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Glenorchy Air

91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 2207
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Operating out of Queenstown airport and flying across the Southern alps on one of the most spectacular short scenic flights in the world, Glenorchy Air is a family business owned and operated by Janet and Robert Rutherford. We operate daily fixed wing flights in which everyone has window seat for unimpeded views.These include fly-cruise-fly, overflight, helicopter and coach options into and out of Milford Sound and have been doing so for 20 years. Glenorchy Air run regular flights to the Mount Cook region, to Mount Aspiring, Queenstown's local glaciers, Stewart Island, 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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91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had originally booked a coach-cruise-coach tour from Queenstown to Milford Sound while on our honeymoon. During our trip our coach driver let us know there was the option of flying back to Queenstown. Since it was such a beautiful day and it was such...More

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

Thank you, Georgia for your excellent review and congratulations on your recent nuptials. It seems you got to fully experience Milford Sound from both land and sky, we are delighted you enjoyed your trip so much. The views as you experienced are truly unique and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend Glenorchy Air! My husband and I took the trip on our honeymoon and it was truely amazing!!! All the staff were very professional and knowledgable!! Most amazing trip!

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Thank brookerox03
Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks brookerox03 for reviewing us. Congratulations on your recent nuptials, hope you enjoyed the rest of your honeymoon exploring beautiful New Zealand and glad we could assist in making it extra special for you both. Kind regards, The Glenorchy Air Team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very friendly and welcoming staff. The pilots were lovely and I felt very safe in their competency to get us to Milford sound. It was great to see so much enthusiasm and local knowledge given to us on our trip! Highly recommend.More

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Thank magicmaree
Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi magicmaree and thank you for taking the time to write us a review it is greatly appreciated. We are a family business and offering that enthusiasm and local knowledge is exactly what we are all about. We want every single one of our customers...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

We recently visited Milford Sound by motor coach and desided since it was such a nice sunny day to elect to fly back to Queenstown with Glenorchy Air. Our pilot Katie met us at the Milford Sound harbor terminal and accompanied us to the local...More

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you wlittle1 for your review. Being completely weather dependent can often be frustrating but certainly puts an emphasis on making the most of our clear weather days. It sounds like you were very happy with your decision to take the flight home and we're...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

To drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound takes around 13 hours return and one risks the mountains being covered in cloud. My nephew and I flew from Queenstown in a Cessna of Glenorchy Air. The flight was breathtaking in its beauty. Piloted by a charming...More

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Colin and thank you for reviewing us, our flight out to Milford Sound does indeed save a lot of time but also offers an unrivalled experience and views. We take great joy in sharing the incredible landscape of the South Island with those who...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

After catching the bus on the way in to Milford Sound we decided that flying out would be a special treat. Plus the journey is dramatically shorter. James the pilot certainly made it memorable! What an amazing experience with great commentary along the way. Feel...More

Thank MattyAspinall
Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Matt for your kind review. It's great to hear you chose our fly back option and loved it, it certainly offers a different perspective which many don't get to experience. Not only does it offer the best possible views but saves you time...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Awesome trip, flight was the highlight of our NZ holiday. Highly recommend it to anyone and the staff were informative pointing out points of interest.More

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you, Brett, for your review, New Zealand as you will have noticed is an incredible country so to be the highlight of your trip we are extremely honoured. We aim to offer the most personal, informative and amazing trips possible and it sounds like...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We wanted to go to Milford Sound while we were visiting NZ. Travelled down (slowly) from Auckland and just about travelled out by arriving Queenstown. The choices were :- 1. Drive back and from Queenstown 2. Drive and stay Te Anu then go up to...More

Thank martyjd49
Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi MartDart, thank you for taking the time to review us it is greatly appreciated. It sounds like you are happy with your decision to fly to and from Milford Sound. We do offer a variety of different products suited to the needs and preference...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

If you are going to do one thing in New Zealand, I think Milford Sound is a must and Glenorchy Air is a great way to get there. Very impressive pilots who were knowledgeable about the area and took off and landed brilliantly!More

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thank yo so much jaikieceisel for taking the time to review us and sending over the photos you took, they are fantastic. We are delighted to hear you had such a great trip and hope the memory will stay with you forever. Hope you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Had a 4 seater plane to travel to Milford Sounds on- scared at start but had the best pilot - the views were Spectacluar, worth every penny- the plain flight was smooth as- cheers Glenorchy AirMore

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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thank you Keeshan07 for your review, sometimes customers can be scared to start with having never been in such a small aircraft but as you will have noticed all the fear goes once you see the stunning scenery. Our pilots are excellent at making our...More

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Mapsver
My wife and I plan on doing the fly/scenic cruise/fly on Dec 22nd. How long is the actual air-time from Glenorchy to Milford Sound (one-way) ? My wife can get a little air-sick, especially on a small plane, which is why I ask
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
Hi, I am a Queenstown Resort College student looking for internships, do you have a vacant job at your company? I will email my CV if you do. Thank you very much.
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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