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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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91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

It was Fantastic! A truly knowledgeable pilot and some spectacular views. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone

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Glenorchy, Public Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

Hi palmersupnorth, thank you for recommending our flights to the TripAdvisor community. We are pleased to hear that you truly enjoyed your flight to Milford Sound. Enjoy the rest of your stay in New Zealand. Kind regards, The Glenorchy Air Team

Reviewed 15 June 2018

Fantastic flight. We had perfect flying conditions and couldn't have had better views of the mountains. Would recommend this time of year for the clear skies, sunny autumn days and snow capped peaks. Pilot provided great commentary. Would highly recommend this trip.More

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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Hi ntopliss64, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Glenorchy Air. We are very pleased to hear that you've had a great flight discovering the local beauties such as Mt Aspiring. This time of year is truly stunning as you mentioned...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018

The whole experience was amazing. All the staff we came across were great and friendly, Ben, our pilot, was very friendly and nice. All went well, a highly recommended experience.More

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Glenorchy, Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Hello, We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the experience and everyone was friendly. It truly is an incredible part of the world and not hard to see why many people refer to it as the 8th wonder of the world Kind Regards The Glenorchy...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018

Brilliant flight over the Alps from Queenstown to Milford Sound. Every seat (all 6!) had fantastic views as we flew close enough to nearly touch the mountains. Expert commentary from Mackenzie the pilot. Even arranged a fly side-by- side with another plane. Photo opportunities galore....More

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Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and found Mackenzie's commentary insightful. We always try to provide a different view on the way home to show off even more of the incredible...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to experience the Fly/Cruise/Fly to Milford Sound. It is one of the most breathtaking experiences I've ever done. Our pilot, Katie, was the best! She's an amazing person and a great pilot! The views from the plane are something we will never...More

Thank Peggy O
Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Hi Peggy O, wow, thank you so much for writing this amazing review. As a small family owned company we appreciate every feedback and pride ourselves on providing the best, personal experience on our flights. We are honoured to be named as "the most breathtaking...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018

Great day out! From flying over a winter wonderland of snow capped mountains in Queenstown to the stunning waterfalls of milford sound this trip is a must do!! I took my sister on this trip & it is definitely a memory we will cherish forever....More

Thank RubyS734
Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hi Ruby, Thank you so much for your kind review. It means a lot to us, and to Pilot Mackenzie! We're so glad you and your sister had a great time, We try and make the most of good weather to let people enjoy the...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

This is a brilliant experience - fantastic flight over scenic mountains, great cruise at Milford Sound and the highly anticipated flight back over more breathtaking sights! Well worth every cent, as we saved valuable time and got a fantastic experience! Highly recommended, even for families...More

Thank DanL1973
Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Hi DanL1973, thank you for taking the time to review your experience with Glenorchy Air. The Fiordland and especially Milford Sound is a truly amazing place to visit. The views that you get from our fixed-wing planes make it even more special and give you...More

Reviewed 30 May 2018

James the pilot provided a guided tour from the air, pointing out landmarks. Each of our party of seven had an excellent view - we took many photographs. We traveled from Milford Sound to Queenstown - with a ride back to our hotel. Highly recommended!

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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Good Morning, Thank you so much for your kind review. Pilot James is passionate about providing great customer service. Were very glad you enjoyed your window seats and that the weather cooperated. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your NZ trip!

Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We did a bus/cruise/fly tour of Milford Sound and Dean was our pilot. It was amazing—the view unforgettable, the ride smooth, and the overall experience top-notch. Thanks to the Glenorchy Air team for the highlight of our NZ trip—I’m so jealous that our once-in-a-lifetime trip...More

Thank Matthew P
Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Hi Matthew P, thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review. The coach-cruise-fly trip gives you a great opportunity to experience the Fiordland in three different ways and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed all of them. :) Dean was...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018

Great experience with excellent scenery - mostly snow-capped peaks on the first half and lush fjords on second half. Friendly and informative staff.More

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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi Eric V, thank you for sharing your experience with Glenorchy Air with the Tripadvisor community. We are happy to hear that you've had a great experience discovering the Fiordland with us. We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Queenstown and New...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
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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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