Add Stewart Island to your Queenstown Itinerary. Sit back and relax and we fly you down through the vast Southen Farmland, over the Foveaux Strait and onto Rakiura, New Zealand's third largest island. You will not regret this incredible trip as you are flown to one of New Zealand's bucket list destinations. This 1hr flight makes getting to Stewart Island incredibly easy, and we offer you up to 6hrs on the ground to make the most of your time there before flying you back to Queenstown in time for dinner!
Rakiura, meaning 'Glowing skies' in reference to the Southern lights is New Zealand's third-largest island. We are now offering direct flights from Queenstown to Stewart Island, a destination that should be on everyone's bucket list. Departing out of Queenstown Airport and down the Wakatipu towards Kingston, Fly over the vast Southern Farmland, home to a lot of New Zealand's agriculture, and track the Oreti River until you get to Invercargill and the South Coast. With panoramic views of Oreti Beach, Bluff and Toetoes Bay, we then start to make our way over he Foveaux Strait passing some of the smaller islands on the way over including Dog Island and Ruapuki Island. As Stewart gets nearer you will find yourself in a completely different landscape.
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. Our friends at Rakiura Charters & Water Taxis are on hand to take you wherever you'd like to go, with some amazing tours around the Patterson Inlet and over to Ulva Island, one of New Zealand's most accessible pest-free islands. With hours of walking tracks to do and remote beaches, you can easily fill your time exploring or relaxing. Ulva Island is an approximate 7-minute boat trip from Golden bay Wharf.
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Up to 6hrs on the ground in Stewart Island
Please advise if you wish to take advantage of our complimentary transfers. Transfer's are available from all central Queenstown, Hotels, Motels, Hostels & Holiday Parks as well as main bus stops.
Pick ups start 55minutes before departure, and specific times will be provided on the Glenorchy Air email confirmation you will receive.
There is also the option to drive out to Queenstown Airport, you can park at Queenstown Airport car park A (short stay) where parking is approximately $20 for the duration of the time you are with us.
Our desk for check in, is inside Queenstown Airport main terminal building opposite Avis car hire down by domestic baggage claim.
As you will be in Stewart Island for the day. We recommend bringing sun screen, bug spray, sunglasses, sensible footwear for walking, and water. If you wanted to go swimming, we recommend bringing togs and a towel!rnrnLunch can be purchased when you are there at Kai Kart, the pub, or foursquare. However, if you're wanting to do a tour with Rakiura Charters & Water taxi's we'd recommend bringing lunch or pre-purchase a picnic lunch with us in advance.
Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.
Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.
There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.
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