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Mt. Cook Fly Explore Fly ex Queenstown by Glenorchy Air
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Mt. Cook Fly Explore Fly ex Queenstown by Glenorchy Air

By Glenorchy Air
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Ages 0-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 8h
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  • Departures from Queenstown Airport
  • Child/booster seats available on request, baby earmuffs also provided
  • Your knowledgeable, highly skilled local pilot will provide interesting and informative commentary
What's not included
  • This is not a Glacier landing our aircraft land at Mt. Cook Airport
  • Lunch - available to purchase in Mt. Cook Village should you wish


Start:
  • Queenstown Airport, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Check-in time is 30 minutes prior to departure at our desk inside the main building. Queenstown Airport Terminal Parking A is the closest parking to our check-in and costs a maximum of $20 for the day. For the closest free on-street parking please head to Douglas Street or McBride Street.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 20935P12

    • Most travellers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 2 people are required to confirm a flight
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Mt. Cook Fly Explore Fly ex Queenstown by Glenorchy Air?
    Mt. Cook Fly Explore Fly ex Queenstown by Glenorchy Air price starts from $773.57. Discover and book Mt. Cook Fly Explore Fly ex Queenstown by Glenorchy Air on Tripadvisor
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    • You'll start at
      Queenstown Airport
      Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      Check-in time is 30 minutes prior to departure at our desk inside the main building. Queenstown Airport Terminal Parking A is the closest parking to our check-in and costs a maximum of $20 for the day. For the closest free on-street parking please head to Douglas Street or McBride Street.
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    • 1
      Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
      Stop: 5 hours
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    • 2
      Hooker Valley Track
      Stop: 3 hours
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Glenorchy Air
      1,963
      Queenstown, New Zealand
      Joined in September 2010
    • 43elyset
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible Milford Sound Flight
      We were originally scheduled to fly from Milford Sound to Queenstown with another airline. When they experienced mechanical difficulties, Glenorchy stepped in and offered to take us. If you don't have a lot of experience in small planes, it can be a little unnerving at first. All of the jitters immediately disappeared as the pilot smoothly lifted off and took us on an incredible flight over the fjord and on to Queenstown. A highlight experience.
      Written 14 April 2024
    • roxannes484
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best Trip in NZ!
      As a very nervous flyer, I reluctantly agreed to the excursion because my husband wanted to go. I am so glad we did this! Glenorchy was very organized and our pilot was friendly and professional. He gave clear safety instructions then continued to note along the flight if it was going to be bumpy and what to expect. This put me at ease and I was able to relax and enjoy the most spectacular views! Our pilot made sure both sides of the plane had views and commentary. Everyone had a window seat and we went over many glaciers on the way to Milford Sound and many waterfalls on the way back to Queenstown. I would highly recommend this day trip and would have taken another (different) day trip with Glenorchy if we had the time!
      Written 13 April 2024
    • JavaBamBam
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Friendly, convenient and AMAZING excursion
      The staff was super friendly and communicative. Queenstown airport was super easy to get in and out of. Our pilot Connor was awesome...just enough commentary to help us understand what we were looking at, but not too much to distract from the spectacle. So nice to see everything from both the air and on the water. We had a beautiful sunny day, which was a great contrast to visiting Doubtful Sound the next day in the rain. Both were spectacular! Highly recommend!!
      Written 1 April 2024
    • Voyage65483538279
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worth the money
      Everyone gets to see the view -- two seats per row. It was amazing. Also save me from endless driving to Milford sounds...
      Written 31 March 2024
    • dmckenna2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Scenic flight & cruise
      Great experience and well worth the spend for a memorable day. Breathtaking scenery, entertaining pilot sharing local knowledge of the area.
      Written 30 March 2024
    • SHB_DCRW
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      Stunning views of Fjordlands National Park
      My husband and I had heard that Milford Sound was a must-do for our trip. In planning our itinerary we just could not find the time for the drive out and back, this is where Glenorchy Air came in. Much to our surprise, the flight & cruise to Milford sound was within our budget and timed perfectly with our itinerary! After dropping off our rental car at the airport, their counter was easy to find. Check-in was a breeze and we waited in the "lounge" area for our pilot. We were escorted to our plane, where everyone had a window seat. I was a bit jealous of the person that got to sit up front with the pilot. Turns out our pilot had just completed the Milford Track great walk, and we got to hear his insights on different parts of the park from that perspective. The cruise was with a different company on one of the 3 story ships that take a bunch of people on them. Our pilot went and got our passes for the ship and met us at the dock at the conclusion. We got so lucky that it didn't rain that day, the sun even broke through for a bit! I obviously can't speak to the beauty of the scenery on the drive to/from the Sound, but the views from the flight path to/from were breathtaking. The professionalism and knowledge of everyone we encounter was top notch, and can not recommend taking the flight out to Milford Sound enough
      Written 27 March 2024
    • annaaskinezere
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Milford Sound Fly/Cruise/Fly tour
      The weather was great and the flight took place. The pilot was a great guy with a sense of humor. Pickup at the hotel, flight, transfer from the flying field to the port of Milford Sound, and back, everything was perfectly organized, very compact in time, no delays or long waits.
      Written 26 March 2024
    • Greg H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Milford Sound air excursion
      This is the best half day trip in the universe ! Amazing views all the way. Will the pilot is a great guy with the typical dry Kiwi sense of humour.
      Written 26 March 2024
    • kungandy2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent !
      The coach driver was so experienced and responsible. He was keen on sharing the history of NZ and Queenstown. The pilot was also friendly and helpful. After all, the fine weather was pivotal.
      Written 24 March 2024
    • 492jarmstrong
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic Day Trip
      We did the Milford Sound bus/fly option. The weather was perfect that day and everything went smoothly. The staff were great especially the pilot on our return flight to Queenstown. I was feeling anxious but he put me at ease and the flight was very smooth. Highly recommend this day trip when visiting Queenstown.
      Written 22 March 2024
    • KylieT1966
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Flight from Milford Sound
      Connor was our pilot who provided us with great commentary on our scenic flight back to Queenstown. We all felt safe and comfortable while enjoying the spectacular views. Everyone had a seat next to a window - a memorable experience. Our pilot provided over and above service by showing one of the young passengers how the controls worked and taking pictures of the passengers next to the aircraft after the flight. I give Glenorchy Air a 5 star rating.
      Written 22 March 2024
    • corrinb236
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best experience!
      We only flew back from Milford Sound after coaching it down there from Queenstown, but this has got to be the best experience ever! Our pilot, Megan, was absolutely brilliant - so experienced and fun. Very smooth trip and just the best view! A definite ‘must do’.
      Written 21 March 2024
    • Michael A
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      What a fantastic experience! The stunning Milford sounds and Southern Alps up close and from the air. Our pilot was first class - a commentary along the way, professional and friendly. 10/10 for Glenorchy Air - every aspect of their operations.
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    • SMITHIESL2013
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      Amazing flight to Stewart Island with our pilot Conner, professional and informative. Stunning scenery and Stewart Island is a must visit. Would highly recommend.
      Written 21 March 2024
    • vangorpaj
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      Written 19 March 2024
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    Flyer39764405588
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Friends
    Joseph our pilot was incredible. He was the perfect cocktail of calm, informative and funny. He gave excellent commentary while we were in the air about interesting anecdotes below and flew us smoothly into mt.cook. The window seats for all passengers were fantastic and the entrance and exit from the flight was swift and easy. Joseph dropped and collected us from the hooker trail by car and brought all the other passengers where they needed to go at whatever time they choose.

