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Glenorchy Air

91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 2207
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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 everyone has window seat for unimpeded views. These include fly-cruise-fly to Milford Sound, as well as overflight, and coach options into and out of Milford Sound. Glenorchy Air also runs regular flights to the Mount Cook region, to Mount Aspiring, to Queenstown's local glaciers, to Stewart Island, to Otago's East Coast and to Fiordlands Doubtful Sound. As we worked on the "Lord of the Rings" movies we have a unique insight into movie locations with various flightseeing options and personalised tours on offer.
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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 3 days ago

Great flight with superb views as you fly to Milford Sound. On the day we were there flights were running late and communication could have been better but the experience itself is well worth the cost

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Trip from Milford Sound to Queenstown was amazing. Beautiful Day, Beautiful Scenes! Katie did a great job of pointing out views of interest and letting all passengers get a chance to photograph them!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were so lucky! The clouds departed & the skies cleared enough for us to take a magnificent flight with James from Milford Sound to Queenstown on July 17, 2018. Our flight was smooth & comfortable. James pointed out many sights along the way and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a highlight of our trip to Queenstown. We didn't have much time so didn't want to drive all the way to Milford Sound. The flight was wonderful, views were stunning, and a really wonderful way to see the spectacular scenery from another perspective....More

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Glenorchy, Public Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Courtenay W, we are honoured to be named as a highlight of your trip to Queenstown and would like to thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review. Milford Sound is a truly beautiful place on the south island and we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I booked the Fly, Cruise, Fly and Dart river jet boat experience which we were highly anticipating. Our date rolled around on a beautiful day in Queenstown, we were shocked to discover that we wouldn’t be flying that day. We were very...More

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Glenorchy, Public Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Katie S, many thanks for leaving us this awesome review. The Fly-Cruise-Fly and Dart River Jet Option is a very good option, to experience the beauty of Milford Sound and the adventurous Afternoon Wilderness in Glenorchy. As you mentioned above, our flights are weather...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having travelled to Milford Sound a few times by coach, and also having walked the Milford Track i opted to fly out this time. Such breathtaking beauty, and so many mountains and lakes to see, this truly was a highlight of my trip, and to...More

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Glenorchy, Public Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you, Maree B, for leaving this fantastic review. Milford Sound is a truly magical place and seeing these wonderful views from a plane makes it even more special. Mackenzie is one of our longest serving pilots and he truly enjoys sharing his knowledge with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this flight. Views were excellent and our pilot was very informative and friendly. The aircraft was spacious and offered great views. The cruise on the sound was very good. Would definitely recommend Glenorchy Air...!!.More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Ross for your review, it sounds like you loved your experience out to Milford Sound. Being a small family business we focus strongly on safety, informative commentary and providing an overall unique experience that will stay with our customers. The Fly/ Cruise/ Fly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Safe fantastic absolutely beautiful stunning very well done The pilot was well-informed and kept us abreast of everything we were looking atMore

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Glenorchy, Public Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Jim C, thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Our pilots love flying in this beautiful part of the world and love sharing their knowledge with our customers. Milford Sound and surroundings are truly beautiful and to see the views...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had originally planned to do the coach-cruise-coach, but decided the weather was good enough to fly back to Queenstown. We were able to book the flight when arriving in Milford sound, and I am so happy we did. The views are simply stunning!! Our...More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Charlotte for you excellent review, it sounds like you really enjoyed your flight back from Milford Sound. The views are indeed stunning and customers often have positive comments on our pilots commentary. Thank you again for taking the time to review us and...More

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Danie O
22 October 2017|
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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
8 October 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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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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