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Glenorchy Air

Queenstown, New Zealand
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About Glenorchy Air
Under new ownership since July 2019. Discover Milford Sound and Beyond. Glenorchy Air operates awe-inspiring, intimate scenic flights from Queenstown and Glenorchy to Milford Sound, Mt Cook and Beyond, flown by knowledgeable, highly skilled local pilots who strive to exceed your expectations and deliver you a once in a lifetime experience. All our Aircraft have exclusively window seats, headsets to hear the pilot’s commentary and modern safety features. Professional and Personal Service is Guaranteed from this Family owned and operated, Queenstown based company. Your window seat awaits.
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wilsonascot wrote a review Jun 2022
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An experience not to be missed. We had an excellent pilot who shared his obvious love of this region, pointing out the tracks, lakes and awesome peaks. Having been on the boat in the sounds before, we chose to spend the available few hours walking around the lake to lookout points and a close up view of the waterfalls. The return flight via a different route was even better and we didn't want our day to end. Thank you Glenorchy Air for a very special experience.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from JamesEStokes, Owner at Glenorchy Air
Responded 2 days ago
Hi wilsonascot Thanks for your great review. We are thrilled to see you had such a great experience. We fly different routes to and from Milford in order to show off as much of our incredible back yard as possible. There are some great short walks and view points around Milford that many visitors do not have the time to experience and it is very pleasing to see you enjoyed the opportunity. We hope to fly you again one day, Regards James Stokes Managing Director Glenorchy Air
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Candice W wrote a review Jun 2022
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It was an interesting and fun trip. I got to see beautiful mountains and rivers from the helicopter and also Milford sound, waterfalls from the cruise. The pilot is super nice and friendly. Thank you so much for showing us around.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Nathan Reeves wrote a review Jun 2022
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Amazing opportunity with a lovely pilot, Will. Very informative for our morning trip and made the day a very smooth experience for both myself and my partner. Some experiences stay with you for a month or two with the occasional moment you look back, but this was easily an unforgettable lifetime experience and memory. Highly recommended and thanks again Will and team for the amazing day!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from GlenorchyAirServices, Sales & Marketing at Glenorchy Air
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Derpthan, Thanks so much for this amazing review! Glad you had such a great experience with us. Hopefully we get the opportunity to fly you again some time! Joe
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Tim H wrote a review Jun 2022
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What a fantastic experience, do yourself a favour and just do it! I was in Queenstown for the weekend and really wanted to do Milford Sound but didn’t fancy 12hours on a bus. The flight was an equal highlight to the boat tour and the team at Glenorchy Air provided a seamless end to end experience.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from GlenorchyAirServices, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air
Responded 1 week ago
Kia Ora Tim, Many thanks for your review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great time with us on your Fly Cruise Fly. We agree that the flight is a highlight and we love flying passengers around our backyard! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend in Queenstown. Kind Regards, Jasmine & The Glenorchy Air Team
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calums wrote a review Jun 2022
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My partner and I did the sunrise flight over Mount aspiring, which was a pretty breath taking experience. Our flight was cancelled the day before due to bad weather, but the company's communication was great in rearranging our flight, and keeping us in the loop of the weather for the next day. Jim was our pilot, and he was amazing; relaxed, informative and always communicating with you via the headset, he even asks which view you want of the mountain you want to take photos from. The flight path to Mount Aspiring then back along Lake Wakatipu had some beautiful scenery, and the sun coming above the horizon as you circle Mount Aspiring is something special you really have to see. The plane was a 6 seater aircraft, that felt safe and was warm, despite the ground temperature being fresh. Overall; beautiful scenery and an amazing experience with Glenorchy Air, that I highly recommend you do if you're in Queenstown or the surrounding areas.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from GlenorchyAirServices, Senior Pilot at Glenorchy Air
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the lovely review. I'm glad you had such a good time and happy I could help. I do so enjoy flying that plane for all the reasons you've mentioned. And what a wonderful morning to fly. Jim
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