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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
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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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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everything was great

I think this may be the smallest company that offers flights in the area, which is actually better. It's still very professional, but the staff enjoy their work and are really... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ben S

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think this may be the smallest company that offers flights in the area, which is actually better. It's still very professional, but the staff enjoy their work and are really nice. The plane/flying etc was all excellent, and the pilot was brilliant. If you're wondering whether it's worth spending all the money to do this, the answer is yes.... More 

Thank Ben S
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I are always adventuring and spend a lot of time in Queenstown however as this is our honeymoon and we've never been out to the Milford Sound, we thought we'd treat ourselves and fly there and back - we were not disappointed! Neither of us particularly relished the thought of flying in such a small plane however... More 

Thank SherriL0we
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I flew with At Wakatipu from Queenstown to Milford Sound. I had the most amazing experience. The pilot was lovely. She was very friendly and pointed out all the sights on the way to Milford Sound. It was a fly, cruise, fly excursion and I had the best time ever. Would highly recommend this trip.

Thank 118elizabeth
Lyon, France
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

I have been living in Queenstown for over 2 years now, and have been to Milford Sound quite a few times - by coach -. But this time my parents & I got the opportunity to fly there. This was by far the best experience we ever had in NZ !! As the plane is a quite small, it is... More 

Thank Floran M
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We had high expectations for this excursion and indeed we were not disappointed! We booked the fly-cruise-fly and the service was great from pick-up to drop-off. Wonderful views that you would not be able to see by driving to Milford Sound. We have recommended this company to our friends who will also be traveling to New Zealand in the future!

Thank THT15
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I must think the staff at Air Wakatipu for giving me a fantastic trip yesterday.From picking me up to topping me off everything was a day to remember, my mention Jucy who's boat we travelled around Milford Sound on, could not recommend the two companies more. Did consider the bus tour but glad I decided in splashing out the extra... More 

Thank keithpJ613ZA
Perth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The flight was cancelled two days running because of bad weather but on the third day we made the most amazing flight over the mountains from Queenstown to Milford Sound. Everything was vet well organised and our pilot James was very informative and helpful. The cruise on Milford Sound was very clear and beautiful but the flights were the most... More 

Thank GMPerth_12
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have been to Queenstown several times and Milford Sound three times. This trip was special as we decided to treat ourselves to a flight rather than the trip by bus which makes it a very long day. Well as soon as Captain Peter took off you realise this is something special. Unlike flying in by commercial aircraft you are... More 

Thank andy52017
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I flew with Elliot to Mt Cook today and had the most incredible experience. Elliot was knowledgeable and funny - he provided exceptional commentary throughout the flight and even had lots of helpful tips on what to do with the rest of my holiday. My experience with Air Wakatipu has been amazing and when my family visit the area for... More 

Thank WeLikeRum
Corona, California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Firstly, they were flexible with our bookings and allowed us to change days since the other seats had not been sold yet. The flight: just wow. To see the snow capped mountains, glaciers and lakes from above was amazing. Upon landing in Milford Sound, we were quickly picked up by a shuttle bus to the cruise terminal...which we didn't have... More 

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