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Glenorchy Air

91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Milford Sound and Glaciers Fly-Over Tour from Queenstown
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4-Hour Milford Sound Cruise and Fly Experience
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Milford Sound: Fly Cruise Kayak Experience from Queenstown
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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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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 3 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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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Reviewed 6 days ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best parts of our two week visit to New Zealand! The flight was very comfortable (we had beautiful weather) and the views were absolutely unbelievable! We made three stops, one which included lunch, and hiked for about an hour on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super experience! Friendly staff. Really good experience and best way to experience the great views of Milford.More

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Hi florianpfeifer15, thank you for taking the time to leave us this kind review. The flight to Milford Sound is a truly amazing way to get to see the Fiordland und surroundings and we are pleased to hear that you've had a super experience with...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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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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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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