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Glenorchy Air

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Glenorchy Air flies from Queenstown airport and everyone is guaranteed a window seat. We are a family business which is owned and operated by Janet and Robert Rutherford. We have been operating for 25 years. We fly fixed wing aircraft in which...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 2207
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Fly-cruise-fly adventure to Milford Sound is by far the best way to absorb the atmosphere and awesome spectacle provided by New Zealand's South Island, especially if time is limited. The town's, farms, lakes, rivers, fjords, waterfalls, glaciers and awe-inspiring snow-capped mountains are all on...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well done. We had great weather so that was a major bonus. Commentary on flight and cruise were very good

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to conclude our New Zealand trip with this tour and surely recommend it! Not only that each and every contact with the staff was very friendly (they really take care of you to be most comfortable in every way) - the trip itself...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Initially we were going to make the incredibly long drive to Milford sound. We had heard it was beautiful but at 4.5 hours each way it is a long haul for a day trip and there aren't many places to stay along the way. I...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a business, we like to reward a busy year with a day out as a team. This year we opted to fly from Glenorchy to Milford Sound. The weather was marginal but cleared in time for our flight. Pilots; James, Luke & Liam were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic flights with spectacular views.....very professional and friendly staff members.Well Done Guys....

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jack T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views and very good information during our flight. We really can recommend the airline and the trip.

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very special and unique experience. The staff were all great and a lot of fun! Very highly recommended!

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dallasman2018
Glenorchy Air I, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we're always delighted to get positive feedback. We're really glad you had a great time. Kind regards, Glenorchy Air Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't recommend this trip enough. Extremely professional company operate this trip. Our pilot James was excellent and very informative throughout the flight to Milford Sound and back. The scenery is out of this world and the photos we took captured it all. Weather complied, light...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank daithimadden
Glenorchy Air I, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Daithi, Thanks for the great feedback. We're always delighted to hear that we did our jobs, especially when it's coming from another Irishman. I'll pass on your comments to James. Kind regards, Glenorchy Air Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent personal commentary from our pilot, Liam. Fabulous mountain views as there had been recent snow, even though in Spring the mountains are not usually snowy. My husband and I were the only passengers so we got to fly in a 4 seater Cessna. We...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carolyn K
Glenorchy Air I, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Carolyn, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. That's two comments in a row praising Liam's commentary, I'll have to fly with him soon myself. We're really glad you had a great trip despite not being able to kayak on...More

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Danie O
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As long as yo bring a wind proof jacket and sensible walking shoes or boots you will be fine.
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Katie O
9 October 2017|
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Response from glenorchyAir | Property representative |
As long as you don't have huge gear like bikes or skis etc we can put your luggage in our back office.
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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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