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Address: 1 Tex Smith Lane | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 2351
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Air Milford is a family owned and operated business based in Queenstown,...

Air Milford is a family owned and operated business based in Queenstown, New Zealand, specialising in personalised sightseeing excursions for visitors who want to experience the very best tours of Queenstown and the South Island of New Zealand. Air Milford purposefully remains a mid-size New Zealand tourism business. This allows the company to stay committed and focused on offering its guests exclusive, niche sightseeing tours of the Queenstown, Fiordland and South Island regions. Air Milford is a tour company - not a transport company. The Air Milford team have an intimate knowledge of the scenic wonders of Fiordland, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Mount Cook and the Queenstown region. The 'hands on' tours take in magnificent fiords, New Zealand native forests and glaciers. Guests will be introduced to New Zealand's stunning native birds, seals, penguins and dolphins. Our modern aircraft are meticulously maintained and we are proud to have achieved one of the Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) highest audit ratings for operations and safety.

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$429.92*
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Milford Sound Day Trip from Queenstown by Coach, Cruise and Flight
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$364.85*
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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
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$398.48*
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Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown

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From our perspective having taken the trip It's impossible not to visit Queenstown without taking the Milford Sound trip with with wonderful Air Milford . I want with my wife and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From our perspective having taken the trip It's impossible not to visit Queenstown without taking the Milford Sound trip with with wonderful Air Milford . I want with my wife and daughter both of who are slightly nervous flyers . Antony and the rest of the crew were wonderful , fun , professional , knowledgeable and supremely confident . The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in Queenstown, you HAVE to book the Air Milford trip to Milford Sound. The flight was amazing - the cruise around the Sound was spectacular. The group of people that work for this company are wonderful, and make you feel totally confident in their capabilities. You will be SO happy that you used their company to create... More 

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Thank weluvtotravel4evr
Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear Weluvtotravel4evr, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent excursion with us on TripAdvisor. The Milford Sound Fly/Cruise/Fly trip, is our most popular option and it is with great pleasure that we receive such gracious feedback from you. The trip combines two 35mins scenic flights over the Southern Alps and into Fiordland, with a cruise through Milford... More 

Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Last minute booking prevented a disastrous final day in New Zealand. Staff were wonderful and Mark (the pilot) went out of his way to ensure that we were able to join up with our group in Milford Sound. Gorgeous weather for a splendid flight.

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Thank Dennis M
Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear Dennis M, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It was our pleasure to assist you the day before yesterday, after having your coach excursion miss your pick up in the morning and so as not to miss out on Milford Sound entirely, we were able to take you for a one way flight into Milford Sound. You couldn't... More 

Victoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic experience, I cannot believe the views flying in and out! Very professional, felt safe all the way! Thanks Tom and Hank, brilliant experience!

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Thank KezVictoria
Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear KezVictoria, Thank you for your kind review on TripAdvisor. We have been fortunate to have had some beautiful weather conditions this week, with big blue skies and smooth air, perfect for scenic flying. It is wonderful to receive the feedback that you had a brilliant time with Tom and Hank, they both send their regards and thank you for... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A family run business operated with great pride and rightly so. We flew in the newest addition to the fleet of planes. Anthony, our pilot was so professional he gave a great commentary on the way and despite us having a bumpy flight which was a bit scary for us passengers, he exuded such calm and control, we knew we... More 

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1 Thank Mark G
Airmilford, Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Hi Mark, What a pleasure to receive your feedback. I remember the day well, and aside from the turbulence (or "pot holes" as I termed on the day), it was a fantastic trip as you reflected on. I believe you experienced the ultimate day by combining the private land tour, cruise, and flight. That's land, sea & air all within... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Air Milford was a great way to get to and from Milford Sound. Highly recommended for those willing to spend the extra money. Great views and a great guide, very informative. Top notch service! Thanks Air Milford!

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1 Thank Zachary L
Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear Zachary L, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It is fantastic to hear that you had a very enjoyable time with us, on your recent trip to Milford Sound. We absolutely agree, that the views encountered during the scenic flights between Queenstown and Milford Sound are absolutely breathtaking and we are also pleased to receive the feedback, that... More 

Danville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an absolutely wonderful way to explore the ranges between Queenstown and Milford Sound. It was a clear beautiful day and the scenery was absolutely stunning. The staff was very professional and informative throughout our tour. It was the highlight of our 3 week visit to New Zealand.

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1 Thank mem595
Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you so much for your five star review of your excursion into Milford Sound with Air Milford. To be noted as a highlight of your holiday is indeed a wonderful accolade that we are honoured to accept. As you have discovered, choosing to fly in and out of Fiordland rather than taking a coach, offers our guests... More 

Danville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip to Milford Sound via Air Milford was the single best experience during our three week visit to New Zealand. The scenery is truly a wonder of the world. Air Milford handled the entire trip very professionally. What impressed me the most was Air Milford's decisions not to fly if the weather wouldn't result in a spectacular view. A... More 

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1 Thank gregnmix
Airmilford, Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Hi Greg, Thanks for your review on a recent Milford Sound Fly/Cruise/Fly combination tour. We are humbled to receive your feedback especially around the fact that we maintain customer comfort and satisfaction as highest priority. I am sorry to hear you found the breakfast buffet substandard. Southern Discoveries is the only cruise company to offer any form of breakfast, and... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Milford Sound cruise was great. We saw seals, penguins, massive waterfalls and very impressive scenery. Flying from Queenstown with Milford Air was brilliant. From check in onwards the staff were all excellent and the flight was not just a way of making the journey (saving around 8 hours return trip) it was a brilliant experience in itself. We flew... More 

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1 Thank Michael B
Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. The flights in and out of Milford Sound in our modern fleet of Cessna Caravans is certainly an unrivalled way to take in the sights of this amazing corner of the world. The high-wing aircraft provide uninterrupted views of all the wonderfully unique features found in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience, great service, scenic flight, fjords, waterfalls, seals, pinguins, alpine parrots, highly recommended !!!

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Thank Dušan Š
Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Thank you Dušan for your five star review. We are so glad that you had an amazing time on your excursion to Milford Sound with Air Milford. Thank you for your kind comments about our staff, we appreciate hearing that our lovely team have surpassed our guests expectations. It sounds like you saw lots of New Zealand's wonderful wildlife during... More 

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