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Address: Air Fjordland Manapouri Airport, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64(0)3 2496720
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Alternative to our cancelled trip to Milford Sound, New Zealand.

The people in New Zealand turned a cancelled couch trip to Milford Sound, due to avalanche threat, into the most exhilarating and scenic vista I could have experienced. Our day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
MichaelK15
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The people in New Zealand turned a cancelled couch trip to Milford Sound, due to avalanche threat, into the most exhilarating and scenic vista I could have experienced. Our day trip by couch was cancelled the night before. We took the tour bus from Queensland to Te Anau anyway in case conditions changed. When we arrived the couch driver said... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We flew with Matt in an Air Milford plane to Milford Sound which was an awesome experience in itself! Then we had a fantastic cruise up the Sound. The boat wasn't massive like some other providers so we got a real personal experience. I loved the South African skipper giving the Wallabies (Aussie rugby team) a wind up. Definitely worth... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Amazing what views and what you cover when u get up in the air. Got to cover both the Milford and doubtful sounds with a really cool pilot whom made us feel at home. He really accommodated us for all our needs and allowed for some great photos whilst always making us feel safe. Have to get up in the... More 

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Rothwell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This trip isn't cheap, but it has got to be one of the highlights of any visit to New Zealand's South Island. The trip is actually a bit "might be on, might be off" due to the weather, which can be quite bad at times. A small twin-engine plane took us to Milford - piloted by a man who really... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The flight to Milford Sound is fantastic. Amazing scenery that I have never seen before. Our pilot, Matt, was as great a tour guide as he was a pilot. The boat ride on the Sound was breathtaking. We were able to get really close to a huge waterfall. The boat left from the dock that was only a short walk... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Milford Sound is amazing. A must see if you are blessed by decent weather as we were. Our party of four used Southern Alps Air flying out of Wanaka (book at the tourist place in the main street). This involves an incredible scenic flight cross the alps and then a cruise of the Sound itself. It's not cheap but it's... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Milford Sound, a place Rudyard Kipling called "The Eigth Wonder of the World" Flying to Milford Sound is a hit or miss situation. You get a call about 30 minutes before your flight time to say go or no-go for the day. Lucky for us it was a go. We were picked up and driven to the airport to board... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

On the sunniest of days, this flight over the Southern Alps and Fiordland has to be experienced to be believed! It costs a bit but well, well worth it. It IS a tiny plane; the pilot wasn't joking when he asked who wanted to co-pilot....You do experience some 'turbulence' due to the size of the plane and it's not for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

We have traveled the world, Milford Sound on the south island of New Zealand is the best place. The flowers and palms this time of year look and smell wonderful! In the gift shop we purchased sixty dollars worth of package seeds approved to bring home to Florida but after clearing customs the US Agriculture took them away so save... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

We had our "fly-cruise-fly" experience leaving from Queenstown using Air Milford. We had originally booked our flight with another air carrier who had cancelled two days in a row because of weather and wind at Milford Sound. With only one more day left on our trip, we awoke to a beautiful sunny day and high hopes. We found out that... More 

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