Southeast Air Limited - Stewart Island Flights - NZ Travel

Southeast Air Limited - Stewart Island Flights

Southeast Air Limited - Stewart Island Flights
Proudly Southland owned and operated, Stewart Island Flights continues providing an air service to the island that originally began more than 30 years ago.  We maintain scheduled flights as well as a number of exciting alternatives providing access to the more remote reaches of Stewart Island.  All our aircraft are maintained to the highest standard and fulfill all safety requirements.

Location: The main terminal at Invercargill Airport and Stewart Island Flights Depot.


Operating Hours: 8.00am to 5.30pm during summer and 9.00am to 4.30pm during winter.


Departures: There are a minimum of 3 scheduled flights per day, however this does increase on demand during the summer season.


Child Ages: 4 to 14 years. Under 4 years old fly free of charge.

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Help Notes:

  • Baggage allowance is 15kg per person. Excess baggage may be deferred until a later flight. We can store unnecessary baggage free of charge.
  • Additional flights may be scheduled on any day to meet passenger demand.
  • There is a car park at the airport terminal monitored with security cameras and a shuttle operates on demand to meet our flights.

Available Activities:
One Way Flight

Sit back and relax as one of our friendly, experienced pilots takes you on scenic ride into the mystical atmosphere surrounding Stewart Island. Take a bird's eye view of Oreti Beach, the Tiwai Aluminium Plant, The Port of Bluff, and on the horizon, Stewart Islands clear, clean waters, lush rainforest, gorgeous bays, and sometimes bracing climate.

Duration: 20 minutes


Half Day Tour - Return Flights, Explorer Bus & Lunch

The half day tour includes a scenic flight from Invercargill to Stewart Island follwed by a 1½ hour bus tour on Island Explorer, exploring local landmarks and the history behind Stewart Island with your local guide. Next enjoy a set menu lunch at South Sea Hotel on the waterfront at Halfmoon Bay and time permitting just absorb the tranquillity of the island before your return flight back to Invercargill.


Full Day Tour - Return Flights, Ulva Island & Island Explorer Tour

Enjoy a scenic flight from Invercargill to Stewart Island, followed by a water taxi to Ulva Island’s open bird sanctuary. Spend time strolling along the excellent walking tracks which are home to many endangered species, before free time to purchase lunch. Your afternoon consists of a bus tour exploring local landmarks and the history behind Stewart Island. Take in the tranquility of the island before your return flight to Invercargill.


Port William Excursion

Enjoy a 20 minute scenic flight from Invercargill to Stewart Island, where you will transfer from Oban to Lee Bay for a 3 hour coastal bush walk to Port William.  After enjoying this historic port, sit back, relax and enjoy the view of the trek you have just completed aboard a water taxi on the gentle coastal waters back to Halfmoon Bay followed by your late flight back to Invercargill. 

Note: Picnic Lunch available (at additional cost and must be pre-ordered) 

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