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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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A day to remember

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Thank ros567
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Thank 782DebbieW782
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 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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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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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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Thank NY10040
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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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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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 

Rochester, New York
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not only was dealing with Air Milford easy, from booking to flying, but the other people traveling were some of the most friendly people I was with. Professional pilot provided just the right amount of explanation and ensured everyone knew what to do and where to go. I felt safe and comfortable during the flight.

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

Dear Derusha, Thank you for reviewing Air Milford on TripAdvisor. We are glad you flew with us too! We will be taking the credit for the easy booking process and the safe and comfortable feeling, whilst flying with one of our professional pilots. However things we defiantly cannot take the credit for is the friendliness of the other passengers in... More 

Deganwy, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took the flight from Milford sound to Queenstown in a small plane. Each of us sat by a window and one lucky person is the co-pilot. The flight lasts for 35 minutes and you fly over Milford sound and the mountains (even a Lord of the Rings Location). The pilot points out items of interest but it is sometimes... More 

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Austin, Texas
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358 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our tour included bus from Queenstown to Milford Sound and cruise but we opted to fly back on Air Milford rather than ride the bus. Great choice! New immacculate Cessna Caravans. Very good pilots! Highly Recommended!

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

Dear Jay F, Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor. It sounds like you had the ultimate day in the Fiordland National Park, journeying into Milford Sound by road, taking the beautiful cruise of the fiord, before embarking on the stunning scenic flight through the Southern Alps back to Queenstown. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed flying in... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great day, loved every minute of it, the pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable. The boat ride was awesome, word just do not do it justice. I really hope one day I can come back.

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Thank Bubbles190
Airmilford, Guest Relations Manager at Air Milford, responded to this review

Hi there Bubbles190, Thank you for the great five star review you have written for us, we appreciate your recommendation for future travellers. I am so glad you had an amazing time on your fly / cruise / fly excursion with Air Milford. The combination of scenic flight and cruise is a truly wonderful way to experience fiordland and to... More 

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