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Air Milford

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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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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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$392*
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Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown
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$425*
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Milford Sound Day Trip from Queenstown by Coach, Cruise and Flight
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$372*
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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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Breathtaking Milford Sound

The best experience I could recommend in Queenstown. We travelled to Milford by coach and by plane and the Air Milford trip was simply stunning. The view over the mountain is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best experience I could recommend in Queenstown. We travelled to Milford by coach and by plane and the Air Milford trip was simply stunning. The view over the mountain is beyond imagination, It is something you really have to try during your visit. It might be pricey but you will never forget such a memory! The team was very... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent excursion with us on TripAdvisor. Your recommendation to future travelers is greatly appreciated and we are pleased to hear that you had fantastic day out. Milford Sound, as you say, is a breath taking destination and in my opinion the Coach/Cruise/Fly is the ultimate combination. The day commences... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They had the new Cesna plane which was spot clean and had absolutely no scratches or marks on the windows. So we could enjoy the spectacular views of Fiordland and Milford Sound. Pilots (Alex & Mat) are really good!! Definitely recommended!!

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

Dear Aseem C, Thank you for taking the time to review your flight with us on TripAdvisor. It was our pleasure to host you, we are pleased to hear the pilot's attention to the immaculate care of the aircraft did not go unnoticed. As a scenic flight company it is of the upmost importance to us that the aeroplanes windows... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seriously, if it's within your means, see Milford Sound by taking a flight with this company. From the courtesy hotel pickup( and drop off) to the friendly staff members, to Matt the pilot's expertise, to the Sound itself... Just WOW. Queenstowns scenery is literally world class. To see it from the air just accentuates the experience to another level! Definite... More 

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

Dear Benoni22, Thank you for your thorough review of your experience with us on TripAdvisor. Milford Sound is indeed an awe-inspiring destination and as you say, the scenery of Queenstown, the Southern Alps right though to Fiordland National Park when viewed from above are the next level! We are pleased to hear that the whole team here at Air Milford,... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our flight over Milford Sound was the highlight of our honeymoon, Air Milford staff and pilots helped in every way possible to ensure my husband, who is wheelchair bound, could board the plane. They helped us to pull him up the plane stairs so that he could participate in the flight, carried bags and located a vehicle to drive us... More 

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

Dear Abbie222016, Thank you for taking the time to review Air Milford on TripAdvisor. It was our pleasure to host you both on your honeymoon and we are pleased to hear that you felt that we went above and beyond to assure you both had a fantastic day with us! We are very fortunate to have a great team of... More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to splurge and pay the money to fly to Milford Sound as the roads had been closed for a few days and we weren't too sure about driving it - plus it's a long way! This experience was worth it! Great pilot. The 14-seat plane was scary but the views amazing. Was louder and rougher than expected, but when... More 

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1 Thank Rebecca G
Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca G, Thank you for reviewing your Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Cruise with us on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased that you decided to splurge, because it was our pleasure hosting you and making sure you revived the VIP treatment! Milford Sound is a beautiful destination, the views from above are absolutely breath-taking, flying in a small aeroplane... More 

San Francisco, California, United States
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112 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great half day activity which takes in so much but doesn't leave you exhausted. They operate out of the airport at queens town airport which is a short drive from the center. They arrange pickup at your accommodation and drop off afterwards. The plane itself is comfortable and pretty quiet for a prop. It is also heated... More 

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

Dear Alastair B, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It was our pleasure to host you recently on our Milford Sound Fly/Cruise/Fly and we are pleased to receive such lovely feedback. The combination of the scenic flights and cruise in Milford, happens to be our most popular excursion, giving guests time, after the thrill of flying, to relax and... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views both from the air and the water are spectacular. Awesome experience. The staff we dealt with were very user friendly and great to deal with. A wonderful day.

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

Dear Landwlangley, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time in Milford Sound and found the team here at Air Milford great to deal with, it is hard not to be up beat, when our guests come back after having such a great time! On behalf of the team thank... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this for my wife's 40th birthday but weather was bad and we were postponed, obviously not Milford Airs fault! We took off the next day and WOW WOW WOW!! The flight was awesome, staff and pilot were great, friendly and informative. The sights during the flight were amazing, the cruise in between outgoing and return flights was also really... More 

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

Dear Gary C, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. It is fantastic to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your Milford Sound Scenic flight and cruise with us - you are not the first to note that the flight was their favorite part! It is well worth noting, for future travellers benefit, that booking for your... More 

2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must do for anyone visiting Queenstown! From start to finish the views (and hospitality) were incredible. Forget the bus tours, if you want to experience the sublime and rugged landscapes of the New Zealand Fiordlands this is the way to do it. An experience I'll never forget.

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

Dear Euan, Thank you for taking the time to review your Milford Sound Fly/Cruise/Fly with us on TripAdvisor. It is fantastic to hear that you had and incredible time during your excursion, it was our pleasure to host you earlier this week. We thoroughly agree with you sentiment, that when compared to spending 10+ hours aboard a coach, flying too... More 

Sydney
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fly-Cruise-Fly with Air Milford was a good option for our young kids having had enough of road tripping through North Island. The service was fantastic, views majestic and clear skies little turbulence. I would have loved to sit up front but it must have been arranged before :(

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

Dear Essence05, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent excursion with us on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear that you and your family thoroughly enjoyed your Milford Sound Fly/Cruise/Fly and found the service you received to be fantastic. We hope that you have made some beautiful memories of the majestic scenery and also taken some stunning... More 

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