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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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Milford Sound Fly 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” (405 reviews)
“scenic flight” (47 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truely awesome trip to Milford (fly-cruise-fly). Highly recommended! Especially great if short on time, only a half day. The team were especially helpful, successfully recovering lost jewellery and arranging for its return.More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Scott for taking the time to write us a review. Not only can we save time getting to and from Milford Sound we also offer some of the most spectacular scenery New Zealand has to offer. You will have noticed that we guarantee window...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic experience! A great way to see Milford Sound and the Southern Alps. Pilot was very knowledgeable and gave a detailed tour of mountains and glaciers around the Queenstown area and the Milford Sound. Stunning views and felt very safe in the small plane.More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you baken438 for you review. Flying across to Milford Sound is certainly the best way to truly appreciate the surrounding mountains, glaciers and the fiord itself. We prioritise making our customers feel safe and well informed about the geography of the surrounding area and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The friendly professional team at Genorchy Air gave us a truly unforgettable experience.We cannot speak highly enough of our amazing time with them.More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you glenns474 for your kind review. We are only a small team but will always do whatever we can to make our customers experience truly unique and unforgettable. It sounds like you had an amazing time and we really appreciating you taking the time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely blew us away couldn't wipe the smiles off our faces Dean was a fantastic pilot my darlin felt very comfortable for her first light plane fltMore

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Craig, thanks for your great review. It's excellent to hear that you had such an amazing adventure over to Milford Sound with Dean. He is an excellent pilot and customers always appreciate the time he spends commentating on the scenery whilst making all those...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No other way to see Milford Sound than with Glenorchy Air. The reassurance of a professional operation coupled with the informative pilot - thank you so much. We discussed not flying to Milford sound (and ruled out the coach) but it was our best decision...More

Thank bigham88
Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Bigham88 and thank you for your review. It's great to hear that flying with us was your best decision in Queenstown, that is a real compliment. Milford Sound really is a must see and there is truly no better way to see it other...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you for a great trip! Pilot Mackenzie guided us through the geography and history of New Zealand.More

Thank Kristin S
Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kristin I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your day out with us to Mt Cook and the magnificent Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. It's such a great way to showcase the variety in the South Islands geography. I trust the rest of...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great trip, was so much easier doing it in a 4 hour window rather than 13 hours on a bus. Sights and scenery were spectacular and our pilot, Katie, was excellent.More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Brett for your kind review. The flight does save you a lot of time and also offers spectacular views of mountains/ glaciers and the fiord itself as you will have noticed. The 4-hour excursion does, of course, save a lot of time allowing for...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

This was one of the best things that we have done in Queenstown. Such a nice way to spend a morning. I thought I would be scared in such a small plane but it was the smoothest plane ride I've ever been on and the...More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Am123787 for your review. Who could ask for a better morning than flying over the beautiful Milford Sound on a clear day? It sounds like that's exactly what you got and thoroughly enjoyed it. Sometimes our customer can be a little anxious due...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Definitely an experience my friends girlfriend and i will never forget. We booked a coach - cruise - coach trip to Millford Sound, but along the way the driver mentioned a possible scenic flight back as an option. He fully explained all of the details,...More

Thank Jason V
Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jason, getting the coach into Milford Sound and flying out is actually an extremely popular option which many people take. As you will have noticed it allows two different perspectives, stopping along the way at all the view points and then flying above the...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This flight experience is a must do if you are lucky to catch the right weather on planning a visit to Milford Sound. Our pilot Katie flew us on what I consider the most scenic flight you can do in New Zealand. Just 40mins long...More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you travelsnowsea for taking the time to write such an amazing review. You've really captured everything which we aim to offer, Katie is one of our finest pilots and sounds like you really appreciated her friendly/ knowledgeable personality. Being a small family business it...More

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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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aliya_fariha
16 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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