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Air Wakatipu

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Address: 1 Tex Smith Lane | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-442 3148
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Fee: Yes

No trip to Queenstown is complete without visiting the breathtakingly...

No trip to Queenstown is complete without visiting the breathtakingly beautiful Milford Sound. Let our pilots take you on an unforgettable scenic flight-seeing adventure into the heart of the Southern Alps and around New Zealand's tallest mountain and largest glaciers.

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I must think the staff at Air Wakatipu for giving me a fantastic trip yesterday.From picking me up to topping me off everything was a day to remember, my mention Jucy who's boat... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I must think the staff at Air Wakatipu for giving me a fantastic trip yesterday.From picking me up to topping me off everything was a day to remember, my mention Jucy who's boat we travelled around Milford Sound on, could not recommend the two companies more. Did consider the bus tour but glad I decided in splashing out the extra... More 

Thank keithpJ613ZA
Perth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The flight was cancelled two days running because of bad weather but on the third day we made the most amazing flight over the mountains from Queenstown to Milford Sound. Everything was vet well organised and our pilot James was very informative and helpful. The cruise on Milford Sound was very clear and beautiful but the flights were the most... More 

Thank GMPerth_12
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Queenstown several times and Milford Sound three times. This trip was special as we decided to treat ourselves to a flight rather than the trip by bus which makes it a very long day. Well as soon as Captain Peter took off you realise this is something special. Unlike flying in by commercial aircraft you are... More 

Thank andy52017
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I flew with Elliot to Mt Cook today and had the most incredible experience. Elliot was knowledgeable and funny - he provided exceptional commentary throughout the flight and even had lots of helpful tips on what to do with the rest of my holiday. My experience with Air Wakatipu has been amazing and when my family visit the area for... More 

Thank WeLikeRum
Corona, California
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, they were flexible with our bookings and allowed us to change days since the other seats had not been sold yet. The flight: just wow. To see the snow capped mountains, glaciers and lakes from above was amazing. Upon landing in Milford Sound, we were quickly picked up by a shuttle bus to the cruise terminal...which we didn't have... More 

Thank ttran37
Estero, Florida
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On Jan. 5, we soared from Queenstown to Mount Cook (highest in NZ) and back with Captain/owner Peter Daniell during an unforgettable awe-inspiring experience! We lucked out with ideal flying conditions as the weather had been cloudy and windy. And we were thrilled by Air Wakatipu totally exceeding our expectations in every way, including a pickup at our hotel at... More 

Thank Meemschirk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was awesome! Our pilot Mr Kensington made us very comfortable for our journey to Milford. Epic local knowledge and a sweet flyby of the Rob Roy glacier as a bonus. 10/10 would do again! Thank you Niko and Kato

Thank nikolai s
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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129 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We knew ahead of time that weather in New Zealand was unpredictable, so when we were a) told that we should probably reschedule our hike from Franz Josef glacier to Tasman and b) asked if we wanted to do both our glacier heli-hike and our Milford Sound visit in the same day (due to the following day's forecast), we weren't... More 

Thank Josh B
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40 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

All trip from beginning until the end was superb! Pilot James gave away confidence and knowledge. Every aspect of flight was very smooth and enjoyable. Amazing views with commentary from James. Flight was approximately 40 minutes and cruise about 1,5h. Milford Sound was stunning after rain and waterfalls were flowing. I had most memorable trip with Air Wakatipu. Surely one... More 

Thank Imre T
Crawley, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

What a truly stunning and amazing way to see one of the greatest sights you will ever see. Fantastic pilots friendly, knowledgeable and so laid back. A trip of a lifetime with a company who cares. Brilliant. Must do it again sometime.

Thank ChrisJLH

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