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Air Milford

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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 ever in my life!!

Taking a flight to Milford Sound is one of the best experiences you will ever have in New Zealand! I had thr chance to see scenic views I never imagined I will ever see in my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Cynthia H
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Taking a flight to Milford Sound is one of the best experiences you will ever have in New Zealand! I had thr chance to see scenic views I never imagined I will ever see in my life. I felt like a national geography or discovery channel Explorer! Air Milford provides you a wild and safe experience that normally is not... More 

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

Hi Cynthia, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. It was our pleasure to take you off the beaten track and out flying with us recently and it is wonderful to hear that you had such an awesome experience. We are very proud to be able to take guests exploring in our new Cessna Caravan, over... More 

Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was recommended this small business to fly into the ever popular Milford Sounds and I wasn't disappointed. Our pilot Stacey was fantastic both flying the small 6 seated and the information she provided. The only way to really experience this amazing all range

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

Hi Jo, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. It sounds like you received some good advice to come and join us for a Fly/Cruise/Fly to Milford Sound, so thank you for continuing the trend and recommending us to future guests. Your pilot and our newest member of the team, Stacy has lots of local knowledge... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Great experience with air milford. They picked us up from our hotel hotek in time and took us to the airport. The pilot and CEO Hank gave us all the necessary explanation about the trip and showed us all the details of the flight on the map. He is very friendly, professional and gave us all the details about what... More 

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

Hi Nadine, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us on beautiful sunny day, I have passed on your praise to Hank and he thanks you for your comments. Hank is very passionate about sharing his local knowledge of Fordland National park with his passengers and... More 

San Marcos, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Four of us flew with a wonderful, careful young pilot , Anthony, to and from Milford Sound out of Queenstown. He frequently shared points of interest as we flew over them and gave us breathtaking views of New Zealand's highest peaks and glaciers. We were the only passengers in the immaculate Cessna 206 aircraft. Anthony had polished the windows so... More 

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

Dear Bill. Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I have passed on your praise to Antony and he thanks you for your kind comments. It is wonderful to hear that you had a safe, stunning and exciting trip with us and that the quality of our planes, along with the diligence of our pilots worked... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

This has got to be one of the best experiences on offer in Queenstown. Milford Sound is lovely, but the scenic flight from Queenstown to the Fiordland National Park is simply breathtaking. Highly recommended.

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor, it makes us very proud to hear that you have rated us “Best Scenic Flight Ever.” The changing landscape from the drier, more rolling Otago region, to the wetter, greener and more imposing Fordland National Park is indeed breath taking. And what better way to experience this dramatic landscape than from... More 

Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

From the moment we arrived, we felt so welcomed at this rare family owned and run airline. Our pilot, Antony, was excellent both when in the air and briefing us prior to the flight. We'd nevertravelled in a light aircraft before and were totally at ease in the little Cessna. The scenery was stunning and a once in a lifetime... More 

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

Dear Sir, I wish to express my sincere appreciation for your kind review. It’s as much as a buzz for me to hear of your families memorable experience, and easy to see from your stunning photo of the Korako Glacier. Thanks again for choosing to fly and review Air Milford. Sincerely, Antony Sproull More 

Hoover, Alabama
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

As I wrote in the title, the reviews of this place are off the chart for a reason. My wife and I visited Queenstown in March 2015 and used Air Milford for one way transport to Milford Sound. The views on the way over would cause this to be rated excellent, but the customer service is also rated EXCELLENT. In... More 

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

Dear Jerry, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review on TripAdvisor. It was our pleasure to be able to work with you on arranging a great trip for you and your wife last month, I have passed on your thanks and praise to Antony and Hank. I defiantly agree that it is difficult to comprehend how... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We did the fly/cruise/fly tour on Easter Sunday and words cannot describe how amazing this tour is. We did the Milford Sound cruise which was ok, but the flight and flight experience was incredible. With Captain Antony at the helm, our 6 seater plane went where no man could go. The view was amazing .... A religious experience some might... More 

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

Hi Mr Koopmans, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Captain Antony sends his best wishes and is stoked to hear you had such an amazing experience with him during the Easter weekend. We may be slightly biased... but we defiantly agree with you, that the flight is the most incredible part of the journey! All... More 

Dallas, Texas, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Wow! It wasn't just a flight to get from Queenstown to Milford Sound. It was a tour of the glaciers and mountain tops and lakes in the area. Family operated by nice people. We did the small boat tour of Milford Sound upon arrival which was also excellent.

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

Hi Helen, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly with us in Milford Sound! Many people, before they do the flight with us, see us as a means of transport to Milford Sound to join the cruise boat. However as you can testify, the flight is... More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My daughter and i recently took the flight from queenstown to milford sounds, due to previous recommendations we already had high expectations. However our trip in a tiny 5 seater plane with Anthony as our pilot, these expectations were well and truly exceeded. we felt so safe with him at the helm yet had an absolute blast and as for... More 

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

Dear Karen & Hatti, It's my absolute pleasure to respond to your review. I had so much fun flying with you both, so I'm stoked that the feeling is mutual. Safe travels back to the northern hemisphere. Antony Sproull More 

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