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Air Milford

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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...more
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1 Tex Smith Lane | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful flight into Milford Sound. The best part of the trip to Milford Sound, in our opinion, is flying in and seeing the beautiful fiords and waterfalls. A must see if you are visiting the South Island. Thank you pilot Tom for a wonderful experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kobrocanada
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I get motion sickness and this was the furst time flying in a small plane. Anthony our pilot and the 8 orhers with me were amazing! I loved the views and didnt get that sick. Do it! You will love it! Took the 5 hour...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Air Milford were very good in responding to our emails and advised us regarding weather and when was best to do the tour. The pilot was very professional and friendly too. I managed to get the seat next to the pilot for our flight to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took this provider from Queenstown to Milford to board a ship for a tour of Milford Sound at the mouth of the Tasman Sea. We had a young pilot, Jimmie, who was spectacular in the sky. The flight between canyons, over and around the mountains...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Emma B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We can not say enough about this company, staff and most of all it’s pilots! The flight to and from Milford Sound were beyond spectacular. The planes were safe, comfortable and a glorious way to experience all that the Sound has to offer. HIGHLY HIGHLY...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Keltsclan
Airmilford, Guest Services at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Keltsclan. Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your review! ❤️ Your words are so kind and we are so honored the flights were BEYOND spectacular, with the planes being comfortable and safe. It is such a beautiful area to see from above and I hope you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most memorable experiences of our two weeks in New Zealand was flying in a gorgeous vintage airplane on our “Milford and Big 5 Glaciers Flight” with AirMilford. All of Air Milford's flights leave from Queenstown airport, which is only a fifteen minute...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hutsonl14
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our pilot, Antony, was interesting, professional, punctual and made the entire experience first-rate. Very impressed with this company. Highly recommend. The pilot's knowledge of the scenery and skill were wonderful and made our outing a huge success.More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Airmilford, Guest Services at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi 469cynthiap. Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor! We are honored this outing was a huge success and you would highly recommend Air Milford. Pilot Antony is a Queenstown local, so he has endless knowledge on this beautiful area. When flying you see much...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand. We are a couple from Manhattan in our 30s and wanted to make the most of Milford Sound without being stuck on a bus for 8+ hours. This airplane ride had some of the most...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi dani1717, Thanks for your awesome review of your fly / nature cruise / fly with Air Milford recently. It's brilliant to read that this was the highlight of your time in New Zealand. Milford is at the top of many people's New Zealand must...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a clear day the only way to go. The view of the snow capped southern Alps can't be beat. Jimmy the pilot was not only a good pilot but super guide who gave us the grand tour on a beautiful sunny day. The ride...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TeekyK
Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi TeekyK, Thanks for your review! We agree that the Southern Alps hold some of the best scenery in the world! We love to share our backyard with our guests so I'm glad you found it to be unbeatable. On behalf of your pilot, Jimmy,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As the pilot said they are not just an Uber taxi service to Milford Sound. The flight took in some extraordinary scenic views of the snow capped mountains and was actually a better experience than the boat trip down Milford Sound. It also saved hours...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Steve M, Flying is definitely the way to go to get to Milford. Spectacular views, time saved and awesome staff 😉 The fly / cruise / fly is a half day experience and as you've discovered, that leaves plenty of time free to squeeze...More

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Tejal D
3 February 2018|
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Response from Airmilford | Property representative |
Hi Tejal D Thank you for your question. Due to being in a fixed wing aircraft we are unable to land on any glaciers as landing strips are not available, however you would certainly see these when flying to and from Milford... More
Kate S
5 December 2017|
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Response from Airmilford | Property representative |
Hi Kate, Thank you for your enquiry with Air Milford. We use taxis to collect our guests from their centrally located Queenstown accommodation. In New Zealand, infants are required to have their own seat in a car, however... More
15 October 2017|
Response from Airmilford | Property representative |
Hi Kimfitzstar, Thank you for your questions. The Scenic cruises the fiord for 1hr 45mins (on our 08.00am departure) and 1hr 30mins (on our 10.00am departure) and the Nature cruises for 2hrs (on our 12.00noon departure... More