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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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Air Wakatipu's flexibility allowed us the flight of a lifetime

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Josh B
Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We were so lucky to have a perfect day for perfect flying conditions. Pilot Gareth was not only friendly and professional but gave us the smoothest and most spectacular trip ever, along with informative commentary. The scenery was breathtaking so camera/video equipment is a must! After a perfect landing we opted to also do the cruise around Milford Sound (approx.... More 

Thank Miiabenson
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Great trip with pilot Peter and adventurous group of fellow passengers from Queenstown to Milford Sound return. Great commentary and the amazing scenery speaks for itself. We were lucky with the weather and I'm unsure whether the flight scenery or Milford Sound was the icing on the cake.

Thank peterhansen225
Barnawartha, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Booked this trip through the top 10 tourist park in Queenstown. Could not recommend this service more. The pilot James was great and. Full of knowledge. I would recommend this company to anyone wanting to fly to the sound or general scenic flight. 10+

Thank Howard S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Great trip. Smooth flying over spectacular scenery in a single engine plane with three passengers. Commentary from pilot Peter was great. Also included a cruise of Milford Sound. Would highly recommend it.

Thank Mary L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Loved this trip. I went on it solo and meet some great people on the flight and the cruise. The flight was totally worth it, bets sitting on a bus for 5 hrs each way.

Thank Kim G
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We booked the fly cruise fly to Milford sound, had an amazing day, Wonderful door to door service from Peter our pilot. Fantastic weather, smooth flight with breathtaking views over the mountains and up the sound. Forget 5 hours each way on the coach, this is well worth the extra cost. Fabulous.

Thank Naoal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I did the jucy coach cruise coach, which was brilliant. But as the weather was beautiful, we had the option to fly back. Which I couldn't refuse. Our flight was with Air Wakatipu. Our pilot was nice and friendly and with great knowlege of the area! Was an amazing flight with spectacular views and a bluebird day just too top... More 

Thank Candi R

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