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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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US$367.09*
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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
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US$432.56*
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Milford Sound Day Trip from Queenstown by Coach, Cruise and Flight
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US$400.93*
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Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown

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Fantastic way to see amazing & diverse landscapes

Weather conditions dictated that we utilize the wet weather option provided to Milford Sound. Plane, bus, cruise, bus, plane - in better weather the bus journey isn't required but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Weather conditions dictated that we utilize the wet weather option provided to Milford Sound. Plane, bus, cruise, bus, plane - in better weather the bus journey isn't required but I felt this actually worked really well in terms of seeing so much of the landscape approaching Milford Sound at close quarters after enjoying the beauty of the surrounding mountains and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though the weather was bad and we could not fly directly to Milford Sound we still still had our 30 minute light plane trip but instead it was to Te Aneau Downs followed by a 90 minute bus trip to Milford. Both the pilot of the plane and our bus driver were exemplary, providing us with a tonne of... More 

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Long beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our travel agent who helped us plan our New Zealand trip booked us with Air Milford so that we could experience Milford Sound, a must see when visiting this area. The plane trip would save us hours of driving. We had to reschedule the day we were booked as the weather was bad, and luckily it was a beautiful day.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the fly cruise fly to Milford Sound. The flights were the highlight, albeit a bit bumpy ( probs due to the 5 of us in our own little Cessna). Our pilot, Alex, was professional and very friendly. Yes, it was a splurge, but worth every cent! Be aware, this , like helo rides, are very weather dependant and... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were on a coach tour, and the coach brought us to Milford Sound from Christchurch. We paid about $200 each for a direct flight from Milford Sound back to Queenstown in the mid-afternoon in a Cessna Caravan 14-seater. The pilot did not circle around at either Milford Sound or Queenstown so those of us on the right side of... More 

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Airmilford, General Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on a recent one-way flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown. I am pleased you found the views magnificent and support the idea of flying to comprehend the scale and beauty of Fiordland National Park. You raise a common concern from guests, about the difficulty in deciding how much time to allocate toward getting... More 

Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the MIlford Sound trip in Dec 2016. Brand new plane which didn't require headphones for noise and had great leather seats. Friendly all around. Also did the fly/helicopter/glacier hike in Dec 2016 with another vendor who was good but not as polished (with an older plane) as Air Milford. You get reserved seats on the boat tour, etc. Great!

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

Dear John T, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent excursion with us on TripAdvisor. We invest heavily in the latest equipment and so it is wonderful to hear that these investments are appreciated by our guests. You flew on the newest member of our fleet, ZK-SKM a Cessna 208 Caravan, which was purchased in the factory... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from the plane are simply stunning. I don't think you'd get the same perspective if you took a bus ride to Milford Sound. The scenic cruise through the sound was spectacular.

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

Dear Mary Y, Thank you for reviewing Air Milford on TripAdvisor. Its great to receive the feedback that you had an awesome day with us, we agree that the scenery viewed from the plane is absolutely awe-inspiring. The perspective gained by driving into Milford is different, but also stunning. To get the best of both worlds, my recommendation would be... More 

Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a 14 seat plane into Milford Sound from Queenstown. The ride was very bumpy and a little nauseating, but the views were well worth it. Even though our pilot says we were a good 500 meters away, it looked like we were close enough to reach out and touch the mountains. The scenery was simply stunning on the... More 

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

Dear OutwardBound66, Thank you for taking the time to review your Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly with us on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful time with us, despite the bumps experienced during the flight. Experiencing some turbulence is a normal part of flying in the mountains, but for future guests benefit, if you are prone... More 

Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the flight into and out of the Milford Sound and it was absolutely amazing and worth doing while you are in Queenstown. Very professional airline and focused on safety. Our original booking was cancelled because of bad weather, but we were able to reschedule for a different day and the weather was perfect. Great pilot and staff. One... More 

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

Dear Josh10024, Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs and feedback on TripAdvisor. It is great to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us, we agree that the flight is absolutely amazing! For future guests benefit, it is defiantly worth noting the weather dependent nature of the excursion. We only fly when the weather is good and it... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a bit of a nervous flier but my husband really wanted to do a scenic flight during our trip to NZ. The trip offered by Air Milford ticked all the boxes, especially since we were keen on Milford Sound but didnt fancy the 8 hour round trip in our motorhome with the kids in tow. I read reviews, checked... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to review your excursion on TripAdvisor, it is with great pleasure that we receive your wonderful feedback of your 02.00pm Milford Sound Fly/Cruise/Fly. Antony is indeed a passionate aviator and guide, he sends his regards and thanks you for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that he was able to... More 

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