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Our incredible Mt. Cook adventures have landed...

Glenorchy Air is excited to announce our new partnership with Mt. Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters, offering up an incredible range of Mt. Cook adventures departing daily with us from Queenstown. 
 
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Encounter a flying experience like no other across New Zealand's breathtakingly beautiful Southern Alps, enjoying unparalleled views from the window seat of our fixed-wing aircraft as you fly through the most awe-inspiring landscapes. Marvel at the immense scale and spectacular grandeur of this beautiful region, including aerial views of the Tasman Glacier and summit ridge of Mt. Cook, New Zealand's largest glacier and highest mountain.
Landing in the heart of Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park, pick your adventure. 
 
Combine our unforgettable scenic flight with the excitement and adrenaline-filled action of skiing on New Zealand’s biggest glacier. Carve your way down the 1000 metre descent on this one-of-a-kind ski slope, navigating the 8 - 10 km run, exploring incredible seracs and ice caves as you make your way down not once, but TWICE.
The bucket list tick you probably didn't even know existed. 
 
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TASMAN GLACIER HELI HIKE
Follow your flight across New Zealand's entire Southern Alps with a two hour hike through the most spectacular glacier. Teaming up with your Mt. Cook Glacier Guiding professional to be dropped off on a remote part of the glacier to explore the amazing ice formations. No two trips are ever the same - the glacier is constantly changing so there is always something new and interesting to discover. 
An absolute NZ MUST DO!
 
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THE TASMAN TASTER
Embrace the opportunity to not only see The Tasman Glacier from the air but experience the grandeur with 600 metres of glacier ice beneath your feet too. It is an unforgettable experience when the aircraft shuts down its engine, leaving you in the serene silence that this jaw-dropping beauty has to offer.
A once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
 
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Whichever you choose your knowledgeable, highly skilled Glenorchy Air pilot will be waiting for you at the Aoraki/Mt. Cook aerodrome to finish off your day with interesting and informative commentary during your return flight to Queenstown. 

Do Milford differently. Capture a different perspective. Fly/Explore/Fly.

Lying deep within Fiordland National Park there is no doubt that Milford Sound is the country’s most stunning natural attraction. Its towering mountain peaks, waterfalls, and wildlife are some of the spectacles that give Milford its claim to fame. It really is a beauty and we love having the opportunity to share scenic flying and the Milford experience with our passengers. 

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. Capture a different perspective. Discover spectacular pockets of silence where you can take a moment to enjoy the beauty with no one else around.

Photo Credit: Laurie Winter 

You will have a window seat with unimpaired views as you fly to Milford Sound through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty….. out over the Tasman Sea and through the fiord itself on the approach to land.

 

 

Take the opportunity to explore the shores of Milford with our three short walks taking you to unmissable vantage points and through awesome wilderness.

Starting with Milford’s best kept secret, the Bowen Falls walk, a small boat will transport you to the track that winds its way round right to the base of plunging Lady Bowen Falls, the tallest waterfall in Milford Sound. Experience this unique view from below so close up that you’ll feel the spray in your face as the fresh water crashes the 162 metres falls.

 

 

Wander through beech forest and alongside the sandy shores of majestic Milford Sound on the boardwalks of the Foreshore Loop Track for some of the best views of iconic Mitre Peak, standing a proud 1,692 metres above sea level. Learn more about the area through the interpretive visitor panels and take a moment to enjoy the best seat in the house, the Milford Sound swing – you’ve probably seen the gorgeous photos on your Instagram feed.

 

Photo Credit: Sophie Piearcey

Get an awesome perspective of Milford Sound framed by native bush when you climb the stairs of the Lookout Track, the short walk winds its way up to a spectacular viewpoint.

Finish off with a bite to eat from Discover Milford Café or bring your own picnic and enjoy lunch with a view on the benches overlooking the Sound and Mitre Peak before meeting your pilot for your return scenic flight to Queenstown.

Embark on an epic adventure and paddle Milford Sound this winter!

Photo Credit: Southern Discoveries 

 

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.  

If you’re lucky you’ll get up close and personal with the local wildlife too, Milford is home to fur seal colonies, penguins and dolphins.

Get involved in the magic of Milford Sound this winter with one of our two kayaking options. Catering for the first-time paddler or the more seasoned kayaker, we have trips suitable for everyone.

Whichever you choose you’ll be in a small group with experienced professional local guides who love sharing their extensive knowledge with you.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join us on a flight of a lifetime and a spectacular kayak, spaces are limited.

In partnership with Southern Discoveries Fly/Cruise & Kayak/Fly giving you the full Milford experience right out to the Tasman Sea on board a scenic cruise paired with an hour of paddle time as well as visit to the underwater observatory and includes lunch.

DEPARTURE: 10:30am
DURATION: 6 Hours (approx.)
PADDLE TIME: 1 hour (plus 1hour 45 minute cruise)
PADDLE RATING: EASY
AGE LIMIT: Double kayaks are available so children 5 years and older can join in with an adult

In partnership with Rosco’s Fly/Kayak/Fly go further an embark on a big loop of Milford Sound and paddle approx. 10k over 3-3.5 hours. Taking in all the highlights, with plenty of  opportunities to spot wildlife and photograph waterfalls.

DEPARTURE: 9am
DURATION: 8 hours (approx.)
PADDLE TIME: 3-3.5 hours
PADDLE RATING: MODERATE
AGE LIMIT: 14+

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

Exciting times.. 

We’ve earned a Certificate of Excellence every year for the past SIX years now.. so we’re stoked to announce that Glenorchy Air has yet again qualified for the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. The biggest thank you to all our wonderful customers for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it.

 

Certificate of Excellence award honors businesses that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor. This award is only given to the top 10 percent listed on TripAdvisor who have maintained an overall TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five!! 

 

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2018 Hall of fame tripadivisor allgreen 

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