On our first trip to Rakiura we chose flights over the ferry.. wanted to save time and avoid lengthy discomfort if weather not so great and I think we did the right thing. The weather on our journey there was gusting over 40 knots - the take off and landing being the worst with some fearful gusts making the tiny plane shudder but our pilot was super skilled and it was all over in about 20 minutes. The return flight was in a light sea breeze and was so relaxing I even managed to take some photos. Would definitely use them again - hopefully we will return one day soon.
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