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“Captain Picard, eat your heart out”
Review of Glenorchy Air

Glenorchy Air
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US$ 282.62*
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Milford Sound and Glaciers Fly Over Tour from Queenstown
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US$ 289.78*
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Milford Sound Landing and Glaciers Fly Over
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US$ 329.13*
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4-Hour Milford Sound Cruise and Fly Experience
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 25 February 2012

our pilot came over to the pub in Milford Sound to fetch us for the ride to Queenstown. The last flight of the day was finished, and he flew in just for my wife and I.

Captain was a real treat, obviously experienced, skilled, and looked the part!

Trip was worth every penny, clear sunny, and very cool!

Thank Digvancouver
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glenorchyAir, Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2012

It is heartening to receive great reviews and we are grateful that you took the time to post on this site. Thank you for sharing and for choosing Glenorchy Air for your flight back from Milford Sound.

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

We travelled by coach to Milford Sound and decided to take the opportunity to return by air. Best decision we ever made!! Spectacular views of scenery you would never see from commercial aircraft. We felt completety at ease with Robert as pilot, who provided a running commentary of the landscape as appropriate. On our return to Queenstown we were transferred back to our hotel. This was the highlight of our 4 week trip to New Zealand. A must for any visitor to the area. John and Kathy from West Yorkshire, England

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glenorchyAir, Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2012

Thank you so much for the great photos and taking the time to write this review. We loved sharing this fantastic part of the world with you and for helping to make your trip so memorable. Thank you again for choosing to fly with Glenorchy Air.

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Reviewed 12 February 2012

We booked last minute and we're so glad we did! An incredible flight to Milford Sound. The highlight of our visit to Queenstown without a doubt. Lovely pilot, interesting stories about flying the cast of the lord of the rings films, and helpful when we landed in taking us tot he ferry terminal. Would highly recommend!

Thank Simon G
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glenorchyAir, Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2012

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your trip with us. As we flew the cast and crew for the Lord of the Rings filming we are able to share information about the locations (an added bonus) when we fly over sites on the tour. Thank you also for taking the time to write a review and for choosing Glenorchy Air for your Flight to Milford Sound.

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Reviewed 7 February 2012

Nike said it best, just do it.This trip to the Milford Sound was just amazing but the flight with Robert ( the owner) was left me awestruck. The family owned and operated business is the only way to go. Their attention to detail and safety is outstanding. The Richardson family from New Berlin Illinois will always be grateful for the experience. Thank you Robert, Janet, and Emily

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glenorchyAir, Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2012

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your trip with us and thank you for sharing on line. As a family run business, we have been operating in the Queenstown area for nearly 20 years. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review and for choosing Glenorchy Air for your Flight to Milford Sound.

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Reviewed 5 February 2012

It is hard to think of enough superlatives to describe the experience we have just had! In the capable and professional hands of our pilot Teri Muirhead, we flew over lakes, past glaciers and between mountain peaks when flying to and from Milford Sound. Our most nervous passenger was put at ease from the start of the journey by the pilots confident approach and manner. Weather conditions were amongst the best you could get with seas on the west coast like glass.

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glenorchyAir, Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2012

Thank you so much for this review. Teri really likes your positive feedback. We really appreciate your kind words and support and are glad we could share such a great experience with you.

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