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About The Flight

Stewart Island Flights is the only commercial operator to Stewart Island that has regular scheduled flights year round.


Proudly Southland owned and operated, Stewart Island Flights continues providing an air service to Stewart Island that originally began more than 40 years ago.

The flight itself to Stewart Island takes 20 minutes, taking you past world record holder Burt Munro's test track, Oreti Beach, mainland New Zealand's southern most town and Bluff and Foveaux Strait, where the world famous Bluff Oysters are harvested.


Finally you'll land on the largest island National Park in New Zealand with approximately 85% of the island reserved as Department of Conservation land. Upon arrival an amazing selection of outdoor activities are available to choose from.


Bird spotting, nature walks, tramping, kayaking, fishing, hunting and guided tours all await you. Play a round of golf on the southern most course in New Zealand, or just slip into relaxation mode and take in the natural beauty of this island paradise.

Why Fly With Us?

Departure is situated in the main terminal building at Invercargill Airport, only minutes from the city centre avoiding the longer journey to Bluff.

Easy check in by our friendly, competent staff only 30 minutes prior to your departure.

Inexpensive airport car parking or garaged storage in secure buildings with Executive Car service (03 2143434).

Flying overhead Lee Bay enroute Oban

You can securely store excess baggage with us, free of charge.

Enjoy a scenic 20 minute flight, arrive fresh and with just nine passengers per plane, frustration and delays caused by large numbers disembarking are avoided.

Maximize your time on Stewart Island and disembark the aircraft ready to begin an amazing adventure.

Scenic courtesy coach transfer from Stewart Island airfield to flights depot in the heart of Oban township with our friendly, helpful Island based staff.

Most accommodation hosts will meet you at the Stewart Island Flights depot and whisk you and your luggage home. No waiting on luggage containers to be off loaded, no bottleneck and minimal exposure to inclement weather.

Over the clear blue waters of Halfmoon Bay enroute to Invercargill
Stewart Island
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