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Air Milford

1 Tex Smith Lane, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 2351
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Ranked #1 of 202 Activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Air Milford is a family owned and operated business, specialising in personalised sightseeing...
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Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Day started a little overcast, we met pilot Tom Watson for a flight over the southern alps to Milford Sound. After a flight over the beautiful Lake Wakatipu to it's headwaters at Glen Orchy, we turned and headed NW over the majestic mountains to Milford. As we flew we could feel the presence of Frodo and company on their quest.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Brilliant. Firstly. Service all round exceptional lovely staff. We felt like family going for a joy ride. And lastly.... Nothing gives you the visual feast of the South Island landscape as being in the air, add to this the small boat trip in Milford Sound. It's actually very hard to express the magnitude of the visual gorging. I would recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The return ticket costs NSD500 but it's worth it as it saves at least 8hrs in a coach and the views are breathtakingly stunning. Our pilot was Hank and we couldn't have been in better hands as he pointed out all the sights in this amazing landscape. The aircraft was a brand newish Cessna Caravan and rode like a dream.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Just returned from a flyover of Milford Sound and cannot speak highly enough of the competence,professionalism and informatism of Air Milford and our pilot Tom. We have my elderly mother with us on holidays and thoughtful it might be easier and less tiring for her to just fly rather than bus,boat,fly combination and Air Milford was more than helpful. From... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We booked the fly-cruise-fly trip and it was absolutely fabulous! The view of the lakes, mountains and glaciers is impressive when flying above. The new Cessna Caravan plane was comfortable and the Air Milford personnel is very friendly. Hank, thanks for the nice flight! So, although nog cheap, this is an experience you don't want to miss!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We took a trip to Doubtful Sound from Queenstown with help Air Milford. We spoke the nice folks at Air Milford a couple of days before the flight and they incredibly helpful. They answered all of our questions, provided plenty of information and had a car waiting outside of our hotel for us promptley when they said that would the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Decided on a whim to go for the fly-cruise-fly option to Milford Sound - and went with Air Milford. Very glad I did. It was fantastic. I called at 7am to check the weather and 15 minutes later there was a taxi waiting to pick me up. Matt, our pilot, was relaxed, friendly and knowledgeable - and most importantly, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We had three days in Queenstown and had booked a Milford Sound flight/cruise/flight with Air Milford before leaving home. The weather wasn't good for our booked time but Air Milford staff were wonderful in simply rolling our booking forward each day after we phoned in for an early morning weather check. When the weather finally came good it was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Can't say enough good things about these guys! Professional, fantastic service and provided an amazing day to Milford Sound... Was worth every cent! Thanks & keep up the great work!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The trip to Milford Sound was a must do on our honeymoon to New Zealand. After getting delayed for 2 days because of bad weather, we weren't sure we were going to make it. The 3rd day the staff at Air Milford told us they were flying out and could work with us to make sure we made our 4... More 

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