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Milford Sound and the Glaciers.

Glenorchy Air - A New Zealand Scenic Flight Airline based at Queenstown Airport".

Our Office at Queenstown Airport
Chief pilot Robert Rutherford

We provide Scenic Flights from Queenstown and Glenorchy to Milford Sound, where you can also take the Cruise. We also Fly to Fiordland, Mt Cook, the Glaciers, the Penguin and Albatross Colonies of Otago's East Coast and to New Line Cinemas, Lord of the Rings Movies Location Sites in the Southern Part of the South Island of New Zealand

Glenorchy Air is a family business run by Janet and Robert Rutherford. Robert grew up in the area and has a wide range of knowledge in the local area. His ancestors arrived here from Scotland in the 1860s to mine for gold. We started "Glenorchy Air" in 1992, and have had many years of safe operation.

We are uniquely placed to share our knowledge and love of the area with our guests. We have the flexibility to fit in with your requirements so long as safety is not compromised.

We specialise in providing the highest standard of personal, friendly service to clients who travel in groups of no more than seven per aircraft. The pilots have a love of this area and are skilled at flying in the mountains. All our aircraft are fitted with individual head sets so you are able to hear the pilot's informative commentary. The "Kea" is our registered trade mark. This New Zealand parrot is the only alpine parrot in the world.

(Above) One of our GA8 Aircraft at Milford Sound..

Weather Considerations.

All our flights are weather dependent.

Visitor book

So you can get an indication of what people think about their flights with Glenorchy Air take a look at some of the comments in our visitors book:

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Glenorchy Air Milford Sound Webcam

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Hear Robert Rutherford from Glenorchy Air talk about Glenorchy

Charter Flights

Glenorchy Air under our New Zealand Air Charter Services banner can arrange charter flights from and to any airfield in New Zealand. Just contact us to check out the possibilities. See Aircraft Fleet

Executive Jet Ground Handling FBO

Glenorchy Air can arrange Executive Jet Ground Handling FBO services for Executive Jets at Queenstown Airport and throughout New Zealand

Glenorchy Air Prices

Glenorchy Air can fly you for as little as $200 per person per hour. That's about $1 per kilometer - the same or better than many land based taxis.

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The Lord of the Rings Movies

During the filming of LOR here in New Zealand, Glenorchy Air had the privilege of flying some of the stars and crew, either on our regular scenic flights, or to and from locations. We had the pleasure of flying Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf) Domonic Moynahan (Merry) Bernard Hill (Theodin) and others who played parts in the film. more...

TRILOGY TRAIL "The Rings" Movie Trilogy: tours to the Location sites

Glenorchy Air can arrange both ground and air tours to the various location sites here in the South Island of New Zealand. Just ask us.

Photo: Glenorchy from the Air

Environmental Policy

As a responsible airline we believe that we must minimize the impact our operations make on our beautiful environment. For a more in depth look at our environmental impact reduction policy see Environmental Policy.

Glenorchy Air Base Location


Glenorchy Air - Based in Queenstown and Glenorchy.
Address: 91 McBride St, Queenstown, New Zealand.
Phone: 64 3 442-2207, Fax: 64 3 442-2807
Skype You may contact us via Skype. Our skype name is glenorchyair

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