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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
+64 3-442 2207
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We drove to see Milford Sound and take one of the boat rides, but since it had been raining, the road was closed due to risk of avalanche. Disappointing to say the least, but it does rain there quite a bit. We went to plan...More

Thank Judy g
Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Hi Judy g, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and we are so glad that although you were slightly apprehensive with your nerves and flying, Will was able to put you at complete ease and that you had a...More

Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We have done this trip 5 times and we love it Take off from Queenstown and land in a sheep paddock under treble cone Ski all day and then fly home It's a thrill - a bit of an adrenaline rush and simply great scenery...More

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Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

Thank you so much for the great review. We were glad to see you back for the 5th time we really hope we can see you and your family next year as well. We like to think of it as your best-kept secret and we...More

Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic views traveling from Queenstown to Milford sound via 'Glenorchy Air' with pilot Katie!! - a clued up, informative and hospitable pilot! Great food too!

Thank Anita F
Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Hi Anita, Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review. We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed the spectacular views on your flight to Milford Sound. The fact that you enjoyed the food is such a lovely bonus too. Good times! :)

Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We took a trip from Queenstown over to Milford Sounds with pilot James. Our trip was immensely enjoyable and very informative. Super trip!More

1  Thank Helen H
Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Hi Helen H Thank you for flying with Glenorchy Air. I am very pleased to see you enjoyed the trip and that you found my commentary so informative. Thanks for your wonderful review of your Milford Sound experience and we hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 15 August 2016

We were only in Queenstown for 4 days and had taken the bus trip to Milford the day before but bad weather meant no aircraft were flying. As a pilot myself I was desperate to see the sights from the air so rang Glenorchy Air...More

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Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Hi SundreamerNZ Thank you so much for choosing to fly with Glenorchy Air. I am glad we were able to get you onto the Milord Fly/Land/Fly Trip at the last minute. It was a great day for flying and it is nice to have a...More

Reviewed 12 August 2016

We did the Milford sound trip, where you fly from Queenstown. The views on the flight were amazing. It's got to be the best trip I have been on. The pilot was fantastic, with a great knowledge of the area. The Milford Sound boat trip...More

1  Thank EricEssex2014
Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

EricEssex2014 Thank you for your kind review! Soaring in the skies and appreciating the world from a 3D perspective from above is amazing in itself and then with the spectacular scenery that we have in the area just makes it that much more amazing. We...More

Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

My adult daughter and I chose the Queenstown to Milford sound flight with GA. We were collected from our accomodation and driven to the airport. The safety talk and instructions were very good and our pilot Katie was friendly, helpful and very competent. I felt...More

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Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Snombat it is great to hear that your daughter and yourself enjoyed the Fly Cruise Fly to Milford Sound and that you were spoilt with amazing weather conditions on the day. It is pretty epic countryside to view with the glaciers, braided rivers, unspoilt and...More

Reviewed 9 August 2016

What a spectacular way to see Fiordland in all it's grandeur and beauty. There is no better way to view the most spectacular scenery in NZ. My pilot James was really friendly and offered great and interesting commentary throughout the flight, pointing out certain mountain...More

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Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Ice-carved fiords, a vast landscape of snow capped peaks and many icy lakes at this time of year - Fiordland National Park has plenty to see and with such rugged countryside flying is one of the easiest and most scenic ways to experience all the...More

Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much for an amazing experience! I would recommend this to everyone coming to the South Island! The people were the most friendly and the whole trip was a very smooth process! The entire trip was timed perfectly with the transportation.More

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Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

The team at Glenorchy Air appreciate your amazing review kimb0siebs! We are so glad that you enjoyed our flights so much that you took the time to recommend our flights to fellow travellers after your experience with us. As people are on holidays and they...More

Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We booked a Glenorchy Air fly-cruise-fly experience last minute as a backup plan to get to Milford Sound. While we had planned to drive, a road closing forced our hand. What we experienced was something that I consider the highlight of my life. It's difficult...More

1  Thank Dan S
Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

You will never know, if you never try... we totally agree Dan S! How often do you get to travel to New Zealand and to experience first hand the real 100% pure New Zealand experience? Fiordland is vast and rugged. Because of its spectacular topography...More

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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
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|
Response from TamsinBrowne |
Hello. Thank you for your enquiry, but unfortunately we do not have any openings at the moment. Regards, Tamsin