SCENIC FLIGHTS FROM QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND
DISCOVER MILFORD SOUND & BEYOND
Glenorchy Air is a family-owned and operated scenic flight company based at Queenstown International Airport on the stunning South Island of New Zealand. Experience awe-inspiring, personalised flights to Milford Sound, Mt. Cook, Mt. Aspiring and beyond. With Glenorchy Air, your window seat awaits. All of our aircraft have expansive windows, allowing every passenger unobstructed views of the stunning locations we fly over.
Our pilots are knowledgeable, confident locals who strive to exceed your expectations. We have many flight options to suit your time, budget and level of adventure. For a truly remarkable experience, book with us today.
YOUR WINDOW SEAT AWAITS
Our modern aircraft have expansive windows, allowing every passenger unobstructed views of the stunning scenery we fly over.
BASED AT QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT
We are conveniently located inside the Main Terminal Building at Queenstown Airport across from arrivals baggage claim.
We provide complimentary pickups and dropoffs from Central Queenstown locations in our comfortable 2019 Hiace Vans.
Explore the Tasman Glacier with our exclusive new adventure. We'll fly you from our base at Queenstown Airport up to Mt. Cook Aerodrome, one of the most stunning places in the world! Hop onboard our brand new VW Multivan, where we'll drive you to The Hermitage to meet your guide from Glacier Explorers. After a 30 minute alpine walk through the moraine and National Park, board your custom-built MAC boat and enjoy the ever-changing scenery, view the Tasman Glacier ice face and have the opportunity to touch the 300-500 year old ice crystals. After this amazing experience, your Glenorchy Air pilot will pick you up and you'll be able to take in the spectacular scenery on your return flight back to Queenstown.
We had an amazing flight with Jackson. The flight was so smooth and just magical, we would highly recommend doing this. The boat cruise was also great and just a beautiful place. Thank you Jackson and Glenorchy air for a memorable experience in Queenstown!!Read More Reviews +
HIGHLIGHT OF THE TRIP
We took the Milford Sound and Glaciers: Fly/Cruise/Fly trip. Luke was our pilot and he was not only a safety-conscious and talented pilot, but his commentary as we flew back and forth was amusing and very informative. He made sure we got to where we needed to go and we always felt safe. While we enjoyed Milford Sound, the true highlight was the breathtaking flights over the mountains!! The snow-capped peaks with their jagged edges cannot adequately be described. This is a must-see trip!Read More Reviews +
GREAT WAY TO EXPERIENCE NEW ZEALAND'S BEAUTY
Jackson did a fantastic job. His commentary of the landscape added to the beauty of the landscape. Put this on your list of things to do!!Read More Reviews +
We are proud to welcome ZK-JRR back to the fleet. Our GippsAero GA8 Airvan has undergone a full rebranding. We’d like to thank Frew’s Restorations up north in Auckland for the incredible paint job! We can’t wait to take our lovely passengers to Milford Sound, Mt. Cook and beyond in JRR. The stunning red tail, […]CONTINUE READING +
The daffodils are blooming, the grass is turning greener and the waterfalls are now as plentiful as ever. And so are the savings! Our Spring Promotion is now available. Book with us through our website during the months of September, October and November and save 10% off your scenic flight to either Milford Sound or […]CONTINUE READING +
We’ve earned a Certificate of Excellence for the sixth year in a row! This means that Glenorchy Air has again qualified for the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. The biggest thank you to all our wonderful customers. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it. Certificate of Excellence award honors businesses that […]CONTINUE READING +
We recently had Sophie Piercey, Notes of a Northerner, fly with us. Have a read at what she thought of her scenic flight to Milford Sound with us. Sophie puts the flight to Milford Sound beautifully. She writes, “As we approached Milford Sound my heart started to beat a little faster. Rudyard Kipling once said that […]CONTINUE READING +
Lake Quill: The location of the Helicopter gun fight in Fallout, and one of the captive lakes seen on our return journey from Milford Sound. The newly-released blockbuster boasts a star studded cast, including Tom Cruise, Henry Cavil, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson. As impressive as the cast is, we feel that it played second […]CONTINUE READING +
We think there’s no better way to hang out in the fiords than on a kayaking adventure. Exploring from sea level truly offers a different perspective to the grandeur of the towering peaks, sheer sides and spectacular waterfalls.CONTINUE READING +
Milford Sound has become one of the most visited places in New Zealand, so for those who want to step away from the crowds we’ve launched a new product, Fly | Explore | Fly, to allow our customers to do Milford differently.CONTINUE READING +
On November 22, 2017, Glenorchy Air celebrated its 25th Anniversary of operating. We were founded by Robert and Janet Rutherford in 1992. At the time, the stunning road from Queenstown to Glenorchy was unsealed. They regularly operated flights from Glenorchy to various destinations. However, six years later, the road was sealed and operations moved to […]CONTINUE READING +