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Glenorchy Air

91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 2207
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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 everyone has window seat for unimpeded views. These include fly-cruise-fly to Milford Sound, as well as overflight, and coach options into and out of Milford Sound. Glenorchy Air also runs regular flights to the Mount Cook region, to Mount Aspiring, to Queenstown's local glaciers, to Stewart Island, to Otago's East Coast and to Fiordlands Doubtful Sound. As we worked on the "Lord of the Rings" movies we have a unique insight into movie locations with various flightseeing options and personalised tours on offer.
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pilots did a great job making everyone feel comfortable. They provided interesting commentary during the flight to and from Milford Sound. Easy, quick and safe.More

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Glenorchy, Public Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tiffany C, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Glenorchy Air. It's highly appreciated. Milford Sound is one of the most beautiful places on the planet and we're happy to be operating there and showing it to our customers. Being...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommended also in case it’s its cloudy. It’s fantastic for picture and views you won’t see anywhere else...More

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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi beccsche, Milford Sound is a truly beautiful place and a must see. Taking a scenic flight makes it even more special as you get great views over the Fiordland and surroundings. Thank you for leaving us this great review and we hope you've had...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lived our trip to Milford sound with Pilot Ben and the broader team. Would highly recommend their services.More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Nihar for your review, we are a relatively small team but we all work well together with the common goal to make your experience out to Milford Sound as unique as possible. It is a spectacular place and must be visited when visiting...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Flying with Glenorchy Air is the best way to see Fiordland. Will our pilot was amazing. He was super professional, gave us lots of info about what we were seeing and always made sure we were comfortable. Flying with GA means that you are guaranteed...More

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Glenorchy, Public Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi franbas2015, thank you for leaving this incredible review, as a small family owned we really appreciate every single feedback. We're honoured to be mentioned as "the best way to see the Fiordland". Will loves flying and showing our customers this amazing part of the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Queenstown. The weather was perfect for the flight to Milford Sound as well as the Juicy cruise. The flight was great with McKenzie our pilot. He provided a good commentary on the flight. We had...More

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Glenorchy, Public Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Reg_248, we're honoured to be named as one of the highlight of your trip to Queenstown and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Glenorchy Air with the Tripadvisor Community. The Fly-Cruise-Coach Option is a great way...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are currently on our honeymoon in New Zealand and had pre booked a coach trip to Milford Sound. While on the coach there, we discovered that you can actually fly back, saving 3 and half hours and seeing Milford from above. We decided to...More

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Glenorchy, Public Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Treeni1, thank you so much for leaving this lovely review. It makes us really happy to hear that you've had a great time discovering Milford Sound and flying back with Will. The Fly back option gives you the opportunity to see Milford Sound and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arranged to coach-cruise-fly option to milford from queenstown as part of our honeymoon. We would recommend the coach for the way out as this was very scenic. The cruise was fantastic with breath-taking views. The flight back was a wonderful experience. One of the...More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Liam for your review. Congratulations on your honeymoon and thank you for traveling with us out from Milford Sound. Getting the coach in and flight out does offer every perspective of Milford and surrounding Fiordland national park. You get to enjoys views from both...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we did this - what an amazing half day trip to one of the prettiest parts of NZ! Sure it's not the cheapest activity in Queenstown but so well worth it! We did the 10am fly - cruise - fly. As instructed in...More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Kiwi -1976 for taking the time to write the description/ review of your excursion with us out to Milford Sound. It is an excellent representation of the trip which we offer and it sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed yourself. We are...More

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Danie O
23 October 2017|
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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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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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