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Stewart Island Flights

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Address: Invercargill Airport, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
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+64 3-218 9129

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Staff at Invercargill airport were amazing and our pilot was a bloody good kiwi. Views from plane were incredible and both flights were right on time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Staff at Invercargill airport were amazing and our pilot was a bloody good kiwi. Views from plane were incredible and both flights were right on time.

Thank anneenz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I have been to Stewart Island 4 time and every time got harder to leave Thats on both sides of the Island Mason and Doughboy bays are so peaceful and relaxing Time (as in clocks watches ) does mean a thing

Thank Stephen N
Buderim, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Small planes, comfortable seats, great viewing opportunities. The pilots are friendly and informative. Twenty minutes and you are there, then a minibus whisks you right into Oban in a few minutes. Recommended.

Thank Mike I
sunshine coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

First visit to Stewart and Ulva Islands so a day trip gave us the feel about the place. Will be back. The day trip was fully organised by Stewart Island Flight and everything flowed beautifully. Staff were efficient, friendly and knowledgeable of the area.

Thank ozdrifter
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

For an only 6 minute flight from Oban to Mason bay, the flight surely is impressive. We flew so close to the sand dunes and even got a glimpse of the stunning rivers below. Incredible!!!

Thank Robin_Laura
Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Concerned about Foveaux Strait? Fly. The weather looked atrocious so we flew one way. It was great to see the lower South island and Stewart Island from above. My first flight to Stewart. It won't be my last.

Thank Priscilla P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We booked a flight long time in advance. When we arrived at the airport there was thick fog. The airline could not guarantee that the return flight could start. They offered us a full refund. I think this is very customer friendly. We took the offer cause we had to go to Dunedin next day and could not risk to... More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Easy booking system. friendly service. Best way to visit Stewart Island. On our way to S.I. the pilot could take an extra round above the island. That was amazing. The company is taking good care of the passangers. Next time we go with S.I. Flight. We will never take the ferry again.

Thank reisverslaafde
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Arrived at the airport on a lovely sunny day, the pilot checked me in and after a short wait we were called forward. I was lucky enough to get a seat beside the pilot and had a great view. If you think it's too expensive you could fly in and take the ferry back to Bluff.

Thank AnneRKirkwall
Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Booked in for a one day tour of Stewart Island. This would be a unique experience for some. Flying in a small six seater plane, gives a different take on flying. The flight is only a few minutes, the experience lasts a lifetime. Our pilot, gave a very informative commentary as we crossed the strait, and flew into the air... More 

Thank 62Peter1952

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