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Stewart Island Flights

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Address: Invercargill Airport, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
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Awesome trip across to Stewart island! I wanted to do it again! Smooth flying and I had the best time sitting up the front! Lovely pilot too which makes all the difference.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome trip across to Stewart island! I wanted to do it again! Smooth flying and I had the best time sitting up the front! Lovely pilot too which makes all the difference.

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Orebro, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The flight to Stewart Island is short and exciting. We were flying in an 8 seated plane which had seen better days, about 45 years old. The flight is only about 20 minutes and everything was uneventful. Better than taking the ferry across

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weather was terrible, they had canceled ferries as the sea was in an awful state. The flight was a dream though and no turbulence either. few tens on minutes from Invercargill, NZ and were there. Pilot was great and the baggage handling was pure simplicity from check in to arrival.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing scenic flight over Stewart Island. Raymond is a fantastic pilot and equally great guy his commentary during the flight was outstanding and he went out of his way to show off the dramatic scenery. Couldn't speak more highly of the experience. Can't wait to return and take another flight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience flying with these guys. Friendly and professional staff who are happy to answer questions. They take you by minibus to and from their airstrip/Oban office (also the Post Shop). Absolute highlight was getting the co-pilot seat on the way to Stewart Island!

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Wellington
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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!!!

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