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Golden Bay Air

Address: State Highway 60, Takaka Airport, Takaka 7142, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-525 8725
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Takaka
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Owner description: Let us introduce you to the magic of Golden Bay! Take a stunning scenic flight over the great sand-dunes of Farewell Spit, the golden beaches of Abel Tasman, the ancient mountains of Kahurangi National Park or the wild West Coast. Or simply enjoy a direct scheduled flight between Wellington and Takaka and wrap your transport and scenic flight all in one! We also offer flight and shuttle packages to the Heaphy Track and Abel Tasman for both walkers and bikers. Rental Cars available in Golden Bay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I always fly with these guys to get from Wellington to Golden Bay or the west coast. The pilots are always great and the flights are always one of the highlights of my trip away. Riding or walking the Heaphy is so much more enjoyable when Golden Bay Air can get me from Wellington right to the track start in... More

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GoldenBayAir, Owner at Golden Bay Air, responded to this review

Hi John - thanks so much for your comments, we love to see people come back time and again - no flight is the same! See you next time! More

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

GBA were great for transporting us (group of 6) by van and purpose built trailer to the start of the Heaphy and then by air back out of Karamea afterwards. Cliff was patient and explained the history and a little geology on the way. was an amazing experience flying out of Karamea over the hills back and see how rugged... More

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GoldenBayAir, Owner at Golden Bay Air, responded to this review

Hi Boydsta - thanks for your comments, really glad you enjoyed our service - yes we agree the best way to really appreciate the unique geology of Kahurangi National Park is from the air More

Takaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is the smallest airport I've ever been to and also the smallest plane I ever been on yet one the the best flying experiences I ever had. GBA offers the perfect mix of high standard safety and Kiwi relaxedness. All I wish for is that international airports could adopt this enjoyable mix.

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GoldenBayAir, Manager at Golden Bay Air, responded to this review

Hi HellyGottsChalk - we loved your feedback because your experience is exactly what we strive to achieve for all our passengers - enjoy your future travels... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Richard and the team at Golden Bay Air deserve a thank you for being able to adjust flights when our trip to walk the Heaphy track was unstuck by the storm in April this year. Definitely will recommend them to anyone needing to get to/from Golden Bay.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Well I should say firstly that we did not exactly fly with Golden Bay Air, but did a lot of talking about flying...as the Heaphy track closed the day before we arrived, our flight out of Karamea was not needed. However we had a great time in Golden Bay, and write this review to say that the service in arranging... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I flew with Golden Bay Air from Wellington to Takaka in January of this year. The start of the flight was a little bumpy due to weather conditions but the pilot was very reassuring and professional. I enjoyed the scenic views of Golden Bay and the commentary provided by the pilot during the flight. A great experience and the best... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

I recently flew on Golden Bay Air and right from departure lounge in Wellington Sven, the pilot, was so helpful and informative. I also had a picture to transport but Sven was very caring about it not getting damaged and assisted with its transit. We had very calm conditions so were lucky enough to see literally hundreds of dolphins. Sven... More

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GoldenBayAir, Owner at Golden Bay Air, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience with us Sunshine 2134 - and how wonderful that you got to see the pod of dolphins! Sven is great at spotting the marine life. When the whales are on the move we usually let DoC know as we are noticing more and more in the Golden Bay and Tasman area at certain times of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I have flown with Golden Bay Air on numerous occasions and they run a very professional service between Wellington and Takaka. The flight is so scenic! A wonderful way to visit one of the best kept secrets of New Zealand,

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GoldenBayAir, Owner at Golden Bay Air, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely comments Kiwis64, - I agree every flight is special, no matter how often you fly. See you next time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

It was a perfect clear day for my flight from Takaka to Wellington and I was the only passenger! The pilot was very friendly and gave a lot of interesting information about the area. Views were incredible and I will certainly be taking this flight again in the future. Thanks GB air

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GoldenBayAir, Owner at Golden Bay Air, responded to this review

You are very welcome - we are all about personal service Ginkg! See you again soon! More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We picked a fine day and took a scenic flight over Farewell Spit and Able Tasman National Park. Our pilot Sven was very knowledgeable and made the commentary interesting. It was the highlight of our South Island trip and would thoroughly recommend Golden Bay Air.

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GoldenBayAir, Owner at Golden Bay Air, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed yourself and that your experience with us was the highlight of your South Island trip! Our pilots love showing people why Golden Bay is so special. More

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