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Glenorchy Air

91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 2207
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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 25 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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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 yesterday

We did the Milford Sound day trip with Glenorchy Air. It exceeded our expectations. Our pilot Michael was fantastic. He was great fun, very knowledgeable and professional and knew heaps about Lord of the Rings!!!! Our flight over the Southern Alps was spectacular. We then...More

Thank Sydneyshopper
Reviewed 3 days ago

Day trip to Milford Sound with Glenorchy Air was definitely highlight of my trip in New Zealand. Breathtaking views with the awesome pilot Mike were amazing combination. Facts about New Zealand, Queenstown, Lord of the Rings, etc. gave lots of extra information while we were...More

Thank Helmiina V
Reviewed 3 days ago

Did the Milford Sound fly-cruise-fly with Glen Air. Wonderful service and we actually had fog affecting the flight early. They waited it out and got us there in time and gave us an awesome longer scenic flight on the way back.More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Travis for your review. The weather especially recently has been poor and unpredictable but we will always do our best to reschedule and offer the safest most spectacular trip possible. We will always try to fly a different route back to Queenstown to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not cheap but worth it, great pilot with plenty of information about the Southern Alps. Would recommend the flight back as it inly takes 30 minutes rather than 4/5 hours on the bus.More

Thank JasonLJ
Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Jason, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. The bus trip to and from Milford Sound is obviously cheaper but as you highlighted sitting on a bus for 4/5 hours each way can be exhausting. By flying to and from...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely time - well planned - helpful directions - appreciated pic up - friendly team. Good flight- Good commentary and would highly recommend.More

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

Thank you Stephen for reviewing us, I hope our trip was as efficient as your review, straight to the point and ticks all the boxes. We always aim to make our trips as seemless and spectacular as possible and it sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Expectations were high and it exceeded it. I kept thinking, 'am I really seeing all this?" We lucked out on weather, so flight in and out was breathtaking. Fjord was stunning--reminded me of British Columbian fjords but more dramatic. We loved it. Personal touch of...More

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

Hi Craig and thanks for your review. The scenery between Queenstown and Milford Sound/ the fiord itself are indeed breathtaking. We are lucky enough to share this on a daily basis with our customers and it's always great to get such positive feedback. Our pilots...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We recently spent a week in Queenstown and flying with Glenorchy Air was the highlight of our trip! Our pilot Mackenzie was fantastic every step of the way - he helped with photos and provided witty and knowledgeable commentary throughout our flights which made the...More

Thank Mackenzie746
Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Mackenzie, thank you so much for such a great review. Your namesake Mackenzie is one of our longest serving pilots and always provides excellent commentary thrown in with a piece of his witty humour. We always aim to offer a memorable trip and it...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's always hard to know which of these tiny airlines is dependable and which might kill you. Well Glenorchy are the dependable type. For sure. They do a great trip to Milford and back. Try it. You will love it.More

Thank CTPreview
Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you CTPreview for taking the time to review us. We are indeed dependable and aim to offer our customers the true Milford Sound experience. We are a small family business so enjoy spending time with our customers and offering them unique and spectacular views...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked the experience for a Sunday. The weather wasn't fine and we saw it days before on the forecast. When it came to the day, we were told that the weather wouldn't be good enough because of mist and rain. We were very unhappy...More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Thomas, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Being completely weather dependent can some times cause delays/ cancellations and make it difficult for our customers and us. Unfortunately, when it comes to the weather it is of course something that...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't waste your time driving. Our pilot, Michael, made us feel very relaxed and informed during the flight to Milford Sound. I am normally an anxious flyer but this was just worth it ! Family of 4 booked. Excellent commentary and the return flight took...More

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Thank Andrew H
Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Andrew, thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review. Our pilots are extremely experienced and aim to offer the most comfortable and spectacular trip possible. We often have people who are slightly anxious about flying but once they are...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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