Golden Bay: Scenic Flight to Farewell Spit and Abel Tasman

Golden Bay: Scenic Flight to Farewell Spit and Abel Tasman

From $159.70 per person

Embark on a spectacular flight from Takaka. Fly over Golden Bay's sheltered shoreline across to the famous sea arches at Wharariki Beach. Trace the length of Farewell Spit to the lighthouse before heading to the golden sands of the Abel Tasman coastline.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 50 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Enjoy a 50-minute tour covering the highlights of Golden Bay
  • See the famous Wharariki Arches and Farewell Spit
  • View azure water and golden sands of the stunning Abel Tasman National Park
  • Listen to commentary from your experienced pilot
  • Experience one of the most diverse scenic flights
Full description
Start your experience at Takaka Airport where you will check in for your flight. Be welcomed and briefed by an experienced and knowledgable pilot before boarding a light aircraft - either an 8-seat GA8 Airvan or a 4-seat Piper Archer. Experience the thrill of the take-off and you are in the air! Fly alongside the magnificent Kahurangi National Park to the dramatic stacked cliffs and islands of the West Coast. Circle over the famous Wharariki Sea Arches and Pillar Point then fly up Farewell Spit, New Zealand's longest Sandspit. Cross over to Separation Point, at Abel Tasman National Park and fly down the coast of New Zealand's smallest but most picturesque beach park. Then it is back to Takaka via 'Marble Mountain' with a glimpse down Harwood Hole - New Zealand's deepest vertical cave shaft. During your tour, you will be wearing a headset so you can talk to others and the pilot, and listen to the pilot's commentary about the places you fly over. This is one of the most diverse scenic flights in New Zealand.
  • Scenic flight
  • Informed commentary
  • Headsets to talk to the pilot and others, and listen to the commentary
  • Food and drinks
  • Pick up and drop off (may be arranged for an additional charge)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    60/290 Takaka-Collingwood Hwy, Puramohoi, Takaka 7142, New Zealand. Report to the Golden Bay Air terminal first on the left at Takaka Airport (5 mins drive west of Takaka township on the road to Collingwood).

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    •  Body weights must be provided before the booking is accepted
    •  You will be asked to step up into the aircraft, and so you will need reasonable mobility to do this
    • Please check in 20 minutes before departure
    •  Bring your camera
    • Wear comfortable clothing
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    5 / 5

    based on 9 reviews

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    Arrived at the airport and was greeted by friendly staff, they had a problem with their fuelling so asked if we would mind stopping to refuel before completing our flight.(we were more than happy to do so). Our pilot was friendly and informative though out the flight.

    February 12, 2020

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