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Glenorchy Air

91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 2207
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Operating out of Queenstown airport and flying across the Southern alps on one of the most spectacular short scenic flights in the world, Glenorchy Air is a family business owned and operated by Janet and Robert Rutherford. We operate daily fixed wing flights in which everyone has window seat for unimpeded views.These include fly-cruise-fly, overflight, helicopter and coach options into and out of Milford Sound and have been doing so for 20 years. Glenorchy Air run regular flights to the Mount Cook region, to Mount Aspiring, Queenstown's local glaciers, Stewart Island, 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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91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Truly unique way to see Milford and the surrounding area. Plane ride is as much fun as Milford. Much better than the bus ride from what I heard. Glenorchy Air was great to work with and very flexible when the weather made us change our...More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Peyton and thanks for your review. Unique is exactly the service and experience we aim to deliver and we are delighted to hear you had such a great flight. Weather can often be an issue flying over to Milford Sound but we will always...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

I would totally recommend this for anyone traveling who wants to see Milford sound and The people are super nice.More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you rzwhittlesey for reviewing and recommending us. Milford Sound is an incredible place and known as the '8th Wonder of the World' for a reason. As you will have noticed the only way to see it in all its glory and grasp the magnitude...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

This adventure was on top of our bucket list and Glenorchy Air delivered 10 fold. I was a little nervous flying in such a small plane over such big mountains but the staff and pilot were very assuring and thoroughly professional. Once we were in...More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Debbie for your kind review. Some of our passengers tend to start off nervous due to the unfamiliarity of flying in such a small plane but once the flight is underway anxiousness is often instantly replaced by amazement. All of our pilots are highly...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We had originally booked a coach-cruise-coach tour from Queenstown to Milford Sound while on our honeymoon. During our trip our coach driver let us know there was the option of flying back to Queenstown. Since it was such a beautiful day and it was such...More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Georgia for your excellent review and congratulations on your recent nuptials. It seems you got to fully experience Milford Sound from both land and sky, we are delighted you enjoyed your trip so much. The views as you experienced are truly unique and...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Highly recommend Glenorchy Air! My husband and I took the trip on our honeymoon and it was truely amazing!!! All the staff were very professional and knowledgable!! Most amazing trip!

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thanks brookerox03 for reviewing us. Congratulations on your recent nuptials, hope you enjoyed the rest of your honeymoon exploring beautiful New Zealand and glad we could assist in making it extra special for you both. Kind regards, The Glenorchy Air Team

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Very friendly and welcoming staff. The pilots were lovely and I felt very safe in their competency to get us to Milford sound. It was great to see so much enthusiasm and local knowledge given to us on our trip! Highly recommend.More

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Hi magicmaree and thank you for taking the time to write us a review it is greatly appreciated. We are a family business and offering that enthusiasm and local knowledge is exactly what we are all about. We want every single one of our customers...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

We recently visited Milford Sound by motor coach and desided since it was such a nice sunny day to elect to fly back to Queenstown with Glenorchy Air. Our pilot Katie met us at the Milford Sound harbor terminal and accompanied us to the local...More

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thank you wlittle1 for your review. Being completely weather dependent can often be frustrating but certainly puts an emphasis on making the most of our clear weather days. It sounds like you were very happy with your decision to take the flight home and we're...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

To drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound takes around 13 hours return and one risks the mountains being covered in cloud. My nephew and I flew from Queenstown in a Cessna of Glenorchy Air. The flight was breathtaking in its beauty. Piloted by a charming...More

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hello Colin and thank you for reviewing us, our flight out to Milford Sound does indeed save a lot of time but also offers an unrivalled experience and views. We take great joy in sharing the incredible landscape of the South Island with those who...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

After catching the bus on the way in to Milford Sound we decided that flying out would be a special treat. Plus the journey is dramatically shorter. James the pilot certainly made it memorable! What an amazing experience with great commentary along the way. Feel...More

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you Matt for your kind review. It's great to hear you chose our fly back option and loved it, it certainly offers a different perspective which many don't get to experience. Not only does it offer the best possible views but saves you time...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Awesome trip, flight was the highlight of our NZ holiday. Highly recommend it to anyone and the staff were informative pointing out points of interest.More

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you, Brett, for your review, New Zealand as you will have noticed is an incredible country so to be the highlight of your trip we are extremely honoured. We aim to offer the most personal, informative and amazing trips possible and it sounds like...More

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Mapsver
My wife and I plan on doing the fly/scenic cruise/fly on Dec 22nd. How long is the actual air-time from Glenorchy to Milford Sound (one-way) ? My wife can get a little air-sick, especially on a small plane, which is why I ask
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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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aliya_fariha
Hi, I am a Queenstown Resort College student looking for internships, do you have a vacant job at your company? I will email my CV if you do. Thank you very much.
15 July 2015|
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Response from TamsinBrowne |
Hello. Thank you for your enquiry, but unfortunately we do not have any openings at the moment. Regards, Tamsin
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