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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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Milford Sound Fly | Cruise | Fly ex Queenstown

Take in the vast scale of Milford Sound from the air and water with a half-day trip that includes round-trip flights and a catamaran cruise. You’ll board a small plane that accommodates up to 7 passengers, lift off above the ridges and lakes of Fiordland National Park, then cruise Milford Sound all the way to the Tasman Sea. Watch for fur seals and penguins, and pass through the mists of Stirling Falls before meeting the pilot for the return trip to Queenstown.
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4 hours
from US$286.90

Milford Sound Scenic Flyover ex Queenstown

Soar over the mountains of Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park on this small-group aerial tour from Queenstown. Get epic views over the glaciers and fly through Milford Sound, where you'll see Stirling Falls and Mitre Peak. This small-aircraft tour can accommodate just seven people, ensuring personal attention from your pilot/guide. Round-trip hotel transportation included.
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1 hour 20 minutes
from US$215.00

Milford Sound Fly | Explore | Fly ex Queenstown

The cliffs, fjords, and waterfalls of Milford Sound are among the most impressive natural wonders of New Zealand’s South Island. This tour is ideal for those short on time, including round-trip flights from Queenstown and up to two hours of free time at Milford Sound. Enjoy spectacular aerial views over the Fiordland National Park, Mount Aspiring National Park, and Lake Wakatipu; then touchdown to hike around the Sound with views of Mitre Peak and Lady Bowen Falls.
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4 hours
from US$250.95

Mt. Cook Fly | Explore | Fly ex Queenstown

Experience unparalleled aerial views of New Zealand's Southern Alps, the spectacle that is Aoraki / Mt. Cook plus three of the country's most spectacular glaciers, all in one breathtaking flight. Enjoy unparalleled views from the window seat of our fixed-wing aircraft your knowledgeable, highly skilled local pilot providing interesting and informative commentary.

Orbit the summit ridge of Mount Cook and marvel at the most remarkable glaciers New Zealand has to offer - Fox and Franz Josef glaciers on the west coast and the Tasman glacier within Aoraki / Mt. Cook national park.

Touching down on the outskirts of Mt. Cook Village spend up to 4 hours on the ground exploring. Enjoy lunch at The Hermitage Hotel, check out the Sir Edmund Hillary Centre, walk the Hooker Valley Track, or, in partnership with our friends at Mt. Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters by INFLITE add on the 'Tasman Experience' and land on New Zealand's largest glacier.
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7 hours
from US$430.71

Stewart Island Fly | Explore | Fly ex Queenstown

Is Stewart Island somewhere you've always wanted to visit but just not got round to? Why not add this incredible day trip to your Queenstown itinerary and fly with us to this tiny paradise. Tucked just 30 kilometers across the Foveaux Strait from Bluff, at the end of New Zealand’s South Island, Stewart Island should be on everyone's bucket list.

This trip offers you the flexibility to do your own thing, the island is full of hidden treasures, you'll have approximately 5 hours to experience island life. Fully immerse yourself in this little piece of paradise and simply explore the Oban township and its beautiful coastal walking tracks and stunning lookout points. Book a guided boat tour around Patterson Inlet with our friends at Rakiura Charters & Water Taxis or a land-based adventure in partnership with Aurora Cab Company.

However you spend your time in this special destination; our top tip is to treat yourself to some lunch at Kai Kart, famous for their fish & chips.
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8 hours
from US$358.81
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KeithBenny wrote a review Mar 2021
Pukekohe, New Zealand6 contributions
Amazing flight from Queenstown to Milford sound and back, Jim our Pilot/ Guide was great, amazing scenery and Milford sound was fantastic, thank you team for a great day.
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Response from GlenorchyAirServices, Senior Pilot at Glenorchy Air
Responded 2 weeks ago
That's great :) It is a rather nice trip isn't it? Glad you guys had a good time. Jim
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kimwis2021 wrote a review Mar 2021
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Comfortable plane, great pilot and incredible views. An amazing part of the country which should not be missed.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from JamesEStokes, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Kim, Thanks so much for this review. We agree that we fly over an amazing part of New Zealand, It has been great showing it off to so many Kiwis over the last 12 months. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Queenstown. Kind Regards James Stokes Managing Director Glenorchy Air
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Kelly O wrote a review Mar 2021
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Incredible day. Our pilot, Will, is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the region. Milford Sound surpassed our expectations. Sensational day, highly recommend.
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Response from GlenorchyAirServices, Guest Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Kelly, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, we are a family-run business and truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We absolutely love being able to share scenic flying and the Milford experience with our passengers, we are very fortunate to be able to show off the beautiful part of the world we live in. Reviews like this make it all the more rewarding, we are so pleased to hear that you had an amazing time flying with us and I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Will. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Best Regards Michaela & The Glenorchy Air Team
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Stay3076607335291 wrote a review Mar 2021
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Most amazing flight I have ever done. Pilot was amazing. Would recommend to everyone to give a try!!!
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Response from GlenorchyAirServices, Sales & Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your response, we are so glad you enjoyed our flight with us. We certainly don't have any complaints being able to show people our amazing country from the air. Hope to see you again soon! Joe
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danielsteiner1948 wrote a review Mar 2021
Napier, New Zealand1 contribution
Great trip great people from the front desk at airport to the hotel pickup and drop off by our pilot and a great flight
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Response from GlenorchyAirServices, Sales & Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Daniel, Great to hear you had such a lovely flight with us! We do best to ensure you have an exceptional experience from the moment you book to the moment we drop you back to your hotel. Thanks again for flying with us and we hope to see you again soon! Joe
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