Glenorchy Air fleet consists of high-wing aircraft with every passenger guaranteed a window seat. This gives all our passengers the best possible views and photo opportunities on every flight. Head phones are provided for each passenger to listen to the insightful commentary provided by the pilot. Glenorchy Air has been operating in this region for over 27 years and are a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) certificated operator. Our modern fleet maintenance schedules comply with New Zealand Civil Aviation safety standards and our maintenance is carried out by Performance Aviation.


The GippsAero GA8 Airvan is the mainstay of Glenorchy Air's fleet with four modern aircraft in our fleet.

Number in Fleet: 3

Passengers: 7

Produced by GippsAero in Victoria, Australia, the Airvan was the first aeroplane to be certified under the 21st century safety and design rules. As a result, it is the safest general aviation aircraft ever built.

Glenorchy Air was the first Queenstown-based operator of the aircraft, which is now the most popular scenic flight aeroplane in the industry. We purchased our first GA8 as soon as the aircraft was certified in 2003.

The Airvan takes 7 passengers in comfort with executive leather seats, 3 or 4 point harnesses, and headsets to hear the pilots commentary. Every passenger can enjoy stunning views through the expansive bubble windows positioned right next to every seat for the best views you can get. 

The Airvan is powered by a 300 horsepower Lycoming IO-540 6 cylinder engine. It cruises at approximately 120 knots with a maximum range of 730 nautical miles.

cessna 206 glenorchy air fleet
cessna 206 glenorchy air fleet
cessna 206 glenorchy air fleet
cessna 206 glenorchy air fleet
cessna 206 glenorchy air fleet
cessna 206 glenorchy air fleet
cessna 206 glenorchy air fleet


ZK-JTK has arrived from the Cessna factory in Kansas, USA and is the newest member of our fleet!

Number in Fleet: 1

Passengers: 5

The Cessna 206 has been described as the SUV of the skies. In production for decades, this aircraft is a well-proven stalwart of general aviation. The newest iteration of this aeroplane, the HD model, brings gains in speed, safety, and comfort to this classic design. 

Our luxuriously equipped Cessna 206 HD has been purchased brand new from the Cessna factory in Wichita, Kansas and features the latest Garmin G1000 NXI glass cockpit avionics, comfortable seats, Bose Aviation noise-cancelling headsets and many safety features, including airbags in the seat belts.

The 206 has a 6-cylinder turbo-charged Lycoming engine, producing 310 horsepower at all altitudes, giving it an excellent rate of climb and a cruise speed of around 150 knots, making it ideal for our longer trips. As with all the aircraft in our fleet, all passengers will enjoy window seats with excellent visibility.


Glenorchy Air is proud to announce that we have a brand-new, custom-built aircraft joining our fleet July 2020!

Number in Fleet: 1

Passengers: 9

The Cessna Grand Caravan is a well-proven design in use all over the world. It's built as the go-to multi-mission aircraft from a commuter airliner, freight carrier, and air ambulance to humanitarian work and sightseeing. The latest version of this model, the EX, brings increased power and efficiency to the Cessna Caravan lineup.

Our Factory New Grand Caravan EX will be equipped with the G1000 NXI, the latest in integrated glass cockpit avionics. Our passengers will enjoy a 10-seater Executive interior with comfortable leather seats and window seats all around.

The Grand Caravan EX has a Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6-140 Turboprop engine which produces 867 shaft horsepower, driving a 4-blade constant speed propeller, which will make it one of the quietest aeroplanes operating in Fiordland. It cruises at about 160 knots and will take you to Milford Sound in style and comfort.