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Glenorchy Air

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About
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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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 1, 2011

Overall we enjoyed the opportunity to see some of the locations used when filming LOTR by air. We were collected and taken to the airport and met the other 4 people who were going on the tour. Robert was our pilot and we set off...More

7  Thank smulholland24
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 22, 2010

I don't know if this is the norm when it comes to the Ring tours. I suspect these tours are just one long scenic drive, and you see a few locations from a distance and that's it. It does give one the impression of a...More

15  Thank contenttotravel
Glenorchy, Owner at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2014

This review is most puzzleing as our land tour is not to Glenorchy. We are not Glenorchy Tours. We can only assume you have made a mistake obout the operator you travelled with. There are three other Operators that do land Lord of the Rings...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This was nothing short of incredible. The highlight of our trip for sure. Do the fly/cruise/fly and you won't be disappointed. Just make sure you have the guts for a possible thrill ride out of Milford since the weather can be very unpredictable!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Professional, friendly and fun! What a wonderful crew and flight to Milford Sound. Oh la la. Hire this outfit! We had the pleasure of staying near Queenstown NZ, in a spectacular lodge called Blanket Bay who recommended Glenochy Air. Fantastic!More

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Glenorchy Air I, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your review, it's the first time I've seen "Oh la la" used to help describe the experience and it's much appreciated :). The staff at Blanket Bay are great and we're lucky to have built such a positive relationship with them....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best value for money i spent, 4 hours drive each way to Milford Sound or fly taking 4t minut7each way, all for an extra $200 and what an experience. The views are something you will probably never see again in your life...More

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Glenorchy Air I, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Tony, Thank you for your amazing review. We fully agree, while the drive there is spectacular, there is just so much that you can only see from the air. I hadn't done any scenic flights before I started here and keep getting told by...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent crew, very considerate and knowledgeable. Great flight with incredible views. Good attention to safety. Great service from start to finish.

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Thank DrANB
Glenorchy Air I, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It's such a beautiful place and we try our best to make sure everyone enjoys their trip so we're delighted to hear that you did. Kind regards, Glenorchy Air Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, that was one of the best tours I have ever done. The scenery was stunning - weaving through the mountains in the very safe hands of the pilots was an incredible experience. From start to finish, everything about this trip and the company was...More

Thank Stuart L
Glenorchy Air I, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Stuart and Wendy, Thank you for the great feedback. I was a pleasure having you both. We all agree, it's a really special experience and I'm glad you feel the same. I will be sure to pass on the kind words to the pilots....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic tour! Our Pilot, Gareth, did a wonderful job pointing out the different points of interest, while giving us a great flight. We would recommend this Tour to anyone looking to see more of an incredible adventure. We were able to see...More

Thank Sam O
Glenorchy Air I, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Sam, Thanks for the great review. We're always really happy to hear that our passengers enjoyed the trip to Milford as much as we do. I'll be sure to pass on the positive feedback to Gareth. Kind regards, Glenorchy Air Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A memorable flight to Milford Sound on a small well piloted plane. Just beautiful. After arrival we boarded a boat to visit the sound...fine day with lovely scenery. We boarded a bus for the return trip to Queenstown...it was long but lovely pastoral scenery. Would...More

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Glenorchy Air I, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank you for the time to leave us a review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your flight to Milford with us as well as the bus home. Kind regards, Glenorchy Air Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pilots James Stokes and Liam were fantastic. Very professional and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.

Thank KateAlison30
Glenorchy Air I, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kate, Thank you for your review. I have James and Liam with me here now who are delighted with the feedback. Kind regards, Glenorchy Air Team

Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

A trip of a lifetime for my mum and I. We flew over the most spectacular views with the best pilots Liam and James. They were both very informative pointing out land marks, mountains, lakes and history of the area. I would recommend this trip...More

Thank jodi1388
Glenorchy Air I, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jodi, We're delighted that you decided to fly with us and had such an amazing experience. James and Liam are here in the office and really appreciate the feedback. Enjoy the rest of your trip and we'll hopefully see you again. Best, Glenorchy Air...More

Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

If you’re trying to choose between so many flights and cruises to Milford Sounds, make sure your flights are with Glenorchy Air. This is the only way to go! From being picked up by friendly staff from your hotel, to being checked in easily and...More

Thank Louise C
Glenorchy Air I, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

Hi Louise, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it. I'm glad that you enjoyed your day with us and I'll be sure to make sure that James reads this. Kind regards, Glenorchy Air Team

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October 22, 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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October 8, 2017|
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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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