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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

This was a highlight in our recent trip to Queenstown. The flight in was breathtaking and the pilot and team at Glenorchy Air were fantastic. Highly recommended!

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Glenorchy, Public Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Bryce, We're delighted that you enjoyed your trip with us. It really is a beautiful trip and we love sharing it with people. Thanks for the review :) Glenorchy Air team.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no better way to enjoy the spectacular NZ Alps than to fly among them. We (my 91 year old mom and I) greatly appreciated the entertaining and informative commentary from our outstanding pilot as we flew between Queenstown and Milford Sound. I have...More

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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi There, Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad we were able to fly you and your Mother on a lovely day to Milford Sound. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most flawless experience today for our trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound with pilot James Stokes. They were fantastic to deal with, polite and informative who put the whole group at ease. Highly recommend.

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Glenorchy, Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Thanks for the feedback, it's great to hear that we've done a good job and made your trip a memorable experience. I hope the rest of your travels have been just as good!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my brother to Mildford with Glenorchy Air. With the ever changing weather we were kept up to date what was happening and that other options were available. The flight was Awesome, the clouds were low and ridglines high which created a letterbox effect...More

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Glenorchy, Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ryajon The weather in Milford Sound certainly keeps us all on our toes. I'm glad to hear that things went smoothly and we didn't have to resort to any of our back up options. Milford is a magical place and the changing weather is...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Glenorchy air was a fantastic airline to take for our flight-cruise-flight excursion to the milford sound. This airline was $100 cheaper per person but you would think it was the most expensive because everyone gets a window seat and the service is the best I...More

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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Antony, Thank you so much for your kind review. We proud to take our customers on a tour of Fiordland and showcase our local knowledge and the spectacular views. We're glad you booked our Fly-Cruise-Fly trip and found it affordable. Our Pilots work very...More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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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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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