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Stewart Island Flights

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Address: Invercargill Airport, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-218 9129
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Buderim, Queensland, Australia
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Buderim, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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277 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank ozdrifter
Auckland, New Zealand
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133 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

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Hannover
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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.

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kirkwall
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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.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

the pilots might change after a while, but the senior staff and owners which are actively involved in all part of the business keep it always most reliable and flexible. as with all business: the people who run it, the people you encounter make it what it is!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I will admit I was terrified to fly in such a small plane (a 10-seater) but it seemed like a much better option than hanging my head over the rail of the ferry for an hour. The trip to Stewart Island was quick and even though it was bumpy at times, it was OK because it didn't last too long.... More 

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