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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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$413*
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Milford Sound Day Trip from Queenstown by Coach, Cruise and Flight
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$381*
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Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown
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$304*
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1-Hour Milford Sound Overhead Flight from Queenstown

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Don't do a Milford Flight with anyone else! Air Milford are the best!

When they mentioned on their website that the people often think the Milford Cruise is the highlight of the trip and it's actually the Milford flight - they weren't wrong! Wow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Sydney
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Queenstown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When they mentioned on their website that the people often think the Milford Cruise is the highlight of the trip and it's actually the Milford flight - they weren't wrong! Wow, wow, wow! The scenery from the air is nothing short of spectacular! I did the trip with my two young kids and we were all blown away - snow... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The flight was breathtaking and the pilot very professional and informative. The plane was state of the art and very comfortable. Definitely better than spending all day on a bus driving to Milford! Can definitely see why these guys are number one in the business. Don't fly with anyone else!

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your review of your flight with us on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear that you had an excellent time with us, we agree with your sentiment, that flying to and from Milford Sound is an amazing experience. When you compare flying, to spending 8 hours aboard a coach traveling to and from Milford, for... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the flight with Air Milford based on a recommendation by a NZ motorbike tour operator Bularangi. Excellent choice. Matt was a perfect pilot and made our two flights very memorable. With the perfect weather that we had that day this is a must do if you don't have the time to drive to Milford sound. The booking process and... More 

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

Dear Martin, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent flight with us on TripAdvisor. Matt will be overwhelmed when he reads your kind compliments about his "perfect" piloting, we agree he is indeed a wonderful pilot and are pleased to hear that his flying skill and Fiordland knowledge enhanced your day. On behalf of the Air Milford... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My aunt, my 5-year old son, and I flew with Antony and Air Milford from Queenstown two days ago. It was a once-in-a-lifetime extraordinary experience (which I hope to do at least twice)! I had fretted about the cost of flying in to Milford Sound, but it was such a unique and interesting experience that it was more than worth... More 

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Airmilford, Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our flight last weekend. It was great getting to know your family, and seeing your son enjoy himself so much was a personal highlight. Hope to host you all again on a different excursion. Best Regards, Antony Sproull More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I flew with Air Milford on July 16th 2016. What an amazing experience! We booked for the fly/cruise/fly trip to Milford Sound, unfortunately the weather was getting bad in the Sound so Mary (who was so pleasant and very helpful) gave us the choice of cancelling at no charge or flying into the sound and sightseeing with... More 

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Airmilford, Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear Claire, My sincere thanks for providing such a detailed overview of our flight this past weekend. It is so rewarding to hear about the different elements of the trip that combine to make it a 'fantastic day'... to use your words. As other trips allude to, it can be common to omit the cruise due changing weather patterns. So... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the views, loved the new cessna fresh from the states that we were lucky enough to go up in,loved the friendly staff. Milford Sound is amazing. What impressed me more, was the planning and organisation of this trip. We had to wait a couple of days but it was worth it being on the cruise and hearing the host... More 

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

Dear Magnus385, Thank you for taking the time to write such a shining review on Trip Advisor. It was our pleasure to host you and we are pleased to hear that you had a fantastic time with us! We are incredibly proud of our new aircraft ZK-SKM, it is the first ever brand new aircraft of this type to be... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flying to Milford is the best way to see the dramatic landscape. It was even better because I got to sit in the copilot seat

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for reviewing your flight with us on TripAdvisor. We absolutely agree with you, that the best way to see the dramatic landscape of Fiordland National Park is from above on a scenic flight. On every flight one lucky passenger gets to sit up front in the co-pilot seat, we are pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding service from start to finish. Everyone was extremely nice and very professional. The flight from Milford Sound back to Queenstown was literally beyond the imagination; simply glorious!Oh, and my wife gets motion sickness very easily but during this flight she had no issues whatsoever! Great job weather & pilot:-).

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for reviewing your excursion with Air Milford on TripAdvisor. It makes us proud to hear that you had a fantastic time with us, we pride ourselves in providing the best service we can and lovely feedback like yours, means a great deal to our team. The lion's share of the praise however, must go to our... More 

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Matt our pilot was great and made even the nervous fliers comfortable. It was a great day, beautiful weather and of course fantastic scenery. Air Milford crew made it easy from beginning to end and no hesitation recommending this trip... Nick - Gold Coast

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

Dear Nick, Thank you for reviewing your recent Milford Sound experience on TripAdvisor. The Fly/Cruise/Fly is or most popular option and we are pleased to hear that in Matt's capable hands, you had a fantastic time. We often host guests who are nervous about flying, if this is the case it is important that the person makes themselves known to... More 

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