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Glenorchy Air

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Glenorchy Air flies from Queenstown airport and everyone is guaranteed a window seat. We are a family business which is owned and operated by Janet and Robert Rutherford. We have been operating for 25 years. We fly fixed wing aircraft in which...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 2207
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time, our pilot William was very knowledgeable about the area, pointing out movie scene locations and other points of interest. He was also great at reassuring everyone as some were nervous about the light planes. This is the absolute best way to...More

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TurloughM1, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Kelsy, Thank you for your wonderful review. We love getting feedback like this, I will be sure to pass in on to Will. Best, Glenorch Air Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a little nervous flying in 4 seater plane, but Ben was a great pilot and the views were amazing. The 45 minute flight saved us from a 9-10 hour drive, so was well worth the price

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Travel agent suggested flying versus 9-10 hour bus ride and she was absolutely right. 45 minute flight with Ben was amazing. Had a clear day and the views were unbelievable. We had a four seater plane and Ben was a great pilot who also pointed...More

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TurloughM1, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Lynn, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we always really appreciate it. It really is a beautiful part of the world. I'll be sure to pass on your positive feedback to Ben. Kind regards, Glenorchy Air Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly, professional product with the pleasure of offering to the public one of the best things you can do in the South Island.

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TurloughM1, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we're delighted that you enjoyed your trip with us. Kind regards, Glenorchy Air Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience visiting Milford Sound with Glenorchy Air was the cherry on top of a phenomenal 2-week trip to New Zealand! Not only was the pilot, Mackenzie, well-versed in the history of the region, but he was also witty and kept us all very entertained...More

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TurloughM1, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Carol, Thank you for your amazing feedback. We're really glad that you decided to top of your trip with a flight with us. It is a beautiful part of the world and Mackenzie knows it very well. We hope to see you again at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I flew back with pilot Jim from Milford Sound! Great safety briefing before we took to the skies, flying first over the Fiord and then backtracking over the mountains. Glaciers, jagged peaks, rivers and forest and lots of frozen lakes before flying over Lake Wakatipu...More

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TurloughM1, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Paul, Thank you for the great feedback. We love what we do and love to hear about our customer's experiences. I'll make sure that Jim and Amber see this too. Best, Glenorchy Air Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flight and the pilot were very good. Communication was a bit difficult because of the machine noise. Unfortunately the schedule was too tight and does not allow free time to explore the surroundings (this concerns all travel agencies there). We were lucky to have a...More

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TurloughM1, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Tyrovet, Thank you for your feedback, we're really glad that you had an enjoyable flight with us. Unfortunately, working around the schedules of third-party companies such as the cruise and bus operators limits our flexibility once in Milford. We do have an option to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must do for anyone traveling to New Zealand. The Irish guy who checked us in was very friendly and efficient. Our pilot Will gave us an extremely interesting and informative commentary as we flew over the stunning scenery that the flight had...More

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Glenorchy Air I, Guest Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Amy, Thanks for the great feedback. It was a pleasure having you and I hope you have a safe trip home. Best, Glenorchy Air Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful half day flying to Milford Sound and back. The pilot was a great guide. being very knowledgeable about the scenery, and taking us a different return route. All Glenorchy Air staff were really nice and very professional. It was the most...More

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Glenorchy Air I, Guest Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Simon, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate the feedback and are delighted you had a great time. Hopefully, we'll see you again. Kind regards, Glenorchy Team

Reviewed August 15, 2018

Pilot was fabulous , views were spectacular. Would definitely recommend this flight . We would even take this trip again.

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Glenorchy Air I, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for your kind feedback. We are pleased to hear that you had an awesome time exploring Milford Sound with us. :) Best regards, The Glenorchy Air Team

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Danie O
October 22, 2017|
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Response from arawata |
As long as yo bring a wind proof jacket and sensible walking shoes or boots you will be fine.
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Katie O
October 8, 2017|
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Response from glenorchyAir | Property representative |
As long as you don't have huge gear like bikes or skis etc we can put your luggage in our back office.
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December 8, 2015|
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Response from wightm | Reviewed this property |
The flight was about 35 minutes as the do a bit of sight seeing. I often get air sick in small planes but we had great weather & very little turbulance
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