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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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  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
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“milford sound” (410 reviews)
“fly cruise fly” (52 reviews)
“scenic flight” (47 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

There are several companies that do the flight and boat trip in Milford Sound. Glenorchy Air was arranged for us. Our pilot was Mackenzie. He was wonderful and shared a lot of information about the towering landscape and history. What we saw from the air...More

Thank 53sha
Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Hi Shantimhatre, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Mackenzie is excellent at informing passengers of the history of the local area and explaining the features you view in the landscape as you soar effortlessly over the top in our...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017

Took the flight of a life time what an experience WOW!!! Travelled to Milford sound by coach and had the opportunity to fly back to Queenstown on Glenorchy Air. Our pilot was Katie who was fantastic keeping us well informed and pointing out the places...More

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Thank Mike16751
Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Hi Mike16751, WOW what a review!! Thanks for sharing your experience with us and we are thrilled to bits to hear that our flight was the flight of a life time for you! How cool. The Coach Cruise Flyback is a fantastic product as you...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017

Excellent view from the top. Would recommend it to my family and friends. Great experience. Would do it again with the rest of my family.More

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Thank Maridel V
Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Hi Maridel V, The views from above are totally worth it on our flights as you can view alpine lakes, glaciers and tall mountain peaks that would otherwise take you days to even access! We hope you didn't make the rest of your family too...More

Reviewed 28 February 2017

Crew were very nice, professional, and accommodating. We did the combo Air/ferry/kayak package. Just be prepared for weather changes and potential delays. Our original tour was delayed and it was delayed so much that we were offered an option for afternoon Air and ferry but...More

Thank BearBot
Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review BearBot, the weather especially out at Milford can be extremely unpredictable and sometimes hard to manage. We were so glad that you were in town for a few days and we were able to reschedule you, our...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017

Our tour included hotel pick up, the return flights and a Milford cruise with meal. We couldn't have anticipated the experience, the views and the professionalism of the stafff. Absolutely excellent and worth every dollar.More

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Thank kenkath429
Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Dear kenkath429, it's fantastic to hear that your experience exceeded expectation. We aim to offer our customers the complete package when it comes to flying with us, everything from the hotel pick-ups, flight, food and cruise. We are only a small family business so it's...More

Reviewed 25 February 2017

It was amazing. The pilot was wonderful, friendly and very informative. It was easy to book and well worth it.More

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Thank bonniepatbutler
Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank you bonniepatbutler for your kind words and for flying with Glenorchy Air. We aim to make the experience of flying with us as easy, safe and incredible as possible for every individual and it sounds like you had a fantastic time. Each pilot has...More

Reviewed 25 February 2017

I flew from Queenstown to Milford Sound on a Monday with Glenorchy Air. Upon arriving at the airport I was introduced to my pilot, James. After a quick safety briefing, we were led out to out plane which was more comfy and spacious than I...More

Thank Ollie H
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I must do. Absolutely amazing. Awesome unforgivable views. Best thing you can do in the south island.More

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Thank Angela T
Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank you angelagM4470BG for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to hear that you had such a great time flying with Glenorchy Air.The South Island as you know is incredibly beautiful and we have the joy of flying our customers...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Glenorchy Air does an excellent job of getting you to/from Milford Sound. We had planned a coach/cruise/coach trip. The weather was spectacular on our day and our bus driver had told us there we could fly back if we wanted to. ($395NZ extra/pp). We danced...More

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

Thank you so much gdav07 for your review it really takes you on your own little adventure. Whenever anybody steps off our flights from Milford they do tend to be in a state of amazement, but I must say it is a first to hear...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

Took you to LOTR Sites not offered by any other Queenstown tour company, and those that are covered by others, you get a different vantage point.More

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

Thanks Brad for your review, glad you enjoyed your LOTR experience with us. Our pilots are big fans and extremely knowledgeable about Lord of the Rings and offer a tour as you explained yourself that is unique.Thank you again for flying with Glenorchy Air and...More

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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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Mapsver
8 December 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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