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Air Milford

1 Tex Smith Lane, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 2351
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Ranked #1 of 168 Activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Voted #1 Scenic Flight Activity in the Queenstown Region for 6 continuous months, according to Tripadvisor! Air Milford is a family owned and operated... more » Owner description: Voted #1 Scenic Flight Activity in the Queenstown Region for 6 continuous months, according to Tripadvisor! 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. « less
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Reigate, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We have just got back from our month long trip around the world with the kids. The highlight of the trip was our trip with Air Milford - just do it - it's worth every penny. We drove down to Milford Sound, had lunch and a cruise on the boat and then Matt and Anthony flew us back to Queenstown.... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Flew to Milford 2 days ago: yesss...do it!!....had a fantastic quiet flight...couldnt ask for clearer skys...amazing pictures...an unforgettable morning!! A must do for every Queenstown visitor...and locals! Thanks again to Anthony, Hank and all the Air MIlford crew for making it possible and going the extra mile to get us on board! You are great! %100 Recommended Mariano and Alyssa... More

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

To Mariano & Alyssa, On behalf of all the team at Air Milford, thanks for taking the time to review your flight and load up some photos, all very swiftly after your trip! I am especially fond of the photo you’ve taken of Lake Erskin, which is one of the highest mountain lakes on the journey. In winter it’s a... More

Martinez, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had a tremendous time with Air Milford. The morning flight had to be cancelled due to whether, but we were able to go in the afternoon and the weather ended up being spectacular. The flight was stupendous in both directions! The beauty is hard to put in words. The boat trip on Milford Sound was also wonderful - but... More

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

Dear Guest, We thank you for taking the time to relive your experience with us. It is great that you had the flexibility to see out the adverse weather, which delayed your departure. On average there are about 100 days per year that we can’t fly due to weather. We say that this just makes the trip all the more... More

Somerset, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

loved this half day trip which involved flying to milford sound (sic ... its a fjord) then a short cruise and then flying back...the weather was fantastic which meant a smooth ride and stupendous views ... might be outside some travellers' budgets but if you can stretch to it ..or if you have to decide on doing one thing only... More

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your review, and recommendation. It is a real privilege to know that we contributed toward a successful holiday in NZ. We do appreciate the cost of our tour is significant, with this in mind we are currently running a winter special $30 discount plus free hot international buffet lunch on board the cruise. Other good news... More

Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I've been to Milford by road and the drive is breathtaking, but having flown with these guys a couple of weeks ago, flying is the way to go. We took the morning trip from QT and we were there is no more than 30 minutes. The flight itself is worth the money alone, flying over the Southern Alps was a... More

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your review and recommendations. Your photos tell the story, with an epic day to fly and view Fiordland. Our thanks for also noting how our flights are scheduled to avoid the lunch-time ‘rush’ in Milford Sound. It’s really neat when people notice the small things we do, which add up to make your trip as good... More

Brisbane
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was reluctant at first (price) but decided to get the flight back from Milford Sound to Queenstown. I am so glad i came to my senses and realised this is value for money! it was amazing and I, a month later, am still raving about it to everyone I know, still looking back at the photos and still thankful... More

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

Dear Australian Guest, We are so pleased to hear about your trip, and how you continue to reminisce through the photos. We encourage everyone to have the same approach, which if the weather is fine, and you are in a position to go, it’s an experience you invest in for a lifetime of good memories. Thanks again, Antony @ Air... More

Singapore, null, Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I flew with my wife and daughter on the 18th of July. I have done quite a bit of scenic flights before and this one is amongst top 3. I can only agree and vouch for all the 5 star reviews done before me as 100 percent true. Milford sound Fiord lands lakes and snow capped mountains - One of... More

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

Mr Kannan, I take great pleasure in responding to your review, as this is a day that I remember well. By all accounts we’ve had a mild winter, but the morning of your departure had to be one of the hardest frosts we’ve encountered and I felt terrible in knowing that you were in the cold waiting for ½ hr... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The best way to see the mountains of the South Island, while not wasting a day sitting on a bus to and from Milford Sound. Spectacular views, safe, reliable and professional company.

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

Hi Shaun, On behalf of the team, I wish to express our thanks for your succinct review. Regards, Antony Sproull More

Paris
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Highly recommended! Magic flight with spectacular scenery. Our pilot Matt was superb and very safe! Great service including pick up from our hotel.

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for recommending us on Trip Advisor. Two of our core focuses in this business is maintaining our 100% safety record, and a high standard of customer service so I’m glad you found both met expectation. Thanks again for choosing to fly with Air Milford. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Thank you to the team at Air Milford for an amazingly breath taking flight over the Milford sound. Me and my partner were down in Queenstown on holiday and I couldn't have thought of a better way to spend a cold winter morning. We both loved the amazing views and the pilot done a great job of telling us everything... More

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

Dear Jane, Our thanks to you for taking the time to review Air Milford on TripAdvisor. It’s great to hear that we can still impress fellow Kiwi’s with the stunning scenery on offer here in the Southern Lakes/Fiordland region. Sincerely, Antony More

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