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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 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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Flew with GA from Queenstown to Milford Sound and back. Had an amazing time.This trip was something I'll remember for the rest of my life. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Flew with GA from Queenstown to Milford Sound and back. Had an amazing time.This trip was something I'll remember for the rest of my life. Highly recommended.

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

Hi drew426 and thanks for your review. We aim to offer our customers an experience that is going to stay with them forever. As you will have seen Milford Sound is one of the most beautiful places on this earth and can only truly be appreciated from the air, we are lucky to be able to fly ourselves and share... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in Queenstown from Oz, picked up hire car and next counter was Glenorchy Air. Booked flight for the next day. Unfortunately the weather was not good so flight delayed by a day. This is always a risk. Sharne P has nailed every other part of this fantastic half day tour. Thanks to James our pilot.

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

Thank you so much Michael M for your review. The weather can often be unpredictable but we will always do our best to reschedule and ensure our customers have the most amazing experience possible. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your flight and trip so much and hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Queenstown. Kind regards,... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

James was our pilot and he was awesome. He took time to explain everything and gave us as smooth a flight as possible!

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

Hi Sldptatc for your review, James has been flying for a long time now and is a very experienced pilot. We believe it extremely important for our customers to feel safe and relaxed so they can fully enjoy the spectacular views offered from the aircraft. We are delighted you had such a great trip and thank you again for flying... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well organised trip. Great pilot made you feel safe. Fantastic views. The only way to do Milford Soubds from Queenstown.

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

Thanks Justin for flying with us and writing a review. It truly is the only way to do Milford Sound your right. Those who fly get to experience so much more and get a far better perspective of the surrounding fiordland and natural geography. Thank you again for flying with Glenorchy Air and hopefully see you again in the future.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked with glenorchy air about a week before arriving in Queenstown to fly to Milford Sound. As it turned out we had a private charter as we were the only ones booked for the morning. We left straight from Queenstown airport after safety briefing and flew straight to Milford Sound. We had glorious weather and our pilot was able... More 

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

Thank you so much Sharne for taking the time to review us, you've summed up the experience perfectly. We are a small family business so take pride in looking after our customers from start to finish and offering the best possible experience. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed it so much and wish you the best of luck in... More 

Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a very good flight to Milford Sound,, very scenic and the pilot Dean was kind and capable. We would never expect something better

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

Thank you, Davide, for reviewing us, it's great to hear that you had such a great flight. Dean is an excellent pilot and always looks after his customers extremely well. We aim to offer the most unique, personal and spectacular flights possible and we are glad you enjoyed yourself. Thank you again for flying with us and good luck on... More 

Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time in Queenstown was 20 years ago, and it has changed, but the mountains snow capped are still the same. And from the sky... it is an amazing experience

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

Hi Volpil, we have been flying for 24 years now and whilst the town has changed the peaks are still as beautiful as they always have been. We are lucky to fly over them most days and witness their true beauty. It great that you enjoyed your trip and were about to fly over the mountains once again as you... More 

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a coach tour out to Milford Sound and decided to splash out on flying back to Queenstown. Flying in a small aircraft over the mountains was a beautiful way to end the day, with a good commentary from our pilot. After we got back to Queenstown he doubled up as coach driver to drop us back into town.... More 

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

Hi Richard and thank you for your kind review. Some people can be a little hesitant about flying back but once they are in the air and witness the views from our aircraft they are never disappointed. Flying back as you will have noticed not only buys you more time but also provides you with some of the finest scenic... More 

Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of six that took a bus tour from Queenstown NZ to Milford Sound! However, since the weather that day was absolutely perfect, we decided last minute to fly back!! Mike, our pilot, was fun and very informative. He obviously loves to fly, loves the mountain ranges and enjoys sharing his knowledge with visitors! We spent 14... More 

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

Thank you 131travelinggal so much for your review, it is often the case that people take the coach out to Milford and then decide to fly back with us. It offers a completely different perspective, one which many people cannot say they have witnessed. Mike does love flying as do the rest of our pilots, I mean who wouldn't? You've... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly reception by Michael and Josh. Good pilot James and co-pilot Hidde. I felt safe and enjoyed both flights very much. Keep up the good work. Kind regards Coby Odijk from the Netherlands

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

Thank you so much Coby for flying with us and taking the time to write us as review, we are a small but efficient team aiming to provide only the best for your customers so glad you enjoyed your flight. Thank you again and good luck on the rest of your travels. Kind regards, The Glenorchy Air Team More 

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