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“My New Zealand Holiday”

Stewart Island Flights
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We maintain scheduled flights linking Stewart Island and Invercargill year round. Charter Flights to Mason Bay and Doughboy Bay.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 14 April 2014

the flight to the island is only a 15 minutes in a small twin engine plane and one the way back it was a single engine plane. In windy conditions it could be a rough. but the pilots do a great job.very satisfied. Lots of bird watching on the Island and good hiking.

Thank worldtravler83
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Stewart Island Flights provided excellent value for money for their day trip to Stewart Island. The check in staff and pilot were helpful and efficient, the tour guide was very friendly and overall the tour was excellent. I would highly recommend Stewart Island Flights

Thank KWDavey
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

We used their scheduled service for a trip to Stewart island (to do the Rakiura Track and visit Ulva Island). All very professional and pleasant. Fine views from the airplane of Invercargill / Bluff and the northeast part of Stewart Island. As we had booked hut dates on the Rakiura, we reserved the flight in advance. Seemed a little pricey, but not all that much more than the ferry. If you can be more flexible, they have excellent standby rates.

It's a small airplane (depending on the particular aircraft used, 9 or fewer seats), one of which is next to the pilot. If you are doing the Rakiura, you need to watch your pack's weight (15 kg max, which is very do-able with a little thought), and you will have to buy your stove fuel on the Island (typically stocked at the Island store). The island store also carries freeze-dry food, but was nearly out after we bought 2-days supply of breakfasts and dinners; we could have brought ours from the Mainland and still stayed under the 15kg limit.

Thank fbdaz
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Early start -8am flight-from Invercargill, boat trip to Ulva and then a
minibus tour of the island. Return trip on 5.30 flight.

Thank LancashireLass21
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

The best time to go is February. The weather is great then, you can even swim!

This is New Zealand how it was. There is only a mile or so of road, and a couple hundred houses. Among them a couple nice bars. A sprinkling of cottages overlooking half moon bay. On the hill an old church. The surprises are many. An old Norwegian graveyard and many ship ruins. walkways to places and valleys that may well be unexplored! A lack of tourists... thats a bonus! There are some fine views of an unspoiled bay... and a hundred beaches which are empty...and some with dolphins or porpoises and penguins. If you want to see raw New Zealand, please go down there, it is really worth it and ranks with Milford sounds in the South Island BUT without the nuisance of visitors.

Thank Brendan G
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