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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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One of a Kind Trip to Mildford

Truly unique way to see Milford and the surrounding area. Plane ride is as much fun as Milford. Much better than the bus ride from what I heard. Glenorchy Air was great to work... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Truly unique way to see Milford and the surrounding area. Plane ride is as much fun as Milford. Much better than the bus ride from what I heard. Glenorchy Air was great to work with and very flexible when the weather made us change our plans. Would recommend to anyone.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would totally recommend this for anyone traveling who wants to see Milford sound and The people are super nice.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This adventure was on top of our bucket list and Glenorchy Air delivered 10 fold. I was a little nervous flying in such a small plane over such big mountains but the staff and pilot were very assuring and thoroughly professional. Once we were in the air the view and experience overtook the nerves. We flew from Queenstown to Milford... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had originally booked a coach-cruise-coach tour from Queenstown to Milford Sound while on our honeymoon. During our trip our coach driver let us know there was the option of flying back to Queenstown. Since it was such a beautiful day and it was such a special occasion we went ahead with the booking. We were lucky enough to be... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend Glenorchy Air! My husband and I took the trip on our honeymoon and it was truely amazing!!! All the staff were very professional and knowledgable!! Most amazing trip!

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

Thanks brookerox03 for reviewing us. Congratulations on your recent nuptials, hope you enjoyed the rest of your honeymoon exploring beautiful New Zealand and glad we could assist in making it extra special for you both. Kind regards, The Glenorchy Air Team More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and welcoming staff. The pilots were lovely and I felt very safe in their competency to get us to Milford sound. It was great to see so much enthusiasm and local knowledge given to us on our trip! Highly recommend.

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

Hi magicmaree and thank you for taking the time to write us a review it is greatly appreciated. We are a family business and offering that enthusiasm and local knowledge is exactly what we are all about. We want every single one of our customers to have their own personal experience and memory of the trip and it sounds like... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited Milford Sound by motor coach and desided since it was such a nice sunny day to elect to fly back to Queenstown with Glenorchy Air. Our pilot Katie met us at the Milford Sound harbor terminal and accompanied us to the local airport. She was an excellent pilot and a delight to fly with. She was very... More 

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

Thank you wlittle1 for your review. Being completely weather dependent can often be frustrating but certainly puts an emphasis on making the most of our clear weather days. It sounds like you were very happy with your decision to take the flight home and we're glad you felt comfortable and enjoyed the flight so much. Our pilots are all highly... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound takes around 13 hours return and one risks the mountains being covered in cloud. My nephew and I flew from Queenstown in a Cessna of Glenorchy Air. The flight was breathtaking in its beauty. Piloted by a charming young woman the plane flew above the clouds over the incredible mountain scenery. I must... More 

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

Hello Colin and thank you for reviewing us, our flight out to Milford Sound does indeed save a lot of time but also offers an unrivalled experience and views. We take great joy in sharing the incredible landscape of the South Island with those who fly with us and enjoy educating our passengers about the incredible geography. Our customers always... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After catching the bus on the way in to Milford Sound we decided that flying out would be a special treat. Plus the journey is dramatically shorter. James the pilot certainly made it memorable! What an amazing experience with great commentary along the way. Feel like we should have flown both ways! We were treated with a beautiful day so... More 

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

Thank you Matt for your kind review. It's great to hear you chose our fly back option and loved it, it certainly offers a different perspective which many don't get to experience. Not only does it offer the best possible views but saves you time which can be used elsewhere enjoying all Queenstown has to offer. Thank you for recommending... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome trip, flight was the highlight of our NZ holiday. Highly recommend it to anyone and the staff were informative pointing out points of interest.

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

Thank you, Brett, for your review, New Zealand as you will have noticed is an incredible country so to be the highlight of your trip we are extremely honoured. We aim to offer the most personal, informative and amazing trips possible and it sounds like we didn't disappoint. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Kind regards, The Glenorchy... More 

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