Glenorchy Air
Glenorchy Air
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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.
Queenstown, New Zealand

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Cathy
Banbury, UK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Massive shout out to Glenorchy Air and our pilot Joseph. Last minute booking but so happy we chose you guys, very professional, informative and entertaining, so money very very well spent, you guys own those skies, thanks again.
Written 15 February 2024
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Glad you enjoyed your flight with us! We love having the opportunity to share scenic flying and the Milford experience with our passengers. Reviews like this make it all the more rewarding! I will be sure to pass along your compliments to Joesph. Thanks, The Glenorchy Air Team
Written 15 February 2024
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Adeel L
Burnsville, MN203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
They were very good at communicating the issues facing due to weather challenges. There was heavy fog which had the possibility of lifting but time was of the essence. They gave choices to passengers whether to cancel or wait and take chances. During the flight, pilots were good at explains what we were seeing and made sure we took different directions on coming and going. Enjoyed the trip very much.
Written 15 February 2024
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Hi there, Glad to hear you had such a great experience with us! The weather is important and when it does cooperate, the flight is absolutely stunning. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it. We love getting feedback like this. Kind regards, Glenorchy Air Team
Written 15 February 2024
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Dream40337787881
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024
Awesome Experience, From making the booking to spending the day on our scenic trip to Mt Cook, The Glenorchy team were excellent. The team took time to explain the options and did not rush us to make a decision. Our pilot James was fantastic, gave us good insights of the areas we flew over, while on flight and was very helpful when we did the Hooker Valley walk. Would highly recommend Glenorchy Air when you are looking to go on a scenic tour in Queenstown.
Written 14 February 2024
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Pleased to hear that you had an amazing time flying with us and I will be sure to pass on your compliments to James. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review we are a family run business and truly appreciate the feedback. Regards Glenorchy Air Team
Written 15 February 2024
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melanie742024
Canton of Bern, Switzerland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We booked two tours with Glenorchy Air and would use this company again without hesitation! Excellent service from beginning to end👌
- Good communication
- Punctual and no waiting times
- Professional, very friendly and flexible staff
- Safe and excellent value for money (no unexpected extras)
- Flawless organisation
A BIG thank you to the all staff of Glenorchy Air🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️
Mélanie and Bruno (Switzerland)
Written 12 February 2024
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We are so happy we got to fly you and thank you for the multiple bookings. It is such a highlight for us to hear that you have enjoyed your experience with us. We do our best to impress, so appreciate hearing your praise. I hope you have lots of lovely memories to take back to your side of the world. Safe travels
Written 14 February 2024
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cosmicscooter
Newcastle, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024
Great experience all around. We were unable to travel on planned day due to weather but the whole rebooking process was handled extremely efficiently. Pilot was warm and friendly and provided an excellent commentary during the flight and managed the transfer to the cruise without any fuss.
Written 12 February 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback and understanding. Its always a good idea to book near the beginning of your trip in case the weather does not cooperate so we are thrilled you did get to fly with us and enjoyed your trip.
Written 14 February 2024
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Bellabool
Melbourne, Australia28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilliant day flying with Joseph. Clear day, smooth flight. Wonderful experience spectacular scenery. Couldn’t have been happier
Written 11 February 2024
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Thank you, I will let Joseph know. He will be happy you had a lovely day. We are still blown away by the scenery ourselves and we love to be able to show others how amazing the area is. Enjoy the rest of your journey here in New Zealand
Written 14 February 2024
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Claire C
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Amazing trip with exceptional views from the air and the water. The team were professional and super friendly with great communication throughout.
Would 100% recommend this trip with this company.
Written 10 February 2024
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That is fantastic to hear, thank you for that recommendation. It is the best of both worlds to see the Alps from the air and Milford from the boat. I hope you have lots of good memories and photos from the trip. Enjoy your holiday!
Written 14 February 2024
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Claire C
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024
An outstanding trip! Amazing flight and cruise with spectacular views and interestin commentary. Team were professional throughout with great communication.
Would absolutely recommend this trip 100%
Written 10 February 2024
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Thank you so much for flying with us Claire and we are happy you enjoyed the whole experience. Come join us again for a flight to Mt Cook or Stewart Island if you have another holiday to Queenstown. We love to be able to show off our backyard so to speak. Enjoy the rest of your travels.
Written 14 February 2024
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RosiefromMunich
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
This has been by far the best experience on my SI itinerary.Will did an amazing job flying us over snow covered mountains,explained a lot,felt very safe.Cruise was also very nice- except the fact they close the bar early.Really recommend Glenorchy Air for your Trip to Milford Sound!
Written 9 February 2024
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The best experience, such high praise for us! Thank you! Isn't the scenery amazing, we loved being able to show you the Southern Alps. Due to liquor licensing regulations there are restrictions on the cruise when alcohol can be sold. Time does fly when you are having a great time though doesn't it. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope you love it here in New Zealand!
Written 9 February 2024
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Extraordinary607346
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
Great trip from pick up at hotel to drop off . Well organised, professional trip.
Excellent pilot , friendly,full of information etc as we flew over the Southern Alps on the way to our cruise on Milford Sound. Would recommend to all.
Written 8 February 2024
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We do our best to make the organisation of your trip easy and hassle free, so we are happy that this made it seamless for you. So happy to hear that you loved your flight with us. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to see you again in the future. Enjoy the rest of your holiday
Written 9 February 2024
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