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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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“milford sound” (408 reviews)
“fly cruise fly” (52 reviews)
“scenic flight” (47 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 5 August 2017

The scenery was magnificent the pilot and staff were great and this is something that should be on the bucket list.More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thanks for your review JAgaryd. Milford Sound is one of the most beautiful natural wonders the world has to offer, seeing it should indeed be on everybody's bucket lists. Flying as you will have noticed offers you a different perspective and allows you to really...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

I have been in New Zealand for around 6 weeks and have experienced an awful lot of different activities. The flight and boat trip around Milford Sound with Glenorchy Air was definitely one of my highlights. Its a beautiful place and the pilot did a...More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Hi Ollie, thank you kindly for your review. Sounds like you have had an amazing time in New Zealand and it's great to hear we were one of the highlights of your trip. Our pilots are all extremely experienced and due to our company being...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I flew with Glenorchy air from Queenstown to Milford Sound. We had the most incredible experience and it was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand! It is absolutely the best way to see Milford Sound and very reasonable in price...More

Thank Julia H
Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you, Julia, so much for taking the time to review us. It's fantastic to hear that we were the highlight of your trip here to New Zealand, it is an incredible country so that is a real compliment. We aim to offer the most...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Had a great time travelling with Glenorchy Air to Milford Sound. The pilot and staff were awesome. Will fly with them again.More

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Glenorchy, Marketing Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Hi Sofia, and thank you for your review. We aim to offer the most exceptional and memorable trips possible and it sounds like you really enjoyed your adventure out to Milford Sound. Thank you again for taking the time to review us and good luck...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Such an amazing experience and a great way to see Milford! If you're here on limited time, the total trip takes 5 hours and was one if the most spectacular things I've ever done! Snow capped mountains as far as the eye can see, birds...More

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Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi vicki, Thanks for summing up most popular tour - our Fly Cruise Fly to Milford Sound! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it so much that you shared your experience for others to view on TripAdvisor! Thank you for taking the time...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

We choose the fly - cruise - fly option and were very lucky to have Dean flying us to Milford. We had the best day out of a bad weekend and were lucky to have the sun/clear skies. Picked up at 9am sharp and Dean...More

Thank Claire N
Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi Clarie N, Our Fly Cruise Fly option is our most popular tour choice from our passengers. We are glad that you were able to reschedule your booking when the weather initially didn't play ball to a clear, sunny day later on. Milford Sound is...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Just a perfect day with an incredible weather and an great pilot! Thanks Katie and Glenorchy Air!!!! See you soonMore

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Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi Mathieu L, We are thrilled to hear that the weather played ball for you and allowed you to have such an incredible experience with us! Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review and we look forward to seeing you next...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Wonderful People! Fabulous scenery! Friendly and helpful people from the time we approached the counter until the final farewell. Our pilot gave great descriptions and was very professional. Would love to go again!More

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Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi txsweets, Thank you for taking the time to review our small, family owned operation! It is such fantastic news to hear that you had such a fabulous time with us and that you were looked after right from the first greeting until final farewell...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

My sister and I decided to do the fly-cruise-fly package to Milford Sound from Queenstown due to time restraints for our holiday. And boy we didn't regret it one bit. The price does seem steep but the quality can't be faulted at all. With the...More

Thank Luke G
Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi Luke G, We are so glad that our flights were a highlight of your trip especially to our special part of the country! Our aircraft are specifically designed with scenic flying in mind - having large windows to view the stunning scenery through and...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The flight was AMAZING. Highlight of my trip to new zealand. It was incredible flying in between the mountains and down valleys. The flight over to Milford was about 40 mins and we came in through the Milford sound so had amazing views. The flight...More

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Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hi Rebecca, Thank you very much for your amazing review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We do our very best to provide an enjoyable and unforgettable experience to all of our passengers, so it's always very nice when we...More

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Katie O
9 October 2017|
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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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Mapsver
8 December 2015|
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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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aliya_fariha
16 July 2015|
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Response from TamsinBrowne |
Hello. Thank you for your enquiry, but unfortunately we do not have any openings at the moment. Regards, Tamsin
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