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  • Depart over the Remarkables, track along the Oreti River across New Zealand’s vast southern farmland before reaching the stunning Southern Coast
  • Fly over Foveaux Strait passing Dog Island and Ruapuki Island before landing on Ryan’s Creek Airstrip on the hill overlooking the Oban township
  • We can curate a day suited to you! From an adventure-packed itinerary to spending a leiserly day birdwatching or walking
  • Take a guided tour of Paterson Inlet with full commentary from a local skipper with Rakiura Charters + Water Taxis, with the option for a combined Whalers Base History Tour and Marine Farm Tour
  • Ride a water taxi out to predator-free Ulva Island and walk along the pristine coastline
  • Embark on a land-based tour with Aurora Cab Company and enjoy a 1.5 hour personal tour of Stewart Island
  • Enjoy fresh fish and chips from the Kai Kart or local eatery
  • Sit back and relax on your flight back to Queenstown after enjoying the real ‘island life’ adventures
  • If you’re unsure what add-ons you’d like to embark on, please Contact Us and we’ll be happy to curate a fantastic day for you!
  • Experience it all from your window seat!

What's there to do on Stewart Island?


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Most frequent questions and answers

Please call us on 0800 676 264 1 hour before your scheduled flight time on the day of your flight for your Weather Check.

If you are self driving to us at Queenstown Airport, your check in time is 30 minutes prior to departure.

We suggest you bring the following with you to make it a great day out:

  • Any essential medication
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera – make sure it’s fully charged
  • Warm clothing layers 
  • Sensible footwear
  • A daypack
  • Bottle of water
  • Snacks

Your flight between Queenstown and Stewart Island are approximately 1 hour 15 minutes each way.

No, but you can pre-purchase a picnic lunch from us when booking online. You are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch with you as well. There are also some great spots for lunch on the island. Our pilot’s favourite is the fresh fish and chips from Kai Karts Fish & Chips.

There are lots of different things to do when you arrive on Stewart Island!

When booking online, you can add the following as extras:

  • A water-based tour with Rakiura Charters around the Patterson Inlet, taking you to the old Whalers Base and the Marine Farms
  • A land-based tour with the Aurora Cab Company. This is perfect for those who would like a concise yet thorough introduction to Stewart Island
  • A water taxi transfer to Ulva Island for some bird spotting

If you’d prefer to plan your own self-guided itinerary, we’ll attach a map to your booking confirmation of our “Top Things To Do” so you can start planning your day!

Feel free to Contact Us and we can help plan a perfect day on Stewart Island for you!

Unfortunately at this time, we do not offer flights over multiple days, just day trips. Please Contact Us and we can talk through some different options for you.