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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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“scenic flight” (56 reviews)
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91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The flight to Milford sound was absolutely incredible from start to finish! Thank you to the staff who made it so enjoyable, and helped reschedule as best as possible due to initial weather cancellations first time round! You don't want to miss this scenic flight!More

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

Thank you, Marisha for your kind review. The weather in Milford Sound is always unpredictable but we will always do our utmost to reschedule and get customers out to the fiord safely. It's great that we got to fly you and that you had such...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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.More

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

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 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 4 weeks ago

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 13 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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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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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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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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