    Really personalised experience with stunning views of both fox and franz josef glaciers and amazing flight experience overall.
    Written 28 October 2023
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    Hi, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, we are a family run business and truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We absolutely love being able to share scenic flying and the Mt cook experience with our passengers, we are very fortunate to be able to show off the beautiful part of the world we live in. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it. We love getting feedback like this and I will be sure to pass on your compliments to James.
    Written 28 October 2023
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    Helen
    Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022
    From the moment we were picked up from outside our hotel to the moment we were dropped off again, the whole experience was amazing. Jas from Glenorchy Air helped arrange this surprise birthday trip. Our scenic flight with our pilot Jim was fun, great commentary, exciting as we landed at Mt Cook Airport, only then to be helicoptered onto the Tasman Glacier for our 2.5hr guided hike. Jim then flew back 3 very tired people back to Queenstown. These guys were in on the surprise and delivered above expectations. Thank you for making our holiday one we will hold in our hearts and treasure forever.
    Written 31 January 2022
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    Hi Helen & Family, we are so pleased to hear that you had such an incredible day flying with us to Mt Cook for a Heli Hike. I am so glad that we were able to keep this a surprise for Daniels's Birthday and that you enjoyed the day so much. I will pass on your feedback to Jim! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review we are a family run business and truly appreciate the feedback. Once again thank you for choosing to celebrate Daniels's 21st Birthday with us I'm sure it's a birthday he will not forget. Kind Regards Jasmine & The Glenorchy Air Team
    Written 1 February 2022
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    Grecophile
    Bondi, Australia27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spent 7 weeks touring New Zealand. There were 2 stand out experiences: Milford Sound overnight and this.

    Not a lot needs to be said about the fly-explore-fly really other than if you’re on the South Island and can get to Queenstown this is really is a must. It is quite simply excellent.

    We were picked up from hotel and taken to airport. We were checked in. We were met by our pilot, Connor, and taken to the plane. We were flown, about 70 minutes, to Mount Cook. Connor’s commentary and interpersonal skills were exceptional. He then ferried us to our chosen activity ( the walk to Fraser River), picked us up and then ferried us to The Hermitage Hotel where we stayed for lunch. He then picked us up, took us back to the airport before flying us back, about 60 minutes. We were then returned to our hotel by taxi.

    Apart from saying obvious things like it’s a light aircraft (we had a 6 seater ), it’s likely to move about a bit in the air and it could be a bit cold then I just can’t see how you can’t do this as it is one of those things that will stay with you forever.

