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“Unique experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Air Wakatipu

Air Wakatipu
Lucas Place Queenstown Airport, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3 442 3148
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Ranked #13 of 199 Activities in Queenstown
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Owner description: No trip to Queenstown is complete without visiting the breathtakingly beautiful Milford Sound. Let our pilots take you on an unforgettable scenic flight-seeing adventure into the heart of the Southern Alps and around New Zealand's tallest mountain and largest glaciers.
Australia
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“Unique experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

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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Berrien Springs, Michigan
2 reviews
“Excellent Queenstown Operation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

You will find the staff at Air Wakatipu very friendly, knowledgable, and professional. The aircraft are maintained in a safe condition and the pilots are experienced. I would highly recommend this company for Milford Sound and other area flights.

Visited February 2014
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Sydney
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“Amazing experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

For sure the best thing we did in our New Zealand trip. Air Wakatipu's customer service was excellent . Many thanks to our pilot Flo who look after us from the beginning to the end. The flight is amazing and the scenery absolutely stunning. A must do!

Visited January 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Gobsmackingly spectacular!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

A Milford Sound scenic flight has always been top of my list. This flight was breath taking!

We opted for a FLY-CRUISE-FLY
Sean our pilot did a fantastic job on commentary as we flew over high mountain ranges, the bluest lakes I have ever seen. The scenery was absolutely stunning and his snippets of local info as we flew, complemented the entire flight out perfectly. The experience for me was a euphoric one!
The GPS tracking of our flight path was the icing on the cake.
THIS IS A MUST DO ACTIVITY!!!!

Visited February 2014
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“Spectacular! Highly recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My husband and I and our 19 year old son flew with Sean on Thursday the 30th January 2014. He was a genuinely lovely bloke, and the rest of the staff were very friendly and welcoming also. The flight was amazing, with a very informative commentary to go with it. You see so much more from up there. Just spectacular!! I'm so glad we didn't do the bus trip., we'd probably still be getting back from it !!! Certainly well worth the money and a highlight of our 11 days there. The flights were around 35 minutes each way with a 1 1/2 hour boat cruise on Milford Sound. There are drinks and snacks available on the boat. Also toilets.

Visited January 2014
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