Scenic Flights & Adventures

Southern Alps, Queenstown  |  New Zealand



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 modern 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.



Our modern aircraft have expansive windows, allowing every passenger unobstructed views of the stunning scenery we fly over.



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.

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Amazing day of flying with Glenorchy Air!

Truly amazing trip to Milford Sounds! The scenic flight into Milford sounds was out of this world, we flew over lakes, mountains and Glaciers! The pilots were very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. They made the whole trip wonderful. James was our pilot and took good care of us, he was always happy to answer any questions we had. The day out with Glenorchy Air is money well spent! You’re in and out of Milford sounds with a cruise in 4 hours. This is definitely better than spending endless hours on a coach. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to have a truly unique and once in a life time experience in Queenstown!


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Amazing Experience

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!!


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Beautiful start to our honeymoon

Started our honeymoon in Queenstown for some adventure and to see a new and wild landscape. There is no better way to see such a landscape than with Glenorchy air. Liam was our pilot and he made it such a comfortable and enjoyable flight as a skilled pilot and giving some great information about the regions we flew over. The flight and cruise on Milford Sound were breathtaking and beautiful being able to see such a landscape. Highly recommend to anyone, just be flexible with your reservation as we got lucky with weather, but that definitely can affect your booking. Ask for Liam too, if they let you.


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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!


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Memorable Family Experience

We booked our trip with Glenorchy Air with much anticipation of the views, the service and the experience. Our pilot, Jim, the Glenorchy staff, and the Milford Sound boat captain helped surpass all our expectations. Jim was outstanding, educating us at the proper moments along our flight, helping take pictures once at Milford Sound, and really just paving the way for us to enjoy every moment of our trip. From punctual pick-up (he even adjusted the location to make it more convenient for us), to making us feel comfortable throughout the flight, Jim was a top notch professional. Our Family will remember the flight and boat ride in Milford Sound as one of our best trips … good stuff!

Jonathan P

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Words just aren’t enough

We did the flight to Milford Sound & back on 9/9/19 for our 31st wedding anniversary. Feels very surreal now. Milford Sound was gorgeous but the flight there & back was out of this world. What takes approx 5 hrs each way by bus, took us 40 scenic mins each way through snow capped mountains, over glaciers, lakes & magnificent coast line. Exceptional staff. Special mention to (Luke) our young bus driver who is also a pilot, and of course our own pilot (Will) who made us feel completely at ease & safe at all times … great sense of humour & lots of knowledge of movies shot in the area (Lord of the Rings etc). We couldn’t have asked for better service or a better day weather wise. We definitely recommend Glenorchy Air. From someone whose anxiety would have once stopped me from enjoying this, my husband & I can now tick it off as a bucket list experience!

Rae Skinner

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