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Stewart Island Flights

Invercargill Airport, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3 218 9129
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Ranked #2 of 21 Attractions in Invercargill
Type: Transportation, Other
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Cheshire
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Arrived & checked in, boarding pass handed over, boarded and ready for off, all by the same man, the pilot! The flight to Stewart Island was fairly smooth and I enjoyed the scenery. The flight back was a little different as it was so windy, it was quite bumpy and my husband was pleased to be back on the ground... More 

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Dunnet, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Booked a day tip to Stewart Island and despite not beng a great fan of ll planes founf th whole thing very easy. Frlew fro Invercargil on a 2 engine ane with a very effcient pilot - wife had highlight of sitting in co-pilot seat on flight back which she loved! Very well organised wih great side trips to Ulva... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
96 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The view was excellent. Security was somewhat lax, there was not any check of bags that were not checked in. Boarding passes were a piece of laminated number and were not checked against identity documents. Nevertheless the view was excellent, and I had the front seat next to the pilot on the way to Stewart Island. The best seat for... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were initially very nervous about such a small plane. It was the smallest plane we had ever been on. However the staffs were very professional and even though it was very windy, our plane still landed safely and the pilot even took a picture with us because it was definitely a ride to remember. That day was so windy... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

was so glad the plane flew at a reasonable altitude so we had a wonderful view of areas we could never manage to hike to. they provide shuttle service to town and then back out to the airport.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Much the best way to visit Stewart Island. Only 20 minutes flying time and not any more expensive. No worries about high seas.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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184 reviews 184 reviews
61 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Small planes check, windy environment check, friendly staff check, On a good day you can't beat the flight to Stewart Island and back. On a windy day you'll never forget it! If you get the front seat then you can see how they fly the small thing.

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Port Stephens
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9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The whole process with SIF was well managed and professional. I have been assured that the pilots are skilled and the planes are very safe...........I hate little planes !!! My husband on the other hand loved every minute of the flight there and back.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Rantin Rover has put all the details very well so I won't go over those again. I am terrified of small planes but the pilot/owner, Raymond, calmed me down considerably. The rest of the family loved the flight. We paid extra to land at Mason Bay on the way over - perfect weather for it that day. And we spent... More 

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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184 attraction reviews
500 helpful votes 500 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

It’s a bit ironic that the current top attraction on TA for Invercargill is the plane trip out of town (others may argue of course that’s because it marks your arrival!). We had read about how rough the boat crossing from Bluff to Stewart Island could be and my wife who is not a keen sailor was immediately put off... More 

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