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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...more
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91 McBride Street | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 2207
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Pilot was fabulous , views were spectacular. Would definitely recommend this flight . We would even take this trip again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fly-Cruise-Fly with Glenorchy air was one of the best activities that I've done anywhere in the world. The views from the flight were absolutely incredible and the pilots commentary was really interesting, including the history of the region, the local geography and even Lord...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

James (our friendly pilot) was a fantastic guide with great knowledge of the area as well as being a first-class pilot who landed as gently as a feather both times. Took us to and from Milford Sound via different routes to maximize what we saw...More

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Glenorchy Air I, Guest Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Patrick, Thank you so much for flying with us and for the positive feedback. James will be chuffed with the compliments on his landings. Best, Glenorchy Air Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Flew from Queenstown to Milford sound and back with Glenorchy Air and also chartered multiple flights for photography purposes. Glenorchy Air went above and beyond to help me capture the images I could only have dreamed of and Ill absolutely be flying with them again....More

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Glenorchy Air I, Guest Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Jason, Thanks for the review. It was great having you and Matt and we were blown away with your shots. Best, Glenorchy Air Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the money for a lifetime of memories. Our pilot Mackenzie was literally a mountain of information. We booked the whole plane and the family all said it was awesome and not to be missed. I feel this is the way to see Milford...More

Thank Wendyclan
Glenorchy Air I, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Wendy, I am so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your flight with us. It's nice when a family can enjoy a private trip in our 7 seater aircraft, but no one has to argue over the best seat, they all get...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment I arrived at the airport I knew I was in good hands. The front line staff were friendly and informative and got us ready for the flight. We then met our pilot Mckenzie who was lovely and gave us some amazing facts...More

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Glenorchy Air I, Guest Relations Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the review. We're really glad that you had such a god time and we hope to see you again in the future. Best, Glenorchy Air Team

Reviewed June 29, 2018

This was a highlight in our recent trip to Queenstown. The flight in was breathtaking and the pilot and team at Glenorchy Air were fantastic. Highly recommended!

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

Hi Bryce, We're delighted that you enjoyed your trip with us. It really is a beautiful trip and we love sharing it with people. Thanks for the review :) Glenorchy Air team.

Reviewed June 26, 2018

There is no better way to enjoy the spectacular NZ Alps than to fly among them. We (my 91 year old mom and I) greatly appreciated the entertaining and informative commentary from our outstanding pilot as we flew between Queenstown and Milford Sound. I have...More

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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Hi There, Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad we were able to fly you and your Mother on a lovely day to Milford Sound. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip.

Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

We had the most flawless experience today for our trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound with pilot James Stokes. They were fantastic to deal with, polite and informative who put the whole group at ease. Highly recommend.

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Glenorchy, Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Hi Thanks for the feedback, it's great to hear that we've done a good job and made your trip a memorable experience. I hope the rest of your travels have been just as good!

Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

I took my brother to Mildford with Glenorchy Air. With the ever changing weather we were kept up to date what was happening and that other options were available. The flight was Awesome, the clouds were low and ridglines high which created a letterbox effect...More

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Glenorchy, Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Hi Ryajon The weather in Milford Sound certainly keeps us all on our toes. I'm glad to hear that things went smoothly and we didn't have to resort to any of our back up options. Milford is a magical place and the changing weather is...More

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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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October 8, 2017|
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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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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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