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Milford Sound and Big Five Glaciers Scenic Flight provided by Air Milford

Milford Sound and Big Five Glaciers Scenic Flight

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AU$293.06
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Queenstown
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Air Milford
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Coronet Peak
    Skippers Canyon
    Mount Aspiring National Park
    Mount Aspiring
    Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
    Milford Sound
  • 2
    Milford Sound
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    Pass by
    Lake Te Anau
    Lake Wakatipu
    Air Milford
    Sutherland Falls
  • You'll end at
    Queenstown
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Important Information
Departure Point
Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Full pre-flight briefing with Air Milford pilot
  • Live pilot commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels)
Exclusions
  • No landing in Milford Sound is included
  • No cruise of Milford Sound is included
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date/time or full refund
  • Do not forget to bring a jacket and your camera
  • Infant 0 - 1 years of age fly free of charge, when the infant is sat on a parents lap, with an infant lap belt. If an infant requires their own seat, then a child ticket must be purchased
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
18Reviews
2Q&A
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Jeremy_Samuels wrote a review Sep. 2020
Queenstown, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
Recently took my wife, 5 year old and 2 year old on the Big Five scenic flight with Air Milford - cannot recommend highly enough! We booked direct and found the team friendly and informative. Upon arrival checkin was done by Mary and we were informed of all of the safety
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound and Big Five Glaciers Scenic Flight
Responded 18 Sep. 2020
Dear Jeremy_Samuels, Thank you for sharing your review of Air Milford with the TripAdvisor community. We are so pleased to receive your kind feedback and know that you and your family were treated to a 5 star experience aboard our Milford Sound & Big 5 Glaciers Scenic Flight. It was our absolute pleasure to host you, as you say, as locals we often don't get out and experience all of the incredible things on offer just on your doorstep, but we are so pleased that your scenic flight reminded you and gave you a fresh appreciation of the world-class region we are blessed to live in. On behalf of your informative pilot Tom and the rest of the Air Milford team, thank you for choosing to fly with Air Milford and for your 'best in the industry' rating! All the best, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford.
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Geoff & Gerda Bradly wrote a review Jul. 2020
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What a great flight with Antony in the 'classic' Cessna 185. We have done numerous 'Southern Alps' flights at different locations in both fixed wing and helicopters, without a doubt this one was the most spectacular. Antony tailored the flight to fly close to some of the peaks
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound and Big Five Glaciers Scenic Flight
Responded 12 Jul. 2020
Dear Geoff & Gerda, Thank you for Taking the time to review your experience with Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We call the Cessna 185 the 'sports car' of our fleet, it may be older than our state-of-the-art-Cessna Caravans, but with it's big engine it can pack some punch! This plane can land on small remote airstrips, on beaches and even on the snow. We try our best to provide a personalised service and are glad to hear that on this occasion we were successful, your pilot Antony just loves flying up close & personal to his favorite peaks and hidden alpine lakes. I love the photos you have shared, the one of Mt Tutoko (fiordland's highest peak) and it's related glacier is awesome, it looks like you could reach out & touch the ice! On behalf of pilot Antony, his dad Hank and the rest of the team, thank you for choosing to fly with us and all the best for your future travels. Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
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Alan H wrote a review Jun. 2020
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Absolutely breathtaking experience and should be top of every persons list. You really have no appreciation how vast and wonderful the NZ southern alps are until you've flow them with Air Milford. Really refreshing to see a true local family run business that loves what they do
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound and Big Five Glaciers Scenic Flight
Responded 18 Jun. 2020
Dear Alan, Thank you for taking the time to review Air Milford on TripAdvisor. It was our absolute pleasure to host you and we are so pleased to hear that you had a stunning experience flying over the Fiordland and Mount Aspiring national parks with us. We are very proud to be family owned and operated and we are so pleased to hear that you could clearly see our passion for sharing our local region shining, throughout your visit! On behalf of the whole team, thank you for choosing to fly with us and all the best for your future adventures. Sincerely, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford.
