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Air Milford

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Address: 1 Tex Smith Lane | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 2351
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06:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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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Amazing View over Milford Sound to Queenstown

What an amazing view! One way from Milford Sound to Queenstown costs $399, but it is well worth it. The weather was perfect and it was clear without wind. I wanted to see more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an amazing view! One way from Milford Sound to Queenstown costs $399, but it is well worth it. The weather was perfect and it was clear without wind. I wanted to see more waterfalls. But the mountain view was equally large. There are a total of 12 seats on Air Milford airplanes and not everyone can have window seats.... More 

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Kaikoura
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45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a amazing way to see the gorgeous scenery not only the Fiordland but also the Lake Wakatipu and glacier. The staff Jen and the pilot Alex are professional and friendly. I can imagine it will be even more stunning in the winter when the mountains are covered by the snow! Thanks Air Milford!

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

Hi Mei, Thank you for your review or your excursion with Air Milford, Alex and I appreciate your kind comments about the service you received. I agree that the scenery is absolutely gorgeous! The vantage point from one of our high winged, Cessna aircraft is certainly one of the best ways to see our back yard. I don't think there... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic Service, Air Milford waited for Perfect conditions before we took off. No words to describe how Amazing the views are! This flight shows you the Real Beauty of the South Island/Mountains! Beautiful Day!

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

Hello daringcyclist! Thank you for your amazing five star review of your flight with Air Milford. We appreciate your kind comments about our service provision, we want our guests to have the most hassle free, enjoyable time so we take care of everything for you whilst you are under our wings (pun intended)! The weather in Fiordland is extremely chageable... More 

Sebastopol, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While this was the more expensive way to see the sound, if you can afford it....do it. So beautiful and a HUGE time saver. The crew is so professional and the flight to and from the Sound were extraordinary. And for a small plane it felt very safe. MA has a perfect safety rating as I understand it.

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1 Thank chrisk1217
Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Hi There Chrisk1217, I am happy to find that you have done your research about us; we do absolutely have a 100% safety record and we do indeed rock! Thank you for the wonderful review and the five stars, we appreciate you recommending our excursion to potential future travellers. Whilst we are not the cheapest option to visit Milford, as... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I flew to Milford for a Fly Cruise Fly and it's got to have been one of the most incredible experiences I've ever had the privilege of being involved in!! Our pilot James was so skilled and professional (And not to mention a little handsome.) The entire experience was seamless from beginning to end. Would and will be recommending this... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a must do! Our pilot was good, pointing out specific mountains and their history. The plane was very clean. It was a nice intimate trip.

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

Hi Christine, Thank you for your five star review and congratulations on getting married! We aim to provide a personal service to all of our guests and work hard to make sure that happens. Our team of highly trained, local pilots are extremely knowledgeable about their backyard and they love to share that information with our guests. The sights are... More 

San Jose, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three friends and I took Air Milford back from Milford Sound to Queensland in February. We were with a group tour that took the bus to Milford, but rather than take the bus back we opted to fly. It was well worth the cost. The pilot, Hank, was great and the flight was spectacular. Very fun to fly in the... More 

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

Hi Susie, Thank you for your five star review of your fly back from Milford Sound to Queenstown with Air Milford. As well as being a pilot, Hank is also the owner and CEO of Air Milford so you were flown by our top man! You flew back in ZK-ENW a vintage Cessna 185, one of my favourite aircraft at... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved every minute of my Flight to Milford. The views were amazing and the weather was beautiful for flying. The plane was so comfy and spacious. The pilot we had was great. This company is defo the best to go with. We also got to go on an amazing cruise through Milford Sound which included Buffet lunch that I... More 

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

Hi Sinead, Thank you so much for your five star review of your fly / cruise / fly excursion with Air Milford, it is a wonderful recommendation to potential future travelers! It sounds as though you flew on a lovely sunny day, the great thing about Milford is that even when it rains it is still amazing as there are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such an amazing flight on Air Milford. The pilot was wonderful and the views were stunning. Highly recommend this as it was the highlight of our lovely trip. We felt completely safe the entire time and the pilot even led us through a mini nature walk to our boat at Milford Sound. Definitely a one-of-a-kind experience!

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

Hi Morgan, Thank you so much for the five stars! We are so happy that you had a great experience with Air Milford on your fly / cruise / fly. The views from our modern Cessna aircraft are definitely the highlight of the whole trip, nothing can compare to seeing glaciers and snow capped mountains from such a close view... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little nervous about flying in a small plane through the mountains, but Matt, our pilot, quickly put me at ease. The 30-minute flight back to Queenstown from the Milford Sound was absolutely gorgeous, and the landing was textbook perfect! Thank you, Matt, for the memorable experience!

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

Hi there! Thank you so much for your five star review, we really appreciate you taking time to recommend us to future guests. We often find that nervous flyers such as yourself are able to forget their fears once one of our expert pilots are at the helm! Our planes are the newest & most modern Cessnas that operate into... More 

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