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“Wonderful time at Milford and Queenstown with Hugh”

Canterbury Aviation Charter Flights
Reviewed 25 March 2014

If you are tight with time and want to see the major places such as Milford or Queenstown, Hugh is the man to go to!

We booked a one full day with him, flew across mt cook down towards milford sound. Booked a tour on the boat, then flew to queenstown and finally coming back to christchurch.

Weather was great, Hugh was an experienced pilot and at no point did I feel unsafe in the plane.
The itin is flexible and Hugh is accommodating, queenstown wasn't part of the original plan but he made it happen and we had a good time there even though it was bit short stay.

In addition, he was able talk about the landscape and major point of interests along the way which was an added plus.

All in all, highly recommended.

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We were in New Zealand on business and had one free day to travel. Hugh Robinson made it happen. Within an hour after he picked us up at Christchurch Airport we were in the air headed for the Southern Alps including Mt Cook and their glaciers. Seeing them up close from Hugh's plane was a lifetime experience. The flight down the West Coast to Milford Sound beautiful and Milford itself clearly one of the most beautiful spots on Earth. On the return through the Alps we stopped for a helicopter ride on a glacier. None of this would have been possible without Hugh. Hugh also adjusts his route and scheduleto the weather to maximize the experience. We would have done a glacier on the way down if the weather permitted. Hugh is a true Kiwi and gave all of us insights into New Zealand. Simply put, flying with Hugh was my best travel experience ever.

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Reviewed 11 July 2013

We booked the flight partly on the strength of the previous review - and nothing disappointed at all. Hugh arranged a completely customised flight for us out from Christchurch, over the Alps, taking in all the sights of the peaks, glaciers and lakes. We flew into Milford Sound which is a spectacular approach from the sea, up the sound and landed, to then take the boat trip that Hugh had also arranged for us (after having a welcome hot chocolate in the cafe as it was pretty chilly when we landed. Boat trip was brilliant, then back via a different route seeing yet more spectacular sights. It was an amazing day - weather was perfect, and High took great care of us, pointing out the sights and generally keeping us informed and amused. Its a trip of a lifetime for us and i;d like to thank Hugh so much for making it so amazing.

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Reviewed 22 September 2010

We booked our South Island Scenic Flight with Canterbury Aviation based at Christchurch Airport. The owner, Hugh Robinson, first flew us in a small plane down the West Coast, with beautiful views of the beaches and Tasman Sea. Then at the little town of Franz Josef we transferred to The Helicopter Line for our trip up to the Franz Josef Glacier, where we hiked on the ice and slid through an ice cave. Great adventure, well worth doing!
We stayed overnight at the Alpine Glacier Motel in the little town of Franz Josef – our room looked brand new, it was spotlessly clean and spacious, and very inexpensive – highly recommended! (www.alpineglaciermotel.com).
Next day, Hugh flew us down to Milford Sound, where we had a lovely boat ride down the Sound to the Tasman Sea and back again (about 2 hours). Beautiful scenery! Then we flew over the Alps for about two hours back to Christchurch – stunning views of mountain tops covered in snow, several glaciers and deep valleys. Not to be missed!
Canterbury Aviation made all of the arrangements for these trips. They really cared about showing us a good time!

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