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Address: 91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 2207
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Operating out of Queenstown airport and flying across the Southern alps on...

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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Milford Sound Fly Cruise Kayak Experience from Queenstown
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Breath taking Adventure

We booked a scenic flight and helicopter flight with a glacier landing at the Queenstown airport. The Glenorchy staff were friendly and helpful. Our pilot James was friendly and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a scenic flight and helicopter flight with a glacier landing at the Queenstown airport. The Glenorchy staff were friendly and helpful. Our pilot James was friendly and informative. Our scenic flight up to Mt Cook left us speechless. The helicopter flight and glacier landing was amazing. On the way back we were able to fly down the west... More 

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The flight with Glenorchy Air was one of the highlight of our New Zealand trip. Our pilot James was very kind. He even flew a special route so that we were able to see the Milford Track (Mackinnon Pass) were we did hiking days before. I would love to do this flight again, it really was spectacular! Although I am... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very professional outfit with well serviced aircraft, knowledgeable & friendly pilots who ensure your day is as smooth & successful as possible. We had a 50:50 chance of seeing Milford Sound due to bad weather in Queenstown, but Michael & the crew had faith and sure enough, the sun came out! Awesome trip, really enjoyed it, thanks guys!

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1 Thank Lucilia22
Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this review

Hi Lucilia and thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. Milford Sound's weather can often be unpredictable and makes it difficult to fly in on days with poor weather. We always do everything we can to provide an amazing trip whilst ensuring the safety of our customers, this is obviously our main priority. We are... More 

Mercerville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic views of the mountains near Milford Sound and the Dart River. Our pilot, Micheal, was very professional and friendly. Loved the flight!

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this review

Thanks Elizabeth for writing a review, it's great to hear you had such a good flight and experience with us. The flight to Milford from Queenstown is truly unique as you will have seen and offers views that cannot be recreated anywhere else worldwide. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review us and hope you enjoy... More 

Voorheesville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Milford sound to Queenstown. Viewed many things and great pilot. Very professional and great commentary about what we were seeing. Would recommend them to anyone.

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this review

Thank you 949carolynr for taking the time to review us. We are a small family business and aim to offer the most personal, professional and amazing expereince possible so we are delighted to hear you enjoyed yourselces. Thanks for recommending us and hope you enjoy the rest of your trip. Kind regards, The Glenorchy Air Team More 

Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are simply no words to describe this beautiful landscape. The hills, the mountains, the glaciers, the lakes, the beaches, the green fields... And watching all of them by air is a gorgeous experience. Will, our pilot, told us good stories about different spots, always with a good sense of humour. The cruise (as I did the Fly / Cruise... More 

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this review

Thank you so much Pau for your kind words and lovely review. 'Breathtaking' is exactly the feeling we want to offer our customers so we are delighted you truly enjoyed the experience and beauty that Milford Sound has to offer. Will is a very experienced pilot and his customers are always impressed with his knowledge of the local geography so... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We flew with Glenorchy Air to and from Milford Sound today. Amazing does not come close, our pilot Will was fantastic, tour guide, communicater and pilot and those were just some of his talents. The flight was exciting, personalised and totally breathtaking, you felt that you could touch the mountains and glaciers on the way over. I would thoroughly recommend... More 

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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this review

Hi Warriewood12, thanks so much for your review there. We are stoked to hear that you've enjoyed your trip with Will. We wish you all the best recommending it to all your friends :-). Hopefully we can meet you again in the future! Best Regards, The Glenorchy Air Team More 

Bridge Hill Alexandra
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This would have to be one of the best ways to see the mountains on the way to Milford Sound. Mike our pilot gave a superb commentary. His knowledge of the peaks, lakes and rivers was extra good. Having tramped (hiked) lots of the valleys we flew over made this such a great trip. We were fortunate to be just... More 

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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this review

Hi Ken, thank you very much for your kind words. Flying over the valleys gives you an amazing perspective on the things you've already seen on the ground. All our staff members have an in-depth knowledge of the area and we are glad to hear you appreciated this! Thanks again Ken and we look forward having you with us again... More 

Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Katie took us on an amazing flight through the glaciers and showed us some of the out standing views that New Zealand has on the South Island.

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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this review

Hi Mikeh, thank you very much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your trip with Katie. All the best with your future travels and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards, Hidde Verschuur More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi everyone! I want to share an awful experience with GlenorchyAir We stay in Queenstown in the March of 2017 and decide to make a flight to Mt Cook with GlenorchyAir for two people. We find their kiosk in the Airport So we made a booking in Monday for Tuesday, but then decided to change it to Thursday, because of... More 

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Glenorchy, Senior Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this review

Dear Nikolay N While we understand your frustrations at not being able to get to Milford in time for your Diving trip we feel you have misrepresented the situation. We will provide some context on this. Your original plan of a flight to Mount Cook was a direct booking and was confirmed straight away. We also booked a helicopter trip... More 

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