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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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We booked our flight to Milford Sound based on TripAdvisor reviews and experience was the same as so many others. Air Milford leave nothing to chance. Well organised, friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We booked our flight to Milford Sound based on TripAdvisor reviews and experience was the same as so many others. Air Milford leave nothing to chance. Well organised, friendly and the most stunning scenery from the air and on the boat trip. A day to remember. Thanks to Matt our pilot and Mary our organiser.

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is by far one of the best ways to visit Milford Sound and see Queenstown. Hank and his team operate a professional and slick outfit, with beautiful looking aircraft. As a commercial pilot I would not hesitate to recommend Air Milford to ANYONE coming to Queenstown. Get onboard and enjoy a once in a lifetime experience!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It was our first time flew with a propeller, fortunately, we had a extremely experienced pilot, who made us stay calm and feel comfort, and enjoy the scenics of milford sound. It's absolutely wonderful experience to fly with Air Milford. Thank you Hank and Antony!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We just landed back from Milford couple hours ago. It was amazing experience , the crews were fantastic and professional since we enter their hangar. We were greet by Matt Cameron , the chief pilot , himself. The flying smooth and he told us the details while we're flying . The Milford itself was amazing, it's a must see place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Flying to Milford Sound in a Cessna 185 with Air Milford, truly was the best experience of my life! Antony was very professional, super friendly and really knows the area like the back of his hand! I highly recommend Air Milford to anyone wanting an awesome scenic flight and a view of the Southern Alps like no other.

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

Hi Aless, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Antony loves flying the Cessna 185 in the Southern Alps and his enthusiasm shines through when he is sharing his local knowledge with his passengers. He sends his regards and thanks you for your kind comments on your recent trip to Milford Sound. The Cessna 185 is... More 

perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I cannot speak highly enough about this company...from the minute we were collected by taxi from our hotel we given friendly old fashioned service. We were given a briefing on our course and destination before we even entered the hanger. Our pilot Matt kept us up to date with the spectacular scenery and our location offering snippets of information along... More 

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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. We pride ourselves on providing a friendly, informative and personalised experience to our guests so it gives us great pleasure that you have specifically highlighted your enjoyment of this part of your experience with us. From your photographs it looks like you chose a spectacular day to fly. I especially like... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I called early in the morning to try and book tickets for my father, my girlfriend and I and was able to secure the last three seats on the plane. The man I spoke to over the phone was extremely helpful and accommodating and upon arrival the whole team at Air Milford were very friendly and helpful answering any and... More 

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

Dear Adamr1313, Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review of your recent excursion with us on TripAdvisor. It’s great to hear we were able to fit you onto our Fly/Cruise/Fly trip at the last minute and that your pilot Matt and the rest of the Air Milford team provided you with a smooth trip –... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Family owned company, with friendly informative staff. It was a nice smooth flight, even though it was winter. The views are beautiful and our pilot (son of the owner I believe) was very friendly and informative.

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

Hi Matt, Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us on TripAdvisor. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your flight and that Antony provided you with an informative commentary and a nice smooth flight. It is interesting to note that during winter time we can experience some of the smoothest and most stable flying conditions... More 

sydney
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

As others have said, this is a once in a life experience. We were collected from our hotel and driven to the airfield where we were introduced to chief pilot Matt. He provided an informative commentary as we passed from one valley system to the next gazing at snowy peaks, frozen mountain top lakes and a glacier or two. The... More 

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for reviewing your recent excursion with Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We agree that the Milford Sound Fly/Cruise/Fly is a wonderful once in a life time experience and we are proud to hear that Matt, our chief pilot and the rest of our team here helped to make sure the day met your expectations. The weather is... More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I flew out on one of the best days ever (according to our pilot Anthony)! Anthony greeted us in the reception with a smile and took us to the airplane, a small five seater that's been with the company for a long time. I loved the plane from the first sight and flying through the massive Mt. Aspiring national park... More 

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

Dear LMattila, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. You defiantly chose a wonderful day to go flying, with beautiful weather and the privilege of being some of the only people who made it into Milford on that day! It is good to note for future travellers benefit, that due to avalanche... More 

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Address: 1 Tex Smith Lane, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 2351
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown

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