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Todd K wrote a review Jun. 2020
Queenstown, New Zealand7 contributions
After living in Queenstown for 20 years completing this trip has to be the best thing I have done. Seeing some of the most beautiful mountain ranges, alpine lakes and glaciers from above is unreal followed by then dropping into milford sound was incredible. We are very lucky to
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound and Big Five Glaciers Scenic Flight
Responded 13 Jun. 2020
Dear Todd k, Thank you for sharing your pictures and review of Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We are humbled to receive your incredibly kind review of your recent scenic flight with us. It's not often we have the pleasure of hosting locals on a trip round our mutual backyard and we are so pleased that we were able to do so, aboard the luxury of our Cessna Caravan! The two photographs you have shared from your Milford Sound & Big 5 Glaciers scenic flight are simply stunning. The first is a beautiful shot of one of the many spectacular glaciers located in the Mt Aspiring National Park and the second is a shot looking down to Milford Sound. You can just make out the Milford Sound runway under the wing strut, the fiord itself stretches out on the right of the shot and the Cleddau River is snaking up the valley in the center of the shot, to it's mouth in Deepwater Basin. On behalf of your pilot and the rest of the Air Milford team, thank you for choosing to fly with us and for your high endorsement to future travelers. All the best, Mary, Guest services, Air Milford. ✈️NZ🗺️🥝📷😍⚓🛩️🐬
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Andre d wrote a review Dec. 2019
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Having done many scenic flights in various countries this one stands out. It gets my vote too for best scenic flight ever experienced.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Airmilford, Manager at Milford Sound and Big Five Glaciers Scenic Flight
Responded 5 Jan. 2020
Dear Andred, Thanks for your review of Air Milford, and the commendable accolade about this being the best scenic flight you've ever experienced. My father grew up flying here for the major carrier at the time, and even back in the 70's their marketing material read "The Best Scenic Flight in the World!". The scenery hasn't changed, but the equipment is newer and safer. so there couldn't be a better time to experience it! So you've set the tone for future travellers, now it is our turn to continuing this theme into 2020 and beyond! With thanks, Antony
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Amazeballs
Our pilot was awesome, very informative and friendly, I highly recommend these guys, will be definitely coming back
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Bruno T
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A flight to remember
The best part of it is the flight, but I'm partial because I fly as a hobby. The mountains around Queenstown are qu
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Emily and Family
We had the most amazing time the views and scenic flight was breath taking. All the staff were friendly and very a
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W5087YLianp
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Excellent
We did a trip on Friday 15th January 2021 Antony our pilot was excellent and professional the day was beautiful cle
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Sensational!
The weather gods were very kind & we experienced a breath taking & informative flight with our very capable & compe
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Cassienicholson
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A stunning trip
We had a spectacular flight with a great pilot - stunning views. Then had the delight of a pod of dolphins followin
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stephlea2
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Sensational Experience
We had a sensational flight! Thank you so much for a very special trip seeing our incredible country so close up. W
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airmab
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Must do
Amazing flight to & from Milford. Both pilots gave great commentary and made passengers feel safe. Scenery is spe
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Beautiful day
Absolutely lovely flight and the weather was spot on. Views were breath taking. Awesome plane as well
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422manikt
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Exceptional Experience .....
Only 3 words for Antony. Genious, marvellous and intelligent. We enjoyed travelling with Air Milford very smoothly
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Avishay2021
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Magnificent experience
Good scenic flight to Milford Sound by air. Both pilots gave us two views of our flight. One flying high and one fl
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navjots2021
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Smooth and beautiful
Air milford staff is very friendly. Anthony was our pilot and he was amazing. I felt very safe and confident. Comme
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johannapaige98
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Unforgettable - a must-do
This was our first experience of Milford Sound and it was completely unforgettable. The flight there and back is th
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dl75
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Awesome experience
Absolutely amazing experience. Highly recommend. Suitable for all ages, even our 6 year old was entertained and had
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Friendly service
Due to bad weather, we had our booking cancelled. Luckily we had a half-day free the following day leading to our f
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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