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Air Wakatipu

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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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Franz Josef flight/hike

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
SianLewis
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Last week I had the pleasure of flying to Milford Sound with Air Wakatipu. I have been on a few scenic flights around the world but this was by far the most breathtaking, flying through the snow capped Southern Alps with glaciers lining the mountain peaks. Our pilot Peter was very knowledgeable of the local area with a lot of... More 

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1 Thank thomascupit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We flew from Queenstown to Milford Sound in the 4 seater Cessna, it felt like a private trip through the mountains! Our pilot Teri knew just about everything about the area, pointing out movie locations and little gems along the way. Once we got to Milford Sound she got our boarding passes for the cruise and was waiting for us... More 

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