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Address: 1 Tex Smith Lane, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 2351
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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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Great experience, outstanding service

We have booked a scenic flight to Milford Sound from Queenstown and return. The first flight has been very good, with incredible views of the sounds. The cruise has also been a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
andvitali
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Barcelona
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have booked a scenic flight to Milford Sound from Queenstown and return. The first flight has been very good, with incredible views of the sounds. The cruise has also been a great experience. Maybe a bit tight in terms of food served on board, but with such an amazing view we forget that we were hungry :) . After... More 

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Thank andvitali
Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a Fly-Cruise-Fly trip to Milford Sound yesterday. The flights were through Air Milford. I have nothing but good things to say about this company. When we called to check to see if the flights are still on due to weather, their first response was, "Thank you for calling," which immediately puts you at ease. The flight briefing was... More 

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Thank dzierba
Windsor, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did the flight/cruise/flight in 2010. We had a wonderful time! We still can't believe the pictures we took of the mountains during our flight. Beautiful experience!

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1 Thank sojourner733
Singapore
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were very lucky to have fantastic weather on the day that we had booked a flight with Air Milford last December, and a great pilot Anthony Sproull, who gave us a good description of what and where we were looking at as we travelled over the majestic fjords, alpine lakes and waterfalls in Fjordland. We were a family of... More 

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1 Thank Akak16
Bury, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Marvelous views from amongst the mountains from an exciting and tiny plane. Great views of the Sound and all the way over and back. Not to be missed. The best way to get to Milford.

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2 Thank Graham U
Berwick, Australia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We flew with Antony from Air Milford twice as we had to turn back on our first trip as the weather was really closing in and wasn't suitable for a safe landing at Milford. We weren't charged for the unsuccessful trip and the team were really helpful in re-booking us for the next day. My wife doesn't fly well but... More 

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2 Thank James C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the trip over to Milford Sound with this company as our hotel recommended them and the trip by coach is a 12 hour day out. Our pilot was Matt and he explained everything to us that we needed to know and where we were going. The flight over was amazing - over the top of the Southern Alps.... More 

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1 Thank Car0le88
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quality equipment, a great pilot and perfect weather. Seeing the Southern Alps from above as well as flying into and out by air is a life remembering experience. It's not expensive when comparing it to driving to and from Milford.

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1 Thank ChicagoDanny1
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Flying to the Milford Sound is a great way to get there. It is a half hour flight, whereas the bus ride from Queenstown is a couple of hours. The scenery is so beautiful. The pilot was great. If you like, grab the seat next to the pilot; it's fun to see take off and landing. The Milford Sound was... More 

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1 Thank JJ E
Hank S, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your lovely review on TripAdvisor. We agree with you, the flight over the Southern Alps to Milford Sound is wonderfully scenic and a lot more efficient than driving. The flight itself takes 35mins one way, as opposed to a 4-5hr coach ride. To get the best of both worlds and not miss out on the... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The flight to Milford Sound was simply amazing. The views were breathtakingly beautiful, and the experience of flying with your incredibly talented pilot was a highlight in and of itself. He did a wonderful job of narrating our journey, and giving us advance notice of every bit of turbulence we encountered, demonstrating again and again that we were in the... More 

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2 Thank Julie M
Hank S, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear Julie, It was our pleasure to host you and your husband during your special holiday in November, thank you for reviewing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are very fortunate to have the privilege of hosting guests in this UNESCO world heritage site and so I’m pleased to hear everyone’s enthusiasm helped to make this trip the highlight of your... More 

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