STEWART ISLAND

ULTIMATE DAY TRIP

The ultimate bucket list-worthy day trip.

Adult

15+ years old

Price from
$ 979
NZD
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Child

3-14 years old

Price from
$ 709
NZD
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Infant

0-2 years old

Under 15kg/33lb
Free
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Duration

Full Day

Departure

9.00am

Flight Time

2 Hours

Activity Time

4 Hours

Minimum Age

No minimum

Availability

October - April

Trip Includes

Highlights

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If you’re looking for a Stewart Island adventure this winter, take a look at our Stewart Island Charter Flights.

Stewart Island FAQ's

What time is check in?

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.

How long is this trip?

This is a Full Day experience. From check in 30 minutes before departure, to landing back at Queenstown Airport, is approximately 8 hours. Please note, this does not include time for self-driving or using our complimentary transfers. If you have plans immediately either side of your experience with us, please let us know.

How long is the scenic flight?

Your flights between Queenstown and Stewart Island are approximately 1 hr 15 mins each way.

What should I bring?

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

  • Any essential medication
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Camera – make sure it’s fully charged
  • Warm clothing layers – you’ll want to enjoy the open-air viewing decks where it can get chilly
  • Sensible footwear
  • Bottle of water
Is food included?

Lunch is included with this experience and you have two options to choose from.

 

You can preorder a picnic lunch when booking. We offer vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free and vegan options.

 

The second option is fresh Fish and Chips from either the pub or Kai Kart.

What birdlife may I see on this tour?

Stewart Island and Ulva Island, being so remote, are beautiful habitats for native and endangered birds. Living on the islands are weka, wood pigeon, Stewart Island robin and kaka. The islands are also home to the lesser-known, but just as special NZ dotterel, South Island saddleback, Rifleman, Oystercatcher and the red and yellow-crowned parakeet.

Trip Itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 leisurely day birdwatching or walking
  • Take a guided tour of Paterson Inlet with full commentary from a local skipper with Rakiura Charters + Water Taxis
  • 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
  • Travel at your own pace with Stewart Island Electric Bikes and explore the 30km of roads
  • Enjoy fresh fish and chips from the Kai Kart or local eatery
  • Add a picnic lunch to your booking for $25pp. We have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options on request.
  • 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!

Click here for this trip’s most frequently asked questions.

Adult

15+ years old

Price From
$ 699
NZD
  •  

Child

3-14 years old

Price From
$ 549
NZD
  •  

Family

2 Adults (15+ years old) + 2 Children (3-14 years old)

Price From
$ 2496
NZD
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What's there to do on Stewart Island?

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FAQ

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 for an additional $25pp. We have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options on request.

 

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.

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