Golden Bay Air, Takaka

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Golden Bay Air operates year-round scheduled flights between Wellington and Takaka in Golden Bay—a hidden corner of New Zealand, rich in history, the arts and natural beauty. The comfortable 50 minute flight affords stunning views of Wellington city and coastline, the beautiful Marlborough Sounds and the inviting golden sands of Abel Tasman National Park.

Take a Golden Bay Air scenic flight from Takaka Airport. From the golden beaches of the Abel Tasman and the mighty peaks of Kahurangi to the extraordinary landscapes of Cape Farewell, you are spoiled for choice.

Golden Bay Air Heaphy Track flights and ground transport make getting to and from the Heaphy Track and Karamea easy.

Avoid the crowds—visit stunning Abel Tasman National Park from Golden Bay. Fly from Wellington to Takaka at the northern, uncrowded end of the park. You can start the track at Wainui Bay or at Pohara with Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle or from Tata with Golden Bay Kayaks.
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  • Utterly amazing flight with friendly, informative pilot Toby. Made to feel special. Spectacular views of Golden Bay. Would warmly recommend to anyone.  more »
  • An annual trans Tasman reunion saw two Aussies and four Kiwis at the magnificent Golden Bay district on the very northern edge of the South Island.. and a 6 seater single engine Cessna? One of our cre...  more »
  • This was the fastest and most enjoyable way to get to our holiday destination of Golden Bay from Wellington. The flights both eway were spectacular and the staff very professional. I would highly reco...  more »
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  • Richard and the team looked after me well and were able to assist me rapidly when I was forced to make a last-minute change to my itinerary. Using Golden Bay to fly from Wellington to Takaka (a stunning flight, by the way) turned out to be much more efficient and cost-effective than other transport options for getting to the Heaphy Track. Definitely recommend this company!
  • My partner and I did the Grand Tour yesterday and were so pleased with our decision to take the 'ultimate' option and not miss any of these great sights. Our pilot Vincent was informative, friendly and chatty which is always much appreciated, especially when our booking had been relatively last minute and he had a big day scheduled. The Cobb Valley was a major highlight, it's not likely this would have been my first option but it ended up being our favourite section, especially the Dragon's teeth up close- absolutely exceptional. VJ is a new pilot there who accompanied us and was also friendly and helpful. Great customer service from Richard (owner) on the phone and an all round very positive experience, well worth the money. A must do in Golden Bay :)
  • I flew with Golden Bay Air from Wellington to Takaka and return after 5 days in Golden Bay, and both flights were a highlight of the trip. Pilot Vincent was professional, courteous and conducted both sectors safely in challenging, overcast and wet conditions. Once clear of cloud the views were fantastic - it really is a beautiful part of the country.
  • Fabulous flight and extremely helpful people. Because of poor weather conditions at our destination we had to turn back and come back to Takaka airport. Golden Bay Air offered us the best solution we could have hoped for which was an helicopter flight to get there! Incredible. Thanks a lot. Looking forward to come back!
  • Exceptional service and fabulous scenic flight from Takaka to Karamea, all organised at short notice, low price and without hassle. Our pilot Lewis was great fun, yet absolutely professional concerning safety procedures. Highly recommended!
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