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Glenorchy Air

91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 2207
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Milford Sound and Glaciers Fly-Over Tour from Queenstown
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4-Hour Milford Sound Cruise and Fly Experience
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Milford Sound Fly Encounter Cruise and Fly Experience
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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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“milford sound” (452 reviews)
“fly cruise fly” (54 reviews)
“scenic flight” (54 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 3 days ago

It has been one of my best experience from NZ. The pilot was funny and he gave us lot of interesting informations during the flight. I can highly recommend!

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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. We are so glad our pilot could make you laugh and feel comfortable during your flight. Thank you for choosing to fly with Glenorchy Air.

Reviewed 3 days ago

We had James Stokes as our pilot and he was very good. He kept us updated throughout the flight of the land marks and the history and advised us very calmly if there were bumps coming up on the plane and flew us through the...More

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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. We agree, James is a great Pilot. We are glad that he made you feel comfortable and informed. Thank you for choosing to fly with Glenorchy Air, hopefully see you next time!

Reviewed 5 days ago

In short: WONDERFUL. Well organized from pickup at our accommodation till driving us back again. Friendly people and very impressive flight to Milford Sound and back.

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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your flight to Milford Sound with us. Thanks for choosing Glenorchy Air.

Reviewed 6 days ago

From beginning to end we had a fabulous time on our fly, cruise, fly to Milford Sound. Our pilot Wil was excellent and told us lots of interesting facts about the journey on the spectacular flight over the Southern Alps. The sail onMilford Sound was...More

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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for reviewing your trip with us. We are glad Will provided a great service and that your enjoyed his commentary. We always recommend that our customers do the cruise when they are in Milford Sound, its a great way to see the sound....More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Thumbs up to our pilot Mr Mackenzie! Our safety is his priority. He doesnt care if we feel disappointed coz our kayak tour was cancelled as long as we can return to Queenstown safely.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Brilliant tour. The first flight was the best in through the mountains with amazing views. The boat we were on for the cruise was really nice and a brilliant informative guide.More

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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. We love our cruise provider and take special care in choosing the products that we offer. We are so happy you enjoyed your flight with us, thank you for choosing to fly with Glenorchy Air! From the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Well organised trip. Pilot was friendly and knowledgeable. Flight was just incredible, the highlight of our trip to NZ.

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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are honoured to be named a highlight of your NZ trip! We take great pride in our Pilots commentary and customer service. We are very pleased to chose to fly with Glenorchy Air. Thanks, GYA Team.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Perfect from start to finish. My wife and I did this trip (fly, cruise, fly) 16 years ago on our honeymoon and now it was time for our teenage girls to experience it. Still a breath taking experience.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our return flight to Milford Sound from Queenstown was truly awesome. The landscape from both the air and the sea is out of this World. Our pilot was friendly and knowledgeable and helped make the flight memorable. Certainly beats the 8 hour return drive.More

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Glenorchy, General Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you, Johnhughes088, for taking the time to write this amazing review. We are honoured to be named a highlight of your New Zealand trip! Milford Sound is such an incredibly beautiful place and our team takes great pride in operating in this part of...More

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Danie O
23 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
9 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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