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Glenorchy Air

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Address: 91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 2207
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Operating out of Queenstown airport and flying across the Southern alps on...

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 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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Milford Sound Fly Cruise Kayak Experience from Queenstown
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Our tour included hotel pick up, the return flights and a Milford cruise with meal. We couldn't have anticipated the experience, the views and the professionalism of the stafff... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Tweed Heads, Australia

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our tour included hotel pick up, the return flights and a Milford cruise with meal. We couldn't have anticipated the experience, the views and the professionalism of the stafff. Absolutely excellent and worth every dollar.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was amazing. The pilot was wonderful, friendly and very informative. It was easy to book and well worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I flew from Queenstown to Milford Sound on a Monday with Glenorchy Air. Upon arriving at the airport I was introduced to my pilot, James. After a quick safety briefing, we were led out to out plane which was more comfy and spacious than I had imagined. Once up in the air, James gave our group information regarding all the... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I must do. Absolutely amazing. Awesome unforgivable views. Best thing you can do in the south island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Glenorchy Air does an excellent job of getting you to/from Milford Sound. We had planned a coach/cruise/coach trip. The weather was spectacular on our day and our bus driver had told us there we could fly back if we wanted to. ($395NZ extra/pp). We danced around it and when we got to Milford I asked the driver to see if... More 

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this review

Thank you so much gdav07 for your review it really takes you on your own little adventure. Whenever anybody steps off our flights from Milford they do tend to be in a state of amazement, but I must say it is a first to hear about a whirlwind flying car/bird adventure. What a flight you must have had. You are... More 

Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took you to LOTR Sites not offered by any other Queenstown tour company, and those that are covered by others, you get a different vantage point.

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this review

Thanks Brad for your review, glad you enjoyed your LOTR experience with us. Our pilots are big fans and extremely knowledgeable about Lord of the Rings and offer a tour as you explained yourself that is unique.Thank you again for flying with Glenorchy Air and good luck with your future travels. Kind regards, The Glenorchy Team More 

Gurnee, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took this flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown in order to get a view of the Fjorland National Park. The views were spectacular. If you are in New Zealand, I highly recommend this tour.

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this review

Thank you for your review jerrygroen, it truly is the best way to view Milford Sound and the surrounding national park. Flying to and from Milford Sound gives such an incredibly unique perspective that many don't get to see and really lets you appreciate its natural beauty. We are delighted you enjoyed your trip with us and thank you again... More 

Emu Plains, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip to Milford Sound by air was magnificent. Our pilot Katie was knowledgeable of the area and made sure we felt safe and at ease throughout the flight. It was much more time effective than a bus trip.

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Glenorchy, Director of Sales at Glenorchy Air, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your review wdkullen, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. The weather has been great recently so flying has been excellent, as I believe you experienced. Our priorities lie in making our customers feel safe as well as providing informative commentary, spectacular view and a unique personal experience. We are delighted to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't have been a more beautiful day to enjoy the trip with Will our pilot. His knowledge of the are was outstanding and made the trip complete.

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Glenorchy, Pilot at Glenorchy Air, responded to this review

Thank you Craig F it was a pleasure to fly you and really appreciate your review. I have been flying for a long time now so I'm glad you enjoyed not only the spectacular views but also my commentary. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Kind regards, Will More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the Fly-Cruise-Fly with Glenorchy Air to Milford Sound and has the absolute BEST time. Michael, our pilot, was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, told us everything that we were looking at during the flight, and made sure to have the 'best bits' seen from both sides of the plane. The plane was amazing. Nice and small with just 8... More 

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