A group of 8 of us Aussies - all friends - chose Air Wakatipu Queenstown flight and boat package to visit Milford sound in February 2014. We booked the trip for the earliest available day and early morning time as this trip is weather dependent. The day arrived and we called Air wakatipu at the nominated time for confirmation - our trip was then postponed 48hrs due to too much cloud and possible rain. So 48 hrs later with weather conditions better we set off. We were split into two groups one flying with Flo and the other with Sean. At first somewhat hesitant at flying in 6 seater aircraft (for some this was a first time experience). We were soon at ease with the pilot's professionalism and then just marvelling at the amazing sights and scenery that unfolded. A very worthwhile and not to be forgotten experience and highly recommended to anyone visiting this area. Their service was professional, informative, friendly and helpful - (when one of our party lost an earring on the plane - it was returned to them by mail in Australia.) This whole trip took 4.5 hours - starting from takeoff at 8am and returning by 12.30pm which sure beat a 10-12 hour coach ride. So although a pricier way of seeing Milford sound certainly gives one the best view and a unique experience.
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