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Glenorchy Air

91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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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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“milford sound” (490 reviews)
“scenic flight” (59 reviews)
“fly cruise fly” (56 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

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Glenorchy, Public Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We took a day trip up to Milford Sound with our group and some of us opted to fly back. We had an awesome pilot, and the flight was smooth and beautiful. It takes about 45 minutes, and you depart from Milford Sound, heading out...More

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Glenorchy, Public Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Hi returnmetokaneohe, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. The scenery in and around the Fiordland is absolutely stunning especially with some snow on the mountain tops. Doing the Coach-Cruise-Fly trip gives you the chance to see...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Excellent trip, we benefited from having a beautiful clear day but the pilot (female by the name of Kate I think!) was pleasant, helpful and very informative. Highly recommend them if you are considering either Milford Sound or a scenic flight.More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Hi Andy, thank you for writing such a great review of our trip. Katie is one of our most experienced pilots and customers always comment on her bubbly personality and informative commentary. We are delighted to hear that you had a perfect day for flying...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

This was our first trip to New Zealand and seeing Milford Sound was definitely one of the highlights. Our pilot Dean was very friendly and knowledgeable of the areas we flew over, we insisted on getting a picture with him! The views from the plane...More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Hi Meaghan and thank you for your review, it sounds like you had an amazing trip across to Milford Sound with Dean. It certainly is one of the most spectacular locations to visit and by flying across you will have been able to photograph and...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We had an amazing time on our flight to and from Milford Sounds with Glenorchy Air. Their service was of a high quality - we felt very safe throughout the journey and the ground staff and pilots were friendly and helpful. The Glenorchy office/counter in...More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you Megan for taking the time to write us such a great review. We are a family business and always aim at providing the most unique, safe and spectacular tours possible and it sounds like you had a great time. Milford Sound as you...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Great experience! Was supposed to be Flight Cruise Flight, but weather was coming in and the pilots decided to fly back before we were able to take the Cruise. I wanted to stay, so the pilot got on the phone and found me a bus...More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thanks Greg for your excellent review, safety is our number one priority so our pilots will always make the decision to ensure the comfort and safety of our customers. Milford Sound's weather can be extremely unpredictable but in the case of bad weather, we will...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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