Scenic Flight Photography Tips

Our girl, Sophie Piearcey, has flown with us many times now and each time she sends us the most incredible photos, showcasing the amazing scenery we fly over. In her latest blog post (click here), she shares some fantastic tips for taking photography on our scenic flights. Find her words of wisdom below to use […]

Sunrise Flights with Notes of a Northerner

When we moved down to Level 2 in New Zealand, that meant we were able to wake our sleeping aircraft and venture out from the hangar back into the skies above our magnificent Southern Alps. One of our first flights took our favourite creatives up for a new Sunrise Flight around Mt. Aspiring and Earnslaw Burn to capture photos and

We’ve made the list “the most epic travel guide to queenstown, new zealand”

Last month, Tara from Silly Little Kiwi joined us on a scenic flight to Milford Sound on a stunning bluebird day. Read her latest post for the most epic guide to Queenstown.

ZK-LOR rejoins the fleet

We are extremely excited to welcome back our second GippsAero GA8 Airvan back from its full rebranding, bright, ready and looking great for our busy summer season. Again, a huge thank you to Frew's Restorations in Auckland for the incredible job on ZK-LOR and ZK-JRR.

A new addition to our fleet

We are extremely proud to announce a new addition to our fleet. Coming online this December is our brand-new custom-built Cessna 206 Stationair HD. In October, our Managing Director James Stokes flew from Queenstown, New Zealand to Wichita, Kansas in the USA to visit the Cessna Factory and see our new aircraft, which will have the CAA Aircraft Registration ZK-JTK,
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Bird of the Year 2019 #yearofthekea

Here in New Zealand, we're very proud of our native birds. Every year, Forest & Bird hold the Bird of the Year. New Zealander's can vote for their 5 favourite native birds and then a winning species is announced. Photo credit: New Zealand Trails This year, and every year, we're backing the Kea. As well […]

Welcome Home ZK-JRR

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, […]

Spring has sprung

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 […]

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.

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

We’ve earned a Certificate of Excellence for the eight 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 […]

A Flight to Remember

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 […]
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Mission Impossible Fallout: Sharing the sky with Tom Cruise

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 […]

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

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.
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Capture a different perspective and Fly | Explore | Fly Milford Sound

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.

Glenorchy Air Celebrates 25 years of operating

On November 22, 2017, Glenorchy Air celebrated its 25th Anniversary of operating.  Glenorchy Air was 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 […]