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Golden Bay Air

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Address: State Highway 60 | Takaka Airport, Takaka 7142, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-525 8725
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Let us introduce you to the magic of Golden Bay! Take a stunning scenic...

Let us introduce you to the magic of Golden Bay! Take a stunning scenic flight over the great sand-dunes of Farewell Spit, the golden beaches of Abel Tasman, the ancient mountains of Kahurangi National Park or the wild West Coast. Or simply enjoy a direct scheduled flight between Wellington and Takaka and wrap your transport and scenic flight all in one!

We also offer flight and shuttle packages to the Heaphy Track and Abel Tasman for both walkers and bikers. Rental Cars available in Golden Bay.

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Great flight and friendly service

We caught the plane back to Karamea from Golden Bay after doing the Heaphy track. The flight was amazing. The pilot was friendly and knowledgable and it was a cool novelty to have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Janellebatea
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We caught the plane back to Karamea from Golden Bay after doing the Heaphy track. The flight was amazing. The pilot was friendly and knowledgable and it was a cool novelty to have our own private flight as there was only 2 seats. He so kindly flew us back over the course of our walk which we just took 4... More 

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Thank Janellebatea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing flight back from the end of the Heaphy Track, thanks so much to Lewis who was cheerful, professional, accommodating and capable. Such an amazing way to end the trip.

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Thank 460sharync
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I used this amazing service returning to Takaka after finishing the Heaphy Track on the Karamea side. Our pilot was Flynn who loaded our packs for us and made sure we were completely comfortable during our flight. He also arranged our transfer into town, accompanied us to the i-site to ask if they would mind our packs... More 

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Thank Kubabelle
Wellington
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm very nervous in a single engine plane, but this was great. Lewis the pilot calmly briefed us beforehand, let us know if he was going to tip the wing to get a better look at something, pointed out the huts on the Heaphy Track we had just stayed in, told us to keep an eye out for blue whales... More 

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Thank 802katharine
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The flight was a wonder gift from family. It was an awesome way to see the area while we were on holiday. Our pilot Chris was lovey and gave us lots of information prior to the flight but also about the areas we were passing over. He made a point of flying directly over the house we were staying in... More 

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Thank Philthym65
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Golden Bay Air team are always so helpful and the low flying journeys over the stunning terrain are breathtakingly beautiful. I'm a Golden Bay local and have enjoyed many trips between Takaka and Wellington in all conditions. The pilots are exceptionally skilled, giving thorough safety briefings, excellent communications and guidance about flying and the landscapes we fly over. This... More 

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Thank Toni H
Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are locals and we're given the flight as a Christmas present! Best idea ever! Time to suit us. Very pleasant crew both ground and our pilot, Chris. I think he enjoyed it as much as we did! Able to overfly our house and take pictures. Enjoyed the whole experience.

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Thank Pauline W
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I flew Nelson to Karamea with Flyn and returned a few days later with Chris. Both pilots are very competent and personable and relate well to passengers.Both of them warned of turbulence and why it would occur - it showed they were very much in control of the flight.(The turbulence was very minor). The Piper aircraft are... More 

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Thank leges
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flew with my soon to be wife to wellington and back! Our pilot Lewis was amazing. My wife to be is a nervous flyer and took extra care to make sure she was comfortable throughout the flight. Along the way he pointed out sights across the Marlborough Sounds and history around Golden Bay. It was a perfect day to go... More 

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Thank Mark B
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Golden Bay Air were fabulous from the first phone call to them where they helped my young daughters and I get on a last minute flight, to the arrival at the airport where we were welcomed and the pilot took the time to learn our names, the very unique stunning flight Wellington to Takaka, to the careful helping us all... More 

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