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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
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

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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A fanastic experience from start to finish, Lewis was exceptional

A flight from the end of the Heaphy Track to Takaka air field via Nelson, fantastic views and explanation of the landscape below.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Taupo, New Zealand
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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A flight from the end of the Heaphy Track to Takaka air field via Nelson, fantastic views and explanation of the landscape below.

Thank jdaes
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So thrilled I arranged our connection and departure from the Heaphy Track via Wellington with Golden Bay Air. Our pilot from Wellington to Takak was Lewis and he also then drove us out to the Brown Hut at the start of the Heaphy Track. The flight was magnificent across the Marlborough Sounds with Lewis giving us so much information about... More 

Thank JazzyPerth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I booked the Grand Tour 75 minute flight as a private charter. Our pilot Lewis, was very good, full of local information and gave some excellent insights into the area, its history and the geography.. The service from booking to the final photos of us by the plane was superb. The flight was very good value and... More 

Thank AcerFrance
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I booked Golden bay Air for a flight and shuttle to the Heathy Track from Nelson. Everything was on time including the car shuttle at Takaka. At the end of the track we only had to wait 15 mins for the shuttle to Karamea and then the scheduled flight to Nelson. The pilot was great explains all... More 

Thank HelenGloucs
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trip from Wellington to Takaka gave great views of Marlborough sounds. The small plane gave a great opportunity to see the sounds and the park. The pilot was pleasant and helpful in getting myself and my luggage into and out of the plane

Thank Isobel M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us took the West Coast Scenic flight. The company were very good about making sure we only went when the weather was going to be good - in fact we cancelled 2 trips and went on the 3rd. It was fabulous.

Thank ilonamcdowell
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were unlucky enough to be walking the Heaphy track on the weekend of 21st/22nd January when 300mm rain fell in a 36 hour period. The track was waist deep in water after Saxon hut. We visited the Golden Air office before the walk to discuss the weather forecast when it was forecasted as 18 hours and 130mm of rain!... More 

Thank Mike R
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The service provided by the team at Golden Bay Air was outstanding! I flew from Wellington to Karamea via Takaka and was shuttled to the start point of the Heaphy track. on completion, the pick up was faultless! Thank you Lewis, our pilot and driver. This was the most fun way I've ever started a tramp/hike..!

Thank maximumberry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

These guys flew us out from Wellington to Karamea and back from Takaka. Arranged transport and shuttles at both ends. Accommodated changes of plans. Superbly efficient and friendly. Thanks Richard, Blair, Lewis and Chris, you've been awesome!

Thank Willem V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Recently flew from Takaka to Wellington on GB Air . So gorgeous. Views were amazing and the service fantastic.

Thank Jo B

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