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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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The best way to see Milford!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
LaurenNicole91
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Milford Sound, New Zealand
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Milford Sound, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
9 helpful votes 9 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 

Toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A great way to see the Queenstown and Milford area with stunning views. Air Milford was excellent and very accomodating when e had to change our time at the last minute. Stacey was our pilot and she was very good tour guide pointing out all the sites.

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

Dear Heather, Thank you for your kind review – we are pleased to hear the trip met expectations. By remaining a mid-size company, it gives us the ability to be flexible and in this instance accommodating your business commitments. Stacey passes on her regards and appreciation of your feedback. Sincerely, Antony Sproull More 

Berwick St John
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241 reviews 241 reviews
44 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My Nature Cruise/Fly Trip on April 30th has to be the highlight of my trip to New Zealand. I'd exchanged quite a few e-mails with Mary when booking and she was extremely helpful so I was pleased to meet her when Stacey picked me up and took me to the airfield. There were 3 passengers in our 6 seater Cessna... More 

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

Hi Mark, It is our absolute pleasure to receive such a thorough insight to our flight. I remember this day well since the conditions were abnormal and dictated a longer flight path. All said, to have this as a highlight of your NZ trip really makes me proud to operate in this stunning countryside. Thanks for going the extra mile... More 

Dinard, Bretagne, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I went on a flight over Milford Sound with Rupert, excellent pilot with this wind today. A remarquable experience of great joy. A day to remember !

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

Dear Pil, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. Rupert and the team here at Air Milford are delighted to hear your trip was so memorable! The flight truly is spectacular and with the snow capped mountains at this time of year, certainly makes the scenery even more visually appealing. Flying in the mountains can... More 

Lille, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We took the Fly-Cruise-Fly with Air Milford and are still dreaming about it. Our Pilot Matt was very knowledgeable and professionnal, the ground staff make you feel at home. Landscapes from the plane are amazing. HIGHLY recommended .

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

Dear Justine, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We agree that the Milford Sound Fly/Cruise/Fly is truly a fantastic experience and it is our pleasure to receive such lovely praise from you, of both your pilot Matt and the ground staff. The scenery you get to experience during the flight is, as you say, truly... More 

Durban, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Air Milford are a classy out fit and flew us in and out of Milford Sound. The pilot was extremely knowledgeable of the area and made the trip to Milford really enjoyable. On the return he took us back to Queenstown via a different direction which meant we had two entirely different views on the same day. The ground staff... More 

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

Dear Steve, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I’m pleased to hear that you had an excellent trip with us earlier last month. It’s great to hear that we managed to go above your expectations and that our experienced pilot was able to enhance this trip to Milford Sound with his local knowledge and varied... More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The fly/cruise/fly was truely unforgetable! The views from the plane are spectacular. I would even dare to say the flight was more awe inspiring then the Milford Sound cruise. And our pilot, Stacy, made it so special, pointing out all the amazing sights. There are really no words to describe how superbly beautiful this trip was.

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We may be slightly biased...but for us it is all about the spectacular scenic flight to and from Milford Sound too!-However enjoying the beautiful fiord from the water is also an amazing part of the experience, I personally find that it gives you much more time to... More 

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