulk of our feedback comes from those on the Fly/Cruise/Fly combination, so it’s nice to have something to show the one-way option ex. Milford Sound is worth considering too! I remember the day, was absolutely stunning flying which your photos depict well. Thanks for taking the time to report on your... More 

Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Recommended by Sam in the Hotel St Moritz. We decided upon the Fly/Cruise/Fly and were extremely lucky with the weather. Our pilot Antony gave us great views of the mountains/valleys and Milford Sound taking different routes there and back. Words cannot describe how great this flight in a 5 seater Cessna was. We would eagerly have flown straight back without... More 

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Hank S, Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Hello Jim, Thank you for your review of our recent trip to Milford Sound. We were (and still are – 30cm snow fall today!) in the grasps of some miserable flying weather. On your date of travel however the heavens cleared making for some stunning flying and vistas. I’m so glad you enjoyed yourself, indeed the pleasure is all mine... More 

Drouin, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My son and his partner surprised my husband with a surprise flight with Air Milford! What an experience, Anthony was our pilot for the day, he was friendly, professional, funny and extremely informative and accommodating! The flight over to the West Coast was just jaw dropping! It had snowed the day before and the mountains were covered in white. Our... More 

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Hank S, Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear Carrolyn, It is with great pleasure that I respond to your review, having spent the day with you at Doubtful Sound! Your pictures speak for themselves, especially the shot of Doubtful Sound from Wilmot Pass, and my absolute favourite is the family photo in front of the Cessna 185. I can’t wait to show the latter to Dad (who’s... More 

New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What a lovely day to fly with pliot Matt! Prefect team treated us so well! Very nice flight and stunning view in Milford. Enjoy so much today! Thanks Air Milford! Will defiently recommend to everyone who plan to go to Milford with you team!

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Hank S, Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear Annabelle, Thanks for taking the time to review Air Milford, and provide two absolutely stunning photos. The first showing the iconic Mitre Peak in all of its glory, and the second post take-off from Queenstown Airport displaying the vivid landscape colours that we are spoilt with during Autumn. I will ensure your comments are passed onto Matt. Yours thankfully,... More 

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Address: Address: 1 Tex Smith Lane, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 2351
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown

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