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Air Milford

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Address: 1 Tex Smith Lane | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+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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Milford Sound

We had an amazing trip to the Milford Sound with Antony, the owners son. They had a great plane, the largest allowed to fly into the Sound. The flight was very smooth and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an amazing trip to the Milford Sound with Antony, the owners son. They had a great plane, the largest allowed to fly into the Sound. The flight was very smooth and the ferry that they connected us with had a great breakfast and was large and well kept. I would highly recommend them to anyone!

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Thank estellaferrera
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Milford Sound is impressive but I was also impressed with the Air Milford operation. Very efficient, taxis arrived and departed on time, friendly, cheerful staff, no hanging around, very slick. I love flying and I have done a fair amount but that trip was memorable for all the right reasons.

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Havant, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I decided on the flight back to Queenstown in a fixed wing aircraft to take advantage of the perfect clear skies. It was worth every penny! Our pilot met our small group straight from the Milford Sound boat cruise. We then got the bus to the tiny airport and in less than ten minutes we were up in the air.... More 

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bluffton, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first experience renting two planes for our large group and it could not have been better. There was a challenge with the weather and they came up with an alternate plan that involved flying to Te Anau Downs and driving the rest of the way. Worked a charm!

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Puslinch, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are three 60-yr old couples who really enjoyed our flight and tour boat of Milford Sound.  Very professional service and friendly.  We had a clear sky day at both ends of the flight and a smooth ride over the mountains.  Fantastic views!  The total turnaround time of the trip from downtown Queenstown was about 5 hrs.  With that it... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a family trip to NZ South Island in December 2016 and while planning the itineries I came across the Trip Advisor recommendation for a Milford Fly/Cruise Tour by Air Milford. I was hesitant initially but after some correspondence with the friendly staff of the company, I decided to book the tour. Everything went as plan and very smoothly.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Air Milford are fantastic. The flight to Milford Sound was amazing and our pilot Alex took excellent care of us allowing us to take brilliant photos. Alex pointed out to us all the best shots and gave us all the details. The team at Milford Sound really make sure that this is a fantastic experience, right from start to finish.... More 

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1 Thank ecave360
Airmilford, Front Office Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear Ecave360, Thank you for sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor. Alex is indeed an amazing pilot and there is nothing he enjoys more that flying in the mountains on his way to and from Milford Sound, we are pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the commentary he shared during the flights and were able to capture some beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sell one of your kidneys if you must ;). But the "fly cruise fly" is really an amazing experience. Yes for the same price you could fly to another country, but the views on this trip are superb and unforgettable. And for the price you get 2 flights of approximately 35 min each and a nice 2 hour cruise over... More 

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

Hello Frogabroad1! Thank you for your awesome review of your fly / cruise / fly excursion with us at Air Milford. Whilst I heartily applaud your enthusiasm, I cannot recommend selling off your vital organs as a method of raising money for scenic flights. Other options you could consider first, might be selling off the organs of any annoying travel... More 

Manteca, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We decided to fly from Milford Sound rather than take our bus. The flight wasn't cheap but it was breathtaking. We were having a rare clear day. If the weather is good this is an experience not to be missed. It turns out our pilot was the CEO, so we were in good hands. If you can afford this flight,... More 

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

Dear Stevej2001, Thank you for reviewing Air Milford on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear that you had a breathtaking time on your flight back from Milford Sound to Queenstown, the weather makes all the difference, how fantastic not to have a cloud in the sky! Hank sends his regards and thanks you for your kind words, you were indeed... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I did the "Fly Walk Cruise Fly" itinerary, and the day was amazing. Beautiful sights of Queenstown and Milford on the flight in (plus its a brisk 35 minutes instead of 4.5 hours on a Coach), we did a 3.5 hour hike of the Milford Trek, took a cruise on the sound and saw the sights, waterfalls, dolphins, etc. then... More 

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

Dear Kerrgi, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear you had a fantastic time in Milford Sound during your recent visit, we agree the flights are absolutely stunning. I'm afraid though, that we do not offer this itinerary and so believe that this lovely review is in fact for one of the other companies which... More 

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