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Address: 1 Tex Smith Lane | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 442 3148
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No trip to Queenstown is complete without visiting the breathtakingly...

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.

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What an amazing trip

Flew to Milford Sound with my wife today. Our pilot Gareth was amazing and the flight was breathtaking, easily the best thing we've done on our New Zealand trip. A brilliant way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
mcewenb
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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flew to Milford Sound with my wife today. Our pilot Gareth was amazing and the flight was breathtaking, easily the best thing we've done on our New Zealand trip. A brilliant way to spend Lauren's birthday and a great way to end our time on the South Island. Under no circumstances should you drive to Milford, fly cruise fly with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked my flight to and from Milford Sound at last minute. My friends were going, and so I booked in and tagged along. I'd been to Milford before, but never by plane! The tiny six seater gave us epic views over some of the most beautiful mountains in the world! My camera was glued to the window the whole... More 

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Thank Kate M
Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing day!! The views from the plane over the Southern Alps are stunning. The team at Wakatipu Air were excellent, and made for a smooth running, hasdle free day. Special mention has to go to Elliott, our pilot, who was friendly, knowlegable and professional. Thank you so much for a great day. I totally revommend this as... More 

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Thank SianLewis
Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Best way to see the sounds. Well worth the extra dollars over a coach trip. Stunning views. Fantastic staff. Couldn't rate this high enough. Bucket list tick.

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Thank shellsyy4u
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This is the most beautiful small plane flight we have ever done. The scenery from the minute you leave the airport until to return is inspiring and something we will never forget. When we get a chance we will do this flight again. Thank you Air Wakatipu.

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Thank Anna A
Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We flew back from the Milford Sound with Air Wakatipu / Alpine flights. Our pilots were James and Elliot, they were excellent /very professional. There was just three passengers with the two pilots it was an amazing experience despite the fact that I felt just a bit scared!! The views were incredible and we were back to Queenstown in 35... More 

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Thank Terry R
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

My wife and l thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Milford sound after arriving for our trip only to be told we were unable to travel due to the weather! we returned the next day and the weather was great!!! Our pilot Terri was fantastic highly knowledgable on the local area and friendly, nothing was too much trouble and the scenery,WOW!!!!We... More 

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Thank simone5252
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

My husband and I experienced Milford Sound and the surrounding areas in the best way! We did the fly cruise fly to Milford Sound and truly enjoyed every minute of our trip! Peter was an excellent pilot who described to us everything we were seeing along the way and was so very friendly! A day out we will always remember... More 

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Thank nadiac0903
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I decided to do the fly cruise fly to Milford Sound with the Doubtful Add-on. There didn't seem to be many reviews about the ads on but as both of us had been to Milford before we thought it would be a wonderful experience to see Doubtful from the air as time was limited. We took a... More 

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Thank Rebecca M
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Visiting South Island, New Zealand in early June can be chancy, since New Zealand's winter is just beginning. We wanted to see Milford Sound but were nervous about driving the distance and possibly getting caught up in winter weather. We therefore decided to try flying into the Sound. Our hotel had brochures for lots of different flight services; we decided... More 

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