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Stewart Island Fly | Explore | Fly ex Queenstown

Tick Stewart Island off your bucket list and experience this tiny paradise on an incredible day trip with return scenic flights from Queenstown.
Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration
Duration
8 hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
9am
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Available from central QT
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
Open Age
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Queenstown Airport
Best Seller
Best Seller
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What's Included

  • Guaranteed a window seat with unimpaired views over the Southland, and the stunning southern coastline
  • 1 hour flight time each way
  • Your knowledgeable, highly-skilled local pilot will provide interesting and informative commentary
  • A chance to fully immerse yourself in this little piece of paradise 
  • Spend 6 hours on the ground exploring 
  • Complimentary shuttles to and from central Queenstown available in our comfortable 2019 Hiace Vans.
What's excluded

This experience is the return scenic flight to and from Stewart Island from Queenstown with 6 hours on the ground to explore. You choose how you spend your day.. Our recomendations include

  • Walk the beautiful coastal walking tracks, explore the Oban township and enjoy fresh fish & chips on the beach
  • Rent an ebike for half a day and with a moderate level of fitness you'll be able to cover the majority of picturesque Stewart Islands highlights
  • Take a boat tour around Patterson Inlet and learn about the islands Marine Farms industry in partnership with Rakiura Charters & Water Taxis 
  • Book onto a 1.5-hour personal tour of Stewart Island with our friends at Aurora Cab Company
Why do we love this

However you spend your time in this special destination we gaurentee you'll enjoy the real ‘island life’ adventure on New Zealand’s third-largest island. 

What to Expect

This trip gives you an incredible opportunity to add a day trip to your Queenstown itinerary with the flexibility to do your own thing, the island is full of hidden treasures. 

Tucked just 30 kilometers from the end of New Zealand’s South Island, Rakiura | Stewart Island should be on everyone's bucket list. It's New Zealand's third-largest island and home to a small population of just 400 people it offers a rare glimpse of a truly untouched NZ.

You will find yourself in a different world, soaring above some of Stewart Island’s untouched, rugged coastline. On approach, we will pass Horseshoe Bay and Half moon bay before descending on Ryan’s Creek airstrip on the hill overlooking the township of Oban. Spend the day exploring Stewart Island before departing back for Queenstown in the late afternoon. 

This trip offers a 1 hour flight each way departing Queenstown at 9am and returning at 5pm you will have aproximatly 6 hours to explore. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Some essentials we suggest bringing with you on your tour:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and Bug Spray
  • Camera with charge & memory
  • Warm clothing layers
  • Sensible foot wear
  • Bottle of water

Note: You do not need a passport.

Our flights are not effected by the use of Mobile phones and are permitted on board.

However, phones cannot be used whilst on the airfield with active aircraft around you.

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We are required to make sure that the aircraft is operated within its maximum weight limitations and the aircraft’s centre of gravity is within limits. We, therefore, request passenger weights at the time of booking, to assist us operationally in planning and managing seat availability and to provide a great customer experience.  Please ensure you inform us of your weight, especially if any passengers are 120kg or 260lb or over, prior to the date of travel. Passengers seat allocation is at the Pilots' discretion due to the weight and balance of the plane.

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Children aged up to and including 2 years can travel for free if sitting on an adults lap. They must weight 15kg or less.

We provide lap belt extenders, infant life jackets and ear defenders to help keep our young passengers comfortable.

Children aged between 3-14 years are eligible for the child rate.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • The Pilot in command is responsible for the safety of the aircraft and everyone on board at all times. Service can be refused if the Pilots' instructions are not complied with.
  • Given alpine flying conditions, Glenorchy Air reserves the right to alter the flight paths, durations, or cancel flights due to weather and safety considerations. If we cannot fly due to adverse weather conditions, we will attempt to reschedule depending on the passenger's schedule and flight availability. If we cannot reschedule, passengers will be refunded. 
  • We are required to make sure that the aircraft is operated within its maximum weight limitations and the aircraft’s center of gravity is within limits. We, therefore, request passenger weights at the time of booking, to assist us operationally in planning and managing seat availability and to provide a great customer experience. 
  • Please ensure you inform us of your weight, especially if any passengers are 120kg or 260lb or over, prior to the date of travel. Passengers seat allocation is at the Pilots' discretion due to the weight and balance of the plane.
  • Minimum passenger numbers apply.

Cancellation Policy:

  • The provider reserves the right to cancel flights due to weather and safety considerations. If we cannot reschedule, passengers will receive a 100% refund. 
  • If passengers choose to cancel a flight, fail to check-in on time, or notify us of changes less than 24 hours prior to their departure, they will incur a 100% cancellation charge.
  • Changes or cancellations made with more than 24 hours warning incur no penalties.

Pickup Locations
  • Abba Court Motel = Creeksyde Bus Stop
  • Absoloot Value Hostel = The Station Building
  • Adventure Queenstown Hostel = Station Building
  • Alexis Motel& Apartments = Copthorne Bus Stop
  • Alpine Lodge = Station Building
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