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“Best little airline in NZ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stewart Island Flights

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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Auckland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Best little airline in NZ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

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.

Visited January 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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199 reviews 199 reviews
76 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Everyone gets a window seat!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Due to the tiny size of the planes you are guaranteed a window seat. Not comfortable for those with long legs as the planes are rather compact.

A lovely scenic journey. Note they weigh the passengers as well as your bags.

Visited January 2013
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Manchester, England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We had a fantastic day trip to Stewart island and Ulva Island, courtesy of Stewart Island Flights. We enjoyed a tour of Stewart island with our excellent tour guide, John. Although the trip was quite costly, it was definitely worth every penny.

Visited January 2013
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best way to get to and from Stewart Island to do the NWC!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We got married on Stewart Island 9 years ago and decided to go back and complete the 9 day tramp that we had pulled out of because of an injury on our Honeymoon. This was our Honeymoon redo! Stewart Island Flights looked after us very well. The flight over to the Island was awesome - views are incredible and as we flew over Oban we could see the church we got married in!

After 9 days of tramping the North West Circuit we were picked up at Masons Bay beach by Stewart Island Flights. We walked out to the beach to wait for the plane and right on time it suddenly appeared, did a flyby and then reappeared for a landing. The flight out was great to look over some of the track we just walked. The pilot was helpful and professional going over the safety tips. Then we were quickly back in Invercargill to accomodation and real food again!!

Visited December 2012
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singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A spectacular flight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

For the price difference between taking flight from Invercargill or ferry from Bluff, we have taken the better option as the seas were choppy when viewed from the air. The scenery from upon takeoff to landing was worth more than the fare of the air tickets.
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Visited December 2012
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