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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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One of the most jaw-dropping views.

Incredible experience with air milford, one of the most jaw-dropping, picturesque and unique places I have ever seen. There is nothing like seeing it from above and landing right... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Incredible experience with air milford, one of the most jaw-dropping, picturesque and unique places I have ever seen. There is nothing like seeing it from above and landing right in the middle of the ancient giants. HIGHLY recommend.

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1 Thank Melissa F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had the pleasure of flying with Air Milford in March 2017, Initially, I was going to do a Sunset Flight, however, the helpful team made recommendations to move it to a later time due to weather & clouds. The flight was nothing short of amazing, great commentary along the way, beautiful views and very friendly pilot. I was lucky... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were BEYOND impressed with every single aspect of this company! Very friendly customer service, excellent pilot, and the whole trip was organized perfectly top to bottom. Milford Sound is a must-do on the south island and these are the people to see about it. Simply wonderful, we'll never forget it.

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the cheerful voice confirming our early morning flight, to pilot Matt's charming commentary, the lovely breakfast awaiting us aboard the boat with stunning views and a pod of dolphins playing beside the boat, all made for a great morning! Flying both ways gave such a good insight into the Fiordland National Park. It also meant we could take our... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A 10 hour return bus trip to Milford Sound. No thanks. Air Milford made this day on the South Island one to remember. On a cloudless, clear day the views from the new aircraft were spectacular. Transfer to and from the Milford Sound cruise boat all happened seamlessly. Very professional. Can highly recommend.

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

Hi Neil, Thank you for taking time out to review your fly / cruise / fly excursion with Air Milford. Thank you also, for the five stars! We appreciate you letting future travellers know how your experience with us went. It sounds like you had a beautiful day fo flying, with 9 meters of rain in Milford last year, blue... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an amazing experience from start to finish. We were picked up from our hotel as promised and having checked in we were warned that although the flight was going ahead, it was possible that we wouldn't be able to land at Milford Sound if the cloud cover had thickened. We were all given the opportunity to cancel and... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the ride. The view were really stunning. The commentary also was great, we went out with Tom and came back with Hank. They were very safety aware, so felt looked after. The ride coming into Milford Sound from the sea will live with me for ever!!!

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

Hi Debbie, Thank you for the five star review of your fly / cruise / fly excursion with Air Milford. I am so glad that you had a wonderful day with our team, we have one of the newest fleet of aircraft operating into Milford and with a 100% safety record you can definitely feel at ease when you fly... More 

Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter and I flew into and out of Milford Sound to do an afternoon cruise through the fiord. Air Milford was a first class service with excellent customer service staff, professional pilots and top motch aircraft (Cessna Caravan?). Ground staff did a safety briefing. The pilot reviewed our flight course before we took off and then pointed out features... More 

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

Hi Linda, Many thanks for taking the time out to review your excursion with Air Milford, we really appreciate the five stars! It is wonderful to hear that we did a great job hosting you and your daughter, our team love hearing about the guests experience especially when it is a great one! Flying in and out of Milford is... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First rate operation and pilots. It is not cheap, but because I had limited time it was a better idea than the long trip by coach.

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for reviewing Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you found our operation to be first rate, it is always our aim to exceed expectations, as we invest heavily in equipment and training. Flying to Milford verses coaching does indeed save time, the full day coach tour departs Queenstown at around 07.00am and... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My 11 yr old and I did the fly-cruise-fly trip to Milford Sound. I was very nervous to fly in a small plane as I get motion sick and don't like turbulence. There definitely was more bounce than a big jumbo jet (take off and landing in the Sound worst!), but I always felt safe and in good hands. This... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear that despite your inhibitions about flying, that you were well cared for and felt safe throughout the excursion. Some turbulence or as the pilots call them "bumps" are a normal part on flying in the mountains, however this knowledge does not necessary assist with monition... More 

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