    My thanks to the team, and especially to Connor for the excellence of service, and the
    simply awe inspiring and magnificent views we were privileged to experience.
    Written 17 March 2023
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    Hi Phill, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we are a family run business and truly appreciate the feedback. It is wonderful to hear that we were one of your stand out experiences in New Zealand! We love what we do and nothing makes us happier than hearing we are one of the highlights of your trip! I will be sure to pass on your compliments to your pilot Conner as well. On behalf of the whole team thank you for choosing to fly with us! Best Regards, The Glenorchy Air Team
    Written 25 March 2023
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    Brian K
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible experience. Will Clark was our pilot and he was a great guy! Narrated during the flight and kept the ride nice and smooth! It was nice spending the day with him exploring Mt. Cook National Park! This is a highly professional company, all the staff were very friendly and eager to help us out. Will definitely take another fight when we return to New Zealand!!
    Written 1 September 2023
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    Hi Brian, We are so glad to hear you had such a great time exploring Mt Cook National Park! It really is a special little gem of New Zealand. We will pass on your comments to your pilot Will and we are really happy that we could help you out! Kind Regards, Glenorchy Air Team
    Written 1 September 2023
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    WobbleTooth
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2021
    We did a flight from Queenstown to Mt Cook and from Mt Cook got a helicopter onto the Tasman Glacier. This trip blew our minds. It was expensive but worth ever dollar. Our pilot Will was fantastic to Mt Cook and Rich brought us around the glacier itself. My only piece of advice when, not if, you do this is to have heaps of space for photos. We've done heaps of crazy stuff in NZ and some of them I thought would never be topped. This flight has now taken top spot and something tells me it won't be moving from that spot either. So if you're reading this, just book it!! Were super keen to do their sunrise flight if we get down to Queenstown again.
    Written 28 February 2021
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    iTrip Vacations P
    Pagosa Springs, CO3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023 • Solo
    This is the second trip I booked with Glenorchy Air because the first one (Milford Sound/ Cruise Flight) was so good! Mt. Cook was even better! Pilot James Stokes flew us to Mt. Cook and back and it's a once in a lifetime opportunity. Lots of facts and history on the way up and the most jaw-dropping views of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. He was helpful in picking a trail to explore (Hooker Valley Track), and even shuttled us to and from. I can't give these folks enough praise! Definitely take advantage of one their experiences.
    Written 4 May 2023
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    We are so thrilled to hear that this was such a wonderful trip. We are so happy this registered so well with you and this was so memorable for you. The scenery is breathtaking we agree and we are glad you got to do one of the amazing walks there. Thank you for your support again, we appreciate this, as we are a family owned company.
    Written 5 May 2023
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    B A
    Sydney, Australia41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022
    Great day out with pilot Jim for out trip to Mt Cook - amazing views, with professional service. Clearly Jim knows the mountains, and always warned us when it would be a little bumpy. Will definitely be recommending this to others who come to Queenstown. Also well worth tacking on a helicopter glacier landing at Mt Cook.
    Written 15 November 2022
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    Thank you for flying with us and thanks for the review! We are so pleased to hear that you had an amazing time flying with us and I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Jim. We hope to see you again soon!
    Written 16 November 2022
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    Karen L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    Fabulous experience! The views were amazing - everyone had their own window! We took two different routes to and from Mt Cook so we got to see a lot. Our great pilot, Connor, took wonderful care of us - shuttling us to the Hooker Valley Track and then to the Hermitage Hotel for lunch/drinks before flying us back to Queenstown. Such an enjoyable day!
    Written 7 March 2024
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    Hi Karen, We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Mt Cook. The views are absolutely spectacular - both there and back! We love that we can show you these views out of your own window. I will pass on your compliments to Conner. Not only is he a great pilot, but also a great tour guide! Many Thanks The Glenorchy Air Team
    Written 9 March 2024
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    Nathan R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Family
    Great time today doing the trip to Mt Cook and a heli hike. Helped by great conditions, and natural beauty, the trip to Mt Cook was awesome. Perky and Conner did a great job of making the trip enjoyable.
    Written 9 July 2023
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    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review we are a family run business and truly appreciate the feedback. We will make sure to pass this on to Perky and Conner. Thank you so much for flying with us and safe travels.
    Written 9 July 2023
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    AnthonyBenny
    Sydney, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Family
    We flew with Glenorchy Air to Mt. Cook for the heli hike on the Tasman Glacier. We flew into Glentanner airport with spectacular views of the lakes and Mt. Cook in the distance. Our pilot Jim was amazing. He searched, picked and provided explanation on the best air currents for a smooth and enjoyable flight. Would highly recommend these guys for your flights around Queenstown.
    Written 4 August 2022
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    Great. Thanks for the nice review. Yeah, we like a smooth ride as much as you do, so we're constantly on the lookout for the best currents :) I'm glad I could find them for you. Jim
    Written 7 August 2022
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