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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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Beautiful Scenery!

This is an excursion you need to go on. Seeing the Queenstown area and mountains is a must! You will fly over the paths of the Lord of the Rings, see glacier lakes, snow capped... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an excursion you need to go on. Seeing the Queenstown area and mountains is a must! You will fly over the paths of the Lord of the Rings, see glacier lakes, snow capped mountains, then visit Milford Sound. I love the air portion but wish the boat we where on in Milford Sound was smaller than the one... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This trip was realy the best. It is hard to top it. New planes, pilots with many fight hours and perfect routing. You see the footprint of the animals in the mountains. That close you fly over them. I only can speak and write the best. Thanks team from Air Milford. Many happy landings for all of you.

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1 Thank Christian B
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was an spectacular experience flying from Queenstown to Milford Sound and the boat tour around Fiords another spectacular treat. Stunning views flying back. Air Milford made it possible professionally and painless. As we did this trip in Autumn, was not much snow, but we are planing to go at the end of August and re-do the trip, most definitely... More 

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1 Thank Pedro F B
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This would have to be the Best tourism experience we have had thus far. It was simply breathtaking! I just kept repeating Wow,,,,wow. We would recommend this to all. Spectacularly beautiful, rugged and raw scenery and so close up... just unbelievable. Our pilot Anthony (and his Dad Hank) are clearly very experienced and well used to this terrain and conditions... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The day was just about perfect for flying - professional, friendly Pilot It was the highlite of our stay in Queenstown, thanks Air Milford.

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Edinburg, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the half day flight and cruise to Milford Sound on the afternoon of our last day in Queenstown. Taking this excursion was one of the best decisions of this trip. Air Milford staff were very professional, well organized and helpful. Thomas, our pilot, was very welcoming and knowledgeable. Such a wonderful way to end our New Zealand visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you do one thing in Queenstown take the half day trip to Milford sound. Stunning and different routes down and back give you an incredible perspective of the area around Queenstown and Fiordland National Park. Great friendly staff and a comfortable aircraft (Cessna Caravan) which gave us wonderful views from all windows. My advice would be call them when... More 

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

Hi Bruce, Thank you for your five star review of your fly / cruise / fly excursion with Air Milford. Your review is a wonderful recommendation to future travellers and we appreciate you taking the time out to post your thoughts on our service. As you mentioned, weather permitting, we take different routes into and out of Milford so that... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will never forget this trip to milford sound. So beautiful. What views. If you splash out on one trip, do this...it's a once in a lifetime....the pilot was totally professional. Felt very safe.

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

Hi HazelBrowne, Thank you so much for your excellent five star review of your excursion with Air Milford. The scenery that you get to experience from the air whilst flying in and out of Milford is certainly breathtaking. The road journey is fantastic enough but 5 hours one way on a bus is not everyone's cup of tea! The added... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views from the ride with Anthony were spectacular! He is from the area so he knows so much about what we're seeing. Made us feel very comfortable flying to Manapouri so we could travel to Doubtful Sound. Highly recommend using this great service for your trip to Milford or Doubtful Sounds!

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

Hi Jarred, Many thanks for the five star review! The Doubtful Sound fly / cruise / fly excursion is a wonderful full day trip taking in Fiordland from the beautiful Lake Manapouri, over to the beautifully serene Doubtful Sound. You joined us on our last Doubtful Sound charter for the season. I'm so glad that you had a great trip!... More 

Wall Township, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were originally scheduled for the 'fly cruise' in the morning, but due to weather, our trip was postponed for the afternoon; while we would have rather been able to go in the morning, we are very appreciative of the company's utmost concern for safety. We could not have been happier with the service and attention given to us, to... More 

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

Dear Denise, Thanks so much for your wonderful review of our service. Weather is a big factor in our operation and we monitor conditions constantly throughout the day to ensure that firstly, we only fly when it is going to be safe and enjoyable and also so that we are able to give our guests the best opportunity to fly... More 

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