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“Flight over Mt Cook and the Glaciers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Glenorchy Air

Glenorchy Air
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US$456.39*
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Milford Sound Fly Cruise Kayak Experience from Queenstown
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Perth, Australia
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“Flight over Mt Cook and the Glaciers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

We flew with Glenorchy in a Cesna- Haydn was our pilot and guide and he was awesome- very knowledgeable, considerate and most of all a very good pilot. The scenery was magnificient and time ran away with us on that beautiful sunny day with clear skies. This was the highlight of our NZ trip and well worth the money paid for this scenic flight!
Ian and Carol- Perth....

Visited March 2014
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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Thank you for this lovely review. We always love hearing how our passengers enjoyed their trip with us, especially hearing we are the highlight of their trip. The scenery really is magnificent, and all our pilots are very knowledgeable and passionate about this beautiful region they love flying in. Thank you again for you review.
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“View to die for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

Our pilot was Ray (last name ?). He was very kind, experienced, knowledgeable and reassuring. There was no need for reassurance, i.e. we were in no danger, but he anticipated every concern a person might have and put the nervous flyers at ease. Getting to Milford Sound by foot or coach would be another story worth telling; however, having the ariel views was something that can only be done by air. I can't articulate how beautiful and awe inspiring it is to fly over the mountains. The cost seems prohibitive, but we would have been so exhausted just getting to Milford Sound I'm not sure we would have been able to experience the beauty of the sound. I audibly gasped at the sheer beauty which literally brought tears to my eyes. Watching the dolphins play with the boat wake was icing on the the cake.

Visited April 2014
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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. All our pilots are experienced and passionate about flying their passengers in this absolutely beautiful region we live in. And are very good at reassuring and anticipating any concerns people may have. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your experience, the views you experience from the air are definitely awe inspiring. Thank you again for your review.
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

We'd heard that this flight was not to be missed, and now we know it's true. What a beautiful experience. We're so glad we chose to fly with Glenorchy Air. Ray is an excellent pilot and guide; he made us feel welcomed and taken care of. Don't let the price put you off -- it's absolutely worth it.

Visited April 2014
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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Thank you very much for this great review. We love hearing how our passengers enjoyed their trips with us, and all of us here at Glenorchy Air thank you for your praise and fantastic review.
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Incredible!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

We had the option of catching the coach to Milford sounds or flying and we are extremely happy we chose to fly! The flight over there was incredible and it was made even more lovely by our pilot Ray. Not only did we get to see the beautiful scenery, we got to learn about everything we were flying over! His knowledge of the region and his passion for his job shined the entire flight. Would definetly recommend this trip to everyone. We loved it!
The 3 Australian girls will be returning for another amazing flight.

Visited April 2014
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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. Our pilots are very passionate about this beautiful region that they live and fly around, and are very knowledgeable about the area. All of us here at Glenorchy Air are thrilled that you had a great experience on our trip. Thank you again for this review.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Trip of a lifetime!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful trip! Stunning scenery on our Lord of the Rings tour which also included a close look at glaziers. Beautiful! Our pilot Ray very knowledgeable, skilful & charming. The whole experience was faultless & excellent value. Would totally recommend this trip to anyone heading to The Queenstown area.

Visited January 2014
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Glenorchy, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy Air, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We don't just fly to Milford Sound we also have a choice of great Lord of the Rings Trilogy Trail trips. With the stunning scenery around here it's easy to see why they chose to do the filming here. Thank you again for your great review